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Sunday, August 05, 2018

Molten Modular 24 - Discovering Envelopes featuring TINRS Edgecutter

Published on Aug 2, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Envelopes in Eurorack can be hard to grasp, especially when moving from regular synthesizers. In this in-depth video we are going to uncover the concepts and usage of the ADSR envelope from first bleep to evolving modulations. Grab a coffee and give yourself an hour to bathe in the warm embrace of envelopes. I'll be featuring the This Is Not Rocket Science Edgecutter envelope module along with Make Noise Maths and a tiny bit of Tip Top Z4000 but this video is applicable to any sort of envelope.

Intro - 00:21
Envelopes on a synthesizer - 01:49
Envelope basics A-D-S-R - 04:24
Experiencing ADSR in Eurorack - 08:14
A-D Envelopes for sequencing bleeps - 20:35
Maths and the Rise and Fall of A-D Envelopes - 27:56
Envelopes and voltages - 30:27
Maths and Log and Exp curves - 34:51
Envelope cycling on Maths - 37:42
Using an envelope on the filter cutoff - 39:10
Using an envelope in other places - 43:09
Getting into the Edgecutter features - 45:33
Final thoughts - 56:58"

Two more videos on the TINRS Edgecutter from Molten Music Technology:

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

New Motion MTR Eurorack Module From Befaco & Molten Modular

Molten Motion Meter Overview video upload by Molten Music Technology

"A quick overview of the Molten Motion Meter designed by myself and Befaco Modular. It's a visualiser of voltage and a seer of signals. It's a VU meter and CV attenuator, it can mix and offset and looks lovely in a rack."

Molten Modular - My first Eurorack module launch show!

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Join me to explore my first Eurorack module - it's a beautiful and exciting thing! Designed in collaboration with Befaco, and Manu will be joining me to talk about the process and how it all works. It's not complicated; it's a simple and useful module that I hope will bring joy to every modular user.

The module will become available to buy during the live stream in assembled and kit form. An overview video and DIY build video will appear after the live stream.

Divkid also has a video:"

Audio & CV VISUALISED I love a Eurorack utility! // Motion Meter (MTR) from Molten Modular & Befaco
video upload by DivKid

"Here we have the new Motion MTR Eurorack module from Molten Modular (Molten Music Technology, Robin Vincent) and Befaco. The Motion MTR is your classic modular synth utility provided attenuation, inversion, offset voltages and mixing with the addition of lots of blinking lights!

More than a pretty light show the LED rings work as a VU meter (audio mode) or CV monitor and show your input voltages so you can better trace a patch, track down that feedback getting out of hand, or simply stared at blinky lights because secretly we all want out modulars to look like Christmas tree. They look great and perform well as you’ll see in the video.

Motion MTR MMT site //
Motion MTR Befaco site //

To gain access to the exclusive full patch breakdown for the audio visualiser patch as well as accessing more exclusive videos, PDF patchbooks, joining the DivKid community adn more. Consider supporting on Patreon //"



Motion MTR allow you to mix, attenuate and invert signals while having clear visual feedback of their levels. Each channel can function as:
Audio level control with VU meter
CV attenuator with voltage meter
CV inverter with voltage meter
Each input is normalled to 10v, so you can
use each of them to generate fixed voltages.
Also, the outputs of channels 1 and 2 are summed into Out 3 to be used as a mixer.
Patch it wildly to make it work as an attenuverter with offset, as a mixer, a VU meter or a combination of them all!

This module is our first collaboration with Robin Vincent from Molten modular.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Korg SQ-64 Sequencer - first play & review w/ Molten Music Technology

Molten Music Technology

"Here's my first jam on the Korg SQ-64 sequencer. No manuals were opened or tutorials viewed I just got stuck in and made a sequence into my Eurorack. Dead easy to use with some very interesting and playful performance options under the Shift button. This is going to be good! Full review coming soon."

Korg SQ-64 Poly Sequencer review
Molten Music Technology

"Here's my review of the Korg SQ-64 hardware sequencer with 4 channels of CV/Gate or MIDI/USB up to 8 voices, 64 notes and lots of other numbers too. And yes, I got my isometrics and isomorphics muddled up.

