Old 3rd December 2012
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Minitaur Bass

I am thinking of getting the MT, thing is, just for bass duties.
Does it REALLY make bass better than other synths?

(I own Virus Ti, Evolver, FR Revolution and Nord Lead
I use to own Moog Sp and Mopho)

The demos do not impress me, I feel Evolver and Virus can do as well in the bass department..

Please state ur oppinions.
Thanks!
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I am thinking of getting the MT, thing is, just for bass duties.
Does it REALLY make bass better than other synths?

(I own Virus Ti, Evolver, FR Revolution and Nord Lead
I use to own Moog Sp and Mopho)

The demos do not impress me, I feel Evolver and Virus can do as well in the bass department..

Please state ur oppinions.
Thanks!
Don't get it.

If the sound doesn't impress you, then there's your answer.

And if you feel the Evolver or Virus does better, then it DOES better (for you).

You don't need a bunch of anonymous chumps with zero context or qualifications on the internet to tell you what YOU already know, hear and feel.

(Then again, maybe THAT advice should be ignored too, for the very same reasons, but then, wait... er, um )

-andrews
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I am thinking of getting the MT, thing is, just for bass duties.
Does it REALLY make bass better than other synths?

(I own Virus Ti, Evolver, FR Revolution and Nord Lead
I use to own Moog Sp and Mopho)

The demos do not impress me, I feel Evolver and Virus can do as well in the bass department..

Please state ur oppinions.
Thanks!
I have recently gotten a Minitaur. Demo's do not do it justice, because if you are listening through screen monitor speakers or similar, they don't pick up the low end frequencies.

The moment I turned it on, I realised this was one hell of a sound. Deep, rich quality Moog tone, that was very very pleasing. Having experimented further, although perhaps limited in some respects, I have got quite a wide range of bass sounds that don't nessesarily bark 'Moog'.

As is the obvious, you need to check one out for yourself to be sure. I own a Virus/Nord etc. They cannot touch the MT for low end snerl and growl. In fact not even close.
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I had an Evolver and have a Minitaur. The Moog is much easier for getting big bass.
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its the best synth i have used for bass.

rev 2 is really nice as well, being able to save patches has helped me loads.
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I have recently gotten a Minitaur. Demo's do not do it justice, because if you are listening through screen monitor speakers or similar, they don't pick up the low end frequencies.

The moment I turned it on, I realised this was one hell of a sound. Deep, rich quality Moog tone, that was very very pleasing. Having experimented further, although perhaps limited in some respects, I have got quite a wide range of bass sounds that don't nessesarily bark 'Moog'.

As is the obvious, you need to check one out for yourself to be sure. I own a Virus/Nord etc. They cannot touch the MT for low end snerl and growl. In fact not even close.
Even for short plucked basses?
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..

The moment I turned it on, I realised this was one hell of a sound. Deep, rich quality Moog tone, that was very very pleasing. ..
Indeed, after trying it a couple of times in the store, I seriously need it. Once budget allows, I'll get that and put my hard-to-pay vintage Minimoog bass dreams behind me!

I can't imagine getting a better 24db filter bass sound from any other new synth at this time. I could certainly find one that was more full featured, but that's another thing..
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If you don't like it, go for what you like instead.
Who said I didn t like it? I didn t have it, that is the aim of this post. So if u don t wanna help, don t just post with no reason.
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It's a cool sound, but doesn't seem to fit in tonally with my vermonas.
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Who said I didn t like it? I didn t have it, that is the aim of this post. So if u don t wanna help, don t just post with no reason.
Since you're gonna be rude to people who try to make suggestions, I don't feel the least bit like a jerk for telling you that this has been discussed several times before. Clicking "Search This Forum" and typing "Minitaur" would yield several results such as these:

Moog Bass! is minitaur really up 2 the challenge?
Moog Minitaur vs Slim Phatty
Best Bass Monosynth
Moog Minitaur or Novation K-Station Bass
cheap hardware bass analog synth for mellow sounds

If you're gonna re-post questions that have been asked before, at least try and be nice to people when they reply.

