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Tau

Synth (Analogue / Subtractive) Plugin by Muon Software
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Tau
Tau by Muon Software is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
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Tau is a TB-303 emulation.

  • Monophonic.
  • Single Oscillator (Saw & Square).
  • Resonant 18dB/Oct LPF.
  • Simple envelope generator with adjustable decay for amplifier and filter cutoff modulation.
  • Glide (switchable).
  • 64 bit audio engine.
  • Parameters automatable.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 3.92 from 13 reviews
Tau

Reviewed By hotelsinus [all]
September 22nd, 2023
Version reviewed: 2.0.2 on Mac

This is still my Favorite Can't Live Without 303emulation.
But now i need to give up on OS X coz the 32-bit VST limitation...

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Tau

Reviewed By gwenmollo [all]
October 31st, 2021
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Cheap emulation of the famous synth.

32-bits only, give a idea of what is the real one.

I use it one time on my production.

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Tau

Reviewed By dburgan [all]
February 8th, 2004
Version reviewed: 1.2 on Windows

OK, everybody knows this is a 303-knockoff. Yes, it's a one trick pony. Yes, it has only limited programmability. Yes, the 303 sound has been abused ad nauseum.

This little gem, however, just plain sounds GOOD. I have to say there are very few synths out there that can make as tight a bass sound as this masterpiece by Muon. The fact that Muon gave the synth away just floors me. Put simply, it just sounds fantastic. Forget the squelchy acid sound the 303 is so (in)famous for; instead, use this beauty to make sub basses, punchy smooth basses, even the occasional harsh bass. I love it.

I own Tau Pro, and I still keep Tau in my arsenel. Why? It's just the most well-focused little soft synth I've ever seen. A classic.
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Tau

Reviewed By kalkin [all]
August 7th, 2002
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

I've been using this synth since I first started reading CM magazine abaout 6 months ago (it comes on the cover CD). In fact, it was one of the first VSTi's I used when I first started using Logic. Since then I've become a VSTi junkie (as so many have), and have used just about every one out there. But I probably used this one more often than any others in my songs and most likely still would had I not purchased the Tau Pro.
NO, IT DOSEN'T SOUND JUST LIKE A 303! But I don't ever recall the 303 being given away for free. And with a little bit of properly applied effects it can do a heck of a lot.
That pretty much covers the pros as far as cons the only real one is the lack of presets. Not that big of a deal, especialy since it's so darn easy to use.
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Tau

Reviewed By drk_sum [all]
August 6th, 2002
Version reviewed: 11.7 on Windows

Tau + distortion + Stereo delay = monophonic heaven.
Glide is a very useful feature that I use a lot. I recommend the Tau as a substitute for any monphonic string lead, although use a chopper effect with it, or convert to staccato 16th notes...
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Comments & Discussion for Muon Software Tau

Discussion
Discussion: Active
BlackWinny
BlackWinny
26 October 2013 at 11:25pm

Discontinued .

http://www.muon-software.com/html/other_products.html

The others (Tau Bassline MKII and Tau Pro) are shareware (the free links are only demos).

Good products besides this... but the lack of information on this actual KVR page (the missing state "No longer available") leads to a confusion.

Muon Software Ltd
Muon Software Ltd
13 March 2017 at 11:53am

Not discontinued at all - you can get your free copy at https://facebook.com/muonsoftware.

CliveThackeryIII
CliveThackeryIII
5 August 2023 at 6:54am

This has never been available for free at the Facebook page - this appears to be a bait-and-switch by Muon.

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