Index - 0:00
Intro - 0:16
Steps and Gates - 6:43
Adding Pitch - 8:15
Scale - 10:04
Gate length - 10:24
Step division/ratchet - 10:34
Gate tie - 10:45
Slide - 11:00
Offset - 11:27
Probability and alternate notes - 11:41
Mod Mode - 12:46
Loop Mode - 14:29
Track D for Drums - 16:01
Performance playback controls - 17:56
Fill - 21:17
Play modes - 25:30
Keyboard mode - 26:13
MIDI Polyphonic sequencing - 26:56
ARP mode - 29:04
Control mode - 30:06
Annoyances - 30:39
Quick jam - 32:59
Conclusion - 40:15"

Monday, September 07, 2020

Cosmic Drone - Session 23 - Modular and Vocals Drone Music Performance

The Galaxy Electric

Chat with Molten Music below.

"Thanks for listening! Please back our kickstarter for our new album release on double vinyl, cassette and reel to reel here:

Relax and tune into our live weekly improvised Drone Sessions. This twenty first session involves a drone featuring Buchla style complex and modulation oscillators drifting in and out of tune. There are also other sound elements such as filtered pink noise and bell-like tones. As the oscillator frequencies drift apart by way of manual control, beating ensues. Listening to droning oscillations can serve as mindfulness sounds as there is no sudden changes in sound. Just smooth drifts in pitch and the resulting beat frequencies and other ambient complimentary fragments of sound. Drones can also serve as an ambient track to have on while doing tasks that require intense focus. Drones are also great for a Sci-fi film soundtrack. The slow yet progressive nature of a drone performance can help one focus on tasks without distraction. The fact that we are manipulating these oscillators live and in collaboration helps the drone meander ever so smoothly in an evolving fashion as we are always reacting to one another's subtle movements. These movements are improvised so there is an unrehearsed and reactive ebb and flow to the tones generated. Engage in the practice deep listening with us.

The electronic music instruments used in this performance of modular drone music are the Buchla Music Easel and a cosmic vocal drone setup using two Boss RE-20 Roland Space Echo pedals.
The Galaxy Electric -"

Molten Chat - The Galaxy Electric - Augustus & Jacqueline

Molten Music Technology

"The Galaxy Electric are cosmic synth fiddlers exploring sonic planets with a unique vibe and fabulously retro-futuristic aesthetic. They've recently launched their latest adventure via Kickstarter on reel-to-reel, vinyl and cassette and we're going to talk about their music, the gear they use and find out more about them."

Monday, April 20, 2020

Erica Synths Fusion Modulator & VCF3

Published on Apr 20, 2020 Molten Music Technology

"Come with me through the complex world of Synthi inspired envelopes, LFOs and S&H and see what sort of mess we can make."

Erica Synths Fusion VCF3 tube and vactrol filter review

Published on Apr 20, 2020 Molten Music Technology

"Smooth new filter from Erica Synths the Fusion VCF3 is dark and gooey with surprising features and a wonderfully natural sound."

Erica Synths Fusion VCF3 - no talking demo

"The Fusion VCF3 is resonant 24dB/oct lowpass filter of unique design that combines vacuum tubes and vactrols, providing distinct, soft filtering. For more versatility, the independent audio mixer and buffered multiple is incorporated in the module, and, most importantly – a CV recorder that records motion of the potentiometer, so you can design advanced modulation patterns.

The Fusion Modulator is a complex, all analogue modulation source with lots of distinct features. It consists of several blocks – two EMS Synthi functionality inspired looping envelope generators with simultaneous unipolar (0V-10V) and bipolar (-5V-+5V), VCA, Noise generator and Sample&Hold. This makes Fusion Modulator a versatile modulation source for advanced modular setups, especially drone music oriented ones. Set lopping envelope generators to high frequencies and have two sub bass sound sources, use VCA to control the amplitude of the envelope signal, modulate the decay time by random voltages from S&H circuit and get ever evolving sonic awesomeness!"

Update: one more from Dziam Bass

Erica Synths Fusion VCF3 & Fusion Modulator (no talking )

Published on Apr 20, 2020 Dziam Bass

"The Fusion VCF3 is resonant 24dB/oct lowpass filter of unique design that combines vacuum tubes and vactrols, providing distinct, soft filtering. For more versatility, the independent audio mixer and buffered multiple is incorporated in the module, and, most importantly – a CV recorder that records motion of the potentiometer, so you can design advanced modulation patterns.

