Moog - Sub Phatty (NOS)

  • $799.00

Manufacturer Description:

Moog Music is proud to introduce the Sub Phatty analog synthesizer, a 25
full-size key, 31 knob production instrument that melds the soul and
functionality of vintage analog synthesizers with new and unique sound
design tools. Building on the tradition of Moog’s highly successful
Phatty family, the Sub Phatty grinds and screams with a uniquely
aggressive voice — making it the new standard for synth bass, analog
percussion, and a wide range of sound design applications.

The engineers at Moog Music have reimagined the Sub Phatty’s sound
engine. The instrument features two variable waveshape oscillators that
perform with extreme clarity and accuracy while requiring almost no
warm-up time. Users can simply power up, dial in settings, and put their
fingers to work on the keys to summon crisp and detailed waveforms with
vibrant sound that brims with high-frequency harmonic content, yet
stays true to the rich sonic density that has become synonymous with
Moog synthesizers.

“We set out to design the grittiest Moog synth ever, one that still
offers all of the great sound and flexibility that Moog synthesizers are
known for, but that also really has teeth,” said Mike Adams, President
of Moog Music. “One of the great advantages of the Sub Phatty is its
ability to conjure aggressive sounds that cut through a dance mix, stand
out on-stage, or burn up the studio. We think that everyone from
producers and sound designers to DJs and synthesists will have a blast
using it.”

The Sub Phatty’s filter includes the transformative new Multidrive
circuit, a unique combination of OTA distortion and FET drive, which
serves as the sparkplug in the instrument’s powerful sound. At low
settings, Multidrive adds warmth and width; when pushed, it delivers a
screaming snarl that is highly reactive to resonance, waveshape, and
oscillator level.

Users can access a total of 16 definable presets via the 4x4 preset
matrix on the Sub Phatty’s front panel. This matrix also doubles as a
control panel for the instrument’s subcutaneous nerve center — users can
select filter poles, set pitch bend amounts, toggle between legato
glide modes, and more. These functions can also be accessed via the
included Sub Phatty standalone/plugin editor.

The configuration of the Sub Phatty’s mixer section allows users to
easily determine, at any given moment, which sources overdrive the
filter and which simply pass through it. The mixer section further hosts
controls for a square wave sub oscillator; those operating the Sub
Phatty can utilize this tool as a third oscillator for added depth, or
to craft their own customized incarnations of monstrous Moog bass. Also
in the mixer section is a noise generator voiced to deliver rich, punchy
low-frequency content, designed for analog percussion and sound

In honor of the Sub Phatty’s release experimental multi-genre music
producer, Flying Lotus, and Adult Swim veteran, Adam Fuchs collaborated
on a psychedelic short animation called Moog Sub Phatty: New Machine For
Living. Flying Lotus’s original score was made primarily with the Sub
Phatty synthesizer and dynamically shows off its bold sound.