Moog Taurus II

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The Taurus is an interesting synth, it's a pedal synthesizer with essentially the same synth engine as the Rogue. A very basic synth with only sawtooth or square waveforms. But these waveforms go low and their bass sounds are great. The pedal controller outputs cv/gate so it can be used to control other synths as well. The synth section has an external source input for the filter, and there are portamento, pitch and mod wheels too! Not at all a bad synth, and it is a very unique addition to any studio. But can you play with your feet?

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16 Visitor comments
Denny
September 2, 2010 @ 8:01 pm
Avoid this useless contraption. Just get a moog rogue instead. Or even better the moog Taurus mk1!
Ian
April 10, 2010 @ 6:47 pm
I know Bassman will probably get a bit of flack for his comment, but I have to say I totally agree with him. It's actually alot less useful than a Rogue unless you're a guitarist in a prog-rock band. MRK 1's are the dogs knackers though!
Bassman
March 27, 2010 @ 2:30 am
These were a thin-sounding insult to the Taurus name. They should have been strangled at birth. They were essentially a Moog Rogue on a stick.

They never got anywhere close to the Mk1 sound.

It's a relief that Moog have chosen to make the Taurus III based in the Mk1 version, not this dismal device.
Kaj Strang
August 12, 2009 @ 3:23 pm
Hi and regards from Sweden. I´m using a Taurus II since about a half a year in our prog. tribute band Afterglows. I accidently found one here in Sweden. I appreciate the sounds and the 1 1/2 octave. I had a organpedal/midibased system i built and used earlier, but just one octave. Are there other Taurus players in Scandinavia? Get in touch..!
JOHN/TUEN
July 13, 2009 @ 4:14 am
I'VE BEEN TOURING WITH THESE BASS PEDALS NOW FOR A YEAR.MUCH BETTER THAN THE TAURUS 1.NOT ONLY IN THE SENSE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KNEEL DOWN TO CHANGE THE SETTINGS,IT COMES WITH AN OCTIVE & A 1/2 ASWELL AS MUCH MORE OPTIONS FOR CRAZY SOUNDS THAN THE TAURUS 1.
ONE OF THE BEST SYNTHS EVER!
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 2 VCO's (square & sawtooth waveforms)
  • Memory - None
  • Filter - 1 24dB/oct lowpass w/ cutoff, key tracking
  • VCA - Attack + Decay or Sustain
  • Keyboard - 18 note pedal-board
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV / GATE
  • Date Produced - 1981-83
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