Kori G 04/10/2013

Moog Music Minitaur : Kori G's user review

«  Pleasantly surprised .... »

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Well I will not dwell on the machine as it is easy to watch videos on youtube.
Just say that the first edge is rather well built, quite heavy for its size and therefore a sign of strength. Plugs jacks are good quality plastic anything, to see the length ..
The knobs are nice and beefy look.
More than anything else for delirium, I paid for the ears to the rack with big logo moog and I de-board solution for this pretty but not very useful because the truth is small and Minitaur be placed n 'anywhere without taking up space so no use to the rack ...
Over the said ears are not thick (2mm) so flimsy. (And it denotes too big next to my moog units 19 "vocoder, EQ, Phazer ....)


Nothing more simple even if the book is to download and not in French.
With some callback or memory requiring reading manual for combinations of buttons ...
Editing software on mac / pc can be downloaded from the website after registration moog but I can not dwell on the subject, using no computer for music.
I use midi with an MPC2000XL, an ORB or other sequencers and almost exclusively for bass or percussion sound (very interesting thanks to the speed of the filter, lfo) and therefore noon (of Moreover this is the only negative point in my opinion of Minitaur, no out noon).


The sound is obviously not equivalent to a true Taurus nor his old moog known but it has a good grain especially for low or both synthetic percussion sounds, but also leave some aggressive leads and properly modulated.
I personally think it sounds a little better as the slimPhatty, although fewer opportunities.


I recently started using and so can not yet speak, including its presence in the mix compared to my old machine.
But for now I would say that the price and the recent moog, it is rather a small mono-synth interesting and I am pleasantly surprised by its noise footprint compared to other products such as recent moog voyagers, subphatty or the last, that I appreciate very much and I probably will not buy it.
I have very good machines with big sound rich in harmonics, machines certainly old, fragile and bulky but that is not always required to effects such as reverb, chorus or other that it sounds in a mix.
The Minitaur him to need a little boost in output to gain harmonics but this is only myself and my tastes dinosaur.
And I think his use of Ordi with Live example is really nice if you are not allergic to vst / vsti like me.
So what other machines it exists cheaper Domino eowave genre by exploring the use we want to do in this category, the Minitaur is a small mono synth well enough to go above the live without need to take the truck .....