The Moog Mother-32 is a very popular starter instrument for those looking to get into modular synthesis. It contains a capable one-oscillator synthesizer voice with a Moog design filter, as well as surprisingly full-featured step sequencer. Best of all, it’s a semimodular synth in that all of its components are already wired together and able to create sounds right out of the box. But it also contains a Patch panel, allowing you to override its internal wiring as well as connect it to external synthesizer modules. Synth designer Chris Meyer gives you a quick-start introduction to all three of these sections of the Moog Mother-32, including how to mount the Mother-32 into a Eurorack-format case, plus important advice on the first external modules you might want to add to it.
– Connecting the Mother-32, as well as relocating it to an open-ended modular cabinet
– Crafting your own sounds using its synthesis engine, including learning the differences between oscillator and modulator waveshapes, filter modes, and envelope types
– Programming the powerful step sequencer, including holds, rests, slurs, accents, and ratchets
– Editing sequences, including live performance tricks
– Patching the Mother-32 to other modules, including the important use of attenuators, mixers, and multiples
– Adding a second envelope generator to the Mother-32
– Adding a second (and third!) oscillator to the Mother-32