My latest purchase was the Mother32/DFAM combo.
I wanted to have the full (often talked about) analog experience. I owned VA’s, I own the A4 and I’ve owned the 0-coast.
The 0-coast misses the classic analog filter, the A4 is often said not to sound so analog, or classic analog, so I thought I try Moog, which is probably the most famous company for analog synths…
And the DFAM promised a different way of doing things, getting happy accidents, surprising sequences and sounds. And well, it does. It’s very cool and fun and I love that I get a lot of Reznor like industrial beats out of it, which I usually rarely created.
The mother 32 sounds absolutely lovely and is one big sweet spot. Every knob turn results in a lovely sound. But I have to say, imo the A4 doesn’t have to hide behind these Moogs soundwise. It’s sweetspots are harder to find, but it can do so much more and it can sound as big as these two moogs in my opinion. It also cuts a fine fugure next to the sub37 of my bandmate. So finally, I really can stop doubting if the A4 is sounding weak next to Moogs etc.
It still was a great purchase, they team up nicely, have clever patching options, sound great and are extremely hands on.