The Werkstatt project Synthesizer was first seen at Moogfest 2014, where it was part of the Engineers Package - lucky ticket holders of the exclusive package were invited to build a synth of their very own in a series of special workshops at Moog HQ. We spoke to engineer Steve Dunnington at the time of the show.
Of course one of my questions was - Can We Buy One? The answer was, we'll have to wait and see...
Well it seems that now yes, you can get one of a limited number of Werkstatts - a true analog synth with patching points and plenty of DIY capabilities.
After numerous requests (I'll bet!):
"Moog has fielded numerous requests to offer the Werkstatt analog synthesizer in a wider release. In an effort to bring this educational synth to more customers, Moog is releasing a no-soldering-required version of Werkstatt called, Werkstatt-Ø1 Moogfest 2014 Analog Synthesizer in extremely limited quantities at select US dealers only. "
I wonder how much they will reach on the second-hand market - how much would you pay?
Here's the skinny:
The Werkstatt-Ø1 Moogfest 2014 Analog Synthesizer is available in extremely limited quantities, at the following dealers:
Perfect Circuit Audio
Big City Music
Midwest Pro Sound
Main Drag Music
Three Wave Music
Seamless audio and MIDI switchover between computers