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Moog Minitaur v2.2 adds LFO features, hard sync & more

Synth update turns bass synth into "versatile baritone lead instrument"

Moog Music have updated their Minitaur synthesizer firmware to v2.2, and with it they have added some serious extra horsepower. In Moog’s explanatory video, below, it is claimed that the v2.2 firmware “greatly extends the sonic palette of the Minitaur” taking it from being a bass synthesizer to a “much more versatile baritone lead instrument with a lot of cool new sounds that it can make.”

The new Minitaur v2.2 update expands this powerful analog bass synthesizer with a host of new performance elements and user requested features, including front-panel access to new LFO wave-shapes, oscillator hard-sync. 

In addition, the Minitaur's new Librarian/Editor Software makes DAW integration seamless between your synthesizer and Mac or Windows machine, say Moog. The software, available as a standalone program and in VST, AU and AAX plug-in formats, has the ability to map incoming CV messages to various parameters on the Minitaur and these messages are also converted and sent out as MIDI data. This means you can also use the Minitaur as a three-channel CV-to-MIDI converter. 

Finally, Moog have also announced that all new Minitaurs purchased from Authorized US Moog Dealers between August 10th 2017 & October 10th 2017 will ship with free wood side pieces, bringing the aesthetic more in line with the Sub 37 Tribute and Mother-32.

The Moog Minitaur is available now and costs $539.

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