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Please state ur oppinions.
Don't be surprised when people do.

That is all.
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Old 3rd December 2012
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Who said I didn t like it? I didn t have it, that is the aim of this post. So if u don t wanna help, don t just post with no reason.
Calm down man, it just gives the impression of your post that you don't like it. There are plenty of Minitaur threads that recently discussed this thing - start read there. And everything is a matter of taste - there are few synths not sounding good, but there are many different characters of sound. I you aren't impressed by the sound character in the demos it's probably something else that fits you better. To me it's absolutely Minitaur.
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Since you're gonna be rude to people who try to make suggestions, I don't feel the least bit like a jerk for telling you that this has been discussed several times before. Clicking "Search This Forum" and typing "Minitaur" would yield several results such as these:

Moog Bass! is minitaur really up 2 the challenge?
Moog Minitaur vs Slim Phatty
Best Bass Monosynth
Moog Minitaur or Novation K-Station Bass
cheap hardware bass analog synth for mellow sounds

If you're gonna re-post questions that have been asked before, at least try and be nice to people when they reply.

Also if you post:



Don't be surprised when people do.

That is all.
First of all I read all those threads! I know how to use the search function, not that new to the forum, I think even older than u.
Second, I am not rude, but Analog Prophet was!
And third what's it to U?? I don't get it why people post when they have nothing helpful to say!!
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Calm down man, it just gives the impression of your post that you don't like it. There are plenty of Minitaur threads that recently discussed this thing - start read there. And everything is a matter of taste - there are few synths not sounding good, but there are many different characters of sound. I you aren't impressed by the sound character in the demos it's probably something else that fits you better. To me it's absolutely Minitaur.
Actually I am calm man. It's one thing to hear it in person and another to listen to demos online.. I don t have the opportunity to listen to it where I live so I ask oppinions from people who owned it.
I don t want to pay for a synth just to realize can't do bass better than say my Evolver, Virus or Revolution.
I can make good bass with those, just feel that it must be something analog that does a fuller bass.
I am looking especialy for plucked bass sounds like the ones on the full on psy trance, so I don't care if it growls with the filter decay and sustain open as it will be closed in the plucky type of bass that I am interested.
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What's that great about this video, mostly noise... I am more on the melodic side. Thanks anyway!

Thanks Flat Earth,fearofflying, AJ Reynolds, GeorgeHayduke!!
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Actually I am calm man. It's one thing to hear it in person and another to listen to demos online.. I don t have the opportunity to listen to it where I live so I ask oppinions from people who owned it.
I'm not sure people's written opinions are going to be more valid than online demos (where you can hear it).

I'm a Minitaur owner and I like the sound for all kinds of stuff, but I'm not terribly thrilled by the near requirement to use a USB connected computer to do some of the edits or preset management. I don't even want presets, but there are some key parameters that are global which I like to modify, and as it stands I can't even see what their values are without connecting my laptop.

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I don t want to pay for a synth just to realize can't do bass better than say my Evolver, Virus or Revolution.
I think all three of those can do decent bass, but where the Minitaur shines is how full the bass is. It feels like it consumes the entire bass range below 60Hz if you let it. It's massive.

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I am looking especialy for plucked bass sounds like the ones on the full on psy trance, so I don't care if it growls with the filter decay and sustain open as it will be closed in the plucky type of bass that I am interested.
Huh. For plucked bass I would probably look for something FM based. Have you looked at PreenFM or one of the many Yamaha FM synths?
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Since you're gonna be rude to people who try to make suggestions, I don't feel the least bit like a jerk for telling you that this has been discussed several times before. Clicking "Search This Forum" and typing "Minitaur" would yield several results such as these:

Moog Bass! is minitaur really up 2 the challenge?
Moog Minitaur vs Slim Phatty
Best Bass Monosynth
Moog Minitaur or Novation K-Station Bass
cheap hardware bass analog synth for mellow sounds

If you're gonna re-post questions that have been asked before, at least try and be nice to people when they reply.

