Moog Werkstatt-01 Synthesizer Back With $199 Price

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.

Moog has previously shared a wide range of projects and mods for the Werkstatt.

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.

Audio Demos:

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.

12 thoughts on “Moog Werkstatt-01 Synthesizer Back With $199 Price

    1. Something like the Mother-32 or DFAM would also be great.

      Even better would be to release all the Moogerfoogers in that hybrid desktop / eurorack format.

  1. I’d pay a bit more for this if it had two oscillators. With two oscillators, it would make a great Christmas gift for the synth enthusiasts that I know.

      1. I mean… for roughly the price of a used little phatty, you’ll get the 2 oscs PLUS individual signal paths, more compatible CV outputs (for most users at least), and true knob per function. Actually sounds like a great idea.

  2. The demos by Lisa Bella Donna are impressive – making me reconsider this.

    I thought the Werkstatt was more of a ‘sound effect’ type of synth, but this actually sounds pretty amazing for the price.

  3. Looks like the Gate Out has become a Gate In. While it was always possible to use it that way, I wonder if it’s easier to trigger now. The old version was very finicky about what source would work.

  4. As a modular neophyte, this is tempting to me. The DIY stuff is particularly interesting, it’s cool they’ve put the effort in to develop an Arduino library to support this. Well, in theory anyway – they keep talking about ‘’ but that just seems to redirect to the marketing site.

  5. Any Wekstatt user that can help me out. Does the envelope affect (in a good way) the filter if I use only the audio in on this lil fella?. TiA


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