Three New Moog Werkstatt Mods

Moog has released several more mod videos, demonstrating how to mod the Werkstatt-01 synthesizer kit.

In the first video, above, Moog Creative Learning Developer Chris Howe looks at how to add a button-controlled vibrato effect, using a photoresistor, LED, and Arduino microcontroller. 

In the second Wekstatt mod video, Howe demonstrates how to use a 555 timer to create a second square wave LFO. By adding a second LFO we can create much richer textures and more complex sounds.

For the third Werkstatt mod, Howe shows how to integrate an accelerometer to measure movement in three dimensions, using an Arduino microcontroller.

The Moog Werkstatt-01 is available via Moog for US $329. It’s currently available via Amazon for about $300.

See our previous post, 9 Moog Werkstatt Synthesizer Mods, for more Werkstatt-01 mod video demos.

10 thoughts on “Three New Moog Werkstatt Mods

    1. yes let’s pay more to be less creative. 🙁

      it’s awesome moog and other companies are returning to the roots of what made synths cool. this is the kinda stuff that will keep electronic music and instruments going.

      will be getting werkstatts to give as gifts to kids that’ll hack them. 🙂

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      1. As a person who is able to be creative both in front of the panel and behind it, I can qualify my comment by saying the demand for old and new school Moog modules is greater than it has ever been. How do I know this? http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/07/20/should-moog-make-a-werkstatt-eurorack-module/ I made this a few months ago and I have had a chance to talk to all sorts of people all around the world, and they all want the same thing.

        Moog Eurorack modules!

        So rather than have a few of us try and rework what they have, let’s just get it straight from the source, shall we?

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        1. yeah a moog modular would be cool, but tbh, i’d rather see them make modules in buchla 200e format with patch saving. 😉

          but seriously, if someone mounts a werkstat behind a euro panel and re-sell tons of them that’ll do more to convince them that it’s worth getting into.

          we should take it as a good sign that moog is encouraging hacking because the ability for users to screw up stuff like power connections is probably one of the bigger concerns for bigger companies to get into euro.

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