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Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32, DFAM, and Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Synthesizer Bundle

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Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32, DFAM, and Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Synthesizer Bundle
Key Features
  • Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular Analog Synth
  • Moog DFAM Semi-Modular Percussion Synth
  • Moog Subharmonicon Polyrhythmic Synth
  • 4-Channel Summing Mixer
Seasoned professionals and first-time synth enthusiasts will be jazzed by the Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32, DFAM and Subharmonicon, a semi-modular synthesizer bundle that includes a variety of cables, accessories, and educational tools for exploring the world of analog synthesis in an immersive new way.
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Moog MSS-M32SUBHDFAM-U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
  • 3Moog DFAM - Drummer from Another Mother - Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer
  • 4Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

Seasoned professionals and first-time synth enthusiasts will be jazzed by the Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32, DFAM and Subharmonicon, a semi-modular synthesizer bundle that includes a variety of cables, accessories, and educational tools for exploring the world of analog synthesis in an immersive new way.

The main components of the Sound Studio bundle include the Mother-32, a semi-modular analog synthesizer with an integrated 32-step sequencer and 32-point patchbay, the DFAM (Drummer from Another Mother), a semi-modular analog percussion synthesizer with a highly interactive interface, designed to effortlessly create a wide range of sounds and rhythms, and the Subharmonicon, a semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synthesizer designed for the exploration of sequences that unfold and evolve over time, spiraling through 6-tone subharmonic chords and organic polyrhythms.

The bundle includes an audio mixer and power distribution hub, which provides four channels of analog summing and features built-in, three-way power distribution to power the included instruments. A three-tier rackmount kit allows you to conveniently stack the semi-modular instruments together as a single connected system. A patch-cable organizer can be affixed to the three-tier rack (or optional wall mount) to keep the included patch cables neat and orderly. There are 15 3.5mm patch cables including four 6", six 12", five 18", and two 1/4" audio cables. A water-repellent dust cover with a custom pattern is provided to safe guard your gear from dust, spills, and other studio (and stage) mishaps.

The bundle also offers guided exercises and patches, which are developed by seasoned artists and provide detailed and fun instructions that are perfect for beginners and offer creative inspiration for users of any experience level. Games and educational materials allow the user to explore at their own pace. And finally, the bundle contains original artwork including characters, posters, and objects that accompany each instrument setup.

The Moog Sound Studio Bundle is intended to encourage a deeply meaningful first synthesizer experience for new members of the growing synth community, while seasoned synthesists will appreciate the extra value and learnings of a comprehensive sonic exploration station.

Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

The Mother-32 from Moog is a semi-modular analog synthesizer with an integrated 32-step sequencer and 32-point patchbay with Eurorack compatibility. The semi-modular design is pre-wired internally for making sounds without patch cables and is fully controllable via MIDI. The single oscillator is switchable between saw and square waveforms and offers pulse width modulation. The on-board LFO is capable of generating frequencies at audio levels and can be routed to the VCO, pulse width, filter cutoff. The classic 24 dB ladder filter is switchable between low-pass and high-pass with controls for cutoff and resonance. The envelope offers controls for attack and decay with sustain available via toggle switch.

The on-board sequencer offers 32 steps and can be saved into 64 sequencer preset slots. Each step can record note, glide, gate length, accent, rest, and ratchet information, while the sequencer itself can clock to MIDI and offers a global swing. The on-board 13-note keyboard can record into the sequencer in real-time or be used to step-record data. Additionally, the keyboard can transpose a running sequence in real-time.

The front panel of the Mother-32 can be removed from the chassis and placed within a standard Eurorack enclosure, making it fully compatible with a variety of Eurorack modules. The patch-bay offers 32 input and output points for signal routing including VCO waveform output, voltage control over resonance, LFO rate control, external audio input, keyboard CV tracking, and connections for controlling the sequencer. The Mother-32 ships with a power supply and 5 patch cables

General Features

  • 32-step sequencer (real-time and step-record)
  • Sequence notes, gate length, accent, glide, and ratchet per step
  • Transpose sequence in real-time with keyboard
  • 64 slots to save sequences (sequences- not patches)
  • 5-pin Midi input
  • 32x modular patchbay
  • White noise
  • 2x Voltage control mixers
  • Definitive Moog oscillator w/ pulse and sawtooth wave output
  • Main Module can be transferred into any Eurorack skiff
  • Both Low Pass and high pass modules

