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Handcrafted in Asheville, NC, Moog's Mother-32 is their first-ever semi-modular synthesizer. The Mother-32 adds a distinctive raw analog sound, sequencing and extensive interconnectivity to any electronic or modular ecosystem. A great companion for the Moog Grandmother, DFAM or other lager Eurorack systems, the Mother-32 is meticulously...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Handcrafted in Asheville, NC, Moog's Mother-32 is their first-ever semi-modular synthesizer. The Mother-32 adds a distinctive raw analog sound, sequencing and extensive interconnectivity to any electronic or modular ecosystem. A great companion for the Moog Grandmother, DFAM or other lager Eurorack systems, the Mother-32 is meticulously designed to provide musicians with a diverse array of creative tools to inspire new music, unique sound and endless sonic exploration. Loaded with features, the Mother-32 is pure Moog sound throughout every component.

Pure analog power

Mother-32 is driven by a 100% analog sound engine with a semi-modular architecture that means its prewired for immediate use, but all of its internal wiring can also be interrupted using any of the 32 patch points. At the core of the Mother-32's structure is a single VCO with the choice between a sawtooth waveform and a square shape waveform with a variable pulse width control that can dial in a wide variety of tonal variations. There's also a switchable high pass and low pass classic Moog Ladder filter with its characteristically smooth 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response. The LFO on the Mother-32 can switch between sawtooth and triangle waveshapes with audio-rate modulation capability.

Built-in sequencer

One powerful feature on the Mother-32 is its voltage controlled 32-step sequencer with up to 64 sequence locations. There are two input methods available on the Mother-32 including a keyboard input where you can play in the note for each step with a connected MIDI keyboard controller, or you can use the 1-octave keypad that's built right into the Mother-32. In addition, you can program rest, tie, accent, gate length, glide on/off and ratchet count per step to create more complex and interesting patterns. 

Infinite expansion

Despite the fact that there is only a single oscillator inside the Mother-32, the 32-point patchbay provides an extensive amount of routing capabilities both internally and through external Eurorack compatible modules for an exponential expansion options. Mother-32 is the perfect companion for other Moog semi-modular synthesizers that have come along including the Grandmother and the DFAM. Try putting adding multiple Mother-32s or DFAMs into the optional 2- or 3-tier rack system, and create a wide range of rich harmonic textures.

Features

  • 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
  • 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 optional 2 and 3 Tier kits
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MoogMother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • Responsive / good action (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Electronic music (8)
  • MIDI (5)
  • Learning (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

More fun then a barrel of Slim Phattys

Plan to add a couple more to my set up real soon.
Moog sells a rack that allows you to stack up to 3 Mothers.

Plan to add a couple more to my set up real soon.
Moog sells a rack that allows you to stack up to 3 Mothers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

To cheaply made.

It sounds really good but Im afraid that if it fell off my desk it would explode. All of the controls are mounted onto the circuit board and not bolted to the faceplate. The...Read complete review

It sounds really good but Im afraid that if it fell off my desk it would explode. All of the controls are mounted onto the circuit board and not bolted to the faceplate. The patch point jacks are already wiggling and it not even a month old.
The tempo knob wont adjust to slower tempos.
Not the quality I expected.

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(5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

To cheaply made.

By Macgregor_oi

from Houston Tx.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

  • Cheaply Made
  • Poor Instructions

Best Uses

  • Studio

Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

It sounds really good but Im afraid that if it fell off my desk it would explode. All of the controls are mounted onto the circuit board and not bolted to the faceplate. The patch point jacks are already wiggling and it not even a month old.
The tempo knob wont adjust to slower tempos.
Not the quality I expected.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More fun then a barrel of Slim Phattys

By DDALE

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pros

  • 32 Step Sequencer
  • Eurorack Format
  • Expandable
  • GREAT little UNIT
  • Midi In
  • Patchable
  • Stores 64 Patterns

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crazy Fun All Day Long
    • Eurorack
    • Moog Synth
    • Sound Design

    Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

    Plan to add a couple more to my set up real soon.
    Moog sells a rack that allows you to stack up to 3 Mothers.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great addition to Eurorack system

    By Martians on Maui

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Difficult to Use
    • Limited Sound Selection

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI

    Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

    This module works great when integrated into a Eurorack system. On its own it sounds a bit dated.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again. Earthshaking.

    By Chris

    from Seattle, WA

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

    This is an AMAZING synth. It's a perfect intro into modular synthesis, as it's pretty straightforward to get it sounding good out of the box (since it's semi-modular, it's pre-patched), but you can spend days digging through the cool stuff under the hood (aka oozing out the patch panel). There is a lot of depth buried under the patch panel and the assignable output modes. (You want a sample-and-hold VCF? No problem! Control ANYTHING from a MIDI CC? Sure!) . The documentation is also well-written and helpful.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lives up to the Hype

    By Shaw

    from Nashvile, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

        solidly built -- not fiddly knobs like many eurorack boxes have. GREAT value (there's a compliment you don't hear a lot in eurorack land)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Moog knocked it out of the park!

