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Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:35 pm
by DocT
Launch of the confetti bomber.

Due to that damned flu, that seems to last forever, I didn’t have the power to make new pictures. Anyway, some delirious Waldorf Rocket audio.


Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:02 am
by Stab Frenzy
Ashe37 wrote:where did you get the impression tht the pulse 2 had digital oscs? Especially since the page for it says:

"Three analog oscillators in combination with a true analog cascading filter is what Pulse and Pulse 2 have in common. But we didn't stop there. The filter circuits now also offer Highpass and Bandpass modes. We added analog Filter FM and Ring Modulation along with paraphonic modes that allow up to eight voice chords."
Note it says 'analog oscillators' but 'true analog filter'. I think they might be calling them analogue oscs in the same way that Korg call the polysix ipad app an analogue synth, ie by leaving out the word virtual. As far as I know there's no way to make three analogue oscillators into eight analogue oscillators for polyphony, you need digital oscs for that. It's possible that they have three analogue oscs and then some DSP for another five oscs, but that seems like a weird way of doing it to me. Could be though.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:07 am
by Ashe37
Stab Frenzy wrote: Note it says 'analog oscillators' but 'true analog filter'. I think they might be calling them analogue oscs in the same way that Korg call the polysix ipad app an analogue synth, ie by leaving out the word virtual. As far as I know there's no way to make three analogue oscillators into eight analogue oscillators for polyphony, you need digital oscs for that. It's possible that they have three analogue oscs and then some DSP for another five oscs, but that seems like a weird way of doing it to me. Could be though.
Been assuming they were going to use some kind of divide-down setup...

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:27 am
by calaverasgrande
it's hard to say with Waldorf, they have done fully digital synths with fully digital filters. Digital synths with analog filters, and analog synths with analog filters. It seems that a good rule of thumb is if it has wavetables, it is a digital synth, possibly with analog filters. If it doesnt have any wavetables it's one of the handfull of analogs they made like the Pulse, 4-pole, Xpole etc.
Though the lack of CV/Gate jacks does make me wonder. most all the other recent analog boxes have caught the CV STD*.









*synthesizer transmitted disease.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:28 am
by masstronaut
My impression of the Pulse 2 was that it was going to have 3 analogue oscillators as well as the digital 1-8 oscs and that the Rocket leaves off the analogue OSCs. But yeah, a bit hard to tell for sure.

Does sound pretty nice and looks like fun anyway. Paraphonic has its own character.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:27 pm
by man-009
will have to get one for sure!

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:52 pm
by meatballfulton
OK DocT, spill the beans...analog oscs or not?

Hope you get over the flu soon ;)

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:09 pm
by DocT
Oscillators are digital, Filter, Envelopes and VCA are analog.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:34 pm
by bouzoukijoe1
Hugo76 wrote:Dang, this one looks dope! And way more interesting than Korg's Monotribe. Great news! :D
wow! sure does. although I liken this more to the Dark Energy than the Monotribe because of the lack of ribbon and x0x sequencer.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:09 am
by tim gueguen
The thing I found interesting in the manual is that it can apparently do a sysex dump of the current panel settings, which can be reloaded into the Rocket later. So it has patch memory, but not accessable from the Rocket itself.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:54 am
by Computer Controlled
Too bad this won't be available in time for the synth meet here in Seattle next month.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:01 pm
by Steve Jones
Looking at the image and specs on Waldorf's site it has no external power connector and the spec sheet says that it is USB powered. I guess I should assume that you use something like a USB phone charger to power it?

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:59 pm
by Hugo76
tim gueguen wrote:The thing I found interesting in the manual is that it can apparently do a sysex dump of the current panel settings, which can be reloaded into the Rocket later. So it has patch memory, but not accessable from the Rocket itself.
I think the 'Launch' button is intended for this purpose

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:33 pm
by Bitexion
Nah, the launch button just triggers the envelope so you can hear the sound while you're tweaking it without pressing a key on a keyboard?

This is a feature that goes all the way back to the ARP 2600.

Re: Waldorf Rocket?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:05 am
by xanadu97
It's like a cooler Monotribe. It has MIDI and more than one oscillator (even if they are digital). I'll just have to resist the temptation...I need the MS-20 Mini...