The Fusion Modulator is a complex, all analogue modulation source with lots of distinct features. It consists of several blocks – two EMS Synthi functionality inspired looping envelope generators with simultaneous unipolar (0V-10V) and bipolar (-5V-+5V), VCA, Noise generator and Sample&Hold. This makes Fusion Modulator a versatile modulation source for advanced modular setups, especially drone music oriented ones. Set lopping envelope generators to high frequencies and have two sub bass sound sources, use VCA to control the amplitude of the envelope signal, modulate the decay time by random voltages from S&H circuit and get ever evolving sonic awesomeness!"

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Music Thing Modular Pulses Jam (Turing Machine expansion)

Published on Sep 24, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Not being entirely sure what to do I plugged the Pulses into as many triggerable things as I could find. The melody is also generated by the Turing Machine. It's a really interesting module that requires a bit more thought and experimentation than this video shows but just plugging it into stuff is fun!

I built Pulses from a kit including SMD components - check out my video of the build."

Modular DIY 08 - Music Thing Pulses - tackling SMD

Published on Sep 24, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"In this build of the Pulses I tackle the tricky task of manually soldering surface mount devices (SMD). Come and see me fudge around with a soldering iron and discover how easy it is.

Intro - 0:15
Having a look at the bits - 2:19
Tackling the surface mount resistors - 4:00
Tackling the surface mount IC - 20:38
The rest of the kit - 24:42
Testing it out - 29:56
Final Thoughts - 33:10"

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Molten Modular DIY 05 - DivKid Mutes

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Here's a full build of the DivKid Mutes module kit as supplied by Befaco and Not many components, not many instructions but I'll take you through it and fill in all the holes. In the end you get an instantly usable, performance transforming, wicked little module for muting things in and out with lovely vactrol based switches.

Intro - 0:15
What's in the bag? - 4:29
Main PCB - Vactrols - 8:42
Main PCB - female headers and power socket - 20:16
Control PCB - 28:09
Front Panel - 34:27
Front Panel LEDs - 36:01
Front Panel sockets and switches - 39:08
Plugging it in - 55:02
Demo - 59:32
Conclusion - 1:04:51"

DivKid Mutes - quick jam

Published on Feb 19, 2019 Molten Music Technology

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Erica Synths Introduces New Standalone Desktop Matrix Mixer Based on the Syntryx

Plugging in to the Matrix Mixer by Erica Synths video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"A whole new way to patch a modular, with endless mults and mixers, presets saving, randomization and more. I take a deep dive and devise some strategies for using this powerful tool."

"As Eurorack users may know, it can be challenging to change a patch radically during a performance, therefore diverse performances require large systems or they end up being extremely experimental. But what if you could repatch your system with the push of a single button? The Erica Synths Matrix Mixer is a 16 – input, 16 - output desktop patch matrix – it can route and mix signals with high precision, create buffered multiples and random patches. It can also interface external instruments with your Eurorack system, and – it’s not limited to Eurorack!

You can use the Matrix Mixer with semi-modular synthesizers, as well as through adapter cards with the EMS Synthi and Buchla Music Easel. Thanks to simple patch changes via panel buttons or MIDI program change messages, the Matrix Mixer will be particularly useful in performances that combine Eurorack and other performance instruments, such as drums, guitars, wind instruments, etc. Make your modular performance stand out and enjoy the Matrix Mixer!

F e a t u r e s:

All analogue signal path
16 buffered, DC coupled inputs
16 independent, buffered, DC coupled outputs
256 connections, each with 3 attenuation levels
Random pattern mode with definable randomization area and density
254 pattern memory
Pattern change via MIDI program change messages
32 3,5mm jack sockets
4 6,3mm jack sockets

RRP: 490 EUR
MAP USD: 599

high-res photos

Review by Molten Music Technology

Plug & play by Synth DIY Guy

Modular jam with the Matrix Mixer by Molten Music Technology"

Friday, April 28, 2017

Molten Music Monthly April 2017 - Superbooth Special

Published on Apr 28, 2017 Molten Music Technology

"Here's my round up of the exciting things from Superbooth in Berlin and why it's the best music technology show on the planet."

