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. ...
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.
As a successor of the microwave range it is a a step into the right direction. VA and wavetable synthesis, you can even get an option to load samples (but it hurts loading samples over midi) and even create own wavetables. It is a decent piece of gear with a nice interface to program it. The built in effects are okayish and it could have a digital output, but otherwise it is a good sounding, complex, solid built polyphonic synth.
Absolutely love it, the appegiator especially. Great deep sounds and i dig the metal knobs! Also cool how you can customize and create sounds, and it has a nice display..
I love the filters and the wave tables and the free vst editor compliments it perfectly for studio use. All I have to do is turn it on and record when im ready with live tweaking and everything. Very Powerful and crisp for making sounds and simple enough to understand and use efficiently.
Great sound, great possibilties, very flexible modulation matrix, but not enough knobs and access at same time. Don´t really like zapping thru menus at all without an editor. I love to import my own wavetables and samples. The filter, especially the ppg like can reproduce moog like sounds. And it does not really sound digital.
This synth is capable of a wide variety of sounds and is an incredible studio synth. While the device has been laid out so to avoid too much menu diving (most features can be reached within 1 or 2 button/knob combinations) creating sounds from scratch can still be daunting and difficult. With that said, the presets are incredible and offer a good starting point.