Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

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Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by Z-one » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:50 am

Would Moog consider releasing a desktop version of the Sub Phatty (a 'Slim Sub') ?

As a gigging musician I have no use of a 2 octave keyboard, it's too narrow to play a bass or a lead and it's too cumbersome to sit conveniently on the panel of another synth used as a master keyboard.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by Portamental » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:38 pm

I never understood the 2 octaves thing. A rack is another thing, desirable for many, I'll grant you that. Not a midi fan, bring me something 49+, with real pots and no firmware. I can always dream, but the OS was not a success from the sales point of view. Oh well, I moved just in time.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by Vitja » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:03 am

+1 for Slim Sub Phatty!
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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by JuanSOLO » Wed May 01, 2013 12:29 pm

I would LOVE to see a desktop version of the Sub Phatty.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by monokit » Fri May 03, 2013 11:45 am

Portamental wrote:I never understood the 2 octaves thing. A rack is another thing, desirable for many, I'll grant you that. Not a midi fan, bring me something 49+, with real pots and no firmware. I can always dream, but the OS was not a success from the sales point of view. Oh well, I moved just in time.


I actually dislike the idea of a Sub Phatty Rack, but i would like a 37 key version of it. ;)

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by stiiiiiiive » Fri May 03, 2013 3:32 pm

monokit wrote:i would like a 37 key version of it. ;)

Ditto.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by Portamental » Fri May 03, 2013 4:30 pm

^ That would kill the Little Phatty.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by Christopher Winkels » Sat May 04, 2013 7:04 am

I'd love a desktop version. I've too many keyboards already.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by Christopher Winkels » Sat May 04, 2013 7:22 am

Then again, I just saw how many of the "hidden" functions require keys to change programming. Though I'd imagine that could all be done with a remote MIDI keyboard too.

But yeah, it is screaming out for something a bit more luxurious than a mere two octaves. I control my Minibrute all the time with the five octaves of a DX7 and it just feels so much more fluid to not have to hit the octave switches constantly.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by anselmi » Sun May 05, 2013 4:03 am

c´mon guys, give Moog Music a break so they could focus in what we REALLY want: the poly-phatty! :mrgreen:

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by monokit » Sun May 05, 2013 4:46 am

If Moog won´t do it...i am sure Korg will do something...rumours say that Arturia has something more analog up their sleeve also for 2014...

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by stiiiiiiive » Sun May 05, 2013 6:03 am

On a french forum, Yves Yusson and Artusira declared a while ago that a "bigger" version of the Minibrute was though about.
However "bigger" meant "with more keys" rather than "with more voices" IIRC. But let's see :)

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by anselmi » Sun May 05, 2013 10:59 am

monokit wrote:If Moog won´t do it...i am sure Korg will do something...rumours say that Arturia has something more analog up their sleeve also for 2014...

indeed...they´re getting very deep into analog products development
although I love the polysix and mono/poly I´d love to see them create something new with the classic analog korg sound but not just a re-edition...I think the volca series is a step in the right direction but also a more featured and "serious" product would be great in both polysynth and groovebox formats

stiiiiiiive wrote:On a french forum, Yves Yusson and Artusira declared a while ago that a "bigger" version of the Minibrute was though about.
However "bigger" meant "with more keys" rather than "with more voices" IIRC. But let's see :)


oh, great news! I would be very dissapointed if them release a minibrute with just a bigger keyboard and some other minor change instead of 4 voice polyphony or something

Moog, korg and Arturia got the opportunity to join DSI in the polysynth side of the market and give us alternatives to the prophet and mopho range (that I found bad-sounding and unappealing...very personal and subjetive, others could disagree)

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by monokit » Sun May 05, 2013 3:19 pm

DSI Synths are great sounding! But not for bass sounds. For that the Mophos and Prophets simply have no balls at all.

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Re: Desktop version of the Sub Phatty?

Post by Box » Sun May 05, 2013 7:14 pm

They could call it the 12" Sub. :P 25 keys is kind of limiting, even for mono lead and bass work. Octave shift keys won't do me much good if I want to bounce between notes in a 3 octave range in rapid succession. Then again, it's not like I don't have other boards for that. Some larger keyboards it'd fit on top of. The Akai AX-73 comes to mind at the moment.

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