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Moog Matador

Post by EricK » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:04 am

Hmmmm....Is this the unreleased synth to be built at Moogfest?
http://www.trademarkia.com/matador-86184008.html
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Re: Moog Matador

Post by JohnLRice » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:12 am

The description sounds like it's a vocoder or something:
"Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a resonant filter"
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Re: Moog Matador

Post by EricK » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:06 am

That's their MURF description, it's their generic trademark application info now.

Matador make me think this is a Taurus related project.
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Re: Moog Matador

Post by latigid on » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:16 pm

I'd put my hat on a CP-sized sequencer

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Re: Moog Matador

Post by Alien8 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:40 pm

or a Minitaur AU / VST / standalone controller.

Probably had enough work applied to it that they decided to name it.
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Re: Moog Matador

Post by psynthetic » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm

If it's Taurus related I'll be very happy indeed.

Same for Vocoder for that matter...

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Re: Moog Matador

Post by David Smyth » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:22 pm

latigid on wrote:I'd put my hat on a CP-sized sequencer


Let's hope this is the case!

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Re: Moog Matador

Post by stiiiiiiive » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:31 am

I like the idea of the realtionship between Taurus and Matador, I have to say :)
However the Matador is litterally who kills the toro; let's hope this one will be the one who saves it.

This name first had me thinking about the Farfisa Matador combo organ. I linked it to the imminent paraphonic Sub 37 and what blossomed in my mind is an Opus 3 resurrection. But I must say I have no real clues about that, plus the Farfisa name reminder would be kind of clumsy.
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Re: Moog Matador

Post by EricK » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:04 pm

latigid on wrote:I'd put my hat on a CP-sized sequencer


I don't know why in the world they would do that if theres no envelopes and VCA modules.




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If there is a "Matador" Taurus controller, please don't make another T-shirt with testicles on it.
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Re: Moog Matador

Post by Sir Nose » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:35 pm

Sequencer or controller (desk top mp201) or a little bit of both in one. At least that is what the name suggests to me.

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Re: Moog Matador

Post by BrianK » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:25 pm

Coffee machine.

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Re: Moog Matador

Post by unfiltered37 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:19 pm

I am binge watching "House of cards", and on episode 3, Kevin Spacey's character says "there are two kinds of [synths], door mats and matadors. Which do you think this intends to be?"

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Re: Moog Matador

Post by David Smyth » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:05 pm

EricK wrote:
latigid on wrote:I'd put my hat on a CP-sized sequencer
I don't know why in the world they would do that if theres no envelopes and VCA modules.


What about to drive their range of fixed-architecture/semi-modular synthesizers?

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Re: Moog Matador

Post by EricK » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:17 pm

David Smyth wrote:
EricK wrote:
latigid on wrote:I'd put my hat on a CP-sized sequencer
I don't know why in the world they would do that if theres no envelopes and VCA modules.


What about to drive their range of fixed-architecture/semi-modular synthesizers?

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Valid point, but where is the impetus for them to offer a product that doesn't generate sound when a sequencer can be developed in software, in hardware as seen in the sub37, or readily available in a virtual cp sized format from Doepfer (which I assert he got the idea from this forum)?

Sequencers really need VCA's and Envelope Generators and I have been dying for Moog to make those for years, so long that I was forced to go dotcom in order to achieve what I wanted. I guess that's why I'm incredulous.

But I think the Matador may very well be a dedicated minitaur librarian.
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Re: Moog Matador

Post by David Smyth » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:13 pm

I get what you're saying, EricK. A modular-style sequencer is probably most at home surrounded by other related modules (VCA's/EG's etc.) in a modular system. I guess I'm just hopeful for a Moog hardware sequencer, as I've gone the semi-modular route (for now, anyway :lol: ), and the idea of sequencing one or two of my many internally-patched Moog synth keyboards or rack units, with a Moog designed/quality sequencer, appeals to me at least. I agree though that they might as well make VCA/EG module(s) and have a complete traditional modular system (with sequencer and all!).

Regardless of what the Matador will be, I'm still excited to find out..

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