Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a highly-interactive,
Semi-Modular Analog 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 analog sequencer, DFAM’s emotive sound
begins with a white noise generator and two wide-range analog
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
DFAM behaves much like a living organism, reacting in different ways to
different individuals. This is due to 3 dedicated analog 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
behaviors, synchronize an unlimited number of DFAM and Mother-32 units
together, or fully integrate your analog instrument into a modular
Eurorack production environment.
Through exploration and experimentation, the vast potential of this expressive analog instrument is realized.
SEMI-MODULAR: No patching required. Anyone can create unique and impactful analog rhythms.
100% ANALOG: 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
SELECTABLE ANALOG 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 ANALOG 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 analog compositions.
EXTERNAL AUDIO INPUT: Process other sounds through DFAM’s analog circuitry
EURORACK COMPATIBLE: Easily remove DFAM from its case and mount it into a Eurorack system. (Requires a 10 to 16 PIN Eurorack cable)