When Moog released the Werkstatt 01 synth kit, a lot of people suggested that they should make a Eurorack version.
Ninstrument’s Chris Blarsky went further – taking the highly hackable synth kit and modding it into the Moog Werkstatt WST-E1 Eurorack module. Here’s what he has to say about the project:
Well you knew someone was going to do it. I guess that would be me.
Really wanted Moog in my eurorack for a while. When I saw the Werkstatt, I knew it was my chance.
Made several changes to the Werkstatt. Changed out the single turn VCO pot for a ten turn pot. Added a +/- octave button. Since removing the keyboard the Envelope had no trigger source, so I added two inputs for that. Hand carved rosewood switch caps, because when I think of Moog, I think of black and wood.
The VCO’s sound great, but the filter is the reason I did this. I am now a happy Moog filter tweaker:)
Here’s a demo of the Moog Werkstatt Eurorack module in action:
Check it out and let us know what you think of the Moog Werkstatt 01 as a Euro module! Do you think that Moog should follow Ninstrument’s example?