Waldorf Blofeld

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:52 pm

No, that was certainly helpful Tallow. I've listened to every demo I could, and definitely get that sort of smooth, clean character sound quality that everyone is mentioning. On the other hand, a few points of modulation and the thing is a psychedelic monster (which is what I'm going for). I think I've decided on the desktop, and mayyybe the SL upgrade if I can justify it's price. I'm assuming the SL gives you lots of Rompler style attacks (plucks, metal hits, etc.), am I right?

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by GuyaGuy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:19 am

I just recently got the desktop version with SL to have an all-in-one rompler/synth unit for my more guitar-based band. SL comes with some decent samples including the ones you mentioned.

http://www.waldorf-music.info/en/licens ... ption.html

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by tallowwaters » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:33 am

Here are some sample packs for sale. Either way, the demos give you a good idea what you can do with samples.
http://www.backintimerecords.de/bitr032.htm
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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:13 am

Woo, bit the bullet. Desktop should be arriving Friday. Thanks for the info all.

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by nathanscribe » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:23 am

Woot, as they say.

One thing I like to do is maximize the grit by getting rid of the anti-aliasing filter. Leave it wide open and there's less of the glass.

If there's an aspect of the Blofeld's sound I'm not so sure about, it's the filters. I've never felt they really nailed it for me, and have a sneaky suspicion I preferred the XT. But that was a mighty pain to program, whereas the Blofeld is merely a pain. Ha!

This is coming from someone happy with his Juno 6 though, so pay no attention. :)

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by calaverasgrande » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:57 am

nathanscribe wrote:Woot, as they say.

One thing I like to do is maximize the grit by getting rid of the anti-aliasing filter. Leave it wide open and there's less of the glass.

If there's an aspect of the Blofeld's sound I'm not so sure about, it's the filters. I've never felt they really nailed it for me, and have a sneaky suspicion I preferred the XT. But that was a mighty pain to program, whereas the Blofeld is merely a pain. Ha!

This is coming from someone happy with his Juno 6 though, so pay no attention. :)
Hey I was happy with a Poly 800.
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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by nathanscribe » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:25 am

calaverasgrande wrote:Once.
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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by boreg » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:33 am

nathanscribe wrote:One thing I like to do is maximize the grit by getting rid of the anti-aliasing filter.
Do you mean the "brilliance" parameter in the Osc section?

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by nathanscribe » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:41 pm

boreg wrote:
nathanscribe wrote:One thing I like to do is maximize the grit by getting rid of the anti-aliasing filter.
Do you mean the "brilliance" parameter in the Osc section?
Yes, I think I do. :D I don't program the Blofeld enough to remember what it's called, but yup, I'm sure that's the one.

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:24 pm

Nothing comes close to the micron or the mirage as far as c**p programming is concerned and I've spent good times and bad with both. Haha

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by ColorForm2113 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:30 pm

I don't really find the blofeld difficult to program. a little tedious? Yes. Definitely have to check out the iPad editor. Does anyone have any experience with it yet? I've also considered one of those behringer knob boxes, bcr2000
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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:36 pm

I had the BCF, which was cool and good for working a DAW, but the knobs and sliders felt flimsy.

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Jabberwalky » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:37 am

Well damn. The presets on this synth are actually usable! Greatly impressed so far. I love the solid feel of it as well. Grippy rubber feet, mammoth metal knobs, bright readable screen from many angles. Fits perfectly on the top of my EPS (Main controller kb).

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Jabberwalky » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:18 am

LFO doesn't sync for s**t though!

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Re: Waldorf Blofeld

Post by Infinity Curve » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:10 am

We mentioned that on the last page. It's pretty bad, eh? It's a pretty glaring flaw, especially considering all of the arp presets. It's been out for ,what, 5 years now, and they still haven't fixed it? I still kind of want one again for pads, but then I remember the syncing issues and I hesitate.

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