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Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular Standalone Synthesizer & Eurorack Module

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INTRODUCING MOTHER-32

Semi-Modular Standalone Synthesizer and Eurorack Module 

The Moog Mother-32 is the first tabletop semi-modular synthesizer from Moog. It is a distinctive analog instrument that adds raw analog sound, sequencing and extensive interconnectivity to any electronic or modular ecosystem. This expansive new live performance and production instrument is handcrafted in Asheville, NC and has been meticulously designed to provide musicians with a diverse array of creative tools to inspire new music, unique sound and endless sonic exploration.

Mother-32 comes secured in a rugged extruded aluminum enclosure with wood sides and features a voltage controlled 32-step sequencer with 64 sequence locations, definitive Moog low pass and high pass Ladder Filter, 2 voltage controlled mixers, a classic Moog oscillator with dual outputs, wide-range LFO with audio-rate modulation capability, MIDI input and MIDI to CV conversion, white noise, a modular patchbay with 32 patch-points for extended synthesis complexity and an assignable CV jack with 16 assignable sources.

 

The Mother-32 is a distinctively vintage-voiced analog performance and production synthesizer, meticulously handcrafted to inspire unique sound creation, new music and endless sonic exploration. 

During the prototype phase, we worked with 3 unique synthesists, ErikaMax Ravitz, and Bana Haffar to produce a video that explores Mother-32’s vast capabilities. Through performance and sound design, each artist displays the extensive vocabulary found within Mother-32.

The Mother-32 module is mounted in a black, laser-etched extruded aluminum enclosure and finished with traditional wood sidepieces. This 100% analog instrument features a one knob per-function interface, comprehensive voltage-controlled sequencer and an extensive 32-point analog patchbay.

Mother-32’s semi-modular design means that no patching is required to create powerful analog sound. This allows musicians of any experience level to quickly begin making music. Synthesists will enjoy exploring the extensive 32-point patchbay, which unlocks truly expressive, unique and complex synthesis capabilities. The patchbay also provides access to a wealth of sounds and functionality including an assignable CV output jack, MIDI to CV conversion, external audio input, a second voltage-controlled mixer, sync, and multiple unit expandability.

Onboard sound sources include a powerful 10-octave analog oscillator with variable pulse width, and an analog white noise generator. The signals from each sound source are then blended together by a voltage-controlled mixer for dynamic sound creation and manipulation. From the mixer, sound travels through a Moog Ladder Filter with selectable low pass and high pass filter types. 

Musical creation and programming is executed via Mother-32’s comprehensive 32-step, voltage controlled sequencer or external MIDI controller. There are two sequencing styles available, allowing each user to quickly create new musical ideas with ease and familiarity. A total of 64 patterns can be stored and recalled from within Mother-32’s memory bank.

Mother-32 is an expandable analog ecosystem that allows multiple units to easily be mounted and patched together for extended synthesis capabilities.

 

Features

• Semi-Modular design requires no patching for swift, inspired music creation

• Voltage Controlled 32 Step Sequencer with 64 Sequence Locations

• Low Pass & High Pass Moog Ladder Filter (20Hz–20kHz) with voltage controlled resonance

• External audio input for processing outside sound sources

• Definitive Moog oscillator with Pulse and Sawtooth wave outputs

• 5-pin MIDI input and MIDI to CV converter

• 32 Modular Patch Points (Includes 5 patch cables)

• 2 Voltage controlled mixers

• Superb companion to Werkstatt 01, Minitaur and other synthesizers

• Main module can be easily transferred into a Eurorack skiff or case

• Mount 2 or 3 units vertically with optional 2 and 3 Tier kits

• Complete solution for new Eurorack users – no other items required

 

Specs

VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR

  • Single VCO with simultaneous Sawtooth and Pulse wave Outputs (+/-5V)
  • 1 V/Octave from 8Hz to 8KHz (16KHz max with LFO/CV)
  • Panel Frequency control (+/-1 Octave)
  • Toggle Selector for waveform routed to the mixer
  • Pulse Width control
  • Linear FM and 1V/Octave Exponential FM inputs (+/-5V)

 

NOISE

  • Output normalled to Ext Audio input
  • White Noise output (+/-5V)

 

VOLTAGE CONTROLLED MIXER

  • Crossfades between selected VCO waveform and Ext Audio input (normalled to White Noise)
  • Mix CV input (+/-5V)

 

VOLTAGE CONTROLLED FILTER

  • 20Hz to 20KHz switchable Low Pass/High Pass 4-pole Transistor Ladder Filter with voltage controlled Resonance
  • VCF Cutoff input (+/-5V)
  • VCF Resonance input (+/-5V)
  • VCF Output (+/-5V)

 

VOLTAGE CONTROLLED AMPLIFIER

  • Selectable CV Source: EG or ON (drone)
  • VCA CV input (0 to +8V in EG mode and +/-5V in ON mode, summed with signals from ON/EG switch)    
  • Output Volume Control (VCA Out and Line/Headphone Out)
  • VCA output (+/-5V) and rear panel 1/4" Headphone/Audio Output (+/-1.7V peak)

