- Sight & Sound
January 26th, 2012
Powerful Descendant of the Iconic Minimoog Model D is Recognized as Best in Musical Equipment Technology / Hardware Category
ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 25, 2012 – Moog Music has announced that it has won an Outstanding Technical Achievement award from the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Foundation in recognition of its Slim Phatty analog synthesizer, launched in 2011. Mike Adams, President and CEO of Moog Music, was on hand to accept the award during a special recognition ceremony held at the 2012 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA on Friday evening.
"It is an honor to be recognized with an Outstanding Technical Achievement award by the TEC Foundation,” commented Mike Adams. “The Slim Phatty is an enormously flexible and expressive instrument and is of course a direct descendant of the Iconic Minimoog Model D.”
Massive Moog Sound in a Small Package
Based on the powerful Little Phatty sound engine, the Slim Phatty 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, or to sweeten a variety of audio sources with everything from smooth analog warmth through wet, resonant filter sweeps.
The Slim Phatty's convenient size makes it an ideal voice expander for 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 suitable for international travel.
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 creates soundscapes previously available only on large modular systems. Connecting to the Etherwave Plus Control Voltage Theremin adds unique and intuitive new modes of expression.
For more information on the Slim Phatty, visit www.moogmusic.com/products/phattys/slim-phatty
About Moog Music:
Moog Music synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted in the Moog factory in downtown Asheville, N.C. Moog Music and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and Founder of Moog Music Inc.