If you were among those who would have liked to buy the Moog DFAM (a compact analog drum synth, only available as a DIY kit during the Moogfest) we have good news for you.
Today Moog officially introduced the first addition to the Mother ecosystem. In their words “DFAM (Drummer From Another Mother) is an original electronic instrument for the exploration of new concepts in rhythm and resonance. This highly-interactive, Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer is a vibrant deviation from the traditional drum machine — presenting an expressive hands-on approach to percussive pattern creation.”
DFAM can be connected to modular systems, via CV.
Here’s the introductory video, with an all-female cast. Watch DJ Haram, Stud1nt, and Umfang, three members of the Discwoman collective as they explore the new DFAM Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer.
ANALOG SEQUENCER: 8-Steps With Pitch and Velocity Per-Step
SOUND SOURCES: 2 Oscillators With Square and Triangle Waveforms, 1 White Noise Generator, 1 External Audio Input
FREQUENCY CONTROL: +/- 5 Octaves (10 Octave Range)
MIXER: Level controls for Oscillator 1, Oscillator 2 and White Noise/External Audio Input
$679/€649 (to be confirmed). DFAM has already begun shipping from the Moog Factory and is available now at Authorized Moog Music Dealers worldwide. Or you can always wait for a cheaper clone from the B company, in 20 or 30 years from now.
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