What happened to the Blofeld?

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Post by carbon111 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:52 pm

The Micro-Q has "up to 25 voices" depending on the complexity of the patch.
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Post by CTB » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:52 pm

Did anyone catch the part where it says UP TO 25 VOICES?
I take that to mean to get 25 voices you will have to pay more to expand it.
No, it means it works the same way the Q+ and MicroQ have worked for years - complex patches reduce your polyphony. With a simple patch, you'll have 25 voices. The MicroQ was expandable to a point that would give 75 for a simple patch; the Q+ was always "up to 100." Just like the current Virus TI is "up to 80" for polyphony, but in practice is less.
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Post by seamonkey » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:12 pm

Thanks guys I appreciate you clarifying that. I guess I was having flashbacks of the XTK voice expansion update.

Whenever I see the words up to in a manufacturer's literature I start to read the fine print a bit closer.
At any rate I miss my XTK and it's unique sound. This looks like it could fill the void and find a place in my studio.

James I've been following your website for some time during all the different incarnations of my studio and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the information you provide on your site and on the various forums.

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Post by carbon111 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:34 pm

Gosh! :oops:

I do it all because people find it helpful and I'm glad many people have similar interests. Thanks!

I need to get cracking on my Wavetable Page again - now it applies to the Blofeld too :shock:
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Post by seamonkey » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:39 pm

Well just in case you never get any feedback I thought I'd let you know.

I wound up selling the XTK to Scott the sound design guy over on KvR.
Damn I miss that little orange beast.

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Post by severen » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:15 pm

I want blofeld with speech robot (like microwave)
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Post by CTB » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:50 pm

precipice wrote:I wound up selling the XTK
"Selling the XTk." Words I will never speak.
:D

But this little white meanie is starting to sound interesting to me. I wish it were knobbarific, though. That's how I like 'em.
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Post by sequence » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:57 pm

I went to Waldorf.de and couldnt find physical dimensions, anyone have this (L, H, D, poundage)?

Altho I dont miss Q, I do miss my XT that fried on me and the old 'dorf couldnt fix. Fizmo has done a good job of filling in, and now it may just have a "stand buddy."
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Post by West_Berliner » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:52 am

i'll definitely be picking up one of these to go with my two nords!
I'm looking forward to having Microwave/XT Wavetables again. I once had an XT, and I sold it. I didnt have the attention span back then to learn it, and could never get anything useful out of it.

That "pickup" demo was great, I wish more synth demos were noisy like that! :)

p.s. yeah i dont see any dimensions listed either,but it cant be too big
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Post by carbon111 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:55 am

Its about 9.5" X 5.5" :shock:

Really freakin' TINY!
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Post by Johnny Lenin » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:44 am

carbon111 wrote:Its about 9.5" X 5.5" :shock:

Really freakin' TINY!
That and a USB MIDI keyboard gives you one h**l of a travel synth... hmm...

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Post by sequence » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:33 am

Johnny Lenin wrote:
carbon111 wrote:Its about 9.5" X 5.5" :shock:

Really freakin' TINY!
That and a USB MIDI keyboard gives you one h**l of a travel synth... hmm...
That's about the same or smaller than an Evolver isnt it then? :lol: And james whats this upper wavetable from the ppg being included? can U explain that?
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Post by Wiglaf » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:16 am

I'm starting to really like the Blofeld...it's like every Waldorf product in one.

I feel GASsy.
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Post by carbon111 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:54 am

sequence wrote:And james whats this upper wavetable from the ppg being included? can U explain that?
I think so. It looks like all the wavetables on the Blofeld will be 128 waves long.

The two wavetables from the Q/Micro-Q are already 128 waves long.

However, the Microwave XT tables are only half that size, being 64 waves long, so wavetable positions 65-128 on all the XT wavetables are filled with the "Upper Wavetable", basicaly an "extra" wavetable available at the upper region of all the regular wavetables. The Upper Wavetable has the same waves in all the XT tables...adding a little extra flexibility just as it did on the original PPG Wave. I hope that explains it a bit.

As each Waldorf wavetable synth came out they added to the already existing wavetables so the XT and now Blofeld have all the wavetables going all the way back to Wolfgang Palm's original Wave synthesizer...somewhere along the way the Upper Wavetable was discarded. Now it's back :)

Combining the Upper Wavetable with the XT tables and the PPG filter is bound to produce some very nostalgic PPG-type timbres! :shock:
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Post by GeneralBigbag » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:32 am

carbon111 wrote:Gosh! :oops:

I do it all because people find it helpful and I'm glad many people have similar interests. Thanks!

I need to get cracking on my Wavetable Page again - now it applies to the Blofeld too :shock:
Carbon, your site is extremely great - a labour of love if you will.
Here's some quick one-offs of some of my tables. Once swept, once with a single trigger looping wave envelope modulating the position whist an arpeggio runs.

http://pages.google.com/edit/Ookpikk/tables.mp3
virb.com/ookpikk

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