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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by Synthazaiser » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:43 am

But I'm not one of the 1000 people getting one, so what do I care... haha.
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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by Alex E » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:08 am

Hair wrote:This reeeally should be in a rack. They'd sell a lot more, and there are enough MIDI-pedals on the market to hook up and satisfy the purists. Then again, I'd imagine if they threw it in a rack, people would b***h about how it's more limited than a LP.
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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by nvbrkr » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:24 am

Synthazaiser wrote:Really neat that Moog is actually going through with this but only one octave? really? I mean, you don't need 61 pedals, but even the original taurus was C - F. I feel so limited when I play an organ with this small of a pedalboard. If you're not in the key of C it's really a pain in the a*s. An octave and a fourth like the original would be ok and I think two would be ideal.
I think this is a good point.

Fusing the LP design on it probably makes sense, since they must have plenty of those parts needed already in stock. I'm just a bit skeptic about people pre-ordering these things and expecting more or less an exact replica of the original sound. Moog caters a lot to the prog / 70s revival -consumer base, so if they're just going to get a "cut-down LP in a bass pedal format", it might raise a few strong reactions. Although, If it's supposedly a "Moog Taurus", then why should it be in the rack format without the pedals? That would be basically just some other synth.

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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by madtheory » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:43 pm

It's not a cut down LP. It's the original Taurus circuitry, with the control part of the LP integrated. Very clever IMHO.

I think it's unlikely that this is the final production model. to make pedals with the same range as the original, they will probably have to manufacture those. I'm guessing those pedals are Italian.

It might not even be a real Moog picture, it's completely unverified.

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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by Z » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:23 pm

Synthazaiser wrote:Really neat that Moog is actually going through with this but only one octave? really? I mean, you don't need 61 pedals, but even the original taurus was C - F.
The original Taurus was only one octave C-C with octave transpose button. The Taurus II was octave & half C-F.

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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by Synthazaiser » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:46 pm

I stand corrected. But I still think more pedals would be useful.
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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by jaypodesta » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:33 pm

madtheory wrote:It might not even be a real Moog picture, it's completely unverified.
On Moog now:

http://www.moogmusic.com/taurus/?sectio ... t_id=21299

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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by kuroichi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:07 am

That's one of the nicest looking synths I've seen in a long time.
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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by tyrannosaurus mark » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:39 pm

So are you meant to program it with your feet too?
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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by polardark » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:31 pm

Damn! this thing weighs 20 kilogrammes?? That would be the single biggest reason not to get one of these...

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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by Synthazaiser » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:54 pm

44 pounds. that's not too bad, in my opinion.
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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by Z » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:39 pm

I just weighed my orignal Taurus pedals: 30 pounds. Seems a little heavy, but not uncomfortable.

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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by nvbrkr » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:37 pm

Hmmm.

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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by Neonlights84 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:39 pm

madtheory wrote:From Gearslutz. Claimed to be real. Looks very nice. Little Phatty design integrates perfectly with original Taurus UI I think!

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So, that looks pretty neat. But i keep wondering, what is so special about the Taurus sound? Are there concrete differences between these machines and other Moog products, past and preset? Unique waveforms, filter types, specifications? I am indeed curious.
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Re: Moog Taurus III picture

Post by polardark » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:12 pm

Neonlights84 wrote:Are there concrete differences between these machines and other Moog products, past and preset?
Assuming the Moog Taurus III synthesizer architecture is based on the first Taurus, it is indeed a unique synthesizer with a unique sound. The oscillators are nothing special but the filters and vca and envelopes are unique.

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