Two new instruments from Moog have got Stuff making our own 70s sci-fi sound effects and ambient masterpieces. The Little Phatty II (£900) is the update to Moog’s small but mighty analogue synth adding MIDI over USB, MIDI Clock Sync, an Arpeggiator, Tap Tempo and a swish black paint job to the original. The Little Phatty II’s great range of moody basses and teeth rattling sweeps can, of course, be replicated by many a cheaper PC plug-in. But for the purists, there’s nothing to beat a bit of live knob tweaking on stage. In other Moog news, we had a play with the much anticipated new Moog guitar last week. Thankfully not going down the path of 80s style synth guitars, it’s a top of the range guitar body fitted with Moog circuitry. The high power pickups can give the strings infinite sustain (think an E-bow but cleaner), selectively mute the strings or mute altogether for a more banjo meets metal chug sound (cooler than it sounds). There’s an amazing range of other-worldly sounds available and a couple of Moog filters thrown in for some autowah type effects. It can also be used as a normal electric guitar but where’s the fun in that?Check back soon for a hands on video with the Moog guitar plus a special feature in Stuff magazine.
Moog-sic to our ears.
Two new instruments from Moog have got Stuff making our own 70s sci-fi sound effects and ambient masterpieces. The Little Phatty II (£900) is th