Behringer’s Toro is a $199 recreation of the Moog Taurus Revision 1 bass synth

Offering a range of five octaves, the synth is also said to accommodate “searing lead sounds” as well as huge bass sounds.

Behringer Toro

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Behringer’s latest bass synth, the Toro, is touted as an “authentic recreation” of the Moog Taurus Revision 1 that was introduced in the mid-70s.

The synth features a purely analogue signal path that draws from the circuit designs of the original, with two VCOs with a mixer, a classic-sounding ladder filter and four presets – Toro, Tuba, Bass and Variable Glide – with an amount slider and a dedicated on-off switch.

Offering a range of five octaves, the synth is also said to accommodate “searing lead sounds” on top of the huge bass sounds you might expect.

Designed in a Eurorack format, the synth offers options for interfacing with your other modules. There are CV, filter cutoff and gate inputs for external controls, along with a 16-unit poly chain that lets you connect “multiple synthesizers for up to 32-voice polyphony”.

In total, you’ll find 23 controls to shape your sound. Along with all this, the Behringer Toro is said to feature comprehensive MIDI with voice priority selection.

Looking for the ultimate bass synth? Introducing Toro, an authentic recreation of the legendary Moog Taurus Revision 1….

Posted by Behringer on Monday, February 28, 2022

According to Behringer, the Toro is fully developed and ready to ship as soon as it receives the necessary chips. It will be priced at $199.

Toro is just one of several synths which Behringer announced over the last few days. In addition to Proton, an evolution of the brand’s Neutron semi-modular synth, it also announced a trio of compact synths: PRO-VS, Saturn and the JP-4000, based on the Sequential Prophet VS, Roland Jupiter and JP-8000, respectively. As with the Toro, Behringer is yet to confirm any shipping dates in this synth lineup but we will likely hear an update when the company receives more parts.