My favorite Moogerfooger is a Minitaur

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midilifestyle
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My favorite Moogerfooger is a Minitaur

Post by midilifestyle » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:12 am

With all the Youtube videos demonstrating how different MFs sound as fourth oscillators, I have to wonder: why don't people buy Minitaurs if that's what they want? I use mine as a sub oscillator, essentially, and it's my favorite "moogerfooger" in my collection.

Caveats: you need the Vx-351 to send it pitch and gate, and you are limited to its truncated scale.

Is anyone else getting similar mileage out of theirs?

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Re: My favorite Moogerfooger is a Minitaur

Post by _DemonDan_ » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:57 pm

Der Werkstatt can also fill some of these requirements.

And it has a full-range oscillator.
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Re: My favorite Moogerfooger is a Minitaur

Post by David Smyth » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:25 pm

midilifestyle wrote:Is anyone else getting similar mileage out of theirs?


No, but I will now!

Cheers for the idea.. I'm definitely going to run it as a sub osc with my Voyager XL. 8)

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Re: My favorite Moogerfooger is a Minitaur

Post by midilifestyle » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:04 am

Good call on the Werkstatt. I might have to splurge on one of those. Plus...cv!

Glad you're psyched to try the subosc idea, David. The Minitaur is a flexible little beast, and I use if for more than just a sub osc. It's also a voltage controlled ladder filter and a VCA. To use it as a standalone filter you have to trigger the gate somehow. I found that feeding the gate with a patch cable plugged halfway into a powered socket (from the cp-251, etc) will keep the gate open.

I'm eventually gonna figure out a patch that will partly involve a quantized sample and hold modulating the minitaur's pitch while I'm using it as a fourth oscillator. All of this is a fun game of trying to get the voyager to do stuff that the guys in the Eurorack modular scene are doing. Limitations are good for ingenuity :)

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Re: My favorite Moogerfooger is a Minitaur

Post by stiiiiiiive » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:00 am

midilifestyle wrote:Limitations are good for ingenuity :)

Words of wisdom :)

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