Wiard Wogglebug Classic


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The “WoggleBug” is a random voltage generator, originally designed by Grant Richter of Wiard Synthesizers.  A continuation of the “smooth” and “stepped” fluctuating random voltage sources pioneered by Don Buchla, the core of the circuit is based on the Buchla Model 265 “Source of Uncertainty” module, which many consider to be the most musical of all random voltage generators. Like the 265, the Wogglebug utilizes a vactrol based low frequency smoothing filter, VCO and Sample & Hold to produce Stepped and Smooth (or lagged, slewed) control voltages in the range of 0 to 10 volts. Grant’s Wogglebug design expands on this system to include the other-worldly Woggle CVs (stepped voltages with decaying sinusoids at the edges).

Richter decided to tap into the sound sources at the heart of the Wogglebug, and bring them forth to the instrument’s panel. He then figured a clever way to “ring modulate” these sounds, and that output now graces the panel of all Wogglebugs. Until now, the Wogglebug has only been available as the Wiard Wogglebug #5 for the 300 series or as the Wogglebug #3 DIY project. The Make Noise Wogglebug is neither #3 nor #5. In the truest spirit of Wiard Synthesizers, the Make Noise Wogglebug is not a clone, it is a tribute to and a continuation of the Wogglebug. Like the #3, the Make Noise Wogglebug is a single Wogglebug system. However, the Make Noise Wogglebug improves
upon the #3 by offering further functionality:

  • External IN for the ringmod circuit
  • the Ability to directly inject a signal to the heart of the Wogglebug via the Control IN
  • the Random Gate Burst function

All of which have never appeared within any Wogglebug. Finally, Make Noise has redesigned the Cluster circuit, and thus it has been renamed as CHAOS BALANCE to reflect it’s further purposes. This control now allows for new functionality that has again, never appeared within any Wogglebug to our knowledge.


  • Guaranteed to unleash your synthesizer’s ID MONSTER
  • Complete Random Voltage system, no external modules necessary
  • Pair of VCOs, Phase Lock Loop and Sample & Hold utilized to produce control voltages in the range of 0 to 10 volts
  • Utilizes vactrol based low pass filter to produce Smooth Random Voltages
  • Expands on the 266 to include the other-worldly Woggle CVs (stepped voltages with decaying sinusoids edges)
  • Generates 3 WILD Audio Signals: Smooth VCO, Woggle VCO and Ring Mod
  • External inputs for Woggle HEART and Ring-Mod
  • Wonderful for modulating the Phonogene
  • Current Consumption: 50mA
  • Panel size: 14HP