Moog Sub Phatty Analog Synthesizer (Discontinued)

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 175+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$599
Moog Sub Phatty Analog Synthesizer

The Sub Phatty includes an all-analog signal path that showcases Moog’s Multidrive - a feature that delivers a warm and gritty effect and modern distortion.

This synthesizer also has a sub oscillator that brings out depth and thickness in bass tones, a noise generator for sculpting analog percussion and sound effects, and its Moog Ladder Filter that gives that punchy Moog sound.

Specifications

  • Keys: 25 Semi-weighted keys
  • Polyphony: Monophonic
  • Oscillator: 2 x Variable Waveshape Oscillators, 1 x Square Wave Sub Oscillator, 1 x Noise Generator
  • Filter: 1 x Moog Ladder Filter 20Hz-20Khz
  • Envelope: ADSR Filter and Ampllifier
  • LFO: 1 x Onboard LFO (.1Hz to100Hz)
  • Presets: 4 Banks, 4 Patches Per Bank
  • Effects: Multidrive
  • Additional Controllers: Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel
  • Audio Input: 1/4" TS Input
  • Audio Output: 1/4" TS Output, 1/4" TRS Headphone out
  • Other Connectivity: MIDI DIN In, Out, and MIDI over USB, CV/Gate Inputs: Filter CV, Pitch CV, Volume CV, KB Gate
  • Power: 110V AC-240V AC operation
  • Dimensions: 20.25" x 6.75" x 14.75"
  • Weight: 16 lbs

Pros

As expected from Moog, the Sub Phatty was able to impress a lot of reviewers with its solid build quality. Its intuitive layout of controls presents a dedicated knob for each feature without having the trouble of users adjusting parameters through menus. Along with maintaining its signature warm “moog” sound, its oscillator generates precise sound from thin pulse sine waves to thick sawtooth waveforms. This is ideal for creating fat bass tones and smooth leads. A lot of reviewers were amazed with it reproducing well-defined filtered attacks, especially with stab patches and lower notes. In addition to the functions seen on the panel, its editor/librarian software offers hidden parameters as well.

Cons

The lack of display might be a bit difficult for those who are new to using synthesizers.

Overall

This is a great synth if you want vintage analog bass sounds heard in 70s and 80s records. Unfortunately it's difficult to find in stores these days so you might like to see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Synthesizer Keyboards.

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