Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Free Moog Minitaur Ableton Instruments

The Moog Minitaur is one of the most buzzworthy hardware synths of the year.

It's an all-analog bass synth, with a knob for every function, that costs around $600 (US).

To honor the release of this synth - and commemorate hitting 3000 Facebook likes for my Official page  - I whipped up a four-pack of Ableton Simplers that demonstrate how amazing this synth sounds.

And yep, they're free and you can use them in your tracks - royalty-free.

Note: These Minitaur samples are not looped, to get the true oscillating chaos of analog circuits. As a result, the download file is 12 MB. Just a heads up.

The Simpler instruments in the file are as follows:

MT Filtered is the classic Moog sound, with the filter mostly closed to boost warmth and intensity.

MT DualOct consists of two Minitaur oscillators an octave apart - one saw and one square - with the filter wide open so you can use third-party filters if needed.

MT Fifth is that classic Moog dual-oscillator fifth sound that Deadmau5 uses to great effect. Again, filter wide open.

MT Detuned is another dual-oscillator saw/square patch with slight detuning, filter open.

I left the Simplers in their default state, with filtering, LFOs and envelopes off, so you can use them as starting points in your sonic adventures.

Here's the Ableton Live file containing the preset.

Note: If you dig any of the sounds, just click the little save button in the upper right corner of the Simpler and add it to your library (it will copy the waves too).

Francis Preve - Moog Minitaur 4-pack (compatible with Ableton Live 9.7 and higher)

The next free download comes when my Facebook page hits 5,000 :)


  1. Well this post was made on may 2012, I dont understand how nobody said thank you since then but I will do it... Thank you Francis


  3. Hi there, I just stumbled upon this page and wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the sampled Ableton instruments!!

  4. Men thx a lot, it means a lot for new producers finding such quality things for free! Well done my friend, well done.