Moog Werkstatt 01 Analog Semi-Modular Synth with Expander
Moog’s popular and accessible Werkstatt-01 Analog Synth Kit and CV Expander return for a limited time only, while stocks last! The Werkstatt-01 was originally designed for Moogfest 2014 as a patchable educational tool for participants at the event, but it is great for any musician as a springboard into the world of synthesizers. The Werkstatt-01 is one of the best-sounding and affordable semi modular analogue synthesizers ever made - especially as you get to build it yourself, so you can learn about how it works before you even start using it, then continue to develop knowledge and skills as you experiment with it.
Provided as a kit, the Werkstatt-01 comes with a printed circuit board containing perfect connections to all the components. To assemble it, you only need a No.1 Philips head screwdriver and pair of scissors, no soldering or electrical experience is required. With Moog, anybody can easily build an analog synthesizer at an affordable price.
The basic oscillator tones come in the form of either a saw or pulse waves with a 9 octave frequency range. To hear the Werkstatt, set this onto continuous drone with the VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) or switch using the Envelope generator and play the one keyboard with glide control. Create classic Moog tones using the Moog ladder filter with 20Hz - 20KHz frequency response.
Features include a simple push-button keyboard, plus CV and Gate Input for use as a voice module along with CV/Gate enabled keyboards and sequencers, such as Beatstep, Beatstep Pro, and Arturia KeyStep.
There is quite a comprehensive modulation array to get your sound just how you want it. This includes a variable attack/delay envelope section and a dual waveshape LFO that’s easily assignable to different parameters, which is great for trying out different things and seeing what happens. The patchbay on the front allows you to experiment with sound through analog interconnectivity and voltage control.
The Moog Werkstatt-01 is ideal for computer-based musicians looking to enhance their sound with a genuine analogue Moog to sample and record - you can make bass, leads, drums and more with it. It’s simple to use, sounds fantastic, and good for finding new musical perspectives.
In all, the Werkstatt-01 is a compact, affordable, synthesizer with the proper Moog tone, and especially good if you’re looking for a hands on experience as a way to learn about synthesizers.
Moog Werkstatt 01 Analog Semi-Modular Synth with Expander
Moog’s popular and accessible Werkstatt-01 Analog Synth Kit and CV Expander return for a limited time, inviting all to get hands on with the legendary Moog sound.
Werkstatt-01 is a patchable and compact analog synthesizer - a must have for any “synth curious” musician who wants to learn first hand what synthesis is all about by building their very own analog synthesizer. This easy to assemble kit requires no prior electronics experience and is a perfect afternoon project. The straightforward simplicity of Werkstatt-01’s design makes it an ideal starting point to discover a vast new world of analog sound design and the (included) 1/8" CV Expander makes it ideal for everyone wanting to add the iconic Moog sound to their music.
Enhance your sound with the unique sonic presence of an analog synthesizer and discover new musical perspectives along the way.
Werkstatt-01’s 100% analog circuits deliver the classic soul and futuristic sound Moog synthesizers are known for. Featuring an full-range analog oscillator with selectable waveforms to power your sound and the legendary Moog Ladder Filter for precision harmonic sculpting, this instrument covers a vast expanse of sonic territory. Adding movement and modulation is as simple as engaging Werkstatt-01’s Analog LFO circuit to
impart your sound with the motion of gently breathing waves –or crank up the LFO speed and summon cosmic laser beams. A 2-stage Analog Envelope Generator with Sustain gives you the control to shape your dynamics, dialing in everything from lush electronic string swells to punchy basslines and organic percussion hits – and everything in between!
Expand Your Mind
The included CV Expander takes your synthesizer experience to the next level where new connections can be made and new sounds are unlocked. Patching inputs and outputs together from the 12 jacks of the ⅛” patch bay will reconfigure Werkstatt-01’s circuits to create new signal paths and empower new sonic explorations. As your synthesizer journey evolves, use the included CV Expander to connect your Werkstatt-01 as an enhancement to other Moog Semi-Modular Synthesizers or Eurorack systems.
Available now, but not forever
The Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Kit is shipping from the Moog Factory for a limited time and is available worldwide while supplies last.
- Type: Analog Synth Kit (Unassembled)
- Analog/Digital: Analog
- Number of Keys: 13
- Type of Keys: Push button
- Polyphony: Monophonic
- Oscillator: Analog VCO switchable Saw / Pulse
- LFO: Analog LFO switchable Triangle / Square
- Filter: Moog -24dB analog Ladder Filter
- Envelope Generator: Analog ADSR
- VCA type: Analog
- Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (audio in)
- Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/4" (audio out)
- Other I/O: 12x ⅛” Patch Points
- Expansion: Semi Modular, Eurorack Connectivity
- Power Supply: 12V DC Power Supply included
- Dimensions: L: 9.375" W: 5.50" H:1.25
No upgrades available
This is great. Simple, sounds good, lots of potential for mods - which I'm new to, but this makes it accessible. Two things I think could have been done better - the screws that attach the front panel are self tapping, which is odd given the potential to remove and replace it a lot - and in fact they could have come with a bevel to allow easy removal. I think I'll replace them. Secondly, the instructions don't have a thorough breakdown of the points on the board, which would really help a noob like me out with the modding! Overall very happy to have a Mood I can mess with.