Bought the unit at MARS for $549.00 I am a part time producer of hip-hop and gospel music.
Love this S+S unit. E-mu has really loaded this unit with over 1,200 waveforms and it's 50+ filters to give you a wide palette to create your music.
I really get into the guitar waveforms, tons of wah-guitar type stuff that really kicks it. Also love the Farfisa organ samples. When you really dig into the filtering and effects in this unit you can create any sort of hip-hop or soul groove you need. The effects are pretty good. Reverbs are not Lexicon standard, but for live use they are nice.
You can layer up to four sample waveforms per "patch" and can detune them, filter them, use velocity x-overs, pretty much whatever strikes you fancy. The drum kits are very good as well and I find myself using my Alesis drum machine far less than before now that I have the effects built in.
I don't use the Superbeats mode that the Mo' Phatt has, but the arpeggiator is very tweakable and rivals my Triton's unit at a very reasonable price.
To wrap up I'd endorse this unit for hip-hop, pop, rap, gospel, soul, funk and trip-hop musicians. I find a new fresh sound every time I dig into this unit in the studio.
Wish it had more outs. Only one analog 1/4" pair. I did not have the cash to go for the Turbo Phatt, with six analog 1/4" outs and 128 voice polyphony. Only becomes and issue when using the drums.
Excellent construction. Feels solid. You can open up the unit and add E-mu expansion ROMs but I have not dared yet. Rack ears are solid. Knobs are very nice and feel precise. They have a nice resistance when using the four face knobs to edit sounds in real time.
Buy it! Or buy a another E-mu product in the Proteus 2000 family (XL-1, Proteus 2K, Hammond B3) etc. and purchase the Pure Phatt ROM, it is the same ROM as the Mo' Phatt and includes the superbeats, etc. with no shortcuts.
Features where fine for what it was. It had a lack of "regular" sounds.
Very sime to use i would give it that upon opening the box i was able to midi it up and sift thru the sounds
quality was well put togther as with any e-mu machine
Sound quality was excellent as any rack sunth should be. Although at times i would have issues with the sound due to midi
I love it but only for a short time i sued the hell out of it and now im actually looking for a buyer i found some of the sounds somewhat limited and i was upset with it for a lack of key sounds....any buyers i have had it since its inception
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: freesparkx ( 6-, 2005)