Moog Releases Minitaur Analog Bass Synth 2.2 Update, New LFO Features

This new 2.2 firmware update has given the Moog Minitaur analog bass synth a shot in the arm with new LFO waveforms, sample and hold and now you can save up to 128 presets via the editor/librarian.

Moog Music have breathed new life into their popular ananlog bass synthesizer, Minitaur, with the latest v2.2 firmware update. This free update can be downloaded direct from the Moog website here. Also updated is 3.2 of the Minitaur Editor/Librarian, now for Mac and Windows PCs.

According to Synthtopia, the new Minitaur 2.2 update provides "multiple LFO waveforms, sample and hold, filter envelope as a modulation source (which unlocks new analog percussion possibilities) and oscillator hard sync, with the ability to modulate oscillator 2 only for even greater varied sonic capabilities".

The editor for this powerful analog bass synth, now at 3.2, let's you access and automate every parameter on and under the hood of your Minitaur right from your DAW. You can now save and load up to 128 presets onto the Minitaur. Minitaur also supports MIDI Program Change messages, allowing almost any MIDI controller to change presets on your Minitaur.

Go to the Moog site to download your Minitaur 2.2 and editor/librarian 3.2 updates now!

In the meantime, enjoy some Moog Minitaur videos from the time it was released.. and take care of your speakers ;-) 



Minitaur 2.2 Changes

  • Added RPN 2 Coarse Tuning support (-64 to +63 semitones)
  • Added LFO modes: Square, Ramp, Saw, Sample/Hold, Filter EG
  • Added VCO2 Hard Sync
  • Added “VCO 2 Only” option for LFO-to-VCO pitch modulation.

Additional shifted panel controls

  • Hold GLIDE + turn LFO RATE knob to set LFO Waveform (Tri, Sqr, Saw, Ramp, S/H, Filter EG).

  • Hold GLIDE + turn VCO 2 LVL knob to turn VCO 2 Hard Sync on or off.

  • Hold GLIDE + turn VCO LFO AMT knob to set LFO “VCO2 Only” (Off or On).

  • Hold GLIDE + turn FILTER ATTACK knob to set Filter EG Delay Time (0ms to 10s).

  • Hold GLIDE + turn GLIDE knob to set global Top Octave Wrap behavior (Off or On).

  • Fixed LFO KB Reset when LFO Midi Sync is active

  • Fixed Release switch response to editor when in independent decay/release

  • Restore edited preset if saving is initiated on the hardware, preset location is changed, and then save is canceled

  • Last received MIDI mod wheel value persists, when turning “load preset mod wheel” on/off.

  • Improved LFO MIDI Sync

  • Re-mapping CV inputs restores preset value for previously-mapped parameter .

  • Removed internal pitch-CV offset on boot (“cv start note” is now 0; was 20 — can also set a custom CV start note via sysex F0 04 08 23 18 00 nn F7, where nn = start note in hex)

  • Pitch-CV input re-scaled to full range when mapped to parameters other than Pitch-CV

  • Wrap top octave fix, for small VCO2 detuning values

  • Filter EG delay time range set 0 to 10 seconds

  • Glide time restored after Note Calibration

  • Minitaur no longer adds a tilde (~) after preset name, when saving on the hardware

[Via: Synthtopia]

Moog Minitaur's retail for aprox. $539 USD.



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