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Moog Introduces New Semi-Modular Mother 32 Synthesizer

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Eric Allen There have been 3 comment(s)


Always an innovator, Moog Music has once again created a different approach to synthesizers with their brand new vintage-voiced synth, the Mother-32. Bringing together the essential elements of Moog's past creations in a modular synth style casing, the Mother-32 aims to further meld the different worlds of synthesizers together into one.

In the land of modular synths, there is no sound without a patch. Yet, while building the Mother-32, Moog created a semi-modular design, which means that no actual patching is necessary to create an analog signal. This opens up a world of synth experimentation for even beginner sound makers who don't have the knowledge of building a proper patch. However, the unit also features a 32-point patchbay, which allows synth enthusiasts to blow the doors off the possibilities of what can be done with the Mother-32.

As for onboard sound sources, the Mother-32 includes a 10-octave analog oscillator, analog white noise generator and a voltage-controlled mixer. After flowing through the mixer, your audio signal travels through Moog's Ladder Filter, which has selectable low and high pass filters. Users will be able to create one-of-a-kind sounds and sequences via the unit's 32-step sequencer, a voltage controlled sequencer and an external MIDI controller.

Perhaps one of the most interesting features of the Mother-32 is the option to expand upon the basic set-up. By using these rack-ready units, you'll be able to create a synth ecosystem that allows for all kinds of experimentation and patching possibilities. There are already racks being made that allow for two or three Mother-32 units to be stacked together in the classic Eurorack style.

The Moog Mother-32 is available now and the unit has already been given the demo treatment from some of the best synthesists on the planet. Check out the videos below to get a complete rundown of the Mother-32's features and listen to how it's being used by artists like Erika, Max Ravitz, Bana Haffar and M. Geddes Gengras.

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  • OK, guys, how much? These whoopty-doopty demos are absolutely effing useless without prices, or at least projected prices, attached. If it's not affordable, it doesn't make any difference how wonderful it is.

    Posted on October 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  • Eric says:

    The prices are live and we are taking orders. The Mother-32 is $599.

    Posted on October 15, 2015 at 10:58 am

  • Flo says:

    Nice tune Robo Koto by Max Ravitz!

    Posted on October 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

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