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EMwhite
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Taurus in the news...

Post by EMwhite » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:39 am

It's nice to see renewed interest in Taurus. As one of the early adopters (my serial number is double digits), I was sad to see them sold at a discount on eBay or here from people who for whatever reason had to pass theirs on.

But with Minitaur (I'm getting one of those also!), Taurus is reborn and so I've seen articles pop up here and there and have stumbled upon older articles from when T3 came out that I didn't get a chance to see.

Here are a few that you may or may not have discovered:

1. Nick Batt and his panel of 'experts' talking about the Minitaur and going around the horn about whether or not they would be interested in getting one, was it priced right, is the Slim Phatty a better deal, etc. It's about 2/3rds through his Podcast: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2012/01/ ... preamble-/ ; if you haven't the patience, scroll fwd to 25:10. The interesting part is where they discuss the contrast between the Dubstep'ish intro video and the fact that Moog has signed up Geddy Lee.

2. Hamster Dunce's (Dave Lovelace) review of the Taurus 3 for Keyboard Mag. He is always entertaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXWfaOxJkdI&lr=1

3. The article http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/moog ... rus-3/2286 (which contains the link above) and specifically this text that I completely agree with and couldn't have said better myself: (possibly because the supreme respect I have for my favorite period of Rush's musical legacy, specifically Farewell to Kings through Moving Pictures concluding with the thunderous roar of Camera Eye)

Dave writes:

One of my best musical memories is the first time I heard a Moog Taurus in the early ’80s. Geddy Lee of Rush masterfully employed this foot-powered tank on the screen of my friend’s black-and-white TV while simultaneously playing a mountain of synths and a double-necked Rickenbacker. It was a magical, archaic, unobtainable instrument perhaps only meant for this special breed of one-man-band warlock. Still, it looked just like the pedals on Mom’s old Lowrey organ, so I thought to myself, “Maybe someday.”

Much more out there; here's hoping that Minitaur stays with us for a while, a long while and hoping more that it begins to find it's way into recordings.
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Re: Taurus in the news...

Post by Mr Arkadin » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:19 am

Also, the recent updates (still to be finalised) and the recent newsletter announcing not just the Minitaur but (hopefully) renewed commitment from Moog seem good signs, although I did see a set of pedals go for just £900 including a custom flight case, which seemed a bit sad for some reason - nice for whoever got them. Just seems odd such a limited editon goes so cheaply already.

Here's to the new year of the Taurus though.
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Re: Taurus in the news...

Post by theglyph » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:10 am

Mr Arkadin wrote:Also, the recent updates (still to be finalised) and the recent newsletter announcing not just the Minitaur but (hopefully) renewed commitment from Moog seem good signs, although I did see a set of pedals go for just £900 including a custom flight case, which seemed a bit sad for some reason - nice for whoever got them. Just seems odd such a limited editon goes so cheaply already.

Here's to the new year of the Taurus though.
FWIW I don't think Moog expected big sales for the Taurus pedals as was shown by the limited release. I'm actually a bit surprised that I see some available but they're not your typical performance instrument.

I certainly wouldn't worry about product support. If anything, the Minitaur is only going to allow for more support for the pedals and perhaps some upgrades as we've seen with the LP.

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Re: Taurus in the news...

Post by circuitbender2000 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:47 pm

Yeah. It's showing up everywhere lately.

I saw it on a trip to Wall Street:

http://new-york-pictures.com/v/wall-str ... k.jpg.html

Hard to think that Moog hasn't jumped the shark and is tricking a bunch of musicians into some sneaky corporate fannie-smooching.

Ah, the return of corporate rock.

Yeah. Go make your underground cutting-edge dub-glitch magnum opus with the totem of corporate greed tatooed to your favorite peice of gear. Some republicrat is chuckling to himself (or herself) somewhere.

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Re: Taurus in the news...

Post by EricK » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:56 am

To answer that question you'll have to take a picture of the rear of that bull and see if it matches the T-shirt.
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Re: Taurus in the news...

Post by c7sus » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:18 pm

circuitbender2000 wrote:Yeah. It's showing up everywhere lately.

I saw it on a trip to Wall Street:

http://new-york-pictures.com/v/wall-str ... k.jpg.html

Hard to think that Moog hasn't jumped the shark and is tricking a bunch of musicians into some sneaky corporate fannie-smooching.

Ah, the return of corporate rock.

Yeah. Go make your underground cutting-edge dub-glitch magnum opus with the totem of corporate greed tatooed to your favorite peice of gear. Some republicrat is chuckling to himself (or herself) somewhere.

Wow. That's so insightful.

Except for the part where the original T1 predates the WS bull by only 15 years.

Use your circuitbent Casio for bass instead if the logo troubles you so much.
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Re: Taurus in the news...

Post by HB3 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:09 pm

Dub-step is a capitalist plot. It says so in the latest Zeitgeist.
Some republicrat is chuckling to himself (or herself) somewhere.
Hey, at least you used gender neutral language.

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