Moog Werkstatt First Look At The New Synth

Live From Moogfest      25/04/14

The Moog Werkstatt synth is a specially made synth designed to go in tandem with the VIP Engineer Ticket (which included full access to all events and two 3hr workshops to build the Werkstatt) to the currently running Moogfest in Asheville NC. Workshop participants get to make their very own Werkstatt synth - all I can say is lucky them!

The Werkstatt is designed to facillitate education and exploration of the electronics behind the Moog. Originally Bob Moog started in business making Theremin Kits, so its very much part of the company's roots. We caught up with Steve Dunnington, who's been a major part of the development of the Werkstatt. Obviously first question - when can we get one?

Watch the video and find out!

Apologies - the sound deteriorates during the intervew, but its still intelligable .

Steve mentioned the highly hackable circuit board - he kindly let us have a high resolution image of it:

 

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BLN    Said...

It sounds better than my Phatty even through Skype :(

25-Apr-14 07:24 AM


Meneer Vincent    Said...

Clear and nice interview Nick! Sure want one. The sound is awesome!

25-Apr-14 10:01 AM


Vcm    Said...

Haha, could you see korg ms-20 mini on the moog's studio shelf )))) they open and study it? :)

25-Apr-14 12:27 PM


CI    Said...

Hum the board is all SMD. Therefore, the workshop would be maybe to solder 2-3 pots, the keyboard switch and then assemble the whole thing in the case. But the matrix thing on top in interesting, maybe customized routing or such. Meeeh. As a synth freak who solder DIY kits, this leaves me hungry.

25-Apr-14 02:39 PM


IC    Said...

that's a korg ms-10...

25-Apr-14 03:30 PM


EMwhite    Said...

Well, there are at least 20 test points (labeled TP1..) on the board plus a series of "JMP" points which are no doubt 'normalled' if they are bound/jumped and open for use if not. Also a missing pot (VR9) for something else (??) and of course the pads on the top.

The doc that comes with it or the notes that the attendees took about each relevant test point, the significance, how used, etc. likely worth a fair portion of the VIP fee, that is if you are interested in this stuff.

I am...

25-Apr-14 05:23 PM


E03    Said...

I like the idea of insetting a microprocessor on the board of the unit and usb control over some of the circuitry, basically turning it into a hybrid synth! I'm also wondering if it could be hacked to include an on board sequencer with presets and or program save of certain parameters > _ < if your into that sort of thing….

25-Apr-14 11:33 PM


SynthMASTER    Said...

You spelled Asheville wrong.

27-Apr-14 12:25 AM


secondjohn    Said...

The SMD devices, yes, were already attached, and there were just under 200 soldering points to be attached. Not that hard, but lots of in/out access points and a strong encouragement to hack. Better than what I had last week ...

27-Apr-14 07:32 AM


Salad    Said...

Werkstatt sounds like Baustelle.

The moog Minitaur Editor eats 25% CPU (Win7 i5) The result is an overheating CPU.

Moog should Fix that before they release the next one.

27-Apr-14 09:49 AM


Salad    Said...

Werkstatt sounds like Baustelle.

The moog Minitaur Editor eats 25% CPU (Win7 i5) The result is an overheating CPU.

Moog should Fix that before they release the next one.

27-Apr-14 09:49 AM


salad    Said...

Werkstatt sounds like Baustelle.

The moog Minitaur Editor eats 25% CPU (Win7 i5) The result is an overheating CPU.

Moog should Fix that before they release the next one.

27-Apr-14 09:50 AM


salad    Said...

Werkstatt sounds like Baustelle.

The moog Minitaur Editor eats 25% CPU (Win7 i5) The result is an overheating CPU.

Moog should Fix that before they release the next one.

27-Apr-14 09:51 AM


gridsleep    Said...

Just saw on Nova Musik web site, they are taking pre-orders for Moog Werkstatt 01 kit for $329, so I guess that answers the question.

07-Jun-14 04:33 AM


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