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Moog Taurus 3 Bass Pedals

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Taurus 3 – Behind-the-Scenes – Critical Listening

Stefan Lessard on the Taurus 3 Bass Pedals

Carolina Chocolate Drops x Taurus 3

Taurus 3 是經典 Taurus 1 類比 bass 合成器的升級版. T3 有兩個震盪器, 24 dB/Oct 低通濾波器 low pass filter, 兩個 Envelop 產生器, 一個低頻震盪器.
前面板可以控制調變 modulation, 震盪器 oscillator, 濾波器 filter, Envelop 產生器和琶音器參數. 還有專門控制升降 8 度, 滑音, 移調及音量的按鍵. 左邊使用者介面提供音色記憶管理功能, 一般功能設定, MIDI 功能控制以及工具程式. T3 有 52 組音色, 4 組不能修改, 48 組使用者音色.

 

Performance Interface

13-note velocity sensitive bass pedals

1 Volume Footwheel Controller with optical mechanism

1 Programmable Footwheel Controller with optical mechanism

9 Footswitches for selecting Bank and Presets, Transpose, Glide On/Off, Decay On/Off, and Octave Up/Down

Synthesizer Sound Engine

100% Analog Audio signal path based entirely on the highly acclaimed Taurus I synthesizer circuits

2 x VCOs (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) with sawtooth waveform outputs

1 x VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter) with 24dB/Octave Lowpass Filter with the classic Moog Ladder Filter topology. 20Hz-20KHz Frequency Response

1 x VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier)

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Synthesizer Modifiers

1 ASD (Attack-Sustain-Decay) VCA Envelope

1 AD (Attack-Sustain-Decay) VCF Envelope

1 x LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) with Triangle, Square, Sawtooth, and Ramp waveforms with adjustable amounts to the VCOs and VCF. The LFO is syncable to MIDI Clock or Tap Tempo

1 x Arpeggiator with Latch Mode for generating recurring musical patterns from Bass Pedal Input. The Arpeggiator is syncable to MIDI Clock or Tap Tempo

Programming Interface

52 Presets total in non-volatile memory consisting of one bank of 4 factory presets, and 12 banks of 4 user-programmable presets

Preset selection can be performed with the Value knob, or the combination of Bank footswitch, Bass Pedal, and Preset footswitch

Factory Presets include the classic Taurus, Bass, and Tuba presets, plus the new Taurus III preset

Two selectable levels of LED illuminated switches access the classic Taurus parameters or the Taurus 3 LFO and Arpeggiator parameters for editing with the Control Footwheel or the Value Knob

15-segment LED bargraph displays the value of the currently selected parameter

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Classic Taurus Parameters in the OSCILLATOR section

B.FREQ: Oscillator B Frequency coarse offset to Oscillator A

BEAT: Oscillator B Frequency fine offset to Oscillator A

GLIDE: Glide Rate

OCTAVE: Low, Medium or High

MIX: sets the loudness ratio between Oscillators A and B

ATTACK: sets the Rise time for the VCA Envelope Generator when a note is played

SUSTAIN: sets the maximum level for the VCA Envelope Generator when a note is held

DECAY: sets the fall time for the VCA Envelope Generator when a note is released

Classic Taurus Parameters in the FILTER section

CUTOFF: sets the lowpass filter cutoff frequency

RESONANCE: sets the amount of signal fed from the output to the input of the lowpass filter. Can be set for filter self-oscillation

ATTACK: sets the Rise time for the VCF Envelope Generator when a note is played

DECAY: sets the fall time for the VCF Envelope Generator when a note is released

AMOUNT: sets how much the VCF cutoff frequency is modified by the VCF Envelope Generator signal

Taurus 3 Parameters in the LFO Section

SQUARE: Radio button type switch selects the LFO square waveform

TRIANGLE: Radio button type switch selects the LFO triangle waveform

RAMP: Radio button type switch selects the LFO ramp waveform

SAW: Radio button type switch selects the LFO sawtooth waveform

RATE: sets the LFO Rate

LFO FILTER AMOUNT: sets the amount the LFO modulates the filter cutoff frequency

LFO PITCH AMOUNT: sets the amount the LFO modulates the VCOs frequencies

LFO SYNC: On/Off switch enables starting the LFO waveform cycle with each note played on the Bass Pedals

Taurus 3 Parameters in the ARPEGGIATOR Section

PATTERN: sets the pattern of the arpeggiator

ORDER: sets the order that the pattern of the arpeggiator is output

OCTAVE: sets the number of octaves for the arpeggiator pattern

ON/OFF: turns the arpeggiator on or off

LATCH: turns the arpeggiator latch function on or off

VALUE knob is used for selecting presets or editing parameters

PRESET switch toggles between the current stored preset and its edited form

MASTER switch selects a menu of Advanced Preset functions, Global settings, and System Utilities

CURSOR switch navigates the screen of the LCD User Interface

STORE switch initiates the storing of presets

Field-upgradeable firmware using MIDI SysEx

MIDI Implementation

Presets selectable by MIDI Program Change messages

Taurus Sound engine can be played by MIDI Note messages

Preset parameters controllable by MIDI Control Change (CC) messages

Bass pedals transmit MIDI Note On/Note Off messages with user selectable velocity resolution

Volume Footwheel transmits MIDI CC 7 (Volume) data

Control Footwheel transmits MIDI CC corresponding to selected parameter

Presets and Global Settings can be sent or received through MIDI SysEx

I/O panel

HI-Z Output:  output jack outputs the Taurus audio signal from the classic higher impedance Taurus output stage. For use with Bass Amplifier instrument inputs

LO-Z Output:  output jack outputs the Taurus audio signal from a low impedance output stage. For use with line-level inputs

PITCH CV Input:  TRS jack accepts expression pedal (such as Moog EP-2) or 0V to +5V Control Voltage inputs for modifying the VCOs frequencies

FILTER CV Input:  TRS jack accepts expression pedal (such as Moog EP-2) or 0V to +5V Control Voltage inputs for modifying the VCF cutoff frequency

VOLUME CV Input:  TRS jack accepts expression pedal (such as Moog EP-2) or 0V to +5V Control Voltage inputs for modifying the VCA gain

GATE Input:  input jack accepts +5V gate signal for triggering the Taurus EGs

MIDI In: standard DIN MIDI input connector

MIDI Out: standard DIN MIDI output connector

USB: bi-directional USB MIDI port

Power Inlet: IEC connector accepts 90-250V AC 50-60 Hz

Power Switch: turns unit On or Off

Chassis Specifications

Rugged metal enclosure with steel feet, front panel, structural panels and extruded aluminum back panel

Weight: 45lbs

Dimensions: 25″ wide X 24″ deep X 8 1/2″ high