A lot of people have bought Moog Mother-32 semi-modular synths as their entry point to modular synthesis. Therefore, I’m creating a couple of courses based on using the Mother-32 in this environment. Below are two videos excerpted from the first course which will get a Mother-32 owner up and running, including installing it in a Eurorack case.
The first movie shows how to connect power, audio, and MIDI to the Mother-32, how to play notes and sequences, and gives a quick overview of its major sections to edit its sound:
The second movie shows how to remove a Mother-32 from its own case and install it in a Eurorack case, including discussing issues such as case depth, power connections, and mounting issues (including sliding nuts versus threaded inserts and Phillips versus hex head screws):
The next step is surrounding the Mother with a good complement of utility modules that flesh out its basic capabilities, and which will ease connecting it to new modules you may introduce to your system. That’s discussed in my Eurorack Expansion Host Rack article linked to here.
The first Learning Modular Synthesis course on the Mother-32 is now on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. If you don’t already have a subscription to either one, you can use the link http://lynda.com/trial/chrismeyer to sign up for Lynda.com and they will not bill your credit card for 30 days while you try out the service and sample as many courses as you like – including my other Learning Modular Synthesis courses. If you decide to stay with Lynda.com, one month costs only $25, and they have hundreds of other audio & music courses as well. In July 2017 I’ll be releasing a new course that shows how to take your Mother-32 in a variety of directions, demonstrating using it with a wide range of modules to experiment with a variety of synthesis techniques.