Slim Phatty

TEC

Moog Music is incredibly honored that The Slim Phatty received the TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement - Musical Instrument - Technology/Hardware.

Based on the powerful Little Phatty sound engine, the Slim Phatty is the latest descendant of the iconic Minimoog Model D and features the classic Moog Ladder Filter, the touchstone of analog sound design.

In addition to shaping the sound of its on-board oscillators, the Slim Phatty's filter is a valuable production tool that can be used to process external audio, sweetening your favorite audio source with everything from smooth analog warmth through wet, resonant filter sweeps.

The Slim Phatty's convenient size makes it an ideal voice expander for your existing gear, with two oscillators of massive Moog sound that are always just a MIDI cable away. A new Tuning Scale feature and editor allows easy exploration of alternate scales and tunings. Microtonal, just intonation, quarter-tone, world music scales and more make the Slim Phatty an international traveler. Good thing it has a universal power supply!

In addition to the world of MIDI and USB gear, the Slim Phatty's Control Voltage inputs give it unlimited realms of expression and sound design possibilities. "Modular synth" style patching with Moogerfooger effects processors, the CP-251 Control Voltage Processor and other Moog synths (even The Moog Guitar!) creates soundscapes previously available only on large modular systems. Connecting to the Etherwave Plus Control Voltage Theremin or the MP-201 Multi-Pedal adds unique and intuitive new modes of expression.

Performance Features
Arpeggiator: synchronize to internal clock, LFO or external clock
MIDI Clock Sync: synchronize arpeggiator and LFO tempos to external synths, drum machines, software and more.
Tap Tempo: synchronize arpegiator and LFO to live music.
Pot Mapping: reprogram panel knobs to control any Slim Phatty parameter.

Sound Engine
Monophonic, 100% Analog signal path

Oscillators - 2 ultra-stable analog VCOs.
Oscillator parameters:
Osc. 1 Octave: 16', 8', 4', 2'
Osc. 1 Wave: Continuously variable from triangle through saw and square to narrow pulse.
Osc. 1 Level
Glide Rate
Osc. 1 to 2 Sync On/Off
Osc. 2 Frequency
Osc. 2 Octave: 16', 8', 4', 2'
Osc. 2 Wave: Continuously variable from triangle through saw and square to narrow pulse.
Osc. 2 Level
Fine Tune (Global)
Octave Up/Down (Global)


Filter - Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter: 24 dB /Oct Moog Ladder filter with overload.
Filter parameters:
Cutoff
Resonance
Kb. Control Amount
Filter Env. Amount
Overload

Envelope Generators - 2 ADSR EGRs assigned to filter cutoff frequency and volume.
EGR parameters:
Attack
Decay
Sustain
Release


Modulation Parameters
LFO Rate
Mod Source: LFO triangle, LFO square, LFO sawtooth, LFO ramp, Filt. EGR or Sample and Hold, and Osc. 2 or Noise
Mod Amount: amount of modulation w/ the mod wheel all the way forward
Mod Destination: Pitch, Osc. 2, Filter, Wave


I/O
AC In
Power On/Off
Audio Out
Ext. Audio In: accepts +4dBu line level signal
Pitch CV In
Filter CV In
Volume CV In
Keyboard Gate In
MIDI In
MIDI Out
MIDI Thru
USB: MIDI-over-USB
Headphone Out

Options
Rack Mount Adaptor
Wooden Side Panels

Power
100-250VAC, 50-60 Hz

Dimensions
17"W x 4 9/16"H x 5 5/16"D

Weight
5.75 Lbs

Slim Phatty Audio

White Slim Phatty Preset Samples

Category Name Added Format Description Download Link
Software Phatty Tuner - Alternate Scales Editor for Mac 2011-04-22 ZIP

For decades, Moog instruments have been used by adventurous musicians to map the sonic universe. Now they can be used to explore the more exotic reaches of our own planet. With Moog's Phatty Tuner software, musicians can retune each note of the octave and compose in scales once available only to players of hard-to-find world instruments. Indian, Chinese and Turkish scales are now easily accessible along with Meantone, Pythagorean, Just and other historic and experimental temperaments.

