Old-school 100% analog signal path with modern USB/MIDI smarts.
The Moog Little Phatty Stage II is a keyboard synthesizer that puts you in control of a 100% analog signal path. Like the Stage and Tribute Edition before it, Little Phatty Sta...
From a March 2008 interview on Beatport. Wolfgang is asked, "What do you feel are the strengths of each synth in your arsenal?" He replies: "The Little Phatty is by far my favorite. I wanted the Voyager but the only one they had at Guitar Center that day was the LP and I was in buy-it-now mode, so this is what I got! (laughs) The sound that comes out of this thing is so unbelievably thick and fat. The bass pierces through the mix and sits right out in front. It is a very basic synth in essence, with not a lot of capabilities, but I think that’s one reason I like it. It’s a synth you can just turn on and start playing and it sounds good right off the bat." Original interview [here](http://news.beatport.com/producer-interview-wolfgang-gartner-part-2/).more
S: Powers of Ten is your homage to Bob Moog. What does Moog mean to you, in relation to the album and how important has his products been to you and your musical journey? If you had to sum up your favourite thing about a Moog synth, what would it be? SB: Bob Moog was the inventor of some the most exciting and powerful synth engines ever built - the minimoog and the moog modular - and has always been one of my heroes. When I was a little boy of 4 years I started playing on those machines as my father owned a unbelievable collection of analogue gear those days. The warm sound of a moog just touched me so much, I can´t help it, I grew up with that. The favourite thing about a moog is the very unique warmth and pressure of its sound engines. It’s totally different from any other synth, it´s just more alive, it´s more powerful, it’s breathing, it has soul. Most of the basslines on the album weren’t even equalised much or edited dynamics-wise. The sub37 just did a great job, it’s one of the best moogs ever built.more
Moog .. what else to say? ;) I use it when I want a very warm and phat analog sound. Quick to program and guaranteed result.
"We try to play what we can live. We have guitar, vocals, a DSI Prophet synth and a Moog Little Phatty on stage. A lot of the sounds in the songs is really hard to recreate on a live instrument so we run a lot of things through Ableton Live as well." Original interview from May 2013 can be found [here](http://stoneyroads.com/2013/05/lemaitre).more
In an [article from *beatportal*](http://news.beatport.com/benny-benassis-righthand-man-cousin-alle-benassi-on-the-ghost-writing-phenomenon/), Alle is asked what's currently used in his studio, he responds, "The core of the studio is a [Mac Pro](https://equipboard.com/items/apple-mac-pro) with [Logic](https://equipboard.com/items/apple-logic-pro-x) and a [Protools HD II](https://equipboard.com/items/avid-pro-tools-hd-2) system with a couple of [Digidesign 96](https://equipboard.com/items/digidesign-96-i-o-analog-digital-converter) interfaces connected to some analog and virtual-analog stuff, such as a Moog Little Phatty, [Voyager](https://equipboard.com/items/moog-minimoog-voyager), [Nord Lead 2x](https://equipboard.com/items/nord-lead-2x-rack), [Virus TI](https://equipboard.com/items/access-virus-ti-desktop-synthesizer), [Yamaha CS1x](https://equipboard.com/items/yamaha-cs1x-control-synthesizer), [Sherman Filterbank](https://equipboard.com/items/sherman-filterbank), and so on. There are also lots of virtual instruments, and then to monitor we use a [TL Audio Fat Track](https://equipboard.com/items/tl-audio-fat-track) and a couple of [ADAM S3As](https://equipboard.com/items/adam-s3a-active-monitors)."more
Old-school 100% analog signal path with modern USB/MIDI smarts.
The Moog Little Phatty Stage II is a keyboard synthesizer that puts you in control of a 100% analog signal path. Like the Stage and Tribute Edition before it, Little Phatty Stage II synth has 2 ultra-stable Voltage Controlled Oscillators, and a Voltage Controlled Filter. Other versatile features include an external audio input, CV and KB gate inputs, and a full MIDI controller. Additionally, the Stage II keyboard boasts great new features including; MIDI over USB, MIDI Clock Sync, an arpeggiator, Tap Tempo, and a stylish new black finish.
The addition of MIDI over USB makes this performance and sound sculpting tool even more powerful. Combined with its warm analog sound, ability to process external audio and its intuitive performance, sound design and control features, the Stage II makes a great addition to any rig”rom full-on analog, to a laptop/softsynth setup. You can also connect the Stage II directly to a computer running the Little Phatty Editor/Librarian.
MIDI Clock Sync allows you to synchronize the LFO and arpeggiator rate to the tempo of your MIDI sequencer, drum machine, or software. Sample and hold, triangle, square, sawtooth, and ramp wave modulations can now be perfectly timed with your rhythm tracks and the arpeggiator.
The arpeggiator is a great new performance feature with applications for musicians in all genres. Its wide variety of uses is sure to find a place in any style, and, of course it also syncs to MIDI clock. Tap Tempo brings LFO and arpeggiator tempo sync functionality to situations in which there is no MIDI clock.
The distinctive new black finish is a real eye-catcher that emphasizes the unique nature of the Little Phatty Stage II.
Turn your little phatty on, and brace yourself for impact. There is a fat tone on this synth that simply needs no EQ, and will quickly become your go-to synth for the foundational basslines and mix cutting leads you've dreamed about. The little phatty is an icon for analog warmth, heavy sounds, and signature modulations. A digitally controlled, fully analog signal path with a software librarian for massive instant patch recall capabilities... Yes, this synth beyond meets modern producer needs, and provides you with the proper sound for crushing any speaker.
Dirtiest synth I ever tried. I've got it when I wanted a subphatty with an arpeggio. Apperantely it was discontinued so I bought it used so it has some glitching issues and is sometimes not that reliable. Pretty hard to control when you want a tight arpeggio rhythm (might be because it's pretty old) and it doesn't sound clear at all. Best use for cutting through basslines and definitely doesn't sound little at all haha. Sounds even better through a Fender blues deluxe!