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Komplete Kontrol and NKS 2.0 featuring Eventide Blackhole reverb

Published on Apr 17, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"The new version of NKS and the Komplete Kontrol software now supports effects plug-ins that you can add to instruments. In this video I take you through how that works and also attempt to show off the amazing Eventide Blackhole reverb which fully supports NKS 2.0

My Komplete Kontrol full review:"

Komplete Kontrol S49 Mk2 full and in-depth review

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Molten Music Technology

"This is the deepest review of the new Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Mk2 you'll ever see. In over an hour of action and commentary I unpack all the aspects of this software/hardware combination. Komplete Kontrol, DAW Control, MIDI control, Maschine control, browsing, playing and making music."

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Noodling with the Erica Synths Black VCO

Published on Jan 23, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"An improvised, live and unedited noodle using just the Erica Synths Black VCO as the sound source. The sequence is random and coming from the Turing Machine. Give it time for me to develop some noises! And it all comes from the monophonic Black VCO - what a great module."

More noodling with the Erica Synths Black VCO

Published on Jan 23, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Sometimes the simplest patches are the most rewarding. This has the sine output through a Demora delay and the Sub-Mix output through the Black Polivoks VCF. Turing Machine provides the tune - I could listen to this all day without doing a thing."

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Analogue Solutions Treadstone synthesizer - full review by Molten Music Technology

Published on Apr 3, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Treadstone is a cool little monosynth from Analogue Solutions that's capable of a surprising amount of sound from a little box. Some great and unusual features including a little internal MIDI sequencer, dynamic filter cutoff and weird Reflect delay. Loving this little thing - lots of sound demo in the video. For disclosure I didn't get to keep it, although I might have the Eurorack version on long term loan.

Intro - 0:16
Features - 2:12
Looping the envelope - 6:42
Reflect effect - 9:24
Bypass VCO routing - 11:42
Pulse width modulation - 14:18
So far so good? - 17:39
CV sequencing and modulation - 18:39
6 minute sound demo - 21.12
FM - 27:06
Playing from a MIDI controller - 32:26
Inbuilt MIDI sequencer - 34:11
Conclusions - 38:58"

Friday, June 10, 2022

Dreadbox Dysmetria DIY Groove Synth - the complete build

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"In this video I'm building the Dysmetria from Dreadbox and showing you every step in more detail than you can possibly imagine. In a companion video I'll show you the testing, tuning and calibration procedure."

Index - 0:00
In the box - 2:35
Preparation - 4:15
Measuring Resistors - 7:46
Resistor soldering - 15:29
Diodes - 29:25
Crystal and regulators - 34:23
Trimmers - 35:31
IC Holders - 37:16
Power USB board - 45:25
Capacitors - 47:32
Electrolytic Capacitors - 53:37
Transistors - 58:16
Headers - 59:40
Power Header - 1:02:03
Patch Sockets - 1:04:35
Push Buttons - 1:07:20
Sliders - 1:11:33
Switches - 1:17:46
Knobs - 1:20:15
Spacers - 1:23:07
Mounting the power board - 1:24:05
Power testing - 1:25:37
Place the ICs - 1:27:53
Header socket - 1:31:23
Knobs, front panel and screws - 1:36:55
Initial testing - 1:40:58

Dreadbox Dysmetria Testing, Calibration and Tuning

video upload by Molten Music Technology

After an epic build of the Dysmetria you need to test it and then calibrate and tune the oscillators. That's what this video is about."

Index - 0:00 Testing the synth works first - 4:04
1V/Oct Calibration - 14:21
Oscillator tuning - 24:15
Noise level - 34:41
Rare scale fix - 36:42
Finishing up - 38:07

Monday, August 02, 2021

Wavefonix W314 First Jam & 1847 Wavetable VCDO Sound Demo

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Just got the W314 from Wavefonix plugged in and here's a recording of my first patch. The two 3340 oscillators are being sequenced by the Wavefonix 8-Step Sequencer and the Wavetable oscillator is getting two notes from a Varigate 4+ (both off-camera). There's some reverb on the output module. Otherwise, it's all the W314. More to explore!"

Wavefonix 1847 Wavetable VCDO sound demo

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"The 1847 module is part of Wavefonix's W314 Eurorack system and here's a handful of minutes of moving knobs and enjoying the sorts of sounds it produces. There are 16 waveforms in the main oscillator with 8 in the sub-oscillator over 4 octaves. The main oscillator morphs whereas the sub switches which gives it an interestingly different effect when modulated."

