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Offline Ludek

Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« on: July 30, 2009, 01:00:43 PM »
I am interested in the Waldorf Blofeld desktop synth (sound module). The price is very decent and sound interesting. Does anyone use VG-99 to trigger such a device. Any experience? How about latency in response or sound glitches?
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Offline acousticglue

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 03:45:37 PM »
No experience with this but latency or drivers (hearing the audio) is the biggest driver here. The midi experience has to do with the buffers that each plugin needs. THe DAW app needs to adjust for this if needed. Most vstis work reasonably well except for the doggone pitch bend with VG99.

Offline aliensporebomb

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 04:22:18 PM »
The Blofeld isn't a softsynth, it's a small hardware synthesizer. 

Previous experience shows their hardware is very good and the sound superlative.

I'm thinking of a Blofeld myself but no experience using one with a VG99 or anything else.
"this is aliensporebomb" - my instrumental debut with the vg99 now on itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is-aliensporebomb/id391880218
More online at http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

My VG-99 based music projects:
http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

Offline montyrivers

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 12:23:42 AM »
Anybody try driving this thing with the VG?  I hear it's pretty legit little box.


Offline aliensporebomb

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 06:30:11 AM »
It's been on the "to buy" list forever due to its PPG pedigree but honestly I've been able to push my VG so far I haven't really needed actual synthesis.  Next purchase will be a more capable looper.
"this is aliensporebomb" - my instrumental debut with the vg99 now on itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is-aliensporebomb/id391880218
More online at http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

My VG-99 based music projects:
http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

Online Rhcole

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 12:04:18 AM »
Just ordered one. On it's way.

My wallet is starting to wimper when I look at it... GP-10, FTP, Blofeld, EHX 45000, Strymon Big Sky, yikes!

eBay is about to be my best buddy for getting rid of old stuff to pay for the new stuff!


Offline aliensporebomb

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 07:01:26 AM »
It doesn't help that a local guitar shop is selling a very expensive guitar for a low price because they think it's the less nice domestic variety.  Grumble.

Let me know how it goes for you!
"this is aliensporebomb" - my instrumental debut with the vg99 now on itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is-aliensporebomb/id391880218
More online at http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

My VG-99 based music projects:
http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

Online Rhcole

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 11:12:32 AM »
ASB, have you seen this video? Pretty cool stuff. Mine has the SL license, which he uses in the video.

Online Rhcole

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 06:00:47 PM »
Here's another good one.

Offline mbenigni

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 08:33:30 AM »
Man, I don't consider myself a synth connoisseur or anything, but that thing sounds completely bad-ass.  I'm immediately reminded of Peter Gabriel's exceptional (IMO) album, "Up".

Online Rhcole

Re: Waldorf Blofeld - MIDI Synth module
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 11:48:08 PM »
Got it in my hands. Crazy, man! The complexity comes from its ability to use waveforms to generate FM modulation of other waveforms, especially over time.
It likes to be a bit sandy, grindy, and dirty, but it doesn't have to be. It can be sweet and well-behaved as well. The SL license gives you the ability to upload your own waveforms into it.

I am reminded of Native Instruments (Reaktor), who similarly lean towards gritty sounding products that you can reign in. Perhaps this is a German synthesizer aesthetic characteristic?
Waldorf also has a sly humor in some of their materials that you could easily miss if you aren't paying close attention. Love it.
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Offline Elantric

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Offline Elantric

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