Moog DFAM Analogue Percussion Synthesizer

Moog DFAM Analogue Percussion Synthesizer

Product code: moodfam

The Moog DFAM a highly original and exceptionally powerful analogue 'percussion synthesizer', capable of incredible and unique rhythmic tones and effects.


  • Moog DFAM Analogue Percussion Synthesizer

    The Moog DFAM a highly original and exceptionally powerful analogue 'percussion synthesizer', capable of incredible and unique rhythmic tones and effects.

    Main Features

    • Semi-Modular analogue percussion synthesizer
    • 2 oscillator synth voice with selectable analogue filters
    • Three envelope generators with velocity
    • 8-Step analogue sequencer with velocity
    • 24 patch points
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    Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a highly-interactive, Semi-Modular analogue Percussion Synthesizer and a vibrant deviation from the traditional drum machine. Handcrafted in Asheville, NC by the employee-owners at the Moog Factory, DFAM is the first addition to the Mother-32 family of synthesizers and presents an expressive hands-on approach to percussive pattern creation. It requires no patching, and absolutely no experience is needed for human-beings of any age to quickly begin synthesizing new and unique rhythmic compositions.

    Activated by an easy-to-use analogue sequencer, DFAM's emotive sound begins with a white noise generator and two wide-range analogue oscillators. Oscillator hard sync and FM cross-modulation invite effortless transitions between rhythmic pulsations, resounding bass and resonant bells in an instant. DFAM's distinctive voice is then shaped by a versatile Moog Ladder filter with two selectable modes: Low Pass mode imparts impact and dimension to each sound it touches, while High Pass mode opens the door to naturally expressive strikes, spikes and clangorous accentuations.

    DFAM behaves much like a living organism, reacting in different ways to different individuals. This is due to 3 dedicated analogue envelopes working dynamically with the sequencer to ensure that tribal toms breathe, industrial impacts evolve, and cacophonous chaos can be spawned or subdued at the turn of a knob.

    Each DFAM ships with a package of Moog patch cables that unlock access to the 24-point modular patchbay. Use it to create new sounds or bizarre behaviours, synchronise an unlimited number of DFAM and Mother-32 units together, or fully integrate your analogue instrument into a modular Eurorack production environment.

    Through exploration and experimentation, the vast potential of this expressive analogue instrument is realised.

    SEMI-MODULAR: No patching required. Anyone can create unique and impactful analogue rhythms.

    100% analogue: Unbridled sonic flexibility for a lifetime of percussive inspiration.

    2 OSCILLATORS: Ultra-wide range sound generation - craft everything from subtly pulsing cadences to clangorous cacophony and floor-splitting bass.

    SELECTABLE analogue FILTERS: Dynamically sculpt your sound with a Low Pass or High Pass Ladder filter.

    3 ENVELOPES: Interact dynamically with velocity to impart 'human' variation to your sound.

    8-STEP analogue SEQUENCER WITH VELOCITY: Vibrantly continuous control over each note.

    24 PATCH POINTS: Explore modular patching or connect to a Mother-32 to create a 3-oscillator leviathan.

    LINK MULTIPLE UNITS: Rack up multiple DFAM and Mother-32 units for evocative analogue compositions.

    EXTERNAL AUDIO INPUT: Process other sounds through DFAM's analogue circuitry

    EURORACK COMPATIBLE: Easily remove DFAM from its case and mount it into a Eurorack system. (Requires a 10 to 16 PIN Eurorack cable)

    Detailed Specifications
    SOUND ENGINE: Analogue
    analogue SEQUENCER: 8-Steps With Pitch and Velocity Per-Step
    SEQUENCER PANEL CONTROLS: Tempo, Run/Stop, Trigger, Advance
    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
    FILTER: 20Hz-20KHz Switchable Low Pass / High Pass 4-Pole Transistor Ladder Filter
    ENVELOPES: VCO EG w/ Voltage Controlled Decay and Bipolar Amount Control, VCF EG w/ Voltage Controlled Decay and Bipolar Amount Control, VCA EG w/ Voltage Controlled Decay and Selectable Fast/Slow Attack Time
    PATCHBAY: 24 x 3.5mm Jacks
    PATCHBAY INPUTS: Trigger, VCA CV, Velocity, VCA Decay, External Audio, VCF Decay, Noise Level, VCO Decay, VCF Mod, VCO 1 CV, 1→2 FM Amount, VCO 2 CV, Tempo, Run/Stop, Advance/Clock.
    PATCHBAY OUTPUTS: VCA, VCA EG, VCF EG, VCO EG, VCO 1, VCO 2, Trigger, Velocity, Pitch.
    AUDIO OUTPUT: 1/4 inch TS Line / 1/4 inch TRS Headphones (Shared Output Jack)
    INCLUDED POWER SUPPLY: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, +12VDC 1200mA
    POWER CONSUMPTION: 3.0W
    EURORACK CURRENT DRAW: 230mA (+12V – from 10-pin header)
    EURORACK MOUNTING DIMENSIONS: 60HP (1 inch/26mm Module Depth)
    WEIGHT: 3.5lbs
    DIMENSIONS (W x H x D): 12.57 x 4.21 (with knobs) x 5.24 inches

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  • Additional Information

    On demo in store Yes
    Brand Moog
    Condition New