Moog Music - DFAM
Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a highly-interactive,Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer and a vibrant deviation from thetraditional drum machine. Handcrafted in Asheville, NC by the employee-ownersat the Moog Factory, DFAM is the first addition to the Mother-32 family ofsynthesizers and presents a uniquely expressive hands-on approach to percussivepattern creation. It requires no patching, and absolutely no experience isneeded for human-beings of any age to quickly begin synthesizing new and uniquerhythmic compositions.
Activated by an easy-to-use analog sequencer, DFAM’s emotive soundbegins with a noise generator and two wide-range analog oscillators. Oscillatorhard sync and FM cross-modulation invite effortless transitions betweenrhythmic pulsations, resounding bass and resonant bells in an instant. DFAM’sdistinctive voice is then shaped by a versatile Moog Ladder filter with twoselectable modes: Low Pass mode imparts impact and dimension to each sound ittouches, while High Pass mode opens the door to naturally expressive strikes,spikes and clangorous accentuations.
DFAM behaves much like a living organism, reacting in differentways to different individuals. This is due to 3 dedicated analog envelopesworking dynamically with the sequencer to ensure that tribal toms breathe,industrial impacts evolve, and cacophonous chaos can be spawned or subdued atthe turn of a knob.
Each DFAM ships with a package of Moog patch cables that unlockaccess to the 24-point modular patchbay. Use it to create new sounds or bizarrebehaviors, synchronize an unlimited number of DFAM and Mother-32 unitstogether, or fully integrate your analog instrument into a modular Eurorackproduction environment.
Through exploration and experimentation, the vast potential ofthis expressive analog instrument is realized.
SEMI-MODULAR: No patching required. Anyone can createunique and impactful analog rhythms.
100% ANALOG: Unbridled sonic flexibility for a lifetimeof percussive inspiration.
2 OSCILLATORS: Ultra-wide range sound generation - crafteverything from subtly pulsing cadences to clangorous cacophony andfloor-splitting bass.
SELECTABLE ANALOG FILTERS: Dynamically sculpt your soundwith a Low Pass or High Pass Ladder filter.
3 ENVELOPES: Interact dynamically with velocity toimpart “human” variation to your sound.
8-STEP ANALOG SEQUENCER WITH VELOCITY:Vibrantly continuous control over each note.
24 PATCH POINTS: Explore modular patching orconnect to a Mother-32 to create a 3-oscillator leviathan.
LINK MULTIPLE UNITS: Rack up multiple DFAM andMother-32 units for evocative analog compositions.
EXTERNAL AUDIO INPUT: Process other sounds throughDFAM’s analog circuitry
EURORACK COMPATIBLE: Easily remove DFAM from itscase and mount it into a Eurorack system. (Requires a 10 to 16 PIN Eurorackcable)