Moog Music Taurus 205A Synthesizer
THE MOOG TAURUS IS A FOOT-CONTROLLED PEDAL Synthesizer
COMBINING THE FEATURES OF A SYNTHESIZER-GOOD SOUND AND
VERSATILITY-WITH FOOT CONTROLLED SOUND MODIFIERS AND PRESETS.
THIS VERSATILE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT OFFERS THE CAPABILITY OF
PRODUCING TRADITIONAL OR NEW SOUNDS, INSTANTLY SELECTABLE
FROM THE FOOT-CONTROLLED PRESETS. ONE OF THESE PRESETS IS
FULLY PROGRAMMABLE SO THAT THE PLAYER MAY SET UP A "SOUND"
AND GETTO IT INSTANTLY.
TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM PROTECTION, THE UNIT IS ASSEMBLED IN A
RUGGED WOOD AND METAL HOUSING.
The basic functions of the Taurus Synthesizer
accompanying block diagram) are programmable. That is,
values of the various parameters that are used to control
the details of a sound are determined either by the
internally fixed values (for the three fixed presets) or set
by the player accessible controls (for the VARIABLE preset).
In normal usage, the VARIABLE preset is set up prior to
performance using the VARIABLES controls in the control box.
During actual performance, the player selects one of the
four presets instantly by depressing one of the four PRESETS
foot-buttons. These four PRESETS are mutually exclusive,
that is, only one preset may be ON at any one time.
The basic tone sources are two voltage controlled
oscillators (A and B). Two basic pitch controls are used for
fine tuning the instrument. First, the TUNE control is used
to set the pitch of both oscillators to the desired
reference, such as another instrument being used
simultaneously. The BEAT control is used to make fine
adjustments in the relative pitch of the two tone
oscillators (by modifying the "B" tone source pitch). In
addition to these basic tuning controls, the "B" tone
oscillator pitch in the VARIABLE preset mode may be varied
over a greater than one octave range by adjusting the OSC B
FREQ control. The relative pitches of the two tone sources
are internally set for the three fixed presets.
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Introduction ... 1
Description ... 1
Simplified block diagram ... 2
Specifications ... 4
setup ... 5
Operating controls ... 6
Operation ... 8
Setting up variable preset ... 9
Maintenance and service ... 10
Technical section ... 11