The Moog company pioneered the commercial manufacture of modular voltage-controlled analogue synthesizer systems. Their recent product is a semi-modular analogue percussion synthesiser with a unique name – DFAM which stands for Drummer From Another Mother.
“DFAM – Drummer From Another Mother”
According to the Moog’s official website, DFAM is the first addition to the Mother ecosystem 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 – effortlessly transitioning between rhythmic pulsations, resounding bass and resonant bells in an instant. DFAM’s distinctive voice is then shaped by a classic 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.
Each DFAM ships with a package of Moog patch cables that unlock access to the 24-point modular patch bay. Use it to create new sounds or bizarre behaviours, synchronize an unlimited number of DFAM and Mother-32 units together, or fully integrate your analogue instrument into a modular Eurorack production environment.
DFAM is available from 679$ and you can find your nearest store HERE.