E-mu Mo’Phatt

E-mu Mo’Phatt Image

The Mo’Phatt is a new and improved Urban Dance and Hip Hop synth based on the popular Planet Phatt module. Mo’Phatt is just that - more phatt - polyphony has been doubled to 64 voices. And there is an all-new 32 MB Hip Hop sound set called "Pure Phatt" and it is full of brand new and classic Hip Hop type sounds, from basses and synths to drum kits, scratches, vinyl effects and more! E-mu's exclusive SuperBEATs performance mode is here as well. Mo’Phatt also has up to 16 syncable arpeggiators, digital 12 pole resonant filters, 12 real-time controllers and more! Sounds can be tweaked and warped using its advanced synthesis architecture and effects processor. On the stage or in the studio, Mo’Phatt is the professional's choice for Hip Hop sounds and beats!

E-mu Turbo Phatt Image

Also available is the Turbo Phatt (pictured above). It has 128 voice polyphony, 2 additional Internal ROM expansion slots, 4 additional outputs (6 total), 16 additional MIDI channels (32 total), and digital S/PDIF output. The Mo’Phatt is also available in a keyboard version called the MK-6 Mo’Phatt Keys. A desktop MPC-sequencer style module is also available, called the MP-7 Command Station.

Current E-mu sound modules ship with one 32 MB sound-set each, but are expandable up to 128 MB via three additional slots for 32 MB expansion cards. These cards include (ranging from $249 to $395):

  • 9061: Siedlaczek Orchestra 32 MB ROM.
  • 9062: Pure Phatt 32 MB ROM - standard in Mo’Phatt, MP-7 and MK-6.
  • 9063: Beat Garden 32 MB ROM - standard in Orbit 3.
  • 9082: Protozoa 16 MB ROM - standard in Proteus 1, 2, 3.
  • 9083: Definitive B-3 32 MB ROM - standard in B-3.
  • 9084: Techno Synth Construction Yard 32 MB ROM - standard in Orbit 3.
  • 9085: Orchestral Session Vol. 1 32 MB ROM - standard in Virtuoso 2000.
  • 9086: Orchestral Session Vol. 2 32 MB ROM - standard in Virtuoso 2000.
  • 9087: World Expedition 32 MB ROM - standard in Planet Earth.
  • 9088: Sounds of the ZR featuring the Perfect Piano 32 MB ROM - standard in Ensoniq Halo.
  • 9089: X-Lead 32 MB ROM - standard in Xtreme Lead-1, XL-7 and XK-6.

With these expansion options, you could buy a PK-6, then add the sounds of the Orbit 3, XK-6, and the MP-7... or any other combinations you may want. If you like desktop synths, you can start with an MP-7 or XL-7, and then add these same expansion card options to add Proteus, Orchestral, or the new Halo sounds to them. E-mu/Ensoniq's interchangeable sound cards and a variety of keyboard/sound-module options means that there's a model out there for everybody now.

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17 Visitor comments
August 27, 2010 @ 6:49 pm
This machine was the drums and bass of at least 80% of the beat "50 Cent - Baby By Me ft. Ne-Yo" produced by Polow da Don... buy it!
Rob the Russian
July 26, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
Just picked up a loaded TURBO PHATT... its hard to even call these things 'synths'. You don't realize how many records are made with this thing until you hear it for yourself. SAMPLE HEAVEN.

Having said that, without the 3 extra roms, it would be a little thin. I don't think I'd buy a unit with just one ROM.
January 19, 2010 @ 4:14 am
I have one of these with the 'Holy Grail' Piano module. This is an amazing bit of kit. Some of the leads are just unreal.
Feed the whole thing through an ASR-10, and I have to pick myself up off the floor.
Digi Fan
January 8, 2010 @ 1:33 am
Good ol EMU Mo Phatt. When you programm this beast and especially get some externall effects goin, yu'll be in sound heavn. The amount of quality, deep, inspirational, funky, fat, soulfull sound's yu can get out this board will surprise yu. Very powerfull synth, not just a rom player, the options are huuge, loads of emu filter's to play with and the patch options are endless. Yur best to install the "Pure Phatt" card in a proteus 2000 board, has extra poly, midi and out's. Great arps and very usefull sub's, tight with anything you throw at it.!
January 1, 2010 @ 12:59 pm
this synth contains some classic sounds not heard or even properly replicated in newer vst versions. if your into deep house, garage, drum and bass and hip hop or soul and want tro replicate that old skool sound defo worth a look.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 voices
  • Oscillators - 32 MB "Pure Phatt" Sound Set ROM (expandable to 128 MB w/ Turbo Upgrade)
  • Effects - 24-bit dual stereo-effects processor with 29 reverbs types, 15 delay types, 8 chorus types, 7 flange types, 5 distortion types
  • Filter - Dynamic 12 pole filtering
  • Arpeg/Seq - E-mu's exclusive SuperBEATs Mode; Advanced syncable arpeggiation functions
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 512 preset, 512 user
  • Control - MIDI (12 real-time control parameters)
  • Date Produced - 2000

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