Moog Music has announced that it has won an Outstanding Technical Achievement award from the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Foundation in recognition of its Slim Phatty analog synthesizer, launched in 2011. Mike Adams, CEO/President; Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer and Steve Dunnington, Product Development Specialist of Moog Music were all on hand to accept the award during a special recognition ceremony held at the 2012 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA on Friday evening.
“It is an honor to be recognized with an Outstanding Technical Achievement award by the TEC Foundation,” commented Mike Adams. “The Slim Phatty is an enormously flexible and expressive instrument and is of course a direct descendant of the Iconic Minimoog Model D.”
Massive Moog Sound in a Small Package
Based on the powerful Little Phatty sound engine, the Slim Phatty features the classic Moog Ladder Filter, the touchstone of analog sound design. In addition to shaping the sound of its on-board oscillators, the Slim Phatty’s filter is a valuable production tool that can be used to process external audio, or to sweeten a variety of audio sources with everything from smooth analog warmth through wet, resonant filter sweeps.The Slim Phatty’s convenient size makes it an ideal voice expander for existing gear, with two oscillators of massive Moog sound that are always just a MIDI cable away. A new Tuning Scale feature and editor allows easy exploration of alternate scales and tunings. Microtonal, just intonation, quarter-tone, world music scales and more make the Slim Phatty suitable for international travel.
In addition to the world of MIDI and USB gear, the Slim Phatty’s Control Voltage inputs give it unlimited realms of expression and sound design possibilities. “Modular synth” style patching with Moogerfooger effects processors, the CP-251 Control Voltage Processor and other Moog synths creates soundscapes previously available only on large modular systems. Connecting to the Etherwave Plus Control Voltage Theremin adds unique and intuitive new modes of expression.