Moog today re-introduced the Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Kit and CV Expander, a portable patchable synthesizer, with as a bundle for $199.
The Moog Werkstatt was originally introduced at Moogfest 2014, as a limited-edition hackable synthesizer. When it was released to the general public later that year, it was priced at $379.
Moog describes the Werkstatt-01 as ‘a gateway to the expansive world of analog synthesis’. It takes classic Moog circuit designs and translates them into a hackable DIY system.
The Werkstatt itself is patchable with breadboard-style patch cables. But the CV Expander lets you use standard 3.5mm patch cables to integrate the Werkstatt with other modular and analog gear.
Moog says that the research and design work that went into creating the Werkstatt, along with customer interest, led to the development of the Mother-32, DFAM, Grandmother, Matriarch, and Subharmonicon.
You can get an in-depth look at the Werkstatt’s capabilities from a series of new videos, embedded above, that offer a complete guide for the synth’s assembly, calibration, and integration with other semi-modular instruments.
Synthesist Lisa Bella Donna demonstrates Werkstatt-01’s raw spectrum of sound with 12 sound demos, ranging from sweeping pulse width modulations to Switched-On style etudes.
Pricing and Availability
The Moog Werkstatt-01 is available now for a limited time for $199 USD.