Seven Ways To Use Two Keyboards With The Moog Mother-32

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.

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