MATRIXSYNTH: Moog Announces Revolution 2 of its Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Moog Announces Revolution 2 of its Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer


Published on Oct 16, 2012 by MoogMusicInc
100 Presets & new CV modulation destinations! Full list of the desinations below.

"Moog Product Development Specialist, Amos Gaynes, introduces Minitaur Revolution 2. REV 2 adds localy stored presets, assignable CV, CV to Midi conversion as well as an update to the Minitaur editor/librarian.

Minitaur REV 2 owners can now create up to 100 presets and store them directly within their Minitaur. Presets are managed from within the free Editor/Librarian software and can be conveniently recalled from the Minitaur's front panel controls.

Also in REV 2, a new operational mode for the Decay/Release knob provides users independent control of Decay and Release times from Minitaur's front panel. Users can easily switch between this new mode and Minitaur's legacy mode from the front panel.

In addition, Minitaur's CV and Gate inputs are now assignable from the Minitaur Editor/Librarian software. The Pitch and Mod CV inputs can be routed to any function, while the Gate input can be routed to functions with on/off behavior. REV 2 also enables Minitaur to effectively function as an intuitive CV to MIDI converter.

Learn more about Minitaur here:

http://www.moogmusic.com/products/taurus/minitaur

OS V2 ads the following modulation destinations for the Pitch and Volume CV inputs (think interfacing with your modular here): Volume Attack, Volume Decay, Volume Sustain, Volume Release, Filter Attack, Filter Decay, Filter Sustain, Filter Release, VCO 1 Level, VCO 2 Level, VCO 1 Wave, VCO 2 Wave, VCO 2 Frequency, VCO 2 Beat, VCO Reset On/Off, Filter Cutoff, Filter Resonance, Filter EG, Amount, Filter KB Tracking, Filter EG Velocity Sens., Volume EG Velocity Sens., Trigger Mode, Release On/Off, Key Priority, LFO Rate, LFO Clock Division, LFO MIDI Sync On/Off, LFO Key Trigger On/Off, VCF LFO Amount, VCO LFO Amount, Pitch Bend Up Amount, Pitch Bend Down Amount, Glid On/Off, Legato Glide On/Off, Glide Rate, VCA Level, External Input Level, Mod Wheel.

"Moog Announces Revolution 2 of its Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer

Free Update to Analog Bass Synthesizer Unlocks a Host of Performance Features and Implements Several User Requested Updates

ASHEVILLE, NC - October 16, 2012 - Moog Music announced the release of Revolution 2 for its Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer, which was recently nominated for a 2013 TEC Award in the 'Musical Instrument (Hardware)' category. REV 2, which is a free update for Minitaur owners, unlocks a host of new performance features (watch the video here) and implements a number of user requested updates to Minitaur and the free Minitaur Editor/Librarian.

Among these updated features, Minitaur REV 2 owners can now create up to 100 presets and store them directly within their Minitaur. Presets are managed from within the free Editor/Librarian software and can be conveniently recalled from the Minitaur’s front panel controls.

Also in REV 2, a new operational mode for the Decay/Release knob provides users independent control of Decay and Release times from Minitaur’s front panel. Users can easily switch between this new mode and Minitaur’s legacy mode from the front panel.

In addition, Minitaur’s CV and Gate inputs are now assignable from the Minitaur Editor/Librarian software. The Pitch and Mod CV inputs can be routed to any function, while the Gate input can be routed to functions with on/off behavior. REV 2 also enables Minitaur to effectively function as an intuitive CV to MIDI converter.

Minitaur: Analog Bass Synthesizer
The Moog Minitaur is a powerful, compact analog bass synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function design. 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.

To download REV 2 firmware, and an updated manual go to:
http://www.moogmusic.com/products/taurus/minitaur#downloads-tab

NOTE: This Firmware update requires the Minitaur REV 2 Editor/Librarian.
To receive the Minitaur REV 2 Editor/Librarian, register your Minitaur at
http://www.moogmusic.com/register

Currently registered Minitaur owners will receive an email from Moog with download instructions.

Links:
Web Page: http://moogmusic.com/products/taurus/minitaur
Sounds: http://moogmusic.com/products/taurus/minitaur#sound-tab
Videos: http://www.moogmusic.com/sight-and-sound/product_demo/minitaur-rev-2 [embed above]

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