Like many teenagers during the 80s I was introduced to the sound of synthesizers by Rush's classic Tom Sawyer intro, which I later found out was a Oberheim OB-X - but at the time all the pictures in Rolling Stone showed him playing this organ looking foot pedal contraption with a giant MOOG logo on the back. Here's Geddy talking about the Taurus, that same strange pedal synth:
"Moog visited Geddy Lee in his Toronto studio to get his take on the Taurus pedals, old and new. This is the first of a 3-part series relaying touching stories and musical innovations from the start of Rush's reigning fame to now. In this installment, Geddy talks about his first introduction to the Taurus sound and what he would like to see next from Moog...Minitaur."