In this video, Greg Pagel takes a look at using two keyboards with the Moog Mother-32.
This tutorial briefly explains the difference between MIDI and CV (control voltage) inputs, and demonstrates several ways you can simultaneously use a MIDI keyboard and a CV keyboard with the Mother-32 synthesizer.
Techniques covered include using the keyboards to:
- Play two independent melodic lines
- Precisely control FM (frequency modulation) effects
- Use a CV keyboard to precisely control the filter cutoff while playing separate melodic lines with a MIDI keyboard
- Use a CV keyboard to add microtonal inflections to melodic lines played on a MIDI keyboard.
- Control a 3rd pitch, melodically, using CV velocity
- Use MIDI, CV pitch, and CV velocity to play 3 independent lines using the VCO, LFO, and VCF.
- Use the arpeggiator on the Keystep and the Mother’s VCF to create pulsating rhythmic patterns.
Note: Pagel notes that at about 6:00, he says the VCO tracking is bad, when he really meant the LFO tracking.