Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

Put that classic Moog analog synth sound on your desktop. This "Mother" gives you a Moog Ladder Filter, 32-step sequencer, 32 patch points, MIDI in and more.
Moog Mother-32 is the first semi-modular tabletop and Eurorack synthesizer from Moog. The Mother-32 adds raw analog sound, sequencing and extensive interconnectivity to any electronic or modular ecosystem and was meticulously designed to provide musicians with a diverse array of creative tools to inspire new music, unique sound and endless sonic exploration. It comes secured in a rugged extruded aluminum skiff with wood sides and features a modular patch bay with 32 patch-points for extended synthesis complexity and an assignable CV jack with 16 assignable sources.

Hear the Moog Mother-32 in this video from DJ/producer Marley Carroll:


Moog engineers talk about the design process for the Mother-32:


Features:

- Easy to use Semi-Modular design for swift, inspired music creation
- Voltage Controlled 32-Step Sequencer with 64 Sequence Locations
- Low-Pass & High-Pass Moog Ladder Filter (20 Hz - 20 kHz) 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
- White Noise
- Superb companion to Werkstatt-01, Minitaur and other synthesizers
- Main module can be easily transferred into any Eurorack skiff
- Mount 2 or 3 units vertically with 2 and 3 Tier kits (not included)
- Complete read more solution for new Eurorack users -- no other items required
- Handcrafted in Asheville, NC
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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

Specifications:

- 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: 1/4" Headphone / Audio

Eurorack Specs:

- Current Draw: 230mA (+12V - from 10-pin header)
- Mounting Dims: 60HP (.69" 26mm Module Depth)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 8 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MOO MOTHER32
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 828-251-0090
(4 ratings)
Submitted November 24, 2019 by Jacob Miller
"The best entry to modular"
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The Mother 32 is the ultimate gateway synth. It’s not the easiest thing to use (especially if you are new to synthesis) but with the tiniest bit of effort you can get some very classic mono synth sounds without touching the patch bay. Then, once you feel like you have mastered the basic controls, the world completely opens up with the patch bay. People that say “everything sounds samey” are lacking in creativity. Sure you only have square and triangle LFO waveshapes, but patch the envelope generator into the LFO rate (with triangle wave selected) and you have a shark fin! Sure there is only one oscillator, but patch the other wave into the external audio input and blend those shapes baby. Or do that with any other audio! The secret weapon is the assignable jack....have fun with that one! And the sequencer too... don’t get me started. It’s a blast!
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