        By Kim

        from Los Angeles, CA, USA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Portable
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI

          Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

          Mother-32 is a little powerhouse! Top quality Moog sound, craftsmanship, design, attention to detail. Great for modular beginners and pros alike. Built-in 32-step sequencer is amazing. MIDI In port gives me the flexibility to record directly into Ableton and/or through my Akai MIDI controller.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          YOU NEED TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!!

          By AudiosErgeon

          from Avondale, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • FUN!
          • Portable
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Sounds Amazing
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Concerts
            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • MIDI
            • Moog Rocks
            • Science

            Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

            Love this product and it was well worth the money to do a 3 tier rack. Moog had a Moogfest!!! last month and I got an amazing deal from the friendly folks at Guitar Center by calling in and getting assistance over the phone. They have the most unique sound and clarity unlike anything i have ever played and don't forget to mention absolutely fun and addicting. I found myself wanting to be obsessed with the structure behind this device and want to master it because it is so cool to use. So many possibilities and billions of sounds that you can create with the ability to patch with the 32 patch ports. A must buy if you love the art of analog electronic music

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Mother 32 is Great

            By Akilism

            from New York, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                The Moog Mother 32 is awesome. I have no complaints about it or it's sonic capabilities.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                An excellent beginning for a building a modular system.

                By docatlas

                from Pittsburgh

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music

                  Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                  This is an excellent choice for someone just starting out with modular synths, or as an expansion of an existing system. The patch points allow creation of sounds that aren't apparent from merely looking at the knobs and switches.

                   
                  4.0

                  For a first modular synth its pretty cool.

                  By Robert

                  from undisclosed

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                  This is my first modular synthesizer and there is somewhat of a learning curve getting it to produce sounds that I like; plus I bought this thing to work with a Moog Subsequent 37 CV synth too, and I haven't found the sweet spot of connecting them yet. It is solidly made, and I like the layout, and the documentation is pretty good. I was very happy with it being on sale when I bought it, if I'm allowed to say that.

                   
                  5.0

                  Want to get into modular? Start here.

                  By Andy S

                  from Asheville, NC

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                  I took the plunge into modular and this is where I started. Newcomers will find it fairly easy to learn. Veterans will appreciate how versatile it is. For what it is, it is a very inexpensive synth. Everything you need to get started and it sounds incredible!

                   
                  5.0

                  This thing is Great

                  By Lucas

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Portable
                  • Realistic Sound
                  • Responsive / Good Action

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Use
                  • No Speakers

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music
                  • Learning
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                  This is my first Moog and I love it. It is great for learning how synthesizers work, although it is very intimidating at first it becomes a great lovable instrument.

                   
                  5.0

                  i own 2

                  By johnny a

                  from south st paul mn

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • if you take the time

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Use
                  • there are none cept all these knobs

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                    if your into or thinking to getting into euro rack?hands down it should be your first module,bang for the buck it has everthing you need,now all other module will just add to the coolness..alot get out as fast as they get into euro rack,this will hook you.......next synth play not a model d but its still the old school moog sound midi and those lush filters.....mom32 is like the first time I played guitar thur a marshall stack

                     
                    5.0

                    This is the synthesizer I've dreamed of owning for a decade

                    By Austin Pierce

                    from Sioux City, IA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Electronic Music
                      • Learning
                      • MIDI

                      Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                      I am using it to experiment and learn modular synthesis.

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid sound and flexible routing

                      By Higgins

                      from Harrisburg, PA

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good entry into modular synts

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Electronic Music

                        Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                        The oscillator in this unit is phenomenal. You immediately know that you have a Moog. The learning curve is a little steeper than a traditional synth, but not a much as a full modular setup. Definitely have to read the manual for this one.

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome customer service!

                        By John

                        from undisclosed

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                        This synth is amazing, pure analog joy. Guitar Center was great. Parker at customer service was extremely helpful in finding the mother 32 for me. I ordered it online as soon as I saw it was in stock and ready for shipment only to find out that all the units were already spoken for. I called customer service and Parker answered. He put me on hold for a few minutes and found one for me. I would recommend Guitar Center and the Moog Mother 32 to anyone.

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful synth!

                        By Sh-303

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Portable
                        • Responsive / Good Action

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Electronic Music
                          • Learning
                          • MIDI

                          Comments about Moog Mother-32 Semi Modular Synth Module:

                          Ties in great with all my modular gear

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