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Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synthesizer - Black


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A Little Synth With A Big, Evil Sound - The Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synthesizer - Black

Waldorf is back in the game. With the Blofeld. This synthesizer offers all the unique qualities that made Waldorf a truly legendary brand. The engine inside the heavy-duty, full metal chassis of the Blofeld delivers the same fat and rich sound that so many Waldorf users worldwide love when they play their Pulse, Q, Q+, Micro Q, Microwave, Microwave II/XT, or even the flagship Wave.

Yes, you've heard it right. The Blofeld is not only capable of producing these warm, organic analog sounds known from the Q synthesizer line, it also sports a wavetable engine like its predecessors with "Wave" in their names. This unique synthesis system is based upon the revolutionary PPG Wave synthesizers of the early 80s. So when you listen to the Blofeld for the first time, you will instantly recognize those edgy, hard-hitting, and bell-like timbres that have been an integral part of so many world hits from the PPG era on, and become increasingly popular once more. In fact it is amazing to realize that nowadays this complex technology fits into such a slim and elegant device. And for a price no-one would have imagined a couple of years ago.


  • Sturdy Metal Enclosure
  • 7 endless stainless steel Dials
  • Graphic Display 128 x 64 pixels, b/w, white background LED
  • More than 1000 Sounds
  • 3 Oscillators per voice
  • Frequency Modulation between the Oscillators
  • All Q Oscillator Models
  • All Microwave II/XT/XTk Wavetables
  • 2 independent Multi-Mode Filters per voice
  • Filter FM
  • 2 Drive stages per voice with selectable Drive Curves
  • 3 fast LFOs per voice
  • 4 fast Envelopes per voice
  • Powerful Arpeggiator
  • Freely programmable Arpeggiator Pattern with up to 16 Steps per Sound


SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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
    • Oscillator Synchronization
    • Ring Modulator for Osc 1 / 2
    • Noise Generator with Noise Colour
    • 2 independent Multi Mode Filters
  • Filter FM
    • Resonance up to Self-Oscillation
    • Low Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
    • Band Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
    • High Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
    • Notch 24 dB / 12 dB
    • Comb Filter with positive / negative Feedback- PPG Low Pass Filter
  • 2 Drive stages per voice with adjustable Drive Gain and selectable Curves
    • Clip
    • Hard
    • Medium
    • Soft
    • Sine Shaper
    • etc.
  • Modulation Matrix with 16 Slots, freely programmable
    • 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
  • 4 Modifiers for transforming Modulation Sources with various Algorithms
    • 3 fast LFOs
    • Syncable to MIDI Clock
    • Note Retrigger with adjustable Start Phase
    • Monophonic LFO
    • Keytrack
  • 4 fast Envelopes with selectable types
    • Single Trigger / Retrigger per Envelope
    • ADSR
    • ADS1DS2R (2 Decay/Sustain stages plus adjustable Attack Level)
    • One-Shot
    • Loop S1S2 (Loop between Sustain 1 and 2)
    • Loop All (Loop over all stages)
  • Poly, Mono, Dual or Unisono Mode with selectable Voice Count
  • Powerful Arpeggiator
    • Hold and One Shot modes
    • Syncable to MIDI Clock
    • Direction Up, Down, Alternate
    • Range up to 10 Octaves
    • various methods to modify Note Sort Order
  • Freely programmable Arpeggiator Pattern with up to 16 Steps per Sound, programmable per Step:
    • Accent
    • Timing
    • Length
    • Glide on/off
    • Pause
    • Chord
    • Previous note
    • Random not from Note List
    • first and/or last note from Note List
  • 1 Effect slot per part
  • 1 Effect slot globally for all parts
  • Effect types:
    • Chorus
    • Flanger
    • Phaser
    • Overdrive
    • Triple FX (S and 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)

Manufacturer: Waldorf
Model: BLOFELDDTBK
SKU: I493452-N-0-WHXB
UPC: 4260126380103


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