Patchbay 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
  • Hold

Patchbay Outputs

  • VCA
  • Noise
  • VCF
  • VCO Saw
  • VCO Pulse
  • LFO Triangle
  • LFO Square
  • VC Mix
  • Mult 1
  • Mult 2
  • Assign
  • EG
  • KB
  • Gate

Patchbay Assignable Output

  • Accent (Default)
  • Sequencer Clock
  • Sequencer Clock / 2
  • Sequencer Clock / 4
  • Sequencer Step ramp
  • Sequencer Step saw
  • Sequencer Step triangle
  • Sequencer Step random
  • Sequencer Step 1 trigger output
  • MIDI velocity
  • MIDI pitch bend
  • MIDI channel pressure
  • MIDI CC 1
  • MIDI CC 2
  • MIDI CC 4
  • MIDI CC 7
UPC: 094922033031

Moog DFAM - Drummer from Another Mother - Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer

Building upon the success of the Mother 32 semi-modular synthesizer, the Moog Drummer from Another Mother (DFAM) is a Eurorack-compatible, semi-modular analog percussion synthesizer with a highly interactive interface, designed to effortlessly create a wide range of sounds and rhythms from gently evolving undulations and cyclical breathing patterns to hammering basses and clangorous cacophony.

The 100% analog instrument features two voltage-controlled oscillators, a white noise generator / external audio input, and a classic Moog ladder filter with selectable low-pass or high-pass options, which allow you to dynamically sculpt your sound. What's more, there are three envelope generators dedicated to the VCO, VCF, and VCA. The VCO and VCF EG feature voltage-controlled decay and a bipolar amount knobs for creating rising and falling pitch and filter effects, while the VCA EG offers a voltage-controlled decay and a selectable fast/slow attack time.

The on-board, 8-step analog sequencer offers velocity and pitch controls for each step, and the sequencer's clock can run at audio rates, creating a complex oscillator with tons of character. The semi-modular design requires no patching to generate sound; however, the unit is equipped with a 24-point patchbay, which lends itself to tactile exploration and experimentation. The DFAM is fully compatible with Eurorack systems and ships with a set of five patch cables and a power supply.

  • Semi-Modular: No patching required. Anyone can create unique and impactful analog rhythms
  • 100% Analog: Unbridled sonic flexibility for a lifetime of percussive inspiration
  • Two Oscillators: Ultra-wide range sound generation; craft everything from subtly pulsing cadences to clangorous cacophony and floor-splitting bass
  • Selectable Analog Filters: Dynamically sculpt your sound with a low-pass or high-pass ladder filter
  • Three Envelopes: Interact dynamically with velocity to impart “human” variation to your sound
    • VCO EG: Voltage-controlled decay and bipolar amount control
    • VCF EG: Voltage-controlled decay and bipolar amount control
    • VCA EG: Voltage-controlled decay and selective fast/slow attack times
  • Eight-Step Analog Sequencer with Velocity: Vibrantly continuous control over each note
  • 24 Patch Points: Explore modular patching or connect to a Mother-32 to create a 3-oscillator leviathan
    • Patchbay Inputs: Trigger, VCA CV, Velocity, VCA Decay, External Audio, VCF Decay, Noise Level, VCO Decay, VCF Mod, VCO 1 CV, 1→2 FM Amount, VCO 2 CV, Tempo, Run/Stop, Advance/Clock
    • Patchbay Outputs: VCA, VCA EG, VCF EG, VCO EG, VCO 1, VCO 2, Trigger, Velocity, Pitch
  • Link Multiple Units: Rack up multiple DFAM and Mother-32 units for evocative analog compositions
  • External Audio Input: Process other sounds through DFAM’s analog circuitry
  • Eurorack Compatible: Easily remove DFAM from its case and mount it into a Eurorack system (requires an optional 10- to 16-pin Eurorack cable)
     
UPC: 040232613227

Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

Building upon the success of the Mother 32 and DFAM semi-modular synthesizers, the Moog Subharmonicon is a Eurorack-compatible, semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synthesizer designed for the exploration of sequences that unfold and evolve over time, spiraling through 6-tone subharmonic chords and organic polyrhythms, making it well suited for producers and musicians working in the studio or performing onstage.