phatty_tuner_mac(2).zip
Software Phatty Tuner - Alternate Scales Editor for PC 2011-04-22 ZIP

For decades, Moog instruments have been used by adventurous musicians to map the sonic universe. Now they can be used to explore the more exotic reaches of our own planet. With Moog's Phatty Tuner software, musicians can retune each note of the octave and compose in scales once available only to players of hard-to-find world instruments. Indian, Chinese and Turkish scales are now easily accessible along with Meantone, Pythagorean, Just and other historic and experimental temperaments.

phatty_tuner_win.zip
Software Slim Phatty OS 3.03 for Windows 2011-04-22 ZIP

Slim Phatty OS 3.03 adds enhancements to the arpeggiator, including sending MIDI Clock and the ability to switch on or off the sending of MIDI note data. It also includes 14 bit MIDI implementation and improved MIDI volume CC handling.

sp_v3_03_win.zip
Software Slim Phatty OS 3.03 for Macintosh 2011-04-22 ZIP

Slim Phatty OS 3.03 adds enhancements to the arpeggiator, including sending MIDI Clock and the ability to switch on or off the sending of MIDI note data. It also includes 14 bit MIDI implementation and improved MIDI volume CC handling.

sp_v3_03_mac.zip
Manual Slim Phatty User Manual 2011-06-14 PDF

Slim Phatty User Manual

slim_phatty_users_manual.pdf
Software Phatty Firmware v3.12 - Slim Phatty - Mac 2011-06-20 ZIP Slim_Phatty_v3_12_Update_OSX.zip
Software Phatty Firmware v3.12 - Slim Phatty - PC 2011-06-20 ZIP Slim_Phatty_v3_12_Update_WIN.zip
Preset White Phatty Presets 2013-03-25 ZIP White_Slim_Presets_2012.zip
Preset Tribute Edition Presets 2013-03-25 ZIP Tribute_Edition_Presets.zip
Preset Little Phatty Stage I Presets 2013-03-25 ZIP LP_Stage_1_Presets.zip
Preset Slim Phatty Factory Presets 2013-03-25 ZIP Slim_Phatty_Factory_Presets.zip
Software Slim Phatty Firmware v3.2 2014-02-26 ZIP

Firmware v3.2 For Slim Phatty

SlimSystem_v3_21_Update.zip
Software White Slim Phatty Artist Presets 2014-10-30 ZIP

Presets designed by Electronic Music duo Phil Hartnoll and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital, Engineer/Producer Chad Hugo of N.E.R.D., and DJ/Sound Designer Dom Kane.

White_Slim_Presets_2012.zip
INTRODUCING THE SLIM PHATTY
See video
Phatty Tuner Alternate Scales Editor
See video
Polyphonic Slim Phatty Chain
See video
How to Set Up the Slim Phatty Poly Chain
See video
Electro Portmanteau
See video
Phatty Firmware Update OS v3.1
See video
Jordan Rudess Meets The Slim Phatty Poly Chain
See video
Ira Wolf Tuton meets the Slim Phatty
See video
Slim Phatty Review on Sonic State

 

The Moog Slim Phatty – also known as the Moooooog Slim Phatty – gets the usual thorough review and workout from Sonic State in this video.

The Moog Slim Phatty is the entry-level Moog. At about $800, it’s the most affordable Moog synth and it offers a solid package and a lot of bang for the buck.

See Sonic State for more of their thoughts.

Slim Phatty Review in Playmusic Pickup Magazine

"If you use classic synthesis of any kind, I really can't recommend the Moog Slim Phatty highly enough.  Quite simply, it's a ton of fun and for roughly the equivalent of three or four high quality plug-ins you can now have a genuine hardware Moog!  When I first took delivery of the Slim Phatty I was expecting a nostalgic and fun trip down memory lane but believe me there is a difference.  When it comes to giving the Slim Phatty back, Moog may just have to pry it from my cold dead hands!"

Music Technology Magazine: Slim Phatty Review

"A superbly built, great-sounding synth in the Moog tradition with a depth of subtractive synthesis that's much more sophisticated than the size of the control surface initially suggests."

This review is a PDF file.

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