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Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard (Black)

B&H # WAWDFBKY1B Mfr # WDF-BKY-1B
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $999.99
Product Highlights
  • Over 1000 Sounds
  • Velocity & Aftertouch Sensitive Keyboard
  • Programmable 16 Step Arpeggiator
  • Independent Filters, Drive Stages & LFOs
  • Four Fast Envelopes Per Voice
  • Three Oscillators Per Voice
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheel
  • 60 MB of Sample Memory
  • Durable Metal Construction

The Blofeld Keyboard by Waldorf builds upon their award-winning, desktop synth module by adding 49 professional-quality, semi-weighted keys with velocity and after-touch, plus 60 MB of sample RAM. With that kind of onboard memory you can import your own selection of samples and manipulate them using the legendary, Blofeld 16-part multi-timbral virtual-analog synthesis engine.

It also has 25 voice polyphony, over 1000 factory patches and a programmable 16-step arpeggiator sure to excite and energize your audience. But things don't end there; the Blofeld keyboard also features an on-board effects section and the classic Microwave II/XT/XTk wavetables.

Add that to its all-metal black enclosure, stainless steel rotaries, pitchbend and modulation wheels, large graphic LED display and multiple oscillator and filter modulations and you've just scored yourself what is destined to become another Waldorf classic.

Soundsets
Genres by Rob Lee
Jorg Schaaf's Blofeld Xperience Volume 1
Analog vs. Digital by Ingo Weidner
Powerful Arpeggiator
Hold and one shot modes
Can be synced with MIDI Clock
Direction up, down, alternate
Range up to ten octaves
Various methods to modify note sort order
Programmable 16 Step Arpeggiator
Accent
Timing
Length
Glide on/off
Pause
Chord
Previous note
Random not from note list
First and/or last note from note list
Effects
One effect slot per part
One effect slot globally for all parts
Chorus
Flanger
Phaser
Overdrive
Triple FX (S&H, Ring Modulation, Chorus)
Delay (only available on global Effect slot)
Clocked Delay (only available on global Effect slot)
Reverb (only available on global Effect slot)
Poly, Mono, Dual or Unisono Mode with Selectable Voice Count
3 Oscillators Virtual Analog Models
Pulse with pulse width modulation and adjustable brilliance
Sawtooth with adjustable brilliance
Triangle
Sine
Wavetables
Q Alt 1 and Alt 2 wavetable with adjustable brilliance
All wavetables from microwave II/XT/XTk series with adjustable brilliance
Separate wavetable selectable for oscillator 1 and 2
Frequency Modulation Between the Oscillators
Filter FM
Oscillator Synchronization
Resonance up to self-oscillation
Ring Modulator for Oscillator 1 and 2
Low pass 24 dB / 12 dB
Band pass 24 dB / 12 dB
High pass 24 dB / 12 dB
Noise Generator with Noise Color
Notch 24 dB / 12 dB
Two Independent Multi Mode Filters
Comb filter with positive/negative feedback
PPG low pass filter
Two Drive Stages Per Voice with Adjustable Drive Gain and Selectable Curves
Clip
Hard
Medium
Soft
Sine Shaper
Programmable Modulation Matrix with 16 Slots
Modulation speed far into audio range
Modulation sources include all internal modulation sources plus various MIDI messages
Modulation destinations for almost all continuous sound parameters
Various Pre-routed Modulation Destinations with Selectable Sources
Pitch Modulation
Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 frequency modulation
Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 pulse width modulation
Filter 1 / 2 cutoff modulation
Filter 1 / 2 frequency modulation
Pan 1 / 2 modulation
Amp modulation
Four Modifiers for Transforming Modulation Sources with Various Algorithms
Syncable to MIDI clock
Note Retrigger with adjustable start phase
Monophonic LFO
Keytrack
Four Fast Envelopes with Selectable Types
Single trigger / retrigger per envelope
ADSR
ADS1DS2R (two decay/sustain stages plus adjustable attack level)
One shot
Loop S1S2 (loop between sustain 1 and 2)
Loop all (loop over all stages)
Sounds More than 1000
Multitimbral 16 part
Voices Up to 25
Memory 60 MB of sample memory
Effects 3 oscillators per voice
2 independent multi mode filters per voice
2 drive stages per voice with selectable drive curves
3 fast LFOs per voice
4 fast envelopes per voice
16 step programmable arpeggiator
All Q oscillator modelsAll microwave II/XT/XTk wavetablesFilter FM
Chorus
Flanger
Phaser
Overdrive
Triple FX S&H, ring modulation and chorus
Delay (only available on global effect slot)
Clocked delay (only available on global effect slot)
Reverb (only available on global Effect slot)
Knobs 7 endless stainless steel dials
Buttons Play
Down
Up
Free
Utility
Global
Sound/Multi
Shift
Display Graphic display 128 x 64 pixels, b/w, white background LED
Output 1/4" right and left/stereo
Headphone Jack 1/4" stereo
Pedal Control 1/4" sustain
USB Uses standard USB MIDI Driver provided by host computer OS
MIDI In/Out
Nominal Voltage DC 12V
Power Supply Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
Current Consumption 0.3 A
Power Consumption 5 W
System Requirements Windows ME minimum, Windows XP or newer recommended
Mac OS X 10.2 minimum, Mac OS X 10.3 or newer recommended
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.9 x 10.8 x 29.1" (100 x 275 x 740 mm)
Weight 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard (Black)
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    WaldorfBlofeld Keyboard (Black)
     
    3.0

    (based on 1 review)

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    3.0

    Less than stellar

    By hbruch

    from Herndon, VA

    Pros

    • Good Hybrid Synth

    Cons

    • poor keyboard response

    Best Uses

    • Synthesizer

    Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard (Black):

    I found the synthesizer to be great - four stars! The keyboard however is somewhat less than stellar - heavy, slow and sometimes poor response. This keyboard is probably not much different than most 49 key keyboards. I would not purchase the keyboard and synth package again. I would purchase the synth, and stick with my current keyboard. Save the money - buy the synth, leave the keyboard! Support was not very good - responsive, but not helpful. You're pretty much on your own with this product. Good luck!

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