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The Blofeld Site Is Up

Post by carbon111 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:53 pm

Best Regards, James
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Post by severen » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:58 pm

thank you

very slow :x
i can't wait!

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Post by Zarith » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:58 pm

up and down?

Can't access it :sad6:

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Post by severen » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:04 pm

last updated

Most important features

* Unbeatable price tag
* sturdy Metal Enclosure
* 7 endless stainless steel Dials
* Graphic Display 128 x 64 pixels, b/w, white background LED
* more than 1000 Sounds
* 3 Oscillators per voice
* Frequency Modulation between the Oscillators
* All Q Oscillator Models
* All Microwave II/XT/XTk Wavetables
* 2 independent Multi Mode Filters per voice
* Filter FM
* 2 Drive stages per voice with selectable Drive Curves
* 3 fast LFOs per voice
* 4 fast Envelopes per voice
* powerful Arpeggiator
* freely programmable Arpeggiator Pattern with up to 16 Steps per Sound



General Features

* up to 25 Voices
* 16 part multi timbral
* more than 1000 Sounds
* sturdy Metal Enclosure
* 7 endless stainless steel Dials
* 5 Buttons
* Graphic Display 128 x 64 pixels, b/w, white background LED
* MIDI LED
* Volume Control
* Power Switch
* Stereo Output
* Headphone Output
* MIDI In
* USB Connector for MIDI In / Out
o uses standard USB MIDI Driver provided by host computer OS
o Windows ME minimum, Windows XP or newer recommended
o Mac OS X 10.2 minimum, Mac OS X 10.3 or newer recommended
* External Power Supply



Per Voice

* 3 Oscillators
Virtual Analog Models:
o Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation and adjustable Brilliance
o Sawtooth with adjustable Brilliance
o Triangle
o Sine
Wavetables:
o Q Alt 1 and Alt 2 Wavetable with adjustable Brilliance
o All Wavetables from Microwave II/XT/XTk Series with adjustable Brilliance
o Separate Wavetable selectable for Oscillator 1 and 2
* Frequency Modulation between the Oscillators
* Oscillator Synchronization
* Ring Modulator for Osc 1 / 2
* Noise Generator with Noise Colour
* 2 independent Multi Mode Filters
o Filter FM
o Resonance up to Self-Oscillation
o Low Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
o Band Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
o High Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
o Notch 24 dB / 12 dB
o Comb Filter with positive / negative Feedback
o PPG Low Pass Filter
* 2 Drive stages per voice with adjustable Drive Gain and selectable Curves
o Clip
o Hard
o Medium
o Soft
o Sine Shaper
o etc.
* Modulation Matrix with 16 Slots, freely programmable
o Modulation Speed far into Audio Range
o Modulation Sources include all internal Modulation Sources plus various MIDI messages
o Modulation Destinations for almost all continuous sound parameters
* various pre-routed Modulation Destinations with selectable Sources
o Pitch Modulation
o Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 Frequency Modulation
o Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 Pulse Width Modulation
o Filter 1 / 2 Cutoff Modulation
o Filter 1 / 2 Frequency Modulation
o Pan 1 / 2 Modulation
o Amp Modulation
* 4 Modifiers for transforming Modulation Sources with various Algorithms
* 3 fast LFOs
o syncable to MIDI Clock
o Note Retrigger with adjustable Start Phase
o monophonic LFO
o Keytrack
* 4 fast Envelopes with selectable types
o Single Trigger / Retrigger per Envelope
o ADSR
o ADS1DS2R (2 Decay/Sustain stages plus adjustable Attack Level)
o One Shot
o Loop S1S2 (Loop between Sustain 1 and 2)
o Loop All (Loop over all stages)
* Poly, Mono, Dual or Unisono Mode with selectable Voice Count



Per Part

* powerful Arpeggiator
o Hold and One Shot modes
o syncable to MIDI Clock
o Direction Up, Down, Alternate
o Range up to 10 Octaves
o various methods to modify Note Sort Order
* freely programmable Arpeggiator Pattern with up to 16 Steps per Sound.
programmable per Step:
o Accent
o Timing
o Length
o Glide on/off
o Pause
o Chord
o Previous note
o Random not from Note List
o first and/or last note from Note List
* 1 Effect slot per part
* 1 Effect slot globally for all parts
Effect types:
o Chorus
o Flanger
o Phaser
o Overdrive
o Triple FX (S&H, Ring Modulation, Chorus)
o Delay (only available on global Effect slot)
o Clocked Delay (only available on global Effect slot)
o Reverb (only available on global Effect slot)

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Post by Dane_Xoth » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:36 pm

no


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no


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Post by Zarith » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:48 pm

...finally could get in.

The unit looks amazing:

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but... I'm not impressed by the audio demo :?

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Post by carbon111 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:54 pm

Zarith wrote: but... I'm not impressed by the audio demo :?
Which one?

I think Boele and Stefan did a great job! The demos are all very different from each other.

The Blofeld definitely sounds like a cross between a Q and an Microwave XT...the "drive" sounds a lot more musical than on the Q though :!:

What a fantastic-sounding beast! Great UI too!

I'm in!
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Post by JSRockit » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:00 pm

Thanks for the heads up Carbon... I'm excited.
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Post by Zarith » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:09 pm

carbon111 wrote:
Zarith wrote: but... I'm not impressed by the audio demo :?
Which one?
All of them :lol:

They sound good, but not "amazing". There's nothing I couldn't do with my own gear (it sounds really like a Korg Radias). Anyway, I'll still get it :wink:

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Post by severen » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:10 pm

yesterday - keep my micro q. I will buy microwave 2
now - sell my micro q. I will buy blofeld.

I like this graphic envelope

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Post by carbon111 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:22 pm

Zarith wrote:...it sounds really like a Korg Radias
Not to my ears...at last not on headphones :)

FWIW, other than the "formant playback thingy", I really didn't like the Radias' sound at all...nice UI and great arp though ;)
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Post by F5D » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:35 pm

Well done Waldorf!

I will definitely purchase a Blofeld. I hope that Waldorf will get the Malström ready soon too. :)
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Post by Worrell » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:47 pm

Wow, I'm liking this a lot more than I thought I would. Lovin' the sound demos, and it looks great! 8)
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Post by T7 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:30 pm

I see the PPG filter is back. Nice!

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Post by T7 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:41 pm

"Not only that, the Blofeld includes all ROM Wavetables from the mighty flagship Waldorf Wave as well as Microwave II/XT. Plus, lo and behold, the desperately requested "Upper Wavetable" from the good old PPG Wave! But, for the first time in the history of Waldorf and PPG, each of these two oscillators can have its own wavetable." :D

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