Moog Introduces New DFAM Percussion Synthesizer!
Moog expands on their popular Eurorack compatible MOTHER 32 with the all-new DFAM percussion synth.
During roundtable discussions at Moog last year there was quite the focus on one specific line of questioning regarding what may lie ahead on their product roadmap. Eurorack, Eurorack, Eurorack…. Q. Are you going to produce any Eurorack? MOOG. We do! Q. Are you going to do modules though? MOOG. what modules would you like? Q. An oscillator! A Sequencer! A filter! an EG! Well, Moog already does all that stuff in one very well priced eminently flexible unit called The Mother 32 all for under £600. A system that would likely cost twice that if it was built into a third party powered case with individual modules.
Moog did say that they will be producing more instruments within ‘the Mother eco-system’ (already teased with the Drummer From Another Mother an exclusive build for the lucky few MOOGfest engineering ticket holders). Will we see individual Eurorack (or for that matter 5u) modules from Moog? No, will we see a commercially available version of DFAM? Yes, and here it is.
Again, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the DFAM, and I can say wholeheartedly this thing is an absolute monster. The Berghain techno massive will rock all night to the beat of this drum. I have seen and heard live sets from Euro(c)rackers on systems many many times the HP of this little beastie, that cannot compete at all with its sonic fortitude and unique, but familiar, sonic signature. With 2 oscillators under the hood as it is marginally more expensive than the Mother 32, but is instantly accessible and can cover everything from subtle percussive lines to 4am dancefloor churning armageddon.
Personally, I cannot wait to see where Moog chooses to go next with this fit and format. Progressive, inclusive, Eurorack friendly, but not Eurorack reliant, not overly intuitive, but certainly accessible and inspiring. A great gateway to the world of modular synthesis and a compact powerhouse for experimenters, hobbyists and professionals alike. Roll on more machines from Moog within this format!
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