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Moog Slim Phatty is real Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 15th October 2010
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Moog Slim Phatty is real



$849.00

Performance Features
Arpeggiator: synchronize to internal clock, LFO or external clock
MIDI Clock Sync: synchronize arpeggiator and LFO tempos to external synths, drum machines, software and more.
Tap Tempo: synchronize arpegiator and LFO to live music.
Pot Mapping: reprogram panel knobs to control any Slim Phatty parameter.

Sound Engine
Monophonic, 100% Analog signal path

Oscillators - 2 ultra-stable analog VCOs.
Oscillator parameters:
Osc. 1 Octave: 16', 8', 4', 2'
Osc. 1 Wave: Continuously variable from triangle through saw and square to narrow pulse.
Osc. 1 Level
Glide Rate
Osc. 1 to 2 Sync On/Off
Osc. 2 Frequency
Osc. 2 Octave: 16', 8', 4', 2'
Osc. 2 Wave: Continuously variable from triangle through saw and square to narrow pulse.
Osc. 2 Level
Fine Tune (Global)
Octave Up/Down (Global)


Filter - Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter: 24 dB /Oct Moog Ladder filter with overload.
Filter parameters:
Cutoff
Resonance
Kb. Control Amount
Filter Env. Amount
Overload

Envelope Generators - 2 ADSR EGRs assigned to filter cutoff frequency and volume.
EGR parameters:
Attack
Decay
Sustain
Release


Modulation Parameters
LFO Rate
Mod Source: LFO triangle, LFO square, LFO sawtooth, LFO ramp, Filt. EGR or Sample and Hold, and Osc. 2 or Noise
Mod Amount: amount of modulation w/ the mod wheel all the way forward
Mod Destination: Pitch, Osc. 2, Filter, Wave


I/O
AC In
Power On/Off
Audio Out
Ext. Audio In: accepts +4dBu line level signal
Pitch CV In (1 V/Oct)
Filter CV In
Volume CV In
Keyboard Gate In
MIDI In
MIDI Out
MIDI Thru
USB: MIDI-over-USB
Headphone Out

Options
Rack Mount Adaptor
Wooden Side Panels

Power
100-250VAC, 50-60 Hz

Dimensions
17"W x 4 9/16"H x 5 5/16"D

Weight
5.75 Lbs
Old 15th October 2010
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My thoughts: pretty nifty. Great for many people. Should be a huge hit. I'll probably pass though since I already own a Voyager.

Sure it could act as another 'voice', but without access to the full CV over each oscillator individually, it wouldn't really do the trick for my needs.

However, it breaks down the barrier to owning a 'real moog' and makes it so there's little reason/excuse to use a software product for it.

Although it could be pretty cool for in a guitar rack to use with a midi hex convertor for solos. That might be its best use for me.
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Did you guys see the part with the iPhone app controlling the Moog?


Holy crap, that's rad..... very useful for me anyways.
Old 15th October 2010
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yea one thing that bothers me

mod source

(amoung others) Osc 2.

ok. cool.

mod destination:

(amoung others) Osc 2.



what i'm saying here is wouldnt it make more sense to have 1 osc modulate the other?

or is that what the pitch destination is for?
Old 15th October 2010
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That is quite a good question. Would anybody care to elaborate? Who's got the manual already?
Old 15th October 2010
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is this thing exactly the same as a little phatty? i always like the phatty but just not enough to spend over a grand...
Old 15th October 2010
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yes it is the same as the LP.
so the mod question remains the same for that.

i suspect the destinations are as they are for ease of circuit design/ circuit cost. shame tho.
Old 15th October 2010
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I don't get why anyone would think this sounds good. Plastic, but not in a good way IMHO.
Old 15th October 2010
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Just sold my old LP but now I'm gassing for this as well, damn…
Old 15th October 2010
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honestly i was never a big fan of moog sound period (i know, kill me) but to have this around for certain occasions for 800 bucks would be nice. adds to the studio value for clients too. moog is a buzzword, you know.

also im wondering big time if the VST editor will work for this too??? if so, its a no brainer.
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I don't get why anyone would think this sounds good. Plastic, but not in a good way IMHO.

I feel the same way about apples, I cant understand why anyone would like those things.

Oranges on the other hand, thats a REAL fruit.
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I feel the same way about apples, I cant understand why anyone would like those things.

