Moog Music today announced that they have discontinued the Werkstatt-01, a minimal analog synthesizer with modular capabilities.

The Werkstatt-01 was originally introduced at Moogfest 2014. At the time, we talked with Moog’s Steve Dunnington and Trent Thompson to get an overview of the new synth:

Here’s what Moog had to say about the Werkstat at its retirement:

“Werkstatt-01 was created to provide a hands-on understanding of how analog synthesizers work and encourage experimentation with sound through patching and interconnectivity.

The novel build-it-yourself synthesizer kit based on classic Moog circuitry, first introduced in 2014, leaves its mark as both a powerful standalone instrument and an enhancement to any integrated electronic music ecosystem.

Did you know that the research and design that went into Werkstatt-01’s circuitry ultimately led to the development of our entire semi-modular family? If it weren’t for Werkstatt-01, instruments like Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch might not exist today!”

Here’s Moog’s full playlist of videos covering how to use the Werkstatt:

Pricing and Availability:

The Moog Werkstatt-01 has been discontinued. Limited stock is still available at some retailers, with street pricing around $160 USD.

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