The Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer in black is a powerful wavetable synthesis tool from the legendary manufacturer. This synthesizer is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price. It may have been opened for quality control purposes, returned by a customer, refurbished, or may have non-essential parts or software missing, but otherwise operates as new.
Mighty Wavetable Synthesis
The synthesis engine offers a unique blend of analogue emulation and digital vibrancy, based upon the revolutionary wave synthesizers of the early 80s. The Blofeld is sure to evoke nostalgia with its first listen, but its regularly updated firmware keeps it on the cutting edge of synthesis technology.
Three Authentic Circuit-Model Oscillators
At the core of the Waldorf Blofeld are three oscillators that are designed using authentic circuit models of analogue oscillators. The selection of analogue-based waveforms includes pulse waveforms with variable pulse-width, sawtooth, triangle, and sine wave. This wide range of waveforms allows for the creation of natural and organic sounds, aggressive basslines, and pads.
Ring Modulation and Noise Generator
The integrated ring modulation circuit allows you to texturize the sound of oscillators one and two, creating unique timbres like bells or metallic sounds, or sound effects and powerful basses and leads. The built-in noise generator allows you to use white noise as a starting point for sound generation, then filter the noise generation through the filters and noise color settings for in-depth sound design.
In-Depth Filtering and Distortion
The Waldorf Blofeld has two multimode filters per voice that can be routed in series or parallel for added control. Each filter comes with its own pan parameter, perfect for creating immersive stereo sounds. The filters offer low pass, band pass, high pass, and notch settings, and can be toggled between 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct slopes. They also offer freely controllable drive parameters, allowing for tube saturation, two types of electric pickups, and even binary distortion.
Powerful Low Frequency Oscillators
The three LFOs each offer sine, triangle, square, and sawtooth waveforms, as well as sample & hold and random. They can be synchronized to MIDI clock, polyphonic or monophonic, reset on key trigger to a freely definable phase, and their speed can be scaled by MIDI note (key follow). The LFOs are useful extra FM sources, with higher rates reaching into the audio frequency range, and offer two basic modes: linear FM or logarithmic FM.
- Sturdy metal enclosure
- 7 endless stainless-steel dials
- Graphic display (128 x 64 pixels, b/w, white background LED)
- More than 1000 sounds
- Frequency modulation between oscillators
- All Q oscillator models
- All Microwave II/XT/XTk wavetables
- Two independent multimode 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
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