Moog has released the Mother-32, a vintage-voiced, semi-modular analog synthesizer. The Mother-32 module is mounted in a black, laser-etched extruded aluminum enclosure and finished with traditional wood sidepieces. This handcrafted, 100% analog instrument features a one knob per-function interface, comprehensive voltage-controlled sequencer and an extensive 32-point analog patchbay.
Moog reveals that during the prototype phase, the US concern worked with three synthesists, Erika, Max Ravitz, and Bana Haffar, to produce a video that explores Mother-32’s capabilities. Through performance and sound design, each artist displays the extensive vocabulary found within Mother-32. 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 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.
» 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
» 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
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. The Mother-32 is an expandable analog ecosystem that allows multiple units to easily be mounted and patched together for extended synthesis capabilities.
Moog stated it has started shipping units to retailers with an estimated street price of $599.