Moog Music Little Phatty Stage II
Moog Music Little Phatty Stage II

Little Phatty Stage II, Analog Synth from Moog Music.

sin 09/26/2012

Moog Music Little Phatty Stage II : sin's user review

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100% analog monophonic synthesizer. 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
VCO VCF 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 VCA LFO. 100 editable sounds covering different styles. No effects (just a saturation adjustment).
1 Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheel 1. Ability to add multiple expression pedals and a sustain pedal.
Monophonic audio input and output. 4 CV inputs (Pitch, Volume, Filter and Gate Keyb). MIDI IN / OUT. USB.
You can edit and save their presets via USB with software dedicated Moog.


The use of synth can be easier! The organization of the different sections (MOD, OSC, FILTER ...) is logically accessible via large front driving the analogue encoders (no jumps values). Some functions are still stored in a menu but nothing serious. The manual is clear and present several examples.


Bah good sound is the sound of the Little Phatty! ;) I mean that views the Moog filter scale sounds good as expected and the grave of the beast is present. For possessing a Moog Source, I can tell you that the oscilloscope Phatty less punchy and electric but are more versatile because of their variable waveform. It is the same for envelopes much slower than a source or Prodigy. Apart from that, it's all good! You can really make sounds that live through the LFO and its various sources, and sync oscillators. It may for example affect the filter envelope for controlling the waveform of the oscilloscope. We can now also affect the velocity and volume of the filter.
The programmed sounds cover a lot of styles where Phatty could find a place. Sounds to solo Herbie Hancock wobbles until Dub-step through the sounds of the old Emerson ... Anyway there for everyone. But in a few days you will see that you have already programmed several dozen sounds so the thing is fun!


I use it for 6 months to replace my Moog Source and it does its job perfectly. It is still good practice to be able to sequence via USB or MIDI.
I particularly like its solid construction, aesthetic and practical at the same time.
I think the price is really correct to fit into the world of full analog Moog.
I would do this choice willingly knowing also that they can be chaining MIDI for up to 17 voices of polyphony! (I would prefer the same rack version of the coup!)