Moog Little Phatty

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Little Phatty
Moog Little Phatty Tribute Edition.jpg
Little Phatty Tribute Edition
ManufacturerMoog Music
Dates2006-2013
Technical specifications
Polyphonymonophonic[1]
Oscillator2
LFO1
Synthesis typeAnalog subtractive
Filter1 selectable 6, 12, 18 or 24dB/octave
low-pass
AttenuatorADSR
Aftertouch expressionno
Velocity expressionyes
Storage memory100 patches
Effectsnone
Input/output
Keyboard37 keys[2]
External controlMIDI, 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.

On 9 September 2013, Moog Music announced the discontinuation of the Little Phatty analog synthesizer.

Versions[edit]

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.

Tribute Edition[edit]

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.

Stage Edition[edit]

The later 'Stage Edition' featured orange and red lighting, grey rubberized panels and the classic Moog logo replacing the signature.

Stage II[edit]

The third version, called the Stage II, had some minor mechanical and electrical tweaks as well as adding a USB interface, a new arpeggiator and tap tempo.[3]

Little Phatty Tribute Edition (2006)
Little Phatty Stage Edition (2006-)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Phatty by Bob Moog". Sound On Sound. November 2006. Archived from the original on 9 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Little Phatty by Bob Moog". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  3. ^ "Review: Moog Little Phatty Stage II". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-08-16.

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