After we mentioned that Waldorf was working on the keyboard version of the Blofeld synthesizer earlier this week, they now officially announced it themselves on the Waldorf website.
With their own words:
“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.”
Most important features:
* 60 MB Sample memory
* Virtual analog, Wavetable and sample-based Oscillators
* high-quality semi-weighted keyboard with 49 keys, velocity and aftertouch
* internal power supply (100-240V, 50-60Hz)
* pitchbend wheel
* modulation wheel
* sustain pedal connector
* Octave Up / Down buttons
* freely programmable button
* 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 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