Multi-genre experimental producer,
Flying Lotus, and Adult Swim vet, Adam ‘lilfuchs’ Fuchs created a short animation in honor of the release of Moog’s newest handcrafted analog synthesizer, the Sub Phatty, which dropped today. The piece opens in modular synth heaven with the company’s legendary founder, Bob Moog, and drops down through a psychedelic universe inside the Sub Phatty’s circuitry. The animation features an original score by Flying Lotus, who received a prototype Sub Phatty some months ago to create the composition called “Such a Square.” “Such a Square” premiered exclusively on Pitchfork today, January 21 and can be downloaded exclusively from their site. The synth company has been working with Flylo since he visited the Moog Factory in October 2011, when he was a headliner of Moog’s annual electronic music festival, Moogfest.
About the Sub Phatty: Ashville, NC – Jan 21, 2013 — Moog Music is proud to introduce the Sub Phatty analog synthesizer, a 25 full-size key, 31 knob production instrument that melds the soul and functionality of vintage analog synthesizers with a host of new and unique sound design tools. Building on the tradition of Moog’s highly successful Phatty family, the Sub Phatty grinds and screams with a uniquely aggressive voice — making it the new standard for synth bass, analog percussion, and a wide range of sound design applications.
The engineers at Moog Music have reimagined the Sub Phatty’s sound engine. The instrument features two variable waveshape oscillators that perform with extreme clarity and accuracy while requiring almost no warm-up time. Users can simply power up, dial in settings, and put their fingers to work on the keys to summon crisp and detailed waveforms with vibrant sound that brims with high-frequency harmonic content, yet stays true to the rich sonic density that has become synonymous with Moog synthesizers.
“We set out to design the grittiest Moog synth ever, one that still offers all of the great sound and flexibility that Moog synthesizers are known for, but that also really has teeth,” said Mike Adams, President of Moog Music. “One of the great advantages of the Sub Phatty is its ability to conjure aggressive sounds that cut through a dance mix, stand out on-stage, or burn up the studio. We think that everyone from producers and sound designers, to DJs and synthesists will have a blast using it.”
The Sub Phatty’s filter includes the transformative new Multidrive circuit, a unique combination of OTA distortion and FET drive, which serves as the sparkplug in the instrument’s powerful sound. At low settings, Multidrive adds warmth and width; when pushed, it delivers a screaming snarl that is highly reactive to resonance, waveshape, and oscillator level.
The Sub Phatty brings a new and boldly unique voice to the Moog arsenal. With its streamlined interface and dynamic sound design flexibility, this new synth fuses an unparalleled connection between human & machine, opening the door to unprecedented sonic exploration.
About Moog Music Inc: Moog synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments are designed and lovingly handcrafted at the Moog Factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of Dr. Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and founder of Moog Music Inc. Moog Music celebrates the innovative spirit of Dr. Moog in every instrument they produce and also at Moogfest, its annual music festival in Asheville, NC.
About lilfuchs: lilfuchs consists of solo artist Adam Fuchs. He calls Decatur, GA home and is married with one daughter. His inspiration comes from growing up in the late 80’s with an appetite for skateboarding, collecting nerd stuff and mimicking his older brother’s illustrations. His craft really developed when he got into animation. Today, lilfuchs works as an art director by day, while refining his animation, design and illustration late into the night. Credits for Bands: Captain Murphy, Wavves, Neon Indian, Holy Ghost!, Flying Lotus, Maserati. Credits for Shows: Ugly Americans, Freaknik, Harvey Birdman.
About Flying Lotus: Steven Ellison, known by the stage name of Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, laptop musician, and rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is the great-nephew of the late jazz pianist Alice Coltrane, and her husband saxophonist John Coltrane. He is also the cousin of musician Ravi Coltrane. Additionally, he is the grandson of singer/songwriter Marilyn McLeod, who is notable for having written Diana Ross’s “Love Hangover” and Freda Payne’s “I Get High (On Your Memory)”. Flying Lotus has released four studio albums—1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), and Until the Quiet Comes (2012)—all to increasing critical acclaim.
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