Wavefonix W314 announcement post here. See the Wavefonix label directly below for additional products.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

6 Synth Arp featuring Skulpt, MS-101, UNO, MicroFreak, Hydronium & CraftSynth2

Published on Jul 9, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"The second in a series of multi-synth projects exploring how to make use of a table full of little synths. This time I take the MS-101 arpeggiator and run it to everything - and then start playing with the knobs. Much less talking in this one and the resulting performance is split into 3 movements.

Intro - 0:22
First movement - 1:14
Second movement - 20.03
Third movement - 29.18"

First part:

6 Synth Drone featuring Skulpt, MS-101, UNO, MicroFreak, Hydronium & CraftSynth2

Published on Jul 5, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"The first in a series of multi-synth projects exploring how to make use of a table full of little synths. Starting with the basics - a single droning note - and then start playing with the knobs. This is the full (almost) unedited version with explanation and the resulting drone is split into 3 movements.

Intro - 0:08
First movement - 6:41
Second movement - 22:42
Third movement - 38:10"

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Erica Synths Matrix Mixer - Review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"This is a review and exploration of the Matrix Mixer desktop digital modulation and routing matrix that's taken from the Syntrx and plumbed into your entire modular system.

I forgot to mention MIDI - you can use program change messages to select patterns, which is nice!

Erica Synths sent me the Matrix Mixer to do this video but has no influence over the content.

Index - 0:00
Intro - 0:18
First patch using all sorts of things - 4:24
Changing patterns of routing - 5:09
Performance patch - 6:45
Patch breakdown - 7:44
Thoughts so far - 12:07
Patch routing to two different filters - 17:04
Right, the basics! - 19:21
Improvised exploring of modulations and effects - 33:17
Randomisation - 37:09
Constrained randomisation - 41:04
Conclusions - 44:12"

Erica Synths Matrix Mixer controlling a modular jam

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"The Matrix Mixer routes and connects modulations and mixes audio signals in a fluid and memorable way. It then lets you switch between saved configurations to vary and transform your patch. Hopefully, this jam demonstrates a bit of this."

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Neutral Labs ELMYRA Review by Molten Music Technology

Molten Music Technology

"ELMYRA is a killer DIY drone synth based loosely on the SOMA Labs Lyra-8. It's full of noise and energy and here's my full review."

See the Neutral Labs label below for more.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Voltage Modular (Beta) sequencing and triggering my Eurorack

Published on Aug 3, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Voltage Modular (Beta) just got two new modules - CV-to-MIDI and MIDI-Out - using these two together means you can route anything generating CV in Voltage Modular out to anything other MIDI devices in your studio. I used the Squarp Hermod to convert this MIDI back into CV in order to trigger, sequence and modulate my Eurorack hardware. I've been looking for a decent software drum machine to run from my Surface into my rack and this absolutely nails it. This is only the first time I've used these modules so I've edited out all the bits of me scratching my head :)"

Voltage Modular (Beta) patch from scratch improvised noodle

Published on Aug 2, 2018 Molten Music Technology

"Having a play with Voltage Modular from Cherry Audio version 0.5 beta. Throwing together a simple patch with a couple of oscillators and a drum machine. I wasn't aiming for an inspired performance, more of a workflow demo :)"

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Kassutronics VCO 3340 Eurorack Oscillator sound demo

Published on Jul 16, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"It's a 3340 based oscillator in kit form supplied by Infinite Machinery. This video also features the Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay, Maths, System 80 Jove Filter and Varigate 4+ sequencer."


Modular DIY 06 - Kassutronics VCO 3340

Published on Jul 17, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Tackling the relatively simple Kassutronics VCO 3340 kit as supplied by Infinite Machinery. This video turned into a bit of a monster because during the process I ran into trouble testing out a new soldering iron, I had to do my first (and unexpected) bit of SMD soldering, and I had some technical issues. But it was all a fabulous learning experience.