Oranges on the other hand, thats a REAL fruit.
Psh, I prefer farming my own fruits in Farmville, and eating those. REAL fruit? hah.
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Just sold my old LP but now I'm gassing for this as well, damn…
If you had an LP and sold it why would you want this?
Old 15th October 2010
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Now that's a great demo!
Old 15th October 2010
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Now that's a great demo!
It sounds like it's broken......


Why should I buy a broken synth?


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It sounds like it's broken......
Just the way I like it! thumbsup
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yea one thing that bothers me

mod source

(amoung others) Osc 2.

ok. cool.

mod destination:

(amoung others) Osc 2.



what i'm saying here is wouldnt it make more sense to have 1 osc modulate the other?

or is that what the pitch destination is for?

No, the pitch destination is for the pitch of both oscillators...but you can do a kind of audio rate modulation between the LFO (at high frequency) and the second VCO. It's quite effective...
Old 15th October 2010
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too many analogue mono synths about. i can't decide what to get.

slim phatty, dark energy, mopho, mono lancat, neptune, the MFB range...
Old 15th October 2010
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Might be a cheap way to get a poly moog. 1 LP + 3 SP = 4 voice LP for the price of a voyager.
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It's not groundbreaking is it. The 2 new moog releases are just rehashes of rehashes? Can you poly chain like with DSI stuff? More people should start doing that - that way we can have a poly without companies risking their asses.
Old 15th October 2010
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I just don't stand those kind of videos.
What's the point of touching every button and every knob the fastest way possible?
This one reminds me the octatrack ones.

Please stop this **** right now.

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What's the point of touching every button and every knob the fastest way possible?
...to make interesting strange sounds/performances with a a quite limited synth maybe?

I definitely prefer it compared to the ultra boring and uninspired jazz/progressive solos on every Moog demo (played only with a manual filter cutoff modulation and pitch bending) by people like the "omniscient" Jordan Rudess (he is the "Rick roll" of synth demos)...
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I just don't stand those kind of videos.
What's the point of touching every button and every knob the fastest way possible?
This one reminds me the octatrack ones.

Please stop this **** right now.

It probably makes some people overlook the pretty average basic sound of the synth... ;-)
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Might be a cheap way to get a poly moog. 1 LP + 3 SP = 4 voice LP for the price of a voyager.
I just tried this today and it's quite fun.

Yes you can poly-chain any combination of Moog synths together: Voyager, Little Phatty, Slim Phatty, Taurus, up to sixteen units per chain.

I had one Little Phatty and two Slims chained together, could have hooked in another Slim but I was short on MIDI cables... and besides my polyphonic technique is shot from years of playing only monosynths.
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What's the point of touching every button and every knob the fastest way possible?
That's just how Richard normally uses gear. You should see him on a Machinedrum/Monomachine combo... his hands just become a blur as the instruments start spitting out sounds that the laws of physics shouldn't allow.
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That's just how Richard normally uses gear. You should see him on a Machinedrum/Monomachine combo... his hands just become a blur as the instruments start spitting out sounds that the laws of physics shouldn't allow.
thumbsup You should make a Voyager demo with him too!



The Moogist rocks in this video:

Old 15th October 2010
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It probably makes some people overlook the pretty average basic sound of the synth... ;-)
I don't agree.
I've owned a LP (and a mduw and a monomachine too) and the basic sound just ROCKS.
Detune two saws, open the filter and drool.

It's Moog goddamn, there're not p-locks here
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I don't agree.
I've owned a LP (and a mduw and a monomachine too) and the basic sound just ROCKS.
Detune two saws, open the filter and drool.

It's Moog goddamn, there're not p-locks here
I sold mine pretty quickly. Forget the brand label, listen to the sound.
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I sold mine pretty quickly. Forget the brand label, listen to the sound.
The sound is modern, clear, fat and generally GREAT. The only thing that bothers me, is that it has only one LFO built in and the knobs are a little wobbly....I wonder if they have put a better model on Slim Phatty.
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The sound is modern, clear, fat and generally GREAT. The only thing that bothers me, is that it has only one LFO built in and the knobs are a little wobbly....I wonder if they have put a better model on Slim Phatty.
same experience here when i demo'd one in the shop. first thought was "these knobs feel very lame" they feel like plastic pots. i id like the sound of it though. the voyager sounded great too... better of course.
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