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Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard

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From Waldorf: The little villain grows up

Not only on the outside did he gain weight, also his inner qualities have seen a remarkable step-up: besides the virtual-analog synthesis and the classic wavetables it now sports a whopping 60 megabytes of sample memory.

Just imagine to add a vocal-like noise spectrum to a typical Wavetable pad, spice-up a virtual-analog solo sound with a strong attack sample or just process any other sample with the countless oscillator and filter modulations.

Play your sound creations on the high-quality keyboard with velocity and aftertouch. Pitchbend and modulation wheel are at your disposal and, as a matter of course, you can connect a sustain pedal.

All this is packaged in a sleek metal enclosure with a big graphic display, endless stainless steel rotaries and an internal power supply. And although it comes for an unbeatable price tag, we add something very special. It comes: From Waldorf with Love!

Oscilators

Each of the three oscillators offers authentic circuit-models of analog waveforms: Pulse with variable pulse-width, sawtooth, triangle and, as found in relatively few analog synthesizers these days, sine wave.Furthermore, oscillators 1 and 2 feature the two wavetables that were introduced by the Waldorf Q and appeared shortly thereafter in the Micro Q series.

Not only that, the Blofeld includes all ROM Wavetables from the mighty flagship Waldorf Wave as well as Microwave II/XT. Plus, lo and behold, the desperately requested "Upper Wavetable" from the good old PPG Wave! But, for the first time in the history of Waldorf and PPG, each of these two oscillators can have its own wavetable.

What's more, you have control over the brilliance of these wavetables, which is especially important for waves with lots of harmonics in the bass end. You decide if you prefer pure and perfect harmonics or the same edgy timbre you know and love from the earlier Waldorf and PPG synthesizers.

Brilliance also affects the sawtooth and pulse oscillator models. From warm and soft (for those typical L.A. string pads) to the hard shapes you need for punchy and biting bass sounds. But note, Brilliance is not a simple filter applied after the oscillators, the model itself is modified.

Each of the three oscillators can be frequency-modulated by any of the other oscillators, the noise generator or one of the LFOs.
With low FM amounts, you can add a little dirt to the oscillator sound, with higher amounts you get typical FM effects.
On top of all that, oscillator 2 can be hard-synced to oscillator 3.

Ring Modulation

Oscillators 1 and 2 can be ring-modulated to create bell-like or metallic sounds, eerie sound effects as well as pumping basses and leads.

The noise generator delivers white noise that can be filtered low or high pass, depending on the Noise Colour setting.
The three oscillators, the ring modulator and the noise generator can be freely mixed into filter 1 and filter 2. This allows fine control over the harmonic content of each of the tone generators.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Subtractive, Virtual Analog, Wave Table
Oscillators: 3
Waveforms: Pink Noise, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, User Drawn, Wave Table, White Noise
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Ring Modulation, Velocity
Oscillator Notes:
3 Oscillators per voice
Frequency Modulation between the Oscillators
All Q Oscillator Models
All Microwave II/XT/XTk Wavetables
Sampling: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Sustain Level, Release, Release 2, Freerun, Looping, Time, User Drawn
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Comb, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Portamento
LFO: 3
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Freerun, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 25
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches
Patches RAM: 1000
Patches ROM: 1000
Storage: Internal, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
Arpeggiator
Arpeggiator Programmable, 16 steps, Up, Down, Alt Up, Alt Down, Random
All 16 parts can have an Arpeggiator
Effects
2 Effects Blocks
Case
Case: Keyboard
Case Details: 49
Keyboard: 49 keys, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Switches, Velocity
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 128
Display Count V: 64
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, USB, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
Control Features: IN / OUT / THRU
Power: DC 12V Max Consumption 5W IEC connector-Keyboard Walwart Desktop Maodule
Production
Year Released: 2008
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.waldorf-music.info
Pricing
MSRP List Price: $999 - convert
Used Price: $500-$800 - convert
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