A Voyager thread in the Little Phatty forum? What's up?

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A Voyager thread in the Little Phatty forum? What's up?

Post by Matt Friedman » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:30 pm

I've had my Little Phatty for a month now, and I am really impressed. I play it all the time and look for excuses to put it in a mix.

When I bought it, I had never even considered the idea of a Voyager because it was just WAY out of my price range. But I've recently come into some money and the Voyager would be within reach without breaking the bank.

So... do I even want to consider the Voyager? I really only have room for one monosynth right now -- in fact, I'll be thinning out my rig his spring -- so it would be a question of the Phatty or the Voyager.

Why would I even consider this thing? Opinions are welcomed. I post here because part of me doesn't want to lose the Phatty... But he Voyager looks -- and sounds -- so appealing.
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Post by EricK » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:38 pm

Well if you bought the Voyager and didn't like it you could always sell it and get some phatty and more foogers.

Go for it!

WHich model were you wanting?


Why don't you just keep both and try out that Moog polyphony?

Can you consider having both, one for a studio and one for gigs?

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Post by Matt Friedman » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:46 pm

I'm thinking of the Performer Edition. I'd want something with patch memory and MIDI, so the OS isn't in the running, and while I appreciate the aesthetics of the Select series, that part of it really isn't that important to me... And the extra $300 could go to something else...

... Oh, and there might be a Prophet 08 in the mix, too.
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Post by EricK » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:55 pm

Well what about it....is it the touchpad? Cause you coudl save some ach and get the RME, youd have your patch memory and could keep the phatty AND still have the polyphony.
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Post by Matt Friedman » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:57 pm

I have a spotty history with modules. I really prefer keyboards, especially for playing live.
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Post by MarkM » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:34 pm

I have both the Phatty and the Voyager. Without question, for me, the Voyager is the synth to go to first. It has become the main synth in my live playing. Why? There are so many more modulations to create per patch, and the ability to quickly go to a pot or switch on the fly makes the Voyager the most suitable synth for my music.

I think there is a difference in the sound of both synths. They both have the Moog character, but I think the Voyager has a more refined sound. That doesn't mean I don't like the Phatty. It's a great instrument, and there are times that I turn to it over the Voyager. The Phatty has several technological refinements and features over the Voyager: the pots (encoders), filter overdrive, and arp. However, for me, that doesn't outweigh what the Voyager offers.

Casting aside monetary value, if I could only have one, it would be the Voyager. I think one has to consider the kind of music and the venues the instrument would be used in.
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Post by Voltor07 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:50 pm

I, too, long for a Voyager. However I could NEVER sacrifice my LP for it. Really tough decision, one or the other. Shame you can't have both. :?
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Post by January Jaunt » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:34 am

I faced that dilemma too.

And I decided to sell my Phatty and ordered a Voyager.
It´s not here yet, but soon.

The Phatty are missed, but I would say that the Voyager is even more missed.
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Post by earsmack » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:16 am

I agree with MarkM on many points.

If you can only get one, the Voyager is probably your best choice. However, if you don't want to bring a $3K synthesizer into a smokey bar you might consider the LP.

I started out with the Voyager (Performer Edition) and had visions of playing it out but could just never bring myself to move it. So, I ultimately picked up the LP to take on the road. The Voyager stays put! For most rock/alternative/electronic/etc bands this works really well. If you're making really intricate ambient or electronic music where the Moog is a primary element you might rather have the Voyager on stage. There is a place for both of them however and they coexist nicely.
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Post by johnjay » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:19 pm

if you don't want to bring a $3K synthesizer into a smokey bar
Smokey bar? Do those things still exist. I must live a very sheltered life up here in MA.

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Post by peterkadar » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:54 am

Thank god they got rid of smoking in most public places up here in Ontario... I remember the old days...

I have a Phatty TE, and a Voyager RME. I love the simplicity and sound of the Phatty, as well as the overdrive, but the Voyager to me comes closer to that full, dense sound reminiscant of the Mini. It sounds like all the old records I grew up with more than the LP. Still, I love them both for different reasons. I'd get the RME and then drive it from the Phatty.

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Post by Voltor07 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:45 am

Illinois has been smoke free in bars and other public places for one whole year. :mrgreen:
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Post by Jrayk Roze » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:16 am

Is it wrong to be a non-smoker and still enjoy the smell?
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