Moog Slim Phatty (Standard Black) Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Pure analog Moog! If you're ready to step away from emulation and dive in to the world of real hardware, then the Moog Slim Phatty is THE piece to do it.
Ever dreamed of having a polyphonic Moog? Of course you have! Moog designed the Slim Phatty with polychaining in mind. You can MIDI chain up to 16 of these beauties for some really astounding analog glory. I'll be adding one (or sixteen!) of these to my rig!
April 8, 2012Music Background:
phatt IndeedI had been putting off getting back into analog synths for quite some time as I was perfectly happy with what I had with sample based instruments and modeling synths. Back in the seventies I used the early mimimoogs and an Arp or two. I had forgotten the joy of using those lovely things. After reading all the hype and blogs on how much bottom end and meat there was to the sound of these new "real" analog synths I was getting sick of it and couldn't believe the difference between a modeled sound or sample would be that great.
I was completely amazed at the sound and control I have with the Moog Slim Phatty!
I still love my other keyboards and modules but my God.
All this time the other synth geeks were right about the sound of analog, maybe I chose to forget after all these years.
If your looking to get back into analog hardware or even for the first time, I highly recommend the Phatty as an affordable leap without busting your budget.
It has plenty of options for synthesis but maybe not as many as a competitor but the Moog sound is what I was looking for in the end and this is it.
from NM, USA
October 31, 2011
Simply beautifulI received my new Moog Slim Phatty (and rack ears) on Saturday morning. Before opening it I let it warm up to room temperature for a few hours. The Slim Phatty enclosure is made of metal, and the build quality is absolutely wonderful.
After powering it up I plugged in my headphones and tried all 100 presets for the entire afternoon. Trying out variations of the presets was quite fun.
This is my first Moog analog synthesizer - so glad I purchased it. When I can afford it I'd like to get the Moog Little Phatty Stage II (Sweetwater Solar CV Edition) and connect them together.
Thank you Sweetwater and Carson for the excellent service.
from Fort Atkinson, WI USA
March 29, 2011Music Background:
Synthesizer Musician and Recording Artist
Spacey MoogI bought this synthesizer for the analogue sound. I use this with a
Doepfer MAQ 16/3 sequencer and some other synths to create some alien soundworlds. I really like the colored lights. They tell you where the parameteres are at in dark situations on stage. I use an adapter for the output so I can have sounds in two channels on mixer. I also have the CP-251 control processor connected to this synth sometimes. Great sounds. Great Synthesizer!
from new york/ quebec corridor
December 28, 2011Music Background:
funk/beer jingles/cover band
ALL-BEEF PHATTY!!!!!!!!!Dr. Bob Moog was all about fun and creativity- this incredible machine is a joy to operate. The controls are well placed and comfortable, the casing seems to be a super alloy and the sounds are transcendent! I made the jump from analog-modeling to the real deal. The tone is incredibly warm- many modeling synths sound cool, but the slim phatty has a tone purity that will cut through strongly on stage. The display is easy to read- even when spotlights, lasers and flash- photography doofuses are present at the gig. To paraphrase Lenny Leonard, this machine has features from here to Ya-Ya. Expansion options are huge. Know this- the phatty takes about twenty minutes to warm up and some tuning (not hard at all) is required if one has ensemble work. The pre-sets are not typical sounds that we have heard a bazillion times. This machine has a big learning curve. I would love it if they programmed reverb into these machines. This is the people's synthesizer.
from Nor Cal USA
September 29, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Synth Geek
Rad!Good synth. Sounds better than most new true analogers. Subs for days and gets nasty. Cranking up the O.L. distortion on the filter is great for processing all kinds of things.
from washington d.c.
December 5, 2010Music Background:
hobbyist, bedroom producer, guitarist, keyboardist
Moon goes MoogThis being my first Moog, I am pretty satisfied. Once you hear that analog ladder filter you'll know what i mean. It can get downright dirty with the growls and squelches fast. But also give you that warm filter sweep. Doesn't compare to other models but the midi/usb implementation is a plus. If this is your first synth, congrats you started out on the top of the synth chain. My sales guy is awesome, have been dealing with him for probably 2 or more years. He really pulled through when I've been demanding.
Monophonic Analog Rack/Tabletop Synthesizer with 2 x Oscillators, 1 x Arpeggiator, 2 x ASDR Envelope Generators, 1 x LFO, 2 x Modulation Busses, CV Input, and MIDI/MIDI-over-USB I/O