The sound engine is based on the music making approach developed during the 1930s and 1940s, where Joseph Schillinger's avant-algorithmic concepts leverage music and math to create complex sounds and patterns using an easy-to-use interface.

Two analog VCOs and four subharmonic oscillators are combined for a total of six powerful sound sources. Each subharmonic tone is mathematically derived from one of the two main VCOs, offering well-defined chord shapes with a beautifully coherent quality. The onboard quantization provides perfect intervals every time with selections for multiple tuning systems. Choose between contemporary equal temperament settings, intervals of just intonation, or the unlimited freedom of no quantization at all.

Additionally, two 4-step sequencers animate the chord shapes. Each sequencer is clocked by any or all of four Rhythm Generators that output mathematical divisions of the master tempo. Layer multiple Rhythm Generators on top of each other to create complex polyrhythms and discover inspiring new patterns and styles. Delve into Subharmonicon's dual Envelope Generators, Moog Ladder Filter, and analog VCA to call up dynamic articulations ranging from lush pads and blurred edges to percussive plosives and ritualistic rhythms.

The semi-modular design requires no patching to generate sound; however, the unit is equipped with a 32-point patchbay, which lends itself to tactile exploration and experimentation. There is a 3.5mm MIDI input that works with the included adapter to provide synchronization to MIDI signals. The Subharmonicon is fully compatible with Eurorack systems (60 HP) and ships with a power supply.

At a Glance

  • Semi-Modular: No patching required
  • 100% Analog: Unbridled sonic flexibility for a lifetime of inspiration
  • Inspired by Joseph Schillinger’s mathematical system for musical composition
  • Mixtur-Trautonium-based synth engine, which employed a series of subharmonic oscillators to generate electronic undertones
  • Rhythmicon (developed by Leon Theremin): Capable of sounding multiple harmonically related polyrhythm generators simultaneously
  • Two Analog Sequencers
    • Steps: 4 steps per sequencer, selectable quantization
    • Clock: Driven by any and all of the rhythm generators
  • Four Rhythm Generators
    • Rhythm: Derived by dividing the tempo by an integer value (1-16)
    • Clock: 20 to 3000 BPM (1 pulse per quarter-note), MIDI Clock, Ext Clock
  • Two Oscillators: Each oscillator features two sub oscillators. All oscillators generate sawtooth waveforms
  • Analog Filter: Dynamically sculpt your sound with the classic 24 dB low-pass ladder filter
  • Two Envelopes: AD envelope generators for VCF and VCA
    • VCF EG: Voltage-controlled decay and selectable fast/med/slow attack times
    • VCA EG: Voltage-controlled decay and selectable fast/med/slow attack times
  • 32 Patch Points: Explore modular patching or connect to a Mother-32 to create a 3-oscillator leviathan
    • 17 patchbay inputs
    • 15 patchbay outputs
  • Link Multiple Units: Rack up multiple Subharmonicon, DFAM, and Mother-32 units for evocative analog compositions
  • Eurorack Compatible: Easily remove DFAM from its case and mount it into a Eurorack system (requires an optional 10- to 16-pin Eurorack cable)

Origins

  • Inspired by Joseph Schillinger’s mathematical system for musical composition and is influenced by two analog innovations from the 1930s and 1940s: the Mixtur-Trautonium, which employed a series of subharmonic oscillators to generate electronic undertones, and the Rhythmicon (developed by Leon Theremin), an instrument capable of sounding multiple harmonically related polyrhythm generators simultaneously
  • The Mixtur-Trautonium created subharmonics by dividing the frequency of its primary oscillator, while the Rhythmicon created polyrhythms that were multiplications of its primary tempo. These concepts of subharmonics and polyrhythms form the historic roots of the Moog Subharmonicon
  • The undertone series, or subharmonic series, results from the division of an initial fundamental frequency (f) by successive integer values (unlike the overtone series, which results from integer multiples of the fundamental frequency). Where overtones are found to occur naturally in acoustic sounds, undertones must be produced through more extreme or novel methods, such as electronic circuitry
  • Polyrhythms employ multiple rhythms playing at once to create complex, interweaving phrases. In the same way that a subharmonic oscillator divides the fundamental frequency (f) to create a musically related subharmonic, each rhythm generator in Subharmonicon uses an integer value to divide the current tempo value (t) to create a new rhythm

