Moog’s Taurus 3 Bass Pedals Break Out Of The Pen In Time For NAMM Launch
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 2010) – The bass is back! Since Moog’s December 2008 announcement of the limited reissue of the Taurus Bass Pedals, musicians, producers and DJs everywhere have been awww.moogmusic.com/taurusering it sight-unseen. Now the wait is over as this legendary pedal makes its first public appearance at the 2010 NAMM Show.
Long sought after as the ultimate bass synthesizer, used Taurus pedals from the seventies have been known to sell for as much as $5,000, making the Taurus 3’s $1,995 sell price a bargain for musicians looking for a new “secret weapon” in the bass wars. Less than 1,000 Taurus 3s will be produced, branding it an instant collector’s item.
Taurus Bass Pedals provided the foundation for countless hit recordings and have been used by Rush, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Phil Collins, Asia, Weezer, and many other top artists. The Taurus 3’s classic sound and contemporary features ensure that it will find a home in countless hits to come.
“Developing the Taurus 3 has been a labor of love for all of us at the factory” said Moog Music President, Mike Adams. “We started with an in-depth analysis of the original Taurus I sound and circuitry, and then added modern amenities like MIDI and USB. We didn’t stop until we had created a work of art. The response from the music community throughout the project has been incredible.”
The direct descendant of the legendary Taurus I, the new Taurus 3 faithfully reproduces its classic sound while adding critical modern features.
• 100% Analog Sound Engine based on original TAURUS I circuits
• "Taurus I" style 1 octave pedal board
• 2 VCO Oscillators, ADS Contour Generator, 1 VCF Filter, Output VCA
• PRESETS: 12 Banks of 4 programmable presets each, with a classic hard-wired 13th bank
• MIDI: DIN and USB
• ARPEGGIATOR: Syncable to MIDI Clock or Tap Tempo
• CV Inputs: VOLUME, FILTER, PITCH, GATE
Visit www.moogmusic.com/taurus for more information.