Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by Bitexion » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:57 am

Who says you can't buy one new in the future? I'm dead certain that there are Slim Phattys collecting dust in shelves of various Guitar Center-type stores all over the US and Europe.

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by Alex E » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:58 am

I feel like some sort of racked Sub Phatty/Sub 37 might be on the horizon, but who knows...
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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:08 am

Either one would need a significant reduction in knobs to make a good rack module...

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by corndogssg » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:00 pm

yup, just making way for the new rack sub 37 version is all, and probably a moog 4 voice poly may be in the works. I won't mind picking up a cheap used slim phatty to chain to my LP one day, and when they come out with something new the masses will sell their "old" phatty moogs to buy the "new" models and the world will keep spinning.

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by calaverasgrande » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:15 pm

at this point I almost feel like Moog is devolving.
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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by Kenneth » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:25 pm

calaverasgrande wrote:at this point I almost feel like Moog is devolving.
What makes you feel that way?
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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by zoomtheline » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:17 pm

I'd hate to be a synth manufacturer, constant push and pull from the public. You wouldn't know which way to go.
People badgering for remakes and others saying they need to break new ground.

They have and are doing both I feel.

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by c-level » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:48 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote: On a lighter note, doesn't this being discontinued mean it's time for VSE to start speculating on a new Moog poly?

uhhh does that ever stop?

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by zoomtheline » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:54 pm

The speculation far outweighs the result as in interest. I'm surprised at the lack of Sub37 talk once the final spec was announced. The thread was always lost pages back. I couldn't be bothered to revive it to praise the thing.

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by calaverasgrande » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:57 pm

Kenneth wrote:
calaverasgrande wrote:at this point I almost feel like Moog is devolving.
What makes you feel that way?
It just doesn't seem like they are doing anything very inspiring lately.
As far as synth interfaces it's like they stepped back a generation to less patch banks with the Subphatty. Though I guess the idea is that people want knob per function more than anything else.
I also wish they would make something with a multimode filter?
I appreciate that they are made in the USA. I know that is a can of worms but it means a lot to me, as I have been laid off due to outsourcing before.
But I need more from a synth that costs as much as a Moog. Contrast with Elektron, Dave Smith etc.
I know it's easy to say that those competitors don't have oscs or filter that sound as fat. But honestly, I am not making songs with more than one "teh phatt base" at a time.
Okay maybe I do, but that's a fight for a different day.

To be fair I am also looking at picking up a Phatty for my birthday.
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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by visceraeyes » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:17 am

This is pretty shitty.... I did get a new phatty on reverb for 600 a couple months ago though. It is new, Moog even gave me a warranty. Don't wait ppl, buy them quick.

I also wish I could buy a voyager old school.

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by Ashe37 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:15 am

visceraeyes wrote:This is pretty shitty.... I did get a new phatty on reverb for 600 a couple months ago though. It is new, Moog even gave me a warranty. Don't wait ppl, buy them quick.

I also wish I could buy a voyager old school.
Yeah, probably going to be the last monosynth i buy for awhile

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by Infinity Curve » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:46 am

Meh, owned it twice now. The 30-40 minutes of warm up time for stable tuning might be acceptable on a 30 year old synth, but not something bought new and made in recent years. Sounded great once it was warmed up, but if you just want to come home and fire everything up and jam, not so much.

Sold my first one for this reason and bought another one later when the frustration had faded from my memory- kept the 2nd one about 2 weeks before I had had enough of the waiting around to play it

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by tdack » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:00 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:I'm not trying to be rude here, but all the people saying 'I kind of planned on buying one one day' are sort of the reason that things get discontinued. I hate to state the obvious, but companies that want to stay in business keep making things while people are buying them and then stop when the buying slows down. They don't keep going because of the few that might eventually buy one down the road, that's the actions of a company heading for bankruptcy.

On a lighter note, doesn't this being discontinued mean it's time for VSE to start speculating on a new Moog poly? The reasoning being that the SP was kind of supposed to be the buy one voice at a time version of a Moog poly that you could add to over time but it didn't really end up doing that, so now they'll just do it all in one box? ;)

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Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:04 am

If your synth takes 30 minutes to stabilize, whether it is vintage OR modern... it is broken.
A Moog modular doesn't take that long to stabilize as good as it's going to.
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