Responding to the massive popularity of the Little Phatty Tribute Edition, Moog Music has announced a production model and will unveil the new synth at Winter NAMM. The Little Phatty Stage Edition has the same features and sound engine, designed by Moog founder and inventor, Bob Moog, and also boasts improved software and a unique auto-calibration feature. And for those excited about the lower cost Tribute, the new Stage model tantalizes even further with a retail price of $1,375. The Little Phatty Stage Edition will begin shipping in February 2007.
Not settling for vintage synth dominance, Moog continues to innovate and fuse uncompromising sound quality and craftsmanship with new technology. The Little Phatty Stage Edition puts the performer in control of a 100% analog signal path with Real Analog Control (RAC™), two ultra stable Voltage Controlled Oscillators and one Voltage Controlled Filter among other versatile features like CV inputs, KB gate and full MIDI in/out control.
The Stage Edition has updated software, which includes auto calibration and an auto tune function that ensures the instrument is tuned perfectly whether it's in a cool studio or under hot stage lighting. The software update also includes an asymmetric pitch wheel as well as arbitrary pot mapping that allows the user to assign knobs to perform different functions. Owners of the Tribute Edition will be able to download the updated software package free from the Moog Music Web site.
The Little Phatty is aesthetically pleasing both aurally and visually. A striking design makes it one of the coolest looking synths on the planet. The Stage Edition departs from a traditional wood cabinet and is cradled instead by sleek, charcoal-colored rubberized side panels. Making its first public appearance at Winter NAMM (booth #6014), the Little Phatty Stage Edition is sure to turn heads.