Moog Taurus 3 [review]

Posted: April 22, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music, Review
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Launched in 1976, produced until 1981 and designed in the main by Dave Luce (the Polymoog designer) the Moog Taurus 1 became synonymous with prog rock bands such as Genesis and Rush (among others). Its appeal was (and still is) largely due to its earth shattering subsonic bass sounds, coupled with the fact that guitarists, bassists and sit-down keys players can all play/ program it with just their feet.

The Taurus 1 was originally conceived as part of the Moog Constellation rig comprising a Bob Moog designed monosynth called the Lyra (used by Keith Emerson in prototype form and described by him as a “Minimoog on steroids”) the Apollo (which later became the Polymoog) and the Taurus bass pedals.

With a still healthy demand for Taurus 1s second-hand and many requests to resurrect its sound in a new version (with customers enthusiastically paying upfront to fund the project) it’s fantastic that Moog has brought back the Taurus as the Taurus 3. [read]  ::: Moog’s Official site


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