Digital Recording Arts

Moog Introduces the Mother-32: A Semi-Modular Standalone Synthesizer and Eurorack Module

Moog Mother 32

ASHEVILLE, NC – Oct 1, 2015 – Today, Moog Music announced the release of Mother-32, 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, Moog 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.

Units are shipping to authorized dealers worldwide now with a U.S. street price of $599.

Find out more about Mother-32 here.

All information taken from the official Moog press release.

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