Synth Site: E-mu: Mo'Phatt: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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The Truth a part-time user from United Kingdom writes:
The Mo' phatt contains da most authentic hip hop soundset I've come across, I have the Mo' Phatt board installed inside my Proteus 2000 and it is da Sh!t. I own a Triton rack and can testify that these machines sound very different to one another, as I believe the previous reviewer stated. I tend to use the Triton a lot for lead sounds and drumz, but always find myself padding out the my beats wid Mo' Phatt sounds, I produce mostly Hip Hop, but also get thru a considerable amount of garage and R&B tracks, and the Phatt is just....Phatt! It's definitely not as buff, in the sound department as the Triton, which can easily dominate tracks if your not careful, or as well endowed with Fx, but you get Emu synth architecture, which IMHO is da best amongst the non-va synths, and dat sound, which is bang-on 4 Hip Hop music.

I'd have to disagree with the last reviewers comment about the MPC thing over the Triton, 2 many people get caught up in the near-legendary status of the MPC, but to me it's a pretty average sampler which wouldn't sell that many units in the 21st Century if it wasn't for the hype, its sequencer and keypads, its a great machine don't get me wrong, but you pay for more than just the technology when you hand over money for an MPC, your buying into a bit of history! For £900 you get a new (limited edition) MPC the in the UK, for £1050 you get a Triton Rack Get a sampler sure but if you already have a sequencer get something a bit more modern and feature-laden than a MPC.

Back to the Mo' Phatt, every hip hop producer needs a module or two, somtimes samplers and turntables are just not enough and for Hip Hop producers especially, the Phatt is a near essential purchase, it's just got some great sounds in it and a sweet set of drum kits, loving it! loving it! lovinig it!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-05-2001 at 07:43
sir wayne from dallas writes:
hey your exactly right about mo phatt lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it.

posted Sunday-Jul-08-2001 at 20:53
Hydroponix a part-time user from USA writes:
The Mo'Phatt is a pretty good investment, especially if you produce hip hop, downtempo, or almost any style of underground music. It shines though primarily for hip hop because it has a lot of hot drum sounds. A lot of drum loops and prerecorded patterns are whack, but you can find a couple of useful patterns if you willing to dig in. But the drum sounds are hot, a lot of the samples like horns and wahwah guitars are hot, some keys and strings are dope as well. They are a lot of lame presents though, but it has a nice synth engine, so with a little bit of experimintation you can get some nice tones. There are a bunch of filters which are pretty funky, and the real time control knobs are off the chain. You can do some sick, twisted Kool Keith type shit with those. The effects are pretty mediocre, though, but they work for some basic echo, reverb or chorus. To sum it up, I think the Mo Phatt is a pretty good secondary sound module, not a main one. You can use it almost for any music, I use it for funky house, hip hop, downtempo, funk, whatever. It has more of a dirty, funky sound, which I prefer a lot more than the Triton, which is too clean and has too much of a digital sheen. For hip hop I think you would be better off with an MPC 2000 sampler and Mo'Phatt than a Triton. Peace out.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-04-2001 at 17:45
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