What happened to the Blofeld?

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Post by xpander » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:53 am

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xpander wrote: as does the PolyEvolver, but the P'08 caused a drop in those. this is my hope, i'm on the market for an XTk or XT!
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Post by Hugo76 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:43 pm

Well, the Blofeld demos sound awesome. This is practically a done deal for me. I still can't comprehend how the synth can be pitched at this price :D

Anyways; can anyone confirm wether the Blofeld has 2 efx pr part or not? 2 efx total, or 2 per part?

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Post by jngpng » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:29 am

There's a ton of background whine in that second demo from Boele. Hope that isn't from the Blofeld.

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:10 am

jngpng wrote:There's a ton of background whine in that second demo from Boele. Hope that isn't from the Blofeld.
Couldn't that be a little bit decimation?
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Post by jngpng » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:53 am

JSRockit wrote:
jngpng wrote:There's a ton of background whine in that second demo from Boele. Hope that isn't from the Blofeld.
Couldn't that be a little bit decimation?
I guess it's possible. I'd say probably not though. The whine doesn't vary with the notes he's playing, which it would if it was normal bitcrushing or sample rate reduction.

Can't hear it on the other demos though, so who knows :?

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Post by felis » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:01 am

Does anyone know what the differences are between the XT and the Blofeld?

The info available is a little sketchy.

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Post by Raiven » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:34 am

Looking forward to this one as well. It's a great little item to also get a bit more life out of my laptop.
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Post by GeneralBigbag » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:50 am

felis wrote:Does anyone know what the differences are between the XT and the Blofeld?

The info available is a little sketchy.
The way Waldorf's put it, it seems like the Blofeld is basically the Q/uQ, but with all of the XT's wavetables.
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Post by felis » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:37 am

GeneralBigbag wrote:
The way Waldorf's put it, it seems like the Blofeld is basically the Q/uQ, but with all of the XT's wavetables.

OK then, let's put it another way. If you had a Q/uQ that has all the XT wavetables,
would there be any major differences between that and an XT?

I have a Q rack, but never had an XT - so I'm not familiar with the differences.

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Post by GeneralBigbag » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:42 am

I think it depends on whether you can make your own wavetables too...
I think the main things that the XT has which the Q doesn't are the waveshaper filter, the 8 stage envelope, and the modifier section, which allows you to apply various operations to modulation sources before modulating with them.
I don't know what the Blofeld sounds like really, but the XT is a much grittier synth than the Q. Huppo describes it best as 'a celebration of digital error'.
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Post by felis » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:09 am

OK - thanks.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see exactly what they are when they come out.

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Post by crystalmsc » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:37 am

xpander wrote:off the market for the XT as of this morning, i work fast...
Great move, that's the early XT unit with the original knobs before they switch to the Q style knobs for the later design like the one I own. I like the older looks better though. Even when I got the Blofeld, the XT will always stay.
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Post by JSRockit » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:16 pm

jngpng wrote:
JSRockit wrote:
jngpng wrote:There's a ton of background whine in that second demo from Boele. Hope that isn't from the Blofeld.
Couldn't that be a little bit decimation?
I guess it's possible. I'd say probably not though. The whine doesn't vary with the notes he's playing, which it would if it was normal bitcrushing or sample rate reduction.

Can't hear it on the other demos though, so who knows :?
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Post by xpander » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:53 pm

crystalmsc wrote:
xpander wrote:off the market for the XT as of this morning, i work fast...
Great move, that's the early XT unit with the original knobs before they switch to the Q style knobs for the later design like the one I own. I like the older looks better though. Even when I got the Blofeld, the XT will always stay.
so far i haven't been impressed, looks cool but so many of the factory wavetables just seem to simulate what you can do with greater control with FM/PM synthesis. i actually thought the implementation of wavetables as a synthesis technique would be more sophisticated than it is in the XT.

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Post by braincandy » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:47 am

T7 wrote:
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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
Per this link from Novamusik, the retail is $799, but if you pre-order, you can get it for $699.

http://www.novamusik.com/search.aspx?ty ... =21&mid=21

I was much more excited by the rumored $500 price tag. Oh well.
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