Moog Unveils The Little Phatty Stage Edition
Moog Music has unveiled the Little Phatty Stage Edition. Like the Tribute Edition before it, the Little Phatty Stage Edition has the same features and sound engine, designed by Moog founder and inventor, Bob Moog, and also boasts improved software and a unique auto-calibration feature.
â€œDemand for the Little Phatty has been huge since we released the Tribute in August. We are completely sold out and my understanding is that only a few dealers have the Tribute Editions available. We set out to design a true analog synth with a simple yet versatile interface and make it available to a wider audience. Clearly we got it right, and with the Stage Edition, a Moog synth is accessible to a huge spectrum of musicians and performers,â€ reveals Mike Adams, President of Moog Music.
The Little Phatty Stage Edition puts the performer in control of a 100% analog signal path with Real Analog Control (RACTM), two ultra stable Voltage Controlled Oscillators and one Voltage Controlled Filter among other versatile features like CV inputs, KB gate and a full MIDI implementation. Sr. Design Engineer, Cyril Lance is pleased with both the sound of the Phatty as well as its capability as a MIDI controller, â€œThe Little Phatty not only has its signature killer and limitless sounds, but the ability to use its innovative interface as a versatile general MIDI controller make it an incredible tool for both performance and the studio.â€
The Stage Edition has updated software, which includes auto calibration and an auto tune function that ensures the instrument is tuned perfectly whether itâ€™s in a cool studio or under hot stage lighting. The software update also includes an asymmetric pitch wheel as well as arbitrary pot mapping that allows the user to assign knobs to perform different functions. Owners of the Tribute Edition will be able to download the updated software package free from the Moog Music Web site.
The Little Phatty is aesthetically pleasing both aurally and visually. A striking design makes it one of the coolest looking synths on the planet. The Stage Edition departs from a traditional wood cabinet and is cradled instead by sleek, charcoal-colored rubberized side panels.
The Little Phatty Stage Edition will be showcased at NAMM in January, and begin shipping in February 2007. The retail price is $1375. More information on the Moog Little Phatty Stage Edition.