Owners of the Moog Voyager and Little Phatty synths can now significantly upgrade their capabilities via free downloads from the Moog Music website.
The new Voyager 3.4 Operating System features extensive local control options, new touch surface features and enhanced pot resolution. All the great sonic capability of the Little Phatty Stage Edition is enhanced with the addition of an arpeggiator in the Stage II. And for controlling LFO and Arpeggiator rate, the Stage II has a new Tap Tempo and MIDI sync capability. Topping it all is the addition of a new bank of presets.
“Our goal is to continue to deliver value to our core customer base and these new free software releases will make many of them feel as if they have a completely new synth,” said Chris Stack, Moog Marketing Manager.
There are two types of upgrades available for the Voyager and Little Phatty operating systems:
Voyager: A free software upgrade (for owners with version 3.0 or above) is available for download at moogmusic.com/voyager (under the “software” tab). A hardware upgrade is available for customers who have an older model of the Voyager (OS revision 2.5 or lower, built before August, 2005) increasing their current single bank of 128 presets to seven banks of 128 for a total of 896.
This upgrade is available as a field upgrade for $265 or as a factory upgrade for $365. Customers who choose to upgrade will then be able to take advantage of all the latest software features in Version 3.4.
Little Phatty: Software upgrades for the Little Phatty Stage Edition are available for free download at moogmusic.com/littlephatty (under the “software” tab). If Stage Edition customers want to add the MIDI over USB capability of the Stage II, a hardware-based upgrade is available as a field upgrade for $100 or factory upgrade for $150.