Moog release Werkstatt-01, the $199 analogue synth you get to assemble yourself

Werkstatt-01 is a patchable and compact analog synthesizer. A gateway to the expansive world of analog synthesis, the instrument is a must-have for anyone interested in exploring classic Moog sound and circuitry through the unique, hands-on experience of a DIY synthesizer project. This affordable, easy-to-assemble kit requires no prior electronics experience (which if you are like me is massively important)  and is a perfect afternoon (or Christmas morning) project. This will give some a great Christmas project now that the UK Government have pretty much cancelled the festive season!

The straightforward simplicity of Werkstatt-01’s design makes it an ideal jumping-off point to discover a limitless new world of analog sound design, and the included 3.5mm CV Expander makes it a no-brainer for everyone wishing to integrate the iconic Moog sound into their music. The 9″ by 6″ musical machine may be small, but the raw power and spectrum of the sound it produces is immense.

The Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Kit is shipping from the Moog factory in Asheville, North Carolina for a limited time and is available worldwide while supplies last.

Meanwhile, Moog commemorated the 100th anniversary of the theremin last week, launching the Claravox Centennial, a modern take on the instrument.

Find out more information about the Werkstatt-01 here.

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