Moog Mother 32 semi modular synthesizer

Moog Mother-32


When Moog discontinued their iconic flagship synth, the Minimoog Voyager, a few months ago, they blessed us with a fitting addition to the range as a consolation prize. The Mother-32 is a new departure for the legendary Asheville-based company. Throwing their considerable weight into the Eurorack arena, this is a seriously big move, bridging the gap between the contemporary modular trend and the classic, old-school circuit designs that made the Moog name.

With a semi-modular design based around a single VCO, switchable high-pass or low-pass filter and a single envelope generator, the Mother-32’s architecture is simple but effective. The sound, as you’d expect from Moog, is top notch. Add a 32-step sequencer and 32 patch points, and you’ve got a complete package.

The compatibility with other modules is a great added bonus, meaning that you can hook up to Eurorack oscillators and filters for a more versatile sound. You can even chain multiple Mother-32 modules for an all-Moog setup. We’re excited to see where Moog go with this idea. It looks like a new chapter in the Moog story.

18th January, 2016


  • Wow, 2 oscillators, 4 waveforms, filter, lfo to modulate it. It’s no wonder electronic music hasn’t really advanced in the last decade as people are still getting boners for things we’ve all seen/heard before. New synths are just tools for muso-posers to show off with, posh handbags for guys/gals who don’t leave their bedrooms. All you really need if you want hardware to make music is a £100, 20 year old Roland W-30 and a good idea.
    This ain’t a dig at Attack.

  • wow, the original really is a lot better sounding. Much richer and thicker sounding. The update is somehow ‘skimmed’.

  • @Duncan

    Ridiculous isn’t it. I went into a music shop the other day and all the guitars still only had six strings! Retrograde madness

  • @Nathan

    Not a fair comparison at all. Synths are based on technology that is constantly changing. And due to Moore’s Law, the technology is constantly getting cheaper. These two things dictate that synths should be evolving a lot more than they seem to be. What is new and unique here?

  • @ Duncan

    Plenty of unique synth design out there. That’s mostly what the eurorack format is about. Also, what would you consider “unique”? 99.999999% of soft synths are based on hardware. The only truly novel synthesis in software comes from stuff like MAX/MSP, PD, Kyma, etc.. Do you think the Roland W-30 was some sort of revolutionary design at the time? I’m old enough to remember and it wasn’t. I say the more synths the merrier.


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