The MOTM Analog Modular Synthesizer is a series of studio-quality assembled modules that offer outstanding value. MOTM differs from all of the other modular synthesizers in that both electrical and mechanical design represent our "No Compromise" attitude. Our front panels are made from 1/8" (3.2mm) thick aircraft aluminum, providing the strongest mechanical support available. Our pots are the quietest, longest-lasting AND the most temperature stable possible: Spectrol or Bourns 100% sealed types. We use Switchcraft jacks with nickel-plated brass hardware for years of trouble-free service.

Yet, the MOTM modules are affordably priced. New modules are added often: and customer suggestions are most welcome!

MOTM was specifically designed to be compatible with existing synthesizer equipment. A quick look at some important specs:

  • 1 volt-per-octave response for VCOs and filters
  • Positive-going GATE voltages (+1.5V threshold)
  • Positive-going triggers
  • Audio levels of 10V pk-pk (except out of the final mixer)
  • VCAs respond from 0 to +5 volts
  • Uses +-15VDC (some modules use internal regulators)
  • Power supply connector is standard AMP MTA-156 4 position

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The MOTM modules are designed to be easily mounted into standard 19" equipment racks. A 19" rack is slightly larger than 10U spaces wide (1U=1.75"). MOTM modules are in multiples of 1U in width, and 5U in height. Most modules are 2U wide, so 5 modules will fit across a rack. We offer the motm-19A Mounting Rails, that are used to mount the modules. These rails are stackable vertically, so multiple rows of MOTM modules can fit in the rack.

Although you can build a modular the size of a wall, many MOTM modules can operate as "stand-alone" signal processors for guitars, other synths and vocals. For example, the MOTM-120 is ideal to "fatten up" the timbres of monosynths like the SH-101. Any of the MOTM filters ('410, '420, '440, '490) can process line-level audio signals.

Our catalog is now on-line. Just click on the tabs down the left margin to view pictures, specifications, and hear audio samples! Or, you can download a PDF of the Catalog and Price List.

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