Building on the success of its Phatty synth family, Moog Music is introducing a new 25-key 31-knob analog synthesiser called the Sub Phatty.
Here is another new Moog product that I am sure will become a classic – The Moog Minitaur Monophonic Analogue Bass Synth. This already has a reputation of being a very powerful analogue synth, inspired by the famous Taurus1 and Taurus 3 pedals but is the first in the Taurus family that does not have foot pedals (although you can connect an expression pedal to the CV inputs). It has been primarily designed for Bass, but is really a true 100% audio path Analogue Synth capable of so much more. This Subwoofer’s dream looks as if you can do some serious tweaking and speaker-shaking on this. So I need to get it out of the box.
Moog has announced the 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager with a 24 Karat gold dipped chassis among other features. There’s only going to be 31 made for the whole world and one will be given away. Here’s what Moog say:
“We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our exceptional customers for allowing our small company to thrive while staying true to our ideals. To show our gratitude all registered Minimoog Voyager owners will receive a small gift for joining us on our ten year voyage. And…one very lucky Moog enthusiast will win the gift of a lifetime, the 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager–created with the finest materials, it stands as a testament to American craftsmanship. Thirty proud owners, one lucky winner.”
INTRODUCING THE MOOG SLIM PHATTY
Are you up for some analog synth sounds – I mean 100% analog? Well I have got my hands on the Moog Slim Phatty which is a single voice 100% Analog subtractive synthesizer. In terms of big names in synthesizers, you do not get any bigger than Moog.
As you probably know, the very last thing Bob Moog worked on was the Little Phatty Synth. Whilst it still had that old Moog classic sound, it had some up to date additions, one of which being USB connectivity. The Legacy he left behind in Synth design has led to the release of a smaller rack-mounted synth module aptly named the Moog Slim Phatty. I am surprised the word ‘Boy’ wasn’t in there somewhere.
The Minimoog Sofa
Here is something a bit note-worthy – the Minimoog Sofa. They tell me it is nice to play on – it looks touch sensitive and has a good action but it is designed for you to make many bum-notes. I could go on but I am sure you get the picture. These are designed by Woouf who make a range of fun foam items including amplifiers and burgers.
Well sadly it is the last day of Namm 2011 today and we have a seen such an assortment of products to capture the world. Many of us are awaiting delivery dates and pricing and some of us just can’t wait to get our hands on these delights. In the meantime for those of you who haven’t seen these yet, here are a few more to wet the appetite.
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