Moog Minitaur Gets Upgrade

The Moog Minitaur is a modern classic when it comes to bass synthesizers. Moog has made the best even better with a free upgrade including LFO routings and Sample & Hold. Plus, additional mod sources. For example, you can use the envelopes as mod sources!

Here’s more info, from Moog:

Minitaur is a powerful, compact Analog Bass Synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function design. It is the first instrument in the Taurus family that does not have foot pedals. At only 8.5″ x 5.25″ and less than 3lbs, the Minitaur puts legendary analog Moog bass into a package designed to fit seamlessly into today’s performance and production environments. There are no confusing or convoluted menus to dig through. Plug in a MIDI controller or hook it up to your computer and start playing immediately.

New in v.2.2.0

  • Added RPN 2 Coarse Tuning support (-64 to +63 semitones)
  • Added LFO modes: Square, Ramp, Saw, Sample/Hold, Filter EG
  • Added VCO2 Hard Sync
  • Added “VCO 2 Only” option for LFO-to-VCO pitch modulation.

Additional shifted panel controls

  • Hold GLIDE + turn LFO RATE knob to set LFO Waveform (Tri, Sqr, Saw, Ramp, S/H, Filter EG).
  • Hold GLIDE + turn VCO 2 LVL knob to turn VCO 2 Hard Sync on or off.
  • Hold GLIDE + turn VCO LFO AMT knob to set LFO “VCO2 Only” (Off or On).
  • Hold GLIDE + turn FILTER ATTACK knob to set Filter EG Delay Time (0ms to 10s).
  • Hold GLIDE + turn GLIDE knob to set global Top Octave Wrap behavior (Off or On).
  • Fixed LFO KB Reset when LFO Midi Sync is active
  • Fixed Release switch response to editor when in independent decay/release
  • Restore edited preset if saving is initiated on the hardware, preset location is changed, and then save is canceled
  • Last received MIDI mod wheel value persists, when turning “load preset mod wheel” on/off.
  • Improved LFO MIDI Sync
  • Re-mapping CV inputs restores preset value for previously-mapped parameter .
  • Removed internal pitch-CV offset on boot (“cv start note” is now 0; was 20 — can also set a custom CV start note via sysex FO 04 08 23 18 00 nn F7, where nn = start note in hex)
  • Pitch-CV input re-scaled to full range when mapped to parameters other than Pitch-CV
  • Wrap top octave fix, for small VCO2 detuning values
  • Filter EG delay time range set 0 to 10 seconds
  • Glide time restored after Note Calibration
  • Minitaur no longer adds a tilde (~) after preset name, when saving on the hardware

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