Synth Site: PAIA: Fatman: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Luke Warm a part-timer user from The US writes:
I've had my fatman for 8 months now and i absolutely love it! I built it in 2 days, had no real electronics experience beforehand, and it worked great the first time I fired it up. PAiA's instruction manuals are the best (I built a Theremax too) and take you through step by's almost like a paint-by-number deal. Sounds really menacing with a bit of distortion and some delay. Effects definitely help it out. Mods are redily available on the net...I recommend the osc sync mod and the rez max switch...also grafted a repeating attack/sustain (almost a LFO) but it can be kinda buggy sometimes (probably due to faulty work on my part). I bought a cheep-o dummy MIDI keyboard controller for use with a computer...really cheep keyboard for the Fatman; Can crank out some awesome basslines when i control it with my TR-626(if the 626 isn't good for anything else....). I'd recommend this synth to anyone wanting to try their hand at DIY, or anyone after a true fat analogue sound...building it gives you a very personal attachment to it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-02-1999 at 04:14
J.B. a hobbyist user from US writes:
Very goovy. Took an experinced friend and I (with very little experience with solder) about a month to build it ..but that was really stretching out the procces. I built the enclosure for it from the $20 paia kit. Makes it look cooler I think. It has a tough, deep sound good for rap/HIP HOP and techno. It makes that vintages moog kind of space flute noise too. Cool.. a great value for how many possible uses. I've only used it a little bit..I look forward to funking out with it in the future. The blue face panel makes it look really hip.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:03
Tony sharfman a hobbyist user from U.S.A writes:
definetly the best bang for the buck synth. Nice strings and pads and it can

be very punchy. I love it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:03
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