E-mu Planet Phatt

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E-mu's synth module designed with classic hip hop, modern R&B, acid jazz and trip hop in mind! All the sounds you need to create PHATT tracks! Tight basslines and thumpin' 808 kicks, this box has it all. It also includes all the common lead and rhythmic sounds in hip hop, rap and R&B. The BEATS mode is great for generating grooves and ideas that you can jam with! Oh yeah, and the sounds are great! They have very analog-like controls such as filters, envelopes and LFO modulation effects! And everything is MIDI controllable! A definite must for any PHATT situation, as it is already being used by dozens of famous artists already, including Roni Size, ATB, and Hardfloor!

In 2000 E-mu released a new urban and hip hop sound module called the Mo’Phatt. It upped the soundset to a wopping 32 MB of sounds, and polyphony increased to 64 voices. A subsequent keyboard version followed in 2002 called the MK-6 Mo’Phatt Keys. And a desktop sequencer version with 128 voices, the MP-7 Command Station was released at the end of 2001.

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Demos & Media

Audio Clip 1 From the E-mu Planet Phatt Product page.
Audio Clip 2 Demo synth patches from the Future Music CD, issue 56.
Audio Clip 3 Demo loop patches from the Future Music CD, issue 56.
ManualDownload the original owners manual here.


Polyphony - 32 voice
Oscillators - 8MB of ROM samples
LFO - Yes with 2 sources and 42 destinations + excellent MIDI control
Filter - Digital
VCA - 2 AHDSR envelopes
Keyboard - None
Memory - 640 patches, 100 beats, 28 songs
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1997