PHAT PHAT PHAT! That is exactly what this gem is. Indie guys love this, studio cats love this, and vintage synth hobbyists love it. 5-star, two thumbs up, A+! Analog is the way to go if you need thick, rich, synth basses in your music. The contruction of the Phatty is top-notch as well. When you get your hands on this you will know where your money is.
Limited Synthesizer with an Incredible Sound, Incredible Design, and a Great Interface
When buying a musical instrument, we look for a sound that we'll fall in love with. In a synthesizer, more factors come to our search, such as the interface and it capabilities. The Little Phatty, although having it limitations, excels with it's sound, and with the interface that it carries, you won't notice the lack of knobs.
Playing and Tweaking the Little phatty leads to amazing tones. While tweaking, I have not discovered a single sound which didn't amaze me. The Little Phatty especially exceeds with it base sounds. The tone is so deep that you can feel your chest vibrating.
Sound wise, it scores in my opinion a 5 out of 5
The interface is another success. The Little Phatty's lack of knobs does not interfere in the tweaking process. It feels natural. Although I'll admit that tweaking with more knobs is a lot of fun and more fun than the Little Phatty, it is a big advantage performance wise where it much easier to navigate quickly and tweak to you're desire on the spot.
Interface wise, it scores in my opinion a 4 out of 5
The Little Phatty is also a looker. It is unique and eye catching. The only downside in this department is that it is very limited in terms of cases, but otherwise, it is one of the best looking synth around in my opinion.
Design wise, it scores in my opinion a 5 out of 5
Now to the only place where the Little Phatty falls short a bit, and this is it's palate of sounds. This synthesizer is a bit limited. After a while, you will feel that the sounds you create begin to sound a bit similar to one another. I'm not saying in any way that you can't make unique and fantastic sounds, but I'm stating that you can't create a wide selection of different patches as you can with the Mopho for example.
Feature wise, it scores in my opinion a 3 out of 5
Putting all of the factors listed above, you get an amazing instrument with unlimited possibilities sound wise. It sounds like I'm contradicting myself but I'm not. This instrument provides only a raw sound, and by adding effects to it, the sound potential becomes incredible. I would not hesitate recommending it to anybody looking for an amazing addition to a synthesizer collection, or somebody looking to buy their first synthesizer or first analog synthesizer.