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Erin Barra is a young, emotive singer/songwriter and performer whose talent belies maturity far beyond her years. Alicia Keys meets Daft Punk, she brilliantly blurs pop, soul, funk, electronica and rock.▼ Article continues below ▼
Make and Model:
Moog Little Phatty Analog Synthesizer
Originally released in 2006
What It Means To You:
Warmth and depth…it’s the foundation for my live performance and studio work. Also a nickname for my butt.
What It Sounds Like:
Transformers purring the entire overtone series.
It was last instrument to be designed and conceived by Bob Moog himself. The Little Phatty is extremely user friendly, allowing me to work quickly, on-the-fly in the studio or o
n the stage. In a lot of ways it’s like standing on the shoulders of giants.
I have an arsenal of personally synthesized bass and lead sounds stored and ready to fire… it’s got that Boom Boom Pow.
This instrument literally changed the way I think about sound. Deductive synthesis is a beautiful thing.
Can Be Heard On:
Everyone from Parliament to Passion Pit to Phish have been using Moog Synthesizers for decades. Check out my track “Magician” for a screaming Moog solo (video above).
photo by Pete Mitchell