What happened to the Blofeld?

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Post by T7 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:23 pm

JSRockit wrote:
actuel wrote:has this pic always been sitting on the Nova server: http://www.novamusik.com/images/screen_ ... lofeld.jpg
That I'm not sure of, but that is the same unit I've always seen.
Indeed, and I'm pretty sure the production version will have a red knob.

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Post by Zarith » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:49 pm

JSRockit wrote:The thing is that all the pics of this have been prototypes... and the features were subject to change... so hopefully the bigger price tag means they beefed it up a bit... maybe by adding some ins or multi-outs etc.
Nothing new I'm afraid. The "techincal" specifications are fixed since a long time. The only aspect that was still in discussion was the included waveform (which one? how many?). We now know.

The Blofeld will be a bargain in Europe (€399!) but for you guys in US, I'm not sure if it's really worth it. $699 seems heavy...

The dollar is really low, Waldorf has to compensate for this, but this price reduces its appeal dramatically. Everybody can buy a sub $500 synth. But above $500, some people will think twice...

By the way, I really hope the OS is mature enough. Some Waldorf synths were extremely buggy in the past. The infamous Q, for example, was released while it was still in development :(

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Post by T7 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:53 pm

Zarith wrote:
The Blofeld will be a bargain in Europe (€399!) but for you guys in US, I'm not sure if it's really worth it. $699 seems heavy...
I'm not sure why everyone is assuming it will be priced at $699. in the US...

€399. is equal to a little less than $599.USD, so I can't see how this would be a loss for Waldorf. I'm optimistic on this one. :D
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Post by actuel » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:58 pm

actuel wrote:The quote I got from Novamusik for $699.00.
feels funny to quote myself! :lol:

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Post by T7 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:03 pm

actuel wrote:
actuel wrote:The quote I got from Novamusik for $699.00.
feels funny to quote myself! :lol:
How did you get that quote from Nova Musik? When I add the Blofeld to my cart, I get a quote of $0. Seems to me, it's not yet determined.

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Post by actuel » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:07 pm

T7 wrote:
actuel wrote:
actuel wrote:The quote I got from Novamusik for $699.00.
feels funny to quote myself! :lol:
How did you get that quote from Nova Musik? When I add the Blofeld to my cart, I get a quote of $0. Seems to me. it's not yet determined.
it was really crazy how i did it, i emailed them and asked them!!!

here's a direct copy and paste:

Hi Ryan,

We should have them in the next few weeks! They are going to sell for $699, although we will have a pre order special.

Best,
Eric
Novamusik.com

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magical 8)

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Post by T7 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:10 pm

actuel wrote:
T7 wrote:
actuel wrote: feels funny to quote myself! :lol:
How did you get that quote from Nova Musik? When I add the Blofeld to my cart, I get a quote of $0. Seems to me. it's not yet determined.
it was really crazy how i did it, i emailed them and asked them!!!
Gotta love the power of the Internets :lol:

BTW, $0. is one h**l of a pre-order special! :wink:

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Post by masstronaut » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:30 pm

actuel wrote:So far the only improvements I've heard have been shared hear already:

from 25 voices to 50
and the XT(k) series wavetables
Not to be sniffed at. This thing looks excellent.

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Post by mao » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:38 pm

Ok... I'm really tempted by the blofeld... low price big specs... but I have a Microwave2... The question is... Does it makes sense? What the blofeld does that a Microwave doesn't and viceversa?

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Post by T7 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:51 pm

mao wrote:Ok... I'm really tempted by the blofeld... low price big specs... but I have a Microwave2... The question is... Does it makes sense? What the blofeld does that a Microwave doesn't and viceversa?
It has MicroQ sounds...I can't wait for this!

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:24 am

The Blofeld would be a sub US$500 synth if the US dollar hadn't been in a tailspin lately. In Australian dollars the Blofeld at US$699 now is cheaper than I paid for my desktop Evolver three and a half years ago (it was US$525 or so back then I think).

I guess these are the things that you've got to take into account when you're judging the relative costs of things. It's still pretty good value I reckon, provided it works as intended from the start and sounds as good as it should.

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Post by carbon111 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:40 am

$575 from one seller here.
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Post by T7 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:20 am

carbon111 wrote:$575 from one seller here.
:D

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Post by droolmaster0 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:45 am

Zarith wrote:
JSRockit wrote:The thing is that all the pics of this have been prototypes... and the features were subject to change... so hopefully the bigger price tag means they beefed it up a bit... maybe by adding some ins or multi-outs etc.
Nothing new I'm afraid. The "techincal" specifications are fixed since a long time. The only aspect that was still in discussion was the included waveform (which one? how many?). We now know.

The Blofeld will be a bargain in Europe (€399!) but for you guys in US, I'm not sure if it's really worth it. $699 seems heavy...

The dollar is really low, Waldorf has to compensate for this, but this price reduces its appeal dramatically. Everybody can buy a sub $500 synth. But above $500, some people will think twice...

By the way, I really hope the OS is mature enough. Some Waldorf synths were extremely buggy in the past. The infamous Q, for example, was released while it was still in development :(
$699 seems too high. With the current spot rate, they should be able to sell it for $599. I'd say that $599 would be pretty damn attractive - that's about what the Ion sells for, and (to my mind) this is a much cooler synth.

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Post by T7 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:10 am

droolmaster0 wrote:
Zarith wrote:
JSRockit wrote:The thing is that all the pics of this have been prototypes... and the features were subject to change... so hopefully the bigger price tag means they beefed it up a bit... maybe by adding some ins or multi-outs etc.
Nothing new I'm afraid. The "techincal" specifications are fixed since a long time. The only aspect that was still in discussion was the included waveform (which one? how many?). We now know.

The Blofeld will be a bargain in Europe (€399!) but for you guys in US, I'm not sure if it's really worth it. $699 seems heavy...

The dollar is really low, Waldorf has to compensate for this, but this price reduces its appeal dramatically. Everybody can buy a sub $500 synth. But above $500, some people will think twice...

By the way, I really hope the OS is mature enough. Some Waldorf synths were extremely buggy in the past. The infamous Q, for example, was released while it was still in development :(
$699 seems too high. With the current spot rate, they should be able to sell it for $599. I'd say that $599 would be pretty damn attractive - that's about what the Ion sells for, and (to my mind) this is a much cooler synth.
Agreed.

Seeing as how €399. is roughly equal to $599., I can't imagine how the value of the dollar would be a factor in a $699. street price. My money is on a street price of around $599. after the dust settles. :wink:

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