Moog releases 2.0 firmware for Mother-32 semi-modular synth

New version lets the synth ignore MIDI clock information, to play better with other gear.

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Moog Mother-32

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Moog has released a new firmware update for the Mother-32, bringing the semi-modular synth up to version 2.0. This update introduces several new features and enhancements – including the ability to finally ignore MIDI clock and start/stop messages, solving a major gripe from users of the instrument.

The latest update sees the sequencer now include multiple directions such as: forward, reverse, pendulum, and random. Its tempo functions have also been expanded upon – now offering selectable swing intervals.

The firmware’s most notable enhancement is that the M-32 can now choose to ignore MIDI clock or start/stop messages – which lets the device play nicely with others that send out MIDI clock information.

The sync and timing engine has also been completely rewritten, which now allows for “incredibly tight and funky grooves synchronised to any analog clock source,” according to the company.

Additionally, options to auto-save and write-protect patterns, better LED visual feedback and selectable analogue clock input and output resolution options have been added.

Learn more about the Mother-32’s new firmware update here.

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