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

Little Phatty Stage II, Analog Synth from Moog Music.

ale33 06/28/2014

Moog Music Little Phatty Stage II : ale33's user review

«  A robust analog »
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Monophonic synthesizer 100% analog. 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
2 VCO VCF + 1 + 1 + 1 VCA LFO + 1 + Arpeggiator Distoration a transistor. 100 editable sounds covering different styles. No effects (just a saturation control).
1 1 pitch wheel and modulation wheel. Ability to add more expression pedals and a sustain pedal.
Monophonic audio input and output. 4 CV inputs (Pitch, Volume, Filter and Keyb Gate). MIDI IN / OUT. USB.
You can edit and backup presets via USB with the Moog dedicated software.

UTILIZATION

The sound pretty easy editing means for anyone who is familiar to subtractive synthesis. There are some adjustment to go load the main menu but its most accessible via the knob. The rest all fairly intuitive and well thought out.

SOUNDS

The sounds range from low Moist and Funky 70's to ultra slamming mode arpeggiator that can make her very kind Kavinsky Electro sounds. Fast envelopes can make very percusif. Scanning filter and VCO being continuous unlike digital emulations scanning truly fluid is obtained. Open the filter VCO are very rich in harmonic and no aliasing unlike digital emulation we can go in with an acute sound always stays pure and slamming.
on the other hand I do not like the distortion really too aggressive for my taste really lacks subtlety. And we do not find the sound of a Minimoog sound is cleaner more stable we do not find this vintage side was his very "modern" but still analog that is to say without aliasing, with change of frequency and ultrafluid ultra fast envelope.

OVERALL OPINION

Two years. This is my first analog before I work with VST Arturia. I discovered the true analog sound with this keyboard. The keyboard is very well made with a mechanical point of view (knob and button) to finish is impeccable (Made in USA). I bought used if the choice was to do it again I would do it again. Now I liked the polyphony (Slimphatty possible by adding modules), and a typed his Minimoog. But this synth has its own character not necessarily worse but different Minimoog.