Moog DFAM Drummer From Another Mother

The Moog DFAM, or, Drummer From Another Mother, is a semi-modular, percussive 8-step synthesizer extremely easy-to-use - no patching required. As the first member of the Mother-32 family, the DFAM opens up a whole new way to expand the rhythmic sequences of your performances.

The fact that DFAM requires no patching to begin a sequence allows any user to start creating patterns with little to no learning curve. The sounds are initially created with a white noise generator and two wide-range analog oscillators, which can then be reshaped using the Hard Sync and FM Modulation to create dynamics in the rhythm, change the EQ, resonance, or alter the voice completely.

The oscillators are then followed by the famous Moog Ladder Filter with the option to select between a low or high pass filter. Utilizing the low pass filter will create more distress and dimension in whatever sound you’re working on, adjusting the high pass filter can expose more of the transient, note, and air of the sound.

The DFAM is equipped with three dedicated analog envelopes which work intuitively with the sequencer, this allows the sequencer to have a "living, breathing" feel similar to a live drummer. The analog envelopes ensure that the kicks, snares and toms have dynamic and crack and the ambiance of any effect is increased with the velocity. Each of these settings can easily be controlled with the turn of a knob.

For further control of the DFAM, Moog has included patch cables to be used with the onboard 24-point modular patchbay. This can be used to expand on the internal sounds, link multiple DFAM or Mother-32 units together, or integrate the DFAM into your current Eurorack Modular Synthesizer setup.

  • Sound engine: Analog
  • Analog sequencer: 8-Steps with pitch and velocity per-step
  • Sequencer panel controls: Tempo, Run/Stop, Trigger, Advance
  • Sound sources: 2 oscillators with square and triangle waveforms, one white noise generator, and one external audio input
  • Frequency control: ±5 octaves (10 octave ange)
  • Mixer: Level controls for Oscillator 1, Oscillator 2 and white noise/external audio input
  • Filter: 20 Hz - 20 kHz switchable low pass/high pass 4-Pole transistor ladder filter
  • Envelopes: VCO EG with Voltage Controlled Decay and Bipolar Amount Control, VCF EG with Voltage Controlled Decay and Bipolar Amount Control, VCA EG with Voltage Controlled Decay and Selectable Fast/Slow Attack Time
  • Patchbay: 24 x 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 output: ¼” TS Line / ¼” TRS headphones (shared output jack)
  • Included power supply: 100 - 240 VAC; 50 - 60 Hz, +12 VDC 1200 mA
  • Power consumption: 3 W

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  • DFAM Drummer From Another Mother Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer

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