Waldorf Blofeld - Desktop Synthesizer

Waldorf Blofeld - Desktop Synthesizer

Waldorf Blofeld - Desktop Synthesizer

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Waldorf Blofeld - Desktop Synthesizer

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Product Highlights

  • 16-Part Multitimbral
  • 25 Voices
  • 2 Audio Outputs
  • Over 1,000 Sounds
  • All "Q" Oscillator Models
  • All Microwave II/XT/XTk Wavetables
  • Effects
  • Syncable and Programmable Arpeggiator
  • MIDI In
  • USB MIDI I/O
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Waldorf Blofeld overview

  • 1Description

The Blofeld from Waldorf is a desktop synthesizer module with over 1,000 sounds, many of which are derived using the company's Q synthesizer oscillator models (all of which are included), along with all of the Microwave II/XT/XTk wavetables. The present synthesis system is based upon the PPG Wave synthesizers of the early '80s, delivering edgy, hard-hitting and bell-like timbres, alongside the warm, organic analog sounds of the Q series. The synthesizer is 16-part multitimbral and provides up to 25 voices.

Each voice has three oscillators that offer authentic circuit models of analog waveforms, while oscillators 1 and 2 feature the two wavetables that were introduced by the Waldorf Q. Control over the brilliance of these wavetables is available, especially important for waves with lots of harmonics in the bass end. Brilliance also affects the sawtooth and pulse oscillator models, delivering everything from warm and soft string pads, to the hard shapes needed for punchy and biting bass sounds. Four envelopes with different types and trigger modes affect any sound parameters.

Oscillators 1 and 2 can be ring-modulated, and a noise generator delivers white noise that can be filtered low or high pass, depending on the noise color setting. The three oscillators, the ring modulator and the noise generator can be freely mixed into filter 1 and filter 2. The two multimode filters per voice can be routed in series or in parallel with each filter having its own pan parameter for easy creation of stereo sounds. The unit offers a freely controllable "Drive" function behind each filter with more than a dozen curves.

Needless to say, the modulation possibilities in the synthesizer are huge. Dozens of modulation sources can be connected to all the important sound generation parameters using a sixteen-slot modulation matrix, plus all the pre-routed modulation destinations. Additionally, the modulators themselves can be modulated. Each of the three LFOs offers sine, triangle, square and sawtooth waveforms, plus sample & hold and random and all can be synchronized to MIDI clock.

The arpeggiator features variable clock divisions from 1/64 triplets to more than 1,000 bars, with variable swing/shuffle, a range of up to ten octaves with multiple trigger styles provided. On the effects side, two slots are available for a multitude of processors, including dynamics, EQ and time-based effects. Finally, the user interface sports a huge graphic display providing precise visual feedback. Seven endless rotaries plus a volume knob all made of steel help the user in exploring the depth of the synthesizer.

License SL is an optional license that can be purchased for those users who wish to play samples through the Blofeld sound engine. The license releases 60 MB of built-in sample flash memory for loading factory or user samples. The samples and multi-samples go through the synthesis engine just like oscillators do. Additionally, a range of optional Soundsets are available for purchase, featuring new patches, and in some cases MIDI files, extending the sonic capabilities of the instrument.

  • Sixteen-part multitimbral
  • Up to twenty-five voices
  • Three oscillators per voice
  • More than 1,000 Sounds
  • Frequency modulation between oscillators
  • Includes all Q oscillator models and all Microwave II/XT/XTk wavetables
  • Modulation Matrix with sixteen slots, freely programmable
  • Four modifiers for transforming modulation sources with various algorithms
  • Various pre-routed modulation destinations with selectable sources
  • Poly, Mono, Dual, or Unisono mode with selectable voice count
  • Two independent multi-mode filters per voice
  • Filter frequency modulation
  • Two drive stages per voice with selectable drive curves
  • Three fast LFOs per voice
  • Four fast envelopes per voice
  • Oscillator synchronization
  • Ring Modulator for oscillator 1 / 2
  • Noise generator with noise color
  • Arpeggiator with freely programmable pattern and up to sixteen steps per sound
  • Seven endless, stainless steel control dials
  • Five buttons
  • 128 x 64 pixels graphic display
  • Stereo output
  • Headphone output
  • MIDI In with LED indicator
  • USB connector for MIDI In/Out
In the Box
Waldorf Blofeld - Desktop Synthesizer
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Waldorf Blofeld specs

    Sounds 1,000+
    Multitimbral 16 part
    Voices Up to 25
    Effects Chorus
    Flanger
    Phaser
    Overdrive
    Triple FX (Sample & Hold, 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)
    Output 1 x 1/4" TRS Left/Stereo, unbalanced
    1 x 1/4" TS Right, unbalanced
    Headphone Jack 1/4" TRS
    Controllers 7 x Dials, endless rotation, stainless steel
    5 x Function/select/navigation buttons
    USB 1 x USB Type-B
    Uses standard USB MIDI drivers provided by the host computer OS
    MIDI 1 x 5-pin DIN In
    Display 128 x 64 pixel graphic display, b/w, white background LED
    Power Requirements 12V DC via included external power supply
    System Requirements Windows ME minimum, Windows XP or newer (recommended)
    Mac OS X 10.2 minimum, 10.3 or newer recommended
    Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.8 x 9.0 x 4.1"

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