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Need that Moog Taurus Bass Pedal sound Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 11th September 2007
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Need that Moog Taurus Bass Pedal sound

What is the best hardware synth currently made that will get me the Moog Taurus pedal sound?

I only need bass sound. I don't need a full synth. Just Taurus.
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What is the best hardware synth currently made that will get me the Moog Taurus pedal sound?

I only need bass sound. I don't need a full synth. Just Taurus.
It depends how close you want to be. Any hardware synth with two osc and a 24dbfilter will get you close. If you want the same exact tone : the Moog Source is the only other hardware synth I know that will do the Taurus sound convincingly. It's not currently made but at least it's easy to find and more affordable than the Taurus.
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How about on old Model D? They are expensive, but a good investment.
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Nope. I have a model D next to my Taurus and the Source is closer to my ears for whatever reason.
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Mike Rutherford used the Moog Source with a set of taurus 2 pedals on the we can't dance tour as replacement for the original taurus (still dunno why as Daryl Stuermer used the original taurus on the same stage)

There is no real synth that can emulate it well I think. Though there is a VST (free) that emulates it (windows only) which sounds pretty good I think.

I use samples of the moog taurus on an Emu E6400. Sounds convincing enough (need a max of 2 octaves) and sounds good on stage (Im with a genesis tribute band so we need lots of taurus power for the big low end).
Our gig in December is beeing recorded I believe, I can post some samples then if anyone is interested.
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trilogy, re-amped thru a sweet tube DI.


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Old 11th September 2007
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Arturo Moog has Taurus patches I believe. If you want to go the vsti route.
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trilogy, re-amped thru a sweet tube DI.


gregoire
del
ubk
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maybe dumb question, but what has a tube di to do with the sound of a moog taurus?
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btw... for the people interested,

raw taurus sample, looped et all. I believe the pitch is G.
Attached Files

Taurus 2.wav (860.3 KB, 3121 views)

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IIRC there are some peculiarities to the Taurus VCF circuit. It's not the same as a regular 4-pole Moog transistor ladder VCF, so a basic Mini or a Moog modular patch won't nail it exactly. I need to go hunt through the AH archives to refresh my memory.
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IIRC there are some peculiarities to the Taurus VCF circuit. It's not the same as a regular 4-pole Moog transistor ladder VCF, so a basic Mini or a Moog modular patch won't nail it exactly. I need to go hunt through the AH archives to refresh my memory.
Well I think it depends what you are looking for. Big low end or the real thing. Mark Kelly from Marillion uses the arturia moog vst as a taurus replacement now (with a set of PK5's from roland)

VST plugins by Antti @ Smartelectronix

The Taurus VSTi is on there aswell as a good modelling of the MXR phase 90
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