Moog Slim Phatty Discontinued

moog-slimphattyThis morning, Moog Music announced the discontinuation of their Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer: a tabletop, “poly-chainable ideation” of the Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer.

Moog will continue to build the Slim Phatty in limited quantities at the Moog Music factory in Asheville, NC,  while parts and materials remain.

When it was first released, in 2011, Nick at Sonic State produced this overview/review of the Slim Phatty:

Moog still has plans for several free patch libraries for the Slim Phatty. Moog has collaborated with several artists to create a series of preset packs for the Slim Phatty. They will be released over the next two months and will be free for registered Slim Phatty owners.

For more information, or to purchase one of the remaining Slim Phatty synths ($849 US), see the Moog Music website.

18 thoughts on “Moog Slim Phatty Discontinued

  1. With NAMM announcements two months away, it looks like they are clearing out the old to make room for the new.

    Too bad for the Slim Phatty – but I’m more interested in what they are introducing! Especially since they highlighted the poly-chain feature in the announcement.

    Is a Poly Phatty too much to hope for?

  2. Mine’s a keeper. I had to make the decision between the Slim and the Sub and after hearing both it was a no-brainer for me. Despite having some warm up time I find the tone perfect, more delicate and alive with a grungier saturation if you need it. The interface is also excellent, despite the few knobs. The LED rings and “tracking” mode is genius. It’s also the only way to have a proper Moog sound in a very compact form factor that works well on desktop (no, the Minitaur does not count, it’s fantastic but the note scale is limited to bass). I say snatch one if you can find it at a good price.

  3. As much as I like the sound of it, its knobs really suck badly. Fiddly and flimsy and not at all a nice „potentiometer“ experience. Yes, I know, it’s basically just data entry knobs, but they just never felt right to me.
    Anyway, I also suspect some Sub37 (or variation thereof) to be coming soon…

  4. The Sub 37 is the future for now over in Asheville. It is wickedly awesome. Only had one two days, and am blown away. There will not be a rack/tabletop version at the upcoming show. Way too early.

  5. If I had to have one I would still rather have a purple Slim, just for the look of it. Even though it’s more magenta than purple, even though purple is what everyone else calls it. Musicians know chords and scales; you need an artist to clarify the Pantone color series.

  6. I always liked the SP sound, but for chaining they really should have gone a step further and also done a 1U version, deleting the LCD and most of the knobs and buttons (those RAC pots can’t be terribly cheap). Then one could buy a single SP or LP as a controller and use a rack of slaves to add polyphony at a substantially reduced cost.

  7. I only have great memories of my slim phatty, what a great sounding little beast and very fun to use. I sold it when I got a Voyager, but I still miss the Slim’s rubbery liquid tones, I think the filter on it is miles better than the Voyager

  8. I actually like the visual dials on the phatty vs. the sub 37 – with all the dials on the 37, sometimes I get lost as to what I was tweaking, and I have to look around for it to remember what I just did.

    If you have a Phatty, send it in for the sonic tune-up and version upgrade. I did and can’t wait to get it back and pair it up with my new Sub 37 Tribute.

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