Moog plans to build a limited quantity of units at their North Carolina factory “while parts and materials last,” which is expected to be two months at most.
The Little Phatty was released in 2006 as a tribute Dr. Bob Moog. It was the first Moog synthesizer designed by Moog Music’s Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance. Over the course of its seven-year run, the Little Phatty has gone through three incarnations: The Tribute, Stage I, and Stage II; and it has been used by Rush, Jack White, Queens of The Stone Age, No Doubt, Bernie Worrell and others.
In conjunction with the announcement, Moog Music released a short documentary that looks at the Making of the Little Phatty, and explains why the ‘Phat knob’ had to be cut:
The lineage of the “Phatty family” of synths lives on through newer instruments, including the Sub Phatty analog synthesizer and the Slim Phatty desktop synthesizer. More information on the Phatty class of analog synthesizers is available on the Moog Music website.
One More Thing
As a thank you to existing Little Phatty owners, Moog Music is offering a free Little Phatty Gig Bag (an $80 value) with the purchase of the Little Phatty CV Output Modification. The modification adds one gate and four CV outputs to the Little Phatty. Moog Music is also offering a free percussion and legacy preset pack for Phatty owners available.
What do you think of Moog’s discontinuing of the Moog Little Phatty? And does it have ‘the worst synthesizer name in history’?