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Mopho Keyboard or Little Phatty?

Can't decide properly.

Mopho Keyboard (in addition to my Mopho desktop) would give me more control, more voices, it's lighter to carry around and much cheaper.

Little Phatty is of course a moog, and that alone is a good reason to buy something I guess. I have a mopho already, lack of moogs.

But yeah, money and weight is a matter as well. With the more money I'm saving with the mopho I could get other stuff.
What would you get? Who has both and can tell what's simply better and more fun?
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I've had both and LP sounds better, much better.

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Can't decide properly.

Mopho Keyboard (in addition to my Mopho desktop) would give me more control, more voices, it's lighter to carry around and much cheaper.

Little Phatty is of course a moog, and that alone is a good reason to buy something I guess. I have a mopho already, lack of moogs.

But yeah, money and weight is a matter as well. With the more money I'm saving with the mopho I could get other stuff.
What would you get? Who has both and can tell what's simply better and more fun?
I only have two outboard keyboards, the LP and a Virus. I love the LP. Simple, fun and gets the job done.
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Moog LP.
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having a mopho kb and mopho desktop is kinda a waste.. either get the Moog or sell the mopho desktop and get a mopho kb and a Tetra...
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is that your only 2 choices?

why not something else, like an Sh101?
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The best would be to have the Mopho KB, the Tetra, and the LP.
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The best would be to have the Mopho KB, the Tetra, and the LP.
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I would get the mopho keyboard probably... Better keybed, more knobs, love the sound. While testing the mopho and the LP in a store using the same pair of headphones, the mopho really gave me the shivers. The LP not so much, and I got really turned off by the keybed.
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I would get the mopho keyboard probably... Better keybed, more knobs, love the sound. While testing the mopho and the LP in a store using the same pair of headphones, the mopho really gave me the shivers. The LP not so much, and I got really turned off by the keybed.
I have to admit, that I'm not a big fan of the keybed in the LP, but I never really use it (the keybed), so its not a big deal for me. What I do love is the large knobs, way bigger than on any other synth (minus the Voyager). Thats something I'd like to see on more synths in the future.
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The best would be to have the Mopho KB, the Tetra, and the LP.
Little Phatty or... you could sell your mopho, and then buy a mopho keyboard and tetra!

I went that route.. my 5 voice mopho keyboard is lovely!
That said.. i'd love to have a LP to add to the collection..
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They are different instruments...LP has a "smoother" / "classic" (not vintage) sound...my advice is to go for an LP only if you can find it used at the same price with a new Mopho KB (and only if you want it especially for that Moog sound)...1000 euros is a LOT of money for this instrument. Mopho KB gives you much more features and it sounds bombastic!
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Vco, ftw.
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Vco, ftw.
Does the MoPho not have VCO's?
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No, it's got DCO's.
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No, it's got DCO's.

Interesting, did not know that. I mean, I knew my LP had VCO's but didn't know about the DCO's in the MoPho.
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Forget vco/dco comparisons and trust your ears! Both of these synths sound excellent for modern analogs. Don't get technical...get musical!


p.s. DCOs are digitally controlled, analog oscillators (for anyone who wonders...)
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No way dude!
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Hahahahahaha. Pissed myself as well!!

BTW: The LP is awesome!! No idea about the Mopho.
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I sold my lp and kept the tetra.I like the knarly sound!!I also like polYphonic.LP was too smooth in the long run.And takes loads of space.
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My vote would go for the LP. I have a Prophet 08 and I've owned a Prodigy, and I pretty much prefer the moog tone for bass. The Mopho KB is cute as hell and is surely better for crazy stuff, though.
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yeah I would love to get both, and I hope eventually I will have both, but rightnow money is short, unfortunately.
At the moment I'm beginning with a new band, a few gigs are coming up soonish. I'm a player, who also likes to tweak sounds, so that goes for the Mopho... on the other hand, I can use the desktop for the sound and tweak at home. Live tweaking is less needed.
But then again, I am really tempted to buy a moog.
But yeah, I'd only take it for like 700 euros, which is the same price as a new MoKey (and I found a LP at this price tag recently, even tribute edition).

Keybed is another important thing. And tbh I prefer the design of the Mopho, love that yellow :D
Not decided yet though.
But listening to my heart a bit, it says Mopho, while my brain says Moog.

An SH101 would be an option too, thanks for mentioning. Are they rather stable nowadays or rather delicate for damages and getting broken?
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I own a Mopho KB and regularly play with my friend's LP, and I love them both really. I got the Mopho because I thought I should get something different; having said that, I think that the Mopho's tone is a bit more aggressive than that of the LP's, it's really got an attitude (those curtis filters do make the difference, they f#@%ing bite), definitely the "rebel" of the 2 choices. Plus I really like how it looks: beautifully built (he's a little tank), looks funky as hell and just the right ammount of knobs. Add 4 mod sequencers, 4 LFO's, a free routable 3rd envelope (love that one), after-touch and a great keyboard with semi-weighted keys and it's just begging you to buy it

The LP is a classier instrument, it sounds lusher and warmer, it's got that Moog sound if you know what I mean.
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Yep I totally know what you mean, and I *do* like both kinds of sounds.
I noticed my little Mopho is that loud nasty but yet loveable kid in class.
But then again, I have that already. Moog would give me more diversity soundwise. Though I love that Mopho Keyboard for what it is really....
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Both synths are utterly amazing. The Mopho gives you miles, miles more modulation capabilities. I own both a Mopho and a Phatty and I'd say that the Mopho can sound more aggressive but the Little Phatty can sound absolutely incredible and really captures the vintage Moog sound brilliantly. Given the choice between the two, with the music I make, the LP wins - but it's a close race.

With both synths I'd recommend getting rid of all the presets. LP in particular has the WORST presets I've ever heard! Before that I thought it was the Mopho/Prophet 08 so that speaks volumes.

Also, my Little Phatty's keybed isn't bad at all, dare I say I actually really like it!
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p.s. DCOs are digitally controlled, analog oscillators (for anyone who wonders...)
Digital core with analog waveshaping would be a better description.
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Also, my Little Phatty's keybed isn't bad at all, dare I say I actually really like it!

Me too...i'm not a keyboard player though...
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yeah.. I actually planned to get a Blofeld keyboard along to the monophone analog one, but after all negative things I hear about the Blo's, I might just get the Mopho AND the Little Phatty instead.
Dunno yet.. will need some more days to sort my thoughts, it's a close race really and I can get happy with both I guess.
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