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Synth-sectarians will be swiping saliva off their chins this morning after Moog unveiled its latest analogue bass synth, the Moog Minitaur. The Minitaur joins the Taurus family as the first sibling lacking in foot pedals. Measuring just 8.5 x 5.25in, the compact box is designed to slot into any space and be taken on the road …

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I'll wait for the Bristol

emulator. Easier to carry for a start!

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WOOHOO!

Break out the patch cables and grow yourself a beard for MODULAR SYNTHESIZING AWESOMENESS!

Pop on a nice knitted jumper or white lab coat too depending on what kind of vibe you're going for.

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Stupid bunny! (Me!) I thought Moog was British.

Travelled many times between the spooks in Cheltenham to Warwick. Little Chef I used to frequent had a "MOOG" site oppsite the roundabout. I always thought it was the same company, but turns out it's an aircraft manufacturer.

Good video! NSFE! (Not Safe For Eardrums)

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Moog Instrumentation

I know the place - it's Moog Instrumentation. Founded by two cousins of Robert Moog, the synth guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moog_Inc :)

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Thanks, "melt"

Link's a good read. Appreciated.

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Whatever happened to looking forwards and creating new things? it seems with synths that time has not only stood still but is moving backwards to an era when Noddy Holder was on Top of the Pops.

As much as I like the old VCO, VCF model, I feel that music is being held back by a general lack of new sounds. The 80s wouldn't have sounded the way it did without the Yamaha DX7 and Roland D50. The 90s had the Korg M1 workstation.

Don't get me wrong, the old kit had the perfect user interface, controls and no menus. But that's not to say a new synth type couldn't have knobs and switches.

The last big leap was physical modelling and Yamaha's format synthesis. But they suffered from really awful interfaces. The Yamaha FS1R was a tiny box of tricks, not unlike the early FM boxes like the TX81Z, so was too cumbersome to use. Computer based editors seem to have fallen by the wayside too.

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Really?

It's the lack of new sounds that's holding music back?

I thought it was the lame idea that sampling someone else's music was "creative."

That and those hippity-hop kids with their baggy pants and backward caps and no respect for the great crooners like Rudy Vallee.

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As a 'proper' bass player

That is a 'proper' bass being one being one made out of dead trees, I demand that you remove this article and destroy any review units you have in your possession.

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But...

Unfortunately, walking and talking bass players require continuous supplies of money and in some cases, amphetamines, to keep in working order. This requires neither of those.

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"proper bass"

Geddy Lee and John Myung can't both be wrong, so you must be.

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So how many...

... Bass players does it take to change a light bulb?

Who knows? It's not like anyone is paying attention to them...

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A simple soul, the Moog

I always preferred Carwash.

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Awesome...

Still using Props Reason though

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Oh no - more of that dubstep stuff.

I thought LFO went out in the mid- 1990's

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Bristol knows Bass

Have no doubt a few units will be heading this way, as it goes down here, 'if your chest ain't rattling - it ain't happening!'

Bring on the structural damage #bassmusic ftw!

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Thankfully, it also has a "proper" MIDI socket as well as USB. Not all of us use them new fangled software DAWs you know.

(Mine's the one with the hardware sequencer in the pocket).

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Anyone else find the sound it makes worth about 2c at best?

Truly uninspiring.

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Then I'm sorry to say

that you have no appreciation of an anologue synth, bass or otherwise...

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