Moog Music has announced that owners of their Voyager or Little Phatty synthesizers can now upgrade their capabilities using free downloads from the company’s Web site! The Voyager 3.4 operating system offers local control options, new touch surface features, and improved pot resolution. This free software upgrade for owners with OS version 3.0 or above is available for download. There’s also a hardware upgrade available for those of you who have an older model of the Voyager (OS revision 2.5 or lower, built before August, 2005)! It increases the current single bank of 128 presets to seven banks of 128 for a total of 896, and is available as a field upgrade for $265 or as a factory upgrade for $365.
The Little Phatty Stage Edition has also been improved, with the addition of an arpeggiator in the Stage II, a Tap Tempo and MIDI sync capability for controlling LFO and Arpeggiator rate, and a brand-new bank of presets. Registered Little Phatty owners can download this free software upgrades for the Little Phatty Stage Edition (under the “Software” tab). If you own a Stage Edition and want to add the MIDI-over-USB capability of the Stage II, you can now get a hardware-based upgrade as a field upgrade for $100 or a factory upgrade for $150. As always, your Sweetwater Sales Engineer has all the details!