Today Moog Music announced worldwide availability of its Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Moogfest 2014 Kit.
The patchable analog synth was originally only available to Engineering VIP ticket holders at Moogfest. There was substantial interest in a wider release for the Werkstatt at Synthtopia and elsewhere. Moog Music made a limited US release of the Werkstatt-01 this summer, followed up with a worldwide release today,
In the above demo video, Patrick ‘P-Thugg’ Gemayel, keyboard player for Atlantic Records’ band Chromeo, builds an improvisatory electro funk track using only the Moog Werkstatt-Ø1 and a simple drum pattern.
Werkstatt Audio Demos:
Moog Music also today launched the beta version of a learning portal, Werkstatt Workshop. The site contains project ideas, mod tutorials (like this one for making an arpeggiator/sequencer, below), parts lists, educational lesson plans, 3D printer files, Arduino integration and control and many other “dynamic resources” for Werkstatt owners.
The Werkstatt Workshop site also includes Moog Music’s “new and on-going” research surrounding the use of subtractive synthesizers in STEM and STEAM high-school classrooms. So far, there are nine free, open source, project-based tutorial videos on the site, with an invitation to makers to submit their own.
Pricing and Availability
The Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Kit is available and in stock at Moog Music dealers worldwide, with a suggested retail price of $329 US. Detailed product specs and additional information at the Moog Music website.