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Question about Waldorf Blofeld

Post by IstvanMedgyesi » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:28 pm

I'm about to recieve a Waldorf Blofeld desktop version and wanto to use my Akai MPK261 as a MIDI controller. I've seen packages with the Blofeld that include a Keith McMillen MIDI expander. Is this necessary to use an external controller with this synth? Any feedback from anyone using a similar setup? Thanks!

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Re: Question about Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Psy_Free » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:50 pm

IstvanMedgyesi wrote:I'm about to recieve a Waldorf Blofeld desktop version and wanto to use my Akai MPK261 as a MIDI controller. I've seen packages with the Blofeld that include a Keith McMillen MIDI expander. Is this necessary to use an external controller with this synth? Any feedback from anyone using a similar setup? Thanks!
Nope. Just plug the MIDI-out of your Akai into the MIDI-In of the Blofeld & play.
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Re: Question about Waldorf Blofeld

Post by IstvanMedgyesi » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:51 pm

Cool thanks! Any chance I can set up the MPK to control Blofeld's parameters?

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Re: Question about Waldorf Blofeld

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:46 pm

Despite having only a few knobs, you can program the Blofeld easily by itself.

Read the Blofeld manual for information on MIDI CC assignments if you are thinking about real time control.
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Re: Question about Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Rick N Boogie » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:50 pm

+1 Blofeld's mod-matrix is a snap to program, very intuitive.
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Re: Question about Waldorf Blofeld

Post by IstvanMedgyesi » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:09 pm

Awesome, after reading some forums, it seemed that some thought it wasn't made for live tweaking. Now taking the question off of the Blofeld directly, I'm also going to be running a Moog Mother 32 (or 2 eventually) and a Moog Minitaur, would I be able to use the single keyboard to control all three (perhaps not simultaniously), with a MIDI processor or interface? Man, this s**t can be overwhelming (in a very good way) to a newbie haha, your help is very much appreciated

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Re: Question about Waldorf Blofeld

Post by haj » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:45 pm

I wish Blofeld's knobs normally act as macro knobs like of microKorg. The synth can do so crazy complex modulation in real time then!

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