Today Moog announced a new synthesizer addition to its Taurus line, the Minitaur. A catchy name reminiscient of Taurus and Minimoog.
Minitaur (sic) is a compact and powerful analog bass synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function layout. Most notably, it is the first instrument in the Taurus family that does not have foot pedals. At only 8.5” x 5.25” and less than 3lbs, the Minitaur puts powerful analog Moog bass into a package designed to fit seamlessly into today's performance and production environments.
This is also the first instrument since the Taurus II to have controls that can be programmed off the floor.
5.25" is 3 rack units high and 8.5" comes in under the size of a half rack unit. I bet we'll be seeing a mount to house a pair of Minitaurs in 3 units of rack space.
Like the Lil Phatty, CV controls are at the back. Hopefully normalization has been done with enough forethought to allow a patchbay to bring control to the front.
Shipping Spring 2012.