From page 18 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2006
HOW A TRIO SOUNDED LIKE A SIX-PIECE Rush’s music played live has always been ‘sonically rich.’ So have you ever wondered how they did it all with only three pairs of hands? Thanks to the discovery of Moog’s Taurus pedals, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were able to play two instruments at once on stage. Manufactured by Moog between 1976 and 1981, the device looked a set of organ pedals, and enabled someone to play a synth part with the tap of a foot while playing, say, a guitar or bass.
Discontinued long ago, vintage Taurus pedals now fetch tidy sums. Other bands who have used Taurus pedals to beef up their live sound include Styx, U2, the Police, Yes, and Genesis.