Moog Little Phatty
Little Phatty Tribute Edition
|Manufactured by||Moog Music|
|Synthesis type||Analog subtractive|
|Filter||1 selectable 6, 12, 18 or 24dB/octave
|External control||MIDI, CV/Gate|
The Little Phatty is a monophonic analog synthesizer manufactured by Moog Music from 2006 to 2013, preceded by the Voyager and succeeded by Voyager Old School. Its design was conceived, in part, by Robert Moog himself, and is the last instrument to have that distinction, although the primary engineer was Cyril Lance. It is also the first Moog product to be produced following his death.
It is one of the few Moog synthesizers to utilize MIDI from the factory (the others being the Minimoog Voyager and the earlier Memorymoog+). This allows for better integration in the modern studio and for live performance.
There are currently three versions of the Little Phatty. Aside from a few cosmetic differences (and price), all units have nearly identical sound generation circuitry. The earlier 'Tribute Edition', a limited run of 1200 units, featured blue LED lighting, wooden side panels and Bob Moog's signature decaled onto the convex back panel. The later 'Stage Edition' featured orange and red lighting, grey rubberized panels and the classic Moog logo replacing the signature. The third version, called the Stage II, had some minor mechanical and electrical tweaks as well as adding a USB interface, becoming the first Moog instrument to offer USB connectivity, as well as the ability to daisy-chain one or more Stage Editions to make a single polyphonic instrument.
On the 9th of September 2013, Moog Music announced the discontinuation of the Little Phatty analog synthesizer.
- Little Phatty from Moog Music site
- Moog Announces Discontinuation of Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer