But why would anyone, who already own a Voyager XL, a Sub Phatty, a Theremin, multiple Moogerfoogers, a GRP A4, would want such a simple toy soooo badly ?
Buy yourself a Korg MS20 re-edition and you'll get twice the number of oscillators, twice the number of filters, better envelopes, a more complete patch bay, and a better keyboard...
Or maybe the complete set of Volca mini synths (for about the same price as the Werkstatt).
Of course you wouldn't get a genuine Moog ladder filter and a genuine Moog sound, but you already have that in spades.
My reason for the Werkstatt was more about the Engineer Package and getting a mild workout in soldering and some confidence to dig into "Bending" and "Mod'ing", at a place that I love and to build a piece of gear that IS... THAT
SOUND. The Moog engineers were epically patient and helpful to everyone as we soldered the points (pots, switches, keys, buttons, CV, power, and audio jack) and then dialed everything in. Steve Dunnington (the engineer who designed the Werkstatt) taught those of us who did not know what we needed to know and then some.
that I ended up with was a Stone'age RAW hunk of Moog synthesizer, with a hugely flexible and surprisingly powerful voice. This instrument is no joke and not a toy, no matter how fun it is. It won't spoonfeed you it's sound, you'll have to earn it. But once you have the instrument dialed in... yea, it's might tasty indeed!
Here's an example. I did a demo of the new MF-104M SuperDelay with the WS as the demo instrument. The VO is crap, I "solved" that with annotations, but that's useless if your view doesn't do them (iOS app for example)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4NCeeQg_aw
Of course, the video is about the MF-104MSD, but the Werkstatt does get to flex some muscle, too.
To define is to limit.