2011 NAMM Show: Moog Music is making microtuning mainstream, introducing the Phatty Tuner Alternate Scales Editor, a free download that lets owners of the Slim Phatty and Little Phatty retune the notes of the scale.
Indian, Chinese and Turkish scales are now easily accessible on Moog’s entry-level synths, along with Meantone, Pythagorean, Just and other historic and experimental temperaments.
Tuning data is editable and is displayed as a ratio, frequency and in cents. Scala files can be imported and exported for use with other tuning software. An unlimited number of tunings can be saved on your computer and the synthesizer’s hardware can store up to thirty-two different tunings.
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Chris Rosser takes us on a sonic world tour with the Slim Phatty and Little Phatty. 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.