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Virus XL or Blofeld desktop

Post by man-009 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:06 am

Witch is better, The Access Virus XL rack or Waldorf Blofeld desktop. Thanks.

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Re: Virus XL or Blofeld desktop

Post by Psy_Free » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:50 pm

Blofeld. It fits in the pockets of most coats.
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Re: Virus XL or Blofeld desktop

Post by Rick N Boogie » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:04 pm

Both are awesome, but when I was choosing between Virus KB and Blofeld kb I chose Blofeld.
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Re: Virus XL or Blofeld desktop

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:01 pm

Blofeld is easier to program, USB port makes it fit in easily with modern DAW setups. It also (still) has annoying OS bugs related to MIDI clock synch so don't expect that to work properly.

Virus XL is a Virus B with reduced features and a lousy programming interface. So it has "that Virus sound" which is darker than a Blofeld in general.

It really depends on the kind of sounds you are looking for.
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Re: Virus XL or Blofeld desktop

Post by man-009 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:59 am

Thanks! I went with my gut! Blofeld... Just looking at this now so looks like others feel the same. Thanks!

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Re: Virus XL or Blofeld desktop

Post by man-009 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:22 pm

well I got the blofeld today and right out of the box NEW the encoder for the presets is wacky! sometimes it takes 3 or 4 clicks to change the sound and other times it's right on. Go figure! Jesus, Why :twisted: can't they make anything that works right these days! I got a great price on the access virus xl rack so I have both in the end...lol.

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Re: Virus XL or Blofeld desktop

Post by Bitexion » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:36 am

It is cheap you know.

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