Moog Werkstatt-01 - Analog Synthesizer Kit

Monophonic Semi-modular Analog Synthesizer with VCO, VCA, LFO, and 13-note Keypad
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Build Your Own Moog Analog Monosynth!

The Moog Werkstatt-01 is a build-it-yourself synthesizer kit that lets you create your own analog monophonic synthesizer, even if you don't have any electronics experience. Consider yourself lucky to have the opportunity - the Werkstatt-01 was originally a project designed for Moog's synth-building workshop at MoogFest '14. Due to incredible demand, Moog has released this snap-together kit through a select group of dealers. With Moog's legendary 4-pole ladder filter and surprising flexibility from its semi-modular design, you'll be rewarded handsomely for building your own Moog Werkstatt-01.

Moog Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Kit at a Glance:
  • Anyone can build this fat-sounding analog synth
  • Classic Moog mojo from the 4-pole ladder filter
  • Ready to play right away with a built-in button keyboard
Anyone can build this fat-sounding analog synth

One of Sweetwater's synth fanatics built a Moog Werkstatt-01 at the MoogFest '14 synth-building workshop, a 6-hour process that required soldering close to 200 solder points. Luckily, you won't need to solder a thing - this Werkstatt-01 analog synth is a snap-together kit that doesn't require an electronics background to build. If you are into electronics though, you're in luck - the Werkstatt-01 is designed so you can easily customize your own circuits and break out signals, and add additional inputs.

Classic Moog mojo from the 4-pole ladder filter

We have to thank the classic 4-pole filter design for the iconic Moog sound. You'll be glad to know you get that same filter design in the Werkstatt-01 analog synth kit. It has resonance, and you can modulate it with either an envelope or LFO. Even the most progressive sound designers at Sweetwater will tell you that sometimes all you need for an awesome lead or bass is a sawtooth wave through a Moog filter.

Ready to play right away with a built-in button keyboard

The Moog Werkstatt-01 analog synth sports a 13-note button keyboard. You'll be surprised at how expressive you can get with this keypad. You can play legato with lowest-note priority, and a glide control lets you do everything from rounding off the edges to performing slow, expansive pitch sweeps.

Moog Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Kit Features:
  • A build-it-yourself Moog synthesizer!
  • Easy for anyone to build thanks to its snap-together design (no soldering required)
  • Packs the legendary 4-pole ladder filter for the classic Moog sound
  • Wide-ranging oscillator pitch, from 8Hz to 16kHz
  • Flexible filter effects with modulation via envelope or LFO
  • Oscillator can follow the envelope or can be set to drone
  • Ready to play with a built-in 13-note button keyboard
Build your own Moog synthesizer with the Moog Werkstatt-01 analog synth kit!

Additional Media

Werkstatt-01 - Analog Synthesizer Kit User Manual
Using the Moog Werkstatt with Ableton Live
Moog Werkstatt Analog Synthesizer Demo by Daniel Fisher

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Analog
Polyphony Monophonic
Expansion 16 x 6 Grid of Pads on PCB for custom circuits
Analog Inputs 6 CV in patch points
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/4" (audio out), 14 CV out patch points
Power Supply 12V DC power supply included
Height 5.7"
Width 12.5"
Depth 7.1"
Weight 2.6"
Manufacturer Part Number WERKSTATT-01

Customer Reviews

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Great intro to Moog

I wanted to explore classic moog sound and possibly incorporate it into my entry-level-synth driven music. My main synths are a Microkorg, a CZ-101 and a Microbrute; so I wasn't really in the market for a Voyager. What appeared to be a kind of moog-monotron seemed just the thing. It appeared that I could connect a Werkstatt to my 'Brute via CV and get a classic moog oscillator and ladder filter on the cheap. Too good to be true? Nope. It works every bit as well as I hoped and sounds better than I expected. And a perk I hadn't heard anyone else report is that the Werkstatt's low-note-priority is overridden by last-note-priority when controlled by a last-note keyboard!
Music background: one-man-synth-band

Amazing little machine

I bought two of these guys right when they came out and then bought two of the CV expanders. I'll keep this review short and sweet by saying that having one would be amazing but two or more is where it's at! With the price drop I might buy two more but first I need to buy three of Moogs new Mother-32's!!! Sweetwater rocks and my rep Dylan Driscoll is hands down the best there is! Thanks for everything you've done for me over the years, Dylan and Sweetwater!!!
Music background: God of music, you should be so lucky(sarc)

Great sound, easy to mod!

I built number 072, and already I have made several mods. The simplest is to override the low note priority and arpeggiate the keyboard. Also Midi control of keyboard using Arduino and extend to 4 Octave keyboard range.
Music background: Hobbyist

WAY more than meets the eye

I had the pleasure of building #52/125 at Moog'Fest, and I must say this little instrument is proving to be WAY more capable than one would assume. True, it's a bit of a ride to get it tuned (a bigger VCO FREQ knob would help), but once it's in the Werkstatt is a very vocal and flexible instrument. Huge and Vowel'ly low end thanks to the proper Moog Ladder VCF. The little CV patch panel gives plenty of options and articulations to the sound. The Moog Werkstatt will not spoon feed you it's sounds, but those sounds are SO worth the effort.
Music background: Musician, Composer

Werkstatt Analog Synthesizer

For the price, you are getting a solid synthesizer. If you are in to modding then this is a great piece to experiment with. It's really fun!

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

The Moog Werkstatt is one of my favorite Moog synths to date. With it, I've been able to dial in percussive sounds, dark basses, wicked sound blasts, and very peculiar modulated soundscapes. The Werkstatt - in combination with a few Moogerfoogers - would be a tweaker's dream come true!
See also: Moog, Moog Synthesizers