New Moog Sound Studio Features Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon & Some Cool Surprises

Moog Music today announced Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32 & DFAM & Subharmonicon, an all-in-one Euro system that is designed to make its family of 60HP semi-modular analog synthesizers more accessible and approachable than ever.

Along with the powerful trio of analog synthesizers (Mother-32, DFAM, and Subharmonicon), the Sound Studio comes with a custom dust cover, dedicated audio mixer and power distribution hub, 3-tier rack kit, audio cables, patch cables, cable organizer, a new synth exploration card game, creative learning tools, artwork and more.

It’s priced at $1,999 USD, which is less than the price of these three instruments alone, if purchased separately.

The newest Moog Sound Studio package includes the full lineup of Moog’s Mother ecosystem instruments:

  • Mother-32 is a versatile performance and production synthesizer with a step sequencer and 64 slots of sequence memory. Its classic Moog voice delivers “raw analog sound, deep Moog bass, and soaring synth leads.”
  • DFAM is designed to offer an inspiring approach to drum synthesis and rhythmic pattern creation with rich analog rhythms and percussive patterns.
  • Subharmonicon offers a unique combination of six-tone subharmonic chord shapes and polyrhythmic sequences.

Here’s the official video intro:

Circuitous Connections Synth Exploration Card Game

Circuitous Connections is a unique card game, designed to make learning new ways to patch your synths fun.

With Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32 & DFAM & Subharmonicon, Moog introduces Circuitous Connections, an original sound experimentation card game designed to “encourage and embrace interconnectivity”.

The game enables the discovery of new sounds and creative patching techniques through randomly generated pathways, so that the user can play again and again without ever patching the same thing twice.

New Compilation EP

Moog has also released Explorations in Analog Synthesis, Volume II, a new seven-song EP created to demonstrate the  analog sound and sonic possibilities of Moog Sound Studio.

A follow-up to Explorations in Analog Synthesis, released by Moog via SoundCloud in March, the compilation features tracks by a wide range of artists:

  • A dark, danceable electro-pop track from duo Jae Matthews and Gus Muller, who make music as Boy Harsher
  • A meditative ambient piece created by award-winning artist, composer, and producer Hannah Peel
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s rhythmic experimental modular composition with rhythmic patterns and melodic pulses
  • Deep house beats with smooth vocals from Brooklyn-based producer Galcher Lustwerk
  • Ya Tseen
  • Tygapaw
  • A pulsing, up-tempo sonic creation by Paula Temple

Each track was built around the three instruments included in the Moog Sound Studio.

You can stream Explorations in Analog Synthesis, Volume II below:

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability

Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32 & DFAM & Subharmonicon will see its official debut at Superbooth 2021, which takes place September 15th through 18th in Berlin, Germany. It’s available now, priced at $1,999 USD.

We asked Moog if they will make the accessories included in this package available such to existing owners. They did not have any plans to share at this time.

13 thoughts on “New Moog Sound Studio Features Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon & Some Cool Surprises

  1. Didnt see this coming at all. All three together is the greatest. Cant wait until they release more. Wasn’t there some Kaleidoscope semi-modular coming at some point?

  2. this is so cute and powerful! really impressive offering from Moog for the price. I do wonder if there was ever an clarity, progress, or even any kind of acknowledgement of the really awful workplace allegations about Moog though? This would be high on my list of kit to buy if it wasn’t for that reporting on Moogs workplace culture from a few months back… anyone have tips?

    1. The lawsuit is in the court system and unfortunately, the only direct source of info, other than the official statement by Moog, appears to be a really biased article from the Asheville Blade (which is a far left wing indie new site):

      I’m looking forward to see what comes of the lawsuit. IMHO, though, if the case had much merit, Moog would have already settled to avoid negative publicity.

    1. ^^^^ 100% this! ^^^^

      I’ve probably already spent $2200 to get the three synths and a rack and have enjoyed them a lot. But it irks me a bit that they only offer the mixer, cable rack, cover, card game, etc in the bundle.

      It is a pretty sick bundle, but offer the items separately and they’d have thousands of owners buying some of these accessories. I hope that they get enough requests for this to make the accessories available soon.

      1. Yes it’s also a bit of a fuck you to early adopters and current owners that made the instruments popular in the first place. Kind of like saying, only new owners deserve these extras

  3. cool to see these fully assembled after these units were first available only as DIY at Moog Fest and all of us hoping they would release them, some years later here they are, fun times.

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