what are taurus bass pedals??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lo-end, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    well? what are they? what do they do? how do you use them? who uses them? what do they sound like? where do you get them?
  2. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Taurus bass pedals were made by Moog in the 70s (and early 80s?)-- they're no longer in production.

    The Taurus was a monophonic analog synthesizer, but with a pedalboard instead of a keyboard-- like the bass pedals of an organ. I think you could also trigger other analog synths using the Taurus' CV (control voltage) interface.

    To hear what they sound like, pick up some Rush records from the 70s: A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals, etc... It's pretty much the Moog sound-- thick, beefy bass synth with a distinctive filter.

    Since they're not made anymore, you probably won't see them in stores. I've seen them on ebay from time to time, or in classified ads.

    For more (and better) info, check out the Moog reviews at www.sonicstate.com
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Roland makes a one-octave MIDI pedalboard in the Taurus mold. Hook it up to a Moog reissue and you're good to go.