 

UPC: 040232358890

Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer Specs

Sound Engine100% Analog
KeysMomentary Pads: 13
PolyphonyMonophonic
Patchbay32x 1/8" / 3.5 mm jacks
Rear Panel I/OAudio Output: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
PowerPower Supply: 100-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, +12 VDC 1 A
Power Consumption: 2.8 W
Eurorack Current Draw: +12 VDC, 230 mA (10-pin header)
DimensionsDesktop Case: 12.6 x 4.2 x 5.2" / 31.9 x 10.7 x 13.3 cm
Eurorack Mounting: 60 HP
Module Depth: 0.7" / 17.5 mm
Weight3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.15 x 8.4 x 6.4"

Moog DFAM - Drummer from Another Mother - Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer Specs

Sound Engine100% Analog
SequencerAnalog Sequencer: 8 steps with pitch and velocity per-step
Sequencer Panel Controls: Tempo, Run/Stop, Trigger, Advance
Sound Source2 x oscillators with square and triangle waveforms
1 x white noise generator
1 x external audio input
Frequency Control±5 octaves (10-octave range)
MixerLevel controls for oscillator 1, oscillator 2, and white noise/external audio input
Filter20 Hz to 20 kHz, switchable low-pass / high-pass, 4-pole transistor ladder filter
EnvelopesVCO EG: Voltage-controlled decay and bipolar amount control
VCF EG: Voltage-controlled decay and bipolar amount control
VCA EG: Voltage-controlled decay and selective fast/slow attack times
Patchbay24 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm jacks
Patchbay Inputs: Trigger, VCA CV, Velocity, VCA Decay, External Audio, VCF Decay, Noise Level, VCO Decay, VCF Mod, VCO 1 CV, 1→2 FM Amount, VCO 2 CV, Tempo, Run/Stop, Advance/Clock
Patchbay Outputs: VCA, VCA EG, VCF EG, VCO EG, VCO 1, VCO 2, Trigger, Velocity, Pitch
Audio OutputTS Line and TRS Headphone Output: 1/4" / 6.35 mm (shared output jack)
PowerPower Supply: 100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz, +12 VDC 1200 mA
Power Consumption: 3.0 W
Eurorack Power Draw: 230 mA (+12 V from 10-pin header)
DimensionsEnclosure: 12.6 x 4.2 x 5.2" / 319.3 x 106.9 x 133.1 mm (with knobs)
Eurorack Mounting Dimensions: 60 HP
Module Depth: 1.0" / 25.4 mm
Weight3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.835 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.1 x 8.35 x 6.4"

Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer Specs

Sound Engine100% Analog
Sources: VCO 1, SUB 1, SUB 2 / VCO 2, SUB 1, SUB 2
Filter: Self-Oscillating Ladder Filter, Low-Pass, 4-Pole (24 dB/Octave)
Envelopes: VCA EG (Attack, Decay); VCF EG (Attack, Decay)
Sequencer2 x Analog Sequencers
Steps: 4 Steps per Sequencer, Selectable Quantization
Clock: Driven by Any and All of the Rhythm Generators
Rhythm Function4 x Rhythm Generators
Rhythm: Derived by Dividing the Tempo by an Integer Value (1-16)
Clock: 20 to 3000 BPM (1 Pulse per Quarter-Note), MIDI Clock, Ext Clock
PatchbayJacks: 32 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Inputs: 17
Outputs: 15
MIDI: 1/8" / 3.5 mm MIDI Input (Type-A Dongle Included)
Rear PanelHeadphone: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS
Instrument Output: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS
Power Supply: 12 VDC Input
Security: Kensington Lock Slot
PowerPower Supply: 100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz, +12 VDC, 1200 mA
Power Consumption: 4.8 W
Eurorack: 360 mA (Maximum) from +12 VDC (10-Pin Header)
DimensionsEnclosure: 12.6 x 4.2 x 5.2" / 32 x 10.7 x 13.3 cm (with Knobs)
Module Depth: 1" / 2.5 cm
Horizontal Pitch: 60 HP
Weight6 lb / 2.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.2 x 8.1 x 6.4"

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