Intro - 0:20
Resistors - 8:33
Sorting out the Hakko soldering iron - 21:32
Capacitors - 25:45
Diodes - 27:23
Blue trim thingies and big capacitors - 28:37
Pots, switches and patch sockets - 30:31
IC Holders - 35:06
Chips and regulators - 36:25
Unexpected surface mount SMD - 38:31
Last two resistors - 43:30
Power testing - 47:35
Front panel and knobs - 51:34
First test - 55:10
Calibration - 56:50
Sine wave adjustment - 1:04:21
Sound testing - 1:07:26
Conclusions - 1:13:04"

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Moog Re-Introduces the Werkstatt-01 & CV Expander for $199

Moog Music Inc

"In this exploration of sound design and composition using the Werkstatt-01 analog synthesizer, Asheville-based electronic music producer and Moog Product Specialist Max Ravitz combines eight Werkstatt-01 synthesizers in a dynamic performance in the Moog Sound Lab.

Each of the eight Werkstatt-01 instruments provides a different element in the song ranging from booming kick drums to metallic hi-hats, and deep basses to wavering leads—many of which are based on the sounds found in the Werkstatt-01 Exploration Patchbook, which contains a variety of inspiring patches also designed by Ravitz. All eight Werkstatt-01 synthesizers in this performance are sequenced by the Winter Modular Eloquencer, with a touch of delay and reverb provided by the OTO Machines BIM and BAM to add dimension to the mix."

See the dealers on the right for availibility.

User videos:

1. Moog Werkstatt Overview and Demo by Patchwerks Seattle, available here:
2. A $199 Moog?! Moog Werkstatt-01 Analog Synth Demo & Build - Reverb
3. TOO Much Werk?? The Moog Werkstatt-01 & CV Expander - Noir Et Blanc Vie
4. Building + Playing Moog Werkstatt-01 + CV Expander Analog Synthesizer Kit - Lightbath
5. Moog Werkstatt-01 (From Build to ACID) - Red Means Recording
6. Moog Werkstatt-01 & CV Expander reissue 2020 build and review - Molten Music Technology

via Moog Music:

"Re-Introducing Werkstatt-01

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 and is a perfect afternoon (or Christmas morning) project.

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.

From Musical Exploration to Experimental Education

First introduced at Moogfest 2014 as part of the event’s Engineering Workshop, the Werkstatt-01 analog synthesizer has been admired as an essential introductory synth, a powerful standalone instrument, and an enhancement to any integrated electronic music ecosystem. Based on classic Moog circuitry, 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 research and design that went into Werkstatt-01’s circuits, and the demand for more semi-modular exploratory analog instruments after its initial release, ultimately led to the development of some of today’s most expressive sound design machines: Mother-32, DFAM, Grandmother, Matriarch, and Subharmonicon.

More than a musical instrument, Werkstatt-01 has also served as an interactive educational tool in STEM curricula. The compact, versatile synthesizer has been the heart of the Georgia Tech Hackathon, a weekend-long competition that takes place each February at the Atlanta university’s Center for Music Technology, for six years and counting. The 2021 Georgia Tech Hackathon will be held virtually; see details here.

The easily mod-able analog synth kit has also proven to be a perfect learning ground for DIY modifications and the science of sound. This page of our website features a series of instructional videos to walk you through how to expand your instrument through breadboarding and arduino integration.

Classic Moog Sound & Circuitry

Werkstatt-01’s 100% analog circuits deliver the classic soul and futuristic sound Moog synthesizers are known for. Featuring a full-range analog oscillator with selectable waveforms for powerful sound and the legendary Moog Ladder Filter for precision harmonic sculpting, this instrument covers a vast expanse of sonic territory. Adding movement and modulation is as simple as engaging Werkstatt-01’s analog LFO circuit to simulate the motion of gently breathing waves, or crank up the LFO speed and summon cosmic laser beams. A two-stage analog envelope generator with sustain gives you control to shape dynamics, dialing in everything from lush electronic string swells to punchy basslines and organic percussion hits—and everything in between.

The included CV Expander allows you to enter the endless realms of modular synthesis, where new connections can be made and original sounds are unlocked. Patching inputs and outputs together from the 12 jacks of the 3.5mm patch bay will reconfigure Werkstatt-01’s circuits to create new signal paths and empower new sonic explorations. The included CV Expander also makes it easy to connect Werkstatt-01 to other Moog semi-modular synthesizers, Eurorack systems, or drum machines, enhancing any configuration with powerful analog sound."

See the dealers on the right for availibility.

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