Also if you post:



Don't be surprised when people do.

That is all.
this guy

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In the age of 30 days money back there's really not too much reason for such threads
Just buy one, if you don't like it, send it back.
Or buy second hand, if you don't like it, sell it for the same price again.
Nothing beats testing gear at home for a while....
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I had 1 but sent it back due to hardware and software issues. There seems maybe a few floating around with issues but equally lots of people have solid good working ones. Doesn't sound anything like a mopho or virus it sounds like a moog and a big dirty beast of one on bass too.

In the new year I'm either going to try another one or I have utter gas to fill my moog passion with a white slim phatty. For deep analog bass it doesn't get much better than the Minitaur I'm rather gutted mine was so flaky build wise but every company has an odd few dodgy batches now and again and as stated I see a lot of reports of happy people just wish I'd been one.

Also bear in mind it is a bit of a 1 trick synth, it can do a few things but primarily it's a bass synth I think people want it to be more sometimes and get disappointed myself included hence why I'm torn between a phatty or a minitaur now

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First of all I read all those threads! I know how to use the search function, not that new to the forum, I think even older than u.
Second, I am not rude, but Analog Prophet was!
And third what's it to U?? I don't get it why people post when they have nothing helpful to say!!
This is not OK. I suggest the Moderator to cut this thread since this dude apparently can't handle a discussion without repeated rudeness.
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better than say my Evolver, Virus or Revolution.
If I say yes, will you buy one ?
If I say no will you not buy one?

They are all different. Only you can decide what is "better" fto you or for you.

As for ME and me alone, I prefer the Minitaur to all of those for bass.

Does that help you at all?
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It's a cool sound, but doesn't seem to fit in tonally with my vermonas.
Would you say the Moog sound generally doesn't fit with the Vermonas? I Ask because i have a Mono Lancet & The Slim Phatty was to be the next purchase after i got a Perfourmer MKII. Of course i'll listen for myself but was interested in your observations. Cheers!
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I'm a Minitaur owner and I like the sound for all kinds of stuff, but I'm not terribly thrilled by the near requirement to use a USB connected computer to do some of the edits or preset management. I don't even want presets, but there are some key parameters that are global which I like to modify, and as it stands I can't even see what their values are without connecting my laptop.
What would be awesome is if Moog put out some sort of "Minitaur expander", which would give a physical interface to all the controls on the Under the Hood section of the software editor.
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In the age of 30 days money back there's really not too much reason for such threads
Just buy one, if you don't like it, send it back.
Or buy second hand, if you don't like it, sell it for the same price again.
Nothing beats testing gear at home for a while....
Exactly. I'm confounded as to why someone would even start a thread with "Should I get it? I don't like the sound of the demos." I thought the demos of the Minitaur sounded great, personally, but I didn't buy it because I felt it wasn't different enough or better than other monosynths I already own. Sure, there are also products that I've hoped to like despite not liking any demos, but if you can't find a single demo that you like, there's a very good chance you're wasting your time.
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Second, I am not rude, but Analog Prophet was!
No he wasn't.
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This is not OK. I suggest the Moderator to cut this thread since this dude apparently can't handle a discussion without repeated rudeness.
Sorry judge! Thanks for the great help!!
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I'm not sure people's written opinions are going to be more valid than online demos (where you can hear it).

I'm a Minitaur owner and I like the sound for all kinds of stuff, but I'm not terribly thrilled by the near requirement to use a USB connected computer to do some of the edits or preset management. I don't even want presets, but there are some key parameters that are global which I like to modify, and as it stands I can't even see what their values are without connecting my laptop.



I think all three of those can do decent bass, but where the Minitaur shines is how full the bass is. It feels like it consumes the entire bass range below 60Hz if you let it. It's massive.



Huh. For plucked bass I would probably look for something FM based. Have you looked at PreenFM or one of the many Yamaha FM synths?
Thanks a lot man!
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