 

LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR

  • Square wave output (+/-5V)
  • Triangle wave output (+/-5V)
  • Selectable waveshape to VCO and VCF MOD sections
  • Panel Rate control .1Hz to 350Hz  (600Hz max)
  • LFO Rate CV input (+/-5V)

 

ENVELOPE GENERATOR

  • Variable controls for Attack and Decay
  • Sustain ON/OFF for single-trigger (ASD) or multi-trigger (AD) behavior
  • External Gate input (0 to +5V; Tolerant of 10V gates)
  • EG output (0 to +7.5V)

 

VCO MODULATION

  • Selectable Source: EG/VCO MOD or LFO (EG normalled to VCO MOD in)
  • VCO Mod input (normalled to EG/VCO MOD switch position)
  • Variable Modulation Amount control
  • Selectable Modulation Destination: VCO Pitch or PWM (PWM summed with Pulse Width panel control)

 

VCF MODULATION

  • Selectable Source: EG or LFO
  • Variable Modulation Amount control
  • Selectable VCF Modulation Polarity (+/-)

 

VOLTAGE CONTROLLED MIXER/ATTENUATOR

  • Voltage controlled crossfade/mix circuit for mixing two DC coupled signals
  • Mix 1 Input (Normalled to ground)
  • Mix 2 Input (Normalled to +5V)
  • Mix Control CV input (-5V to +5V)
  • Mix Output: Un-inverted output (-5 to +5V)

 

MULTIPLE

  • 1x input 2x output signal multiplier
  • Mult Input: Buffered signal
  • Mult Outputs: 1 and 2

 

KEYBOARD

  • Single octave 13-note keyboard (In Step Edit Mode this is used to select, mute and enable sequencer steps.)
  • Octave Up/Down buttons select from 8 available octave settings
  • Glide Time control
  • KB CV output (-5 to +5V)
  • Gate Output  (0 to +5V)

 

SEQUENCER

  • Dual-mode 32 step sequencer with 64 sequence locations
  • Performance Modes:

-     In KB Mode, the Keyboard is used to play the instrument, enter sequence data and transpose sequences.

-     In Step Mode, the keyboard functions as the step sequencer interface and is used to enable and mute steps, update note data and select sequence banks.

  • Each sequence step includes: Note Value, Gate Length (Tie), Rest On/Off, Accent On/Off, Glide On/Off and Ratchet count (up to 4 note-repeats occurring in the duration of a single note)
  • Sequencer Panel Controls: Tempo, Swing, Run/Stop, Hold, and Reset
  • Sequencer Control Inputs: Tempo, Run/Stop (also used for sync), Reset and Hold
  • Sequencer Control Outputs: KB, Gate, Accent Pulse

 

PATCHBAY

  • The patchbay contains 32 patch points (3.5mm)
  • Available Inputs: External Audio, Mix CV, VCA CV, VCF Cutoff, VCF Resonance, VCO 1V/Octave, VCO Linear FM, VCO Modulation, LFO Rate, Mix 1, Mix 2, VC Mix Control, Mult, Gate, Tempo, Run/Stop, Reset and Hold
  • Available Outputs: VCA, Noise, VCF, VCO Saw, VCO Pulse, LFO Triangle, LFO Square, VC Mix, Mult 1, Mult 2, Assign, EG, KB, Gate

 

ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT

        • Multipurpose control output for selecting from 16 available functions: Sequencer Accent, Sequencer Clock, Sequencer Clock /2 Sequencer Clock /4, Decimated "Ramp”,                   Decimated "Saw”, Decimated "Triangle”, Stepped Random, STEP 1, MIDI Note On Velocity, MIDI Channel Aftertouch, MIDI Pitch Bend, MIDI CC1 Mod Wheel, MIDI CC2,                 MIDI CC4 and MIDI CC7

 

SPECS

        •  Dimensions: 12.57“W x 4.21“H (with knobs) x 5.24“D

        •  Weight: 3.5 lbs.

        •  Power Consumption: 2.8W

        •  Included Power Supply: 100-250VAC, 50-60Hz, +12VDC 1A

        •  Patchbay: 32x 3.5mm jacks

        • Rear Panel Audio Out: ¼” Headphone / Audio

 

EURORACK SPECS

        • Current Draw: 230mA (+12V – from 10-pin header)

        •  Mounting Dims: 60HP (.69” 26mm Module Depth)

 

 

 

Optional Mother Accessories 

-        6” Moog Patch Cables (5-Pack)

-        12” Moog Patch Cables (5-Pack)

-        2 Tier Mother Rack Kit (Also for use with 60 HP Moog case)

-        3 Tier Mother Rack Kit (Also for use with 60 HP Moog case)

-        60 HP Empty Moog Eurorack Case (Requires Eurorack power module for use)

-        Mother-32 Soft Carrying Case

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