Leave it to Moog to make esoteric electronic musical instruments that are bound to intrigue anyone from the synth-curious musician to the avid collector. The company's latest releases feature the limited-run return of the Werkstatt-01 analog synth kit and the Claravox Centennial premium performance theremin, available in standard or left-handed versions.
Whether you're anxious to dip your toe into the inviting waters of analog synthesis or you're simply a music creator looking to obtain a new tool for some interesting sonic experiments, the Werkstatt-01 won't let you down. Based on the desirable instrument shown in the 2014 Moogfest Engineering Workshop, this version boasts the addition of a gate input jack and the inclusion of a 1/8" CV expander, which lets you smoothly integrate the Werkstatt-01 with samplers, other synths, hardware sequencers, or even audio interfaces with DC-coupled outputs.
Equipped with all-analog circuitry and an easy-to-understand layout, the Werkstatt-01 opens the door to legendary Moog sound characteristics without a big investment in time or money. Plus, since you get to assemble it yourself (no electronics experience required), you'll learn about the foundations of analog synthesis—VCOs, LFOs, VCFs, VCAs, modulators, and envelopes—while having a blast putting it together.
With versions for right-handed or left-handed players, the Claravox Centennial theremin leaves no one out. This high-end performance theremin combines old-school circuitry inspired by Bob Moog's prized Etherwave Pro with fancy tech such as a software editor that lets you tap into front-panel parameters, extra features, and straightforward management of presets from your Mac/Windows computer or an iOS/Android mobile device.
Named after the highly regarded star theremin player Clara Rockmore and released to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the theremin's first showing, the Claravox Centennial offers Moog's ultimate from the inside out. Two switchable modes select between classic analog oscillators and flexible wavetable generators to suit traditionalists or avant-garde musicians. With customizable response curves, one-step calibration, pitch quantization, scale selection, and a built-in analog delay, this instrument is made to satisfy veteran performers and excite newcomers. Also, you can complete the theremin's setup with the separately available Claravox stand, which perfectly matches the fine-grain walnut hardwood cabinet of the Claravox Centennial.
Be you an electronic musician or an enthusiastic gatherer of synth-type treasures, you can always count on Moog to offer something enticing. Visit our website or stop by the B&H SuperStore to check out the Werkstatt-01 and Claravox Centennial in greater detail!