tallowwaters wrote:I mostly bought it for the wavetable capabilities, but truth be told, it seems to be lacking in the higher frequencies, which sort of negates all the ways of modulating the tables. ..
that was my exact impression of the TI2 kbd, and all other viruses btw. as if the bandwith is limited in higher end, lacking detail. i do like this dark character for some virus-specific stuff, but its a poor choice for wavetabling, granular etc.. where most interesting stuff happens up there in HF range. Waldorf is no brainer choice for this - de facto standard for wavetabling. it can get really sharp, metallic, dirty etc.
i think Blofeld is a good choice. and you will have some leftover money for other things.
tallowwaters wrote:but I still have the need for a pad/ambience/ethereal machine and I was wondering how well the Blofeld would fit the bill, especially in how it would compete with the wavetable dept and how quickly I can dial up a useful sound.
Blo vs. XT:
XT can get very dirty/gritty and sometimes harsh (in a good way). illbient/metallic colision/doom/"creature from the swamp" stuff is where it excells at. at least, that's what i use it for.
Blofeld is hifi smooth, much better choice for aetheral/ambient smooth pads. not a drop-in replacement for TI pads, but still very nice in their own way. it has options to get distorted n dirty, but i don't like the results that much. otoh its easy enough to stuck a fuzz pedal or something u like on the output.
having samples arround is very promising. haven't really explored enough how u can mangle them thru the synth engine.
XT user interfaceis faster. but i really like how they did it in Blo. not a deal breaker.
if they iron all the bugs, its a good candidate.