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
Using Chains and automation to switch keyboard setups
All the modules in the miniMOD range together in a standalone keyboard