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Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:54 am
by Kidney05
redchapterjubilee wrote:
Kidney05 wrote:haha i'm not made of money where i can just go pick them up, but it's just always been my dream to get a moog at some point, and a prophet at another, and maybe a jupiter 8. i might have to go for a moog first though since i have a micron and a 106. 800 seems steep though, even for an xmas gift.
OK, so you've got a Micron and a 106. Honestly, your polyphonic synth scenario is taken care of. Those two work really well together. If money is an issue, then pick up a Mopho. You can buy them used for $250 now. It's a surprisingly useful little box. Sequencer, filter box, monosynth, etc.
didn't realize they could be had for so cheap. awesome. you think the mopho module sounds that great? it's hard to tell with videos.

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:54 am
by colorbars
dsi stuff is great well worth it

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:09 am
by redchapterjubilee
Kidney05 wrote:didn't realize they could be had for so cheap. awesome. you think the mopho module sounds that great? it's hard to tell with videos.
I bought a Mopho about two months after it came out. Loved it. I'd owned an Evolver before but did not like it at all. The Evolver is deep and is very easy to make incredibly complex craziness with it. But it's analog-esque sweet spot is more difficult to find. The Mopho is much easier to dial in what I consider to be the bread and butter analog monosynth sort of sounds. The interface will kill you if it's the first subtractive synth you've owned, but since you;ve got a 106, which I think along with the Moog MG-1 is one of the easiest analog synths to program, you will have at least some grasp of what to do with a Mopho. It is not as bandwidth hungry as a Moog in the low-end. I found the Mopho wanting for the twangy deep Moog bass, but I actually prefer the DSI open saws lead to the Little Phatty's. The LP's square and triangle kills the Mophos, and if you get the filter in motion...well, the Moog filter is superior to my ears. That said, I don't always want that sound. DSI allows me to have something different in a really affordable and reliable package. Not to mention the onboard sequencer and the pleasure of playing without a keyboard. I ste up a fantastic patch that allowed me to pretend the Mopho was like one of those cheap oscillator boxes people build at home and sell on Ebay. I loved that little yellow box so much that the idea of four of those stacked into a black box was too good to pass up. Two months back I upgraded to a Tetra. I don't understand the lack of DSI visibility in the world at large. All the synth forums nerds like us know DSI, but I rarely ever encounter anyone in the "wild" who plays DSI stuff. I see lots of Moog vintage and modern, but I have never been to a lower level show with anyone playing a Prophet 08 or an Evolver. Lots of Little Phattys though.

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:04 am
by kuroichi
redchapterjubilee wrote:I don't understand the lack of DSI visibility in the world at large. All the synth forums nerds like us know DSI, but I rarely ever encounter anyone in the "wild" who plays DSI stuff. I see lots of Moog vintage and modern, but I have never been to a lower level show with anyone playing a Prophet 08 or an Evolver. Lots of Little Phattys though.
I think part of that might be that most people just go off the name Moog. In general the name is quite well known amongst non synth people.

A lot of the non synth music industry people Ive met seem to have the tendancy to think Moog are the epitome of synths.

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:34 pm
by Sir Nose
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Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:50 am
by theglyph
kuroichi wrote:In general the name is quite well known amongst non synth people.
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I'm just being silly but Moog is very well known as a control engineering company outside of the synth/music world! They make amazing products in their field as well as Dr. Moog's gear has been made in the synth world!

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:26 am
by kuroichi
theglyph wrote:
kuroichi wrote:In general the name is quite well known amongst non synth people.
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I'm just being silly but Moog is very well known as a control engineering company outside of the synth/music world! They make amazing products in their field as well as Dr. Moog's gear has been made in the synth world!
I came quite close to putting something similar up myself.... :D

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:48 pm
by Sir Nose
And the autoparts Moog is related to Dr. Bob Moog (Dad's cousin or something).

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:18 pm
by anoteoftruth
Phollop Willing PA wrote:Doesn't the UK price have all the taxes added in? In Canada you're expected to add at least 15% in taxes and I assume it's the same for the US, that you add tax on top where as in the UK, you don't? Is that the case?

umm.. "at least" 15%? I think your exagerating. I am from Nova Scotia, it was at 15% before.. not sure for certain but I thought it was down to 14% now? And that is the highest in the country I believe.. moved to Alberta and it's only 5% here.

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:26 pm
by anoteoftruth
Phollop Willing PA wrote:

I like it and would buy it if I didn't have a voyager. I think it's going to be widely popular.

I have a Voyager and LP, and I'm still going to buy 2 of them to create a 4 voice moog.. when I can get them used for 5-600$ which in my mind is inevitable, when I can go on Ebay right now and get a LP for 750$.

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:59 am
by nadafarms
the little amount of info I can find is that polychain is kind of crappy on these new moogs and that there are a lot of midi glitches and stuck notes, which would make sense since MOOG DOESN'T MAKE ANY DEMOS OF POLYCHAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

So I've given up on ever thinking of trying to polychain these things and probably won't be buying one unless there is a real solid PROVEN ability to poly chain effectively and write patches and edit on 4 synths at once. :(

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:53 am
by Stab Frenzy
nadafarms wrote:the little amount of info I can find is that polychain is kind of crappy on these new moogs and that there are a lot of midi glitches and stuck notes, which would make sense since MOOG DOESN'T MAKE ANY DEMOS OF POLYCHAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

So I've given up on ever thinking of trying to polychain these things and probably won't be buying one unless there is a real solid PROVEN ability to poly chain effectively and write patches and edit on 4 synths at once. :(
Cry me a river.

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:37 am
by sequentialsoftshock
Stab Frenzy wrote:Cry me a river.
What's with all the personal offense? I mean, sure complaints get annoying, but literally being upset and making a remark every time??

I can see where the guy is coming from, if it's advertised as having polychain ability, there's no reason for it to not work. Sure, maybe patches and midid glitches are acceptable, but actual stuck notes when playing chords is ridiculous when it is an advertised feature.

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:56 am
by Sir Ruff
sequentialsoftshock wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:Cry me a river.
What's with all the personal offense?
erm, because it's nadafarms...

Re: Slim Phatty

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:04 am
by Stab Frenzy
Sir Ruff wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:Cry me a river.
What's with all the personal offense?
erm, because it's nadafarms...
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