So, here's what Moog have told me about Little Phatty:
Are you planning a limited edition version with the word 'Phatty' spelt correctly, for people not of the hip hop persuasion?
Ha Ha. Phatty is da’ word, YO!
Are those pitch/mod wheels glowing?
Yes. A nice color blue.
How big is the Moog logo on the back? Bigger than on a Prodigy?
The Bob Moog signature is quite large, 9¼ inches, or so
There doesn't seem to be a shift button. Is it strictly one-button-per-parameter?
Is there some mysterious connection between Clavia and Moog? Those LED rings and little buttons look familiar...
They really like us and we them.
Is the entire thing manufactured in the US? Are the circuit boards made in Asheville?
Yes. Although some components are from China.
How does the sound differ from the Voyager? If I dial up a simple two-oscillator patch on a Voyager, will it sound identical to a Little Phatty?
Yes. I believe so. If you take off the extra modulation off the Voyager and removed the Overload fnction from LP.
What's it made from?
The Tribute Edition has wood sides and an aluminum back.
Is every parameter MIDI accessible?
To be decided, but probably yes.
How far had the design progressed before Dr Moog passed? Would he recognise it if he saw the finished item?
Bob and Steve started conceptualizing this in 2004. The actual outside design came later. Bob was key in the beginning of this project and we think he would be proud.
How fine is the resolution on the encoders?
The knobs use Real Analog Control. Within this there is no encoding. "Stepping is not audible," says one Moog Tech Amos.
Is this synth built differently from the Voyager? Does it use custom-made filter/osc/env chips?
There are no custom chips, but [unlike the Voyager] it uses surface mount components.
About those big blue buttons: Are they soft and rubbery, or hard? [10 years of journalism, and this is where I've ended up]
They're soft, and they feel great!!