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Blofeld is a desktop synthesizer module featuring Waldorf's legendary Analog Modeling Technology. This generation of modeling is improved in many facets and allows an even more authentic emulation of ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Blofeld is a desktop synthesizer module featuring Waldorf's legendary Analog Modeling Technology. This generation of modeling is improved in many facets and allows an even more authentic emulation of the analog circuitry it's based on.

Simply twisting Blofeld's solid aluminum knobs dials you right into the heart of sound. A clearly laid out control matrix allows you instant access to all key parameters. And a jumbo paper-white display lets you navigate easily and confidently through sounds and less frequently used settings.

All this comes in a high-quality desktop enclosure loaded with 1000 fully editable Waldorf sounds. The Blofeld synth connects to your computer through for your sound editing and management convenience. What's more, you can load and play Micro Q sounds without any compromises in audio quality.

You also get Spectre, a free tool for creating and transferring sample content for Waldorf Blofeld Module with License SL upgrade installed and Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard (License SL not required for Keyboard). This is NOT a patch editor. Downloand the PC or Mac version and manual here: http://www.waldorfmusic.de/en/archive?relPath=blofeld/spectre.

Features
  • General
  • Up to 50 voices
  • 16 part multi timbral
  • 1000 sounds
  • 100 multi programs
  • 7 endless dials
  • 5 buttons
  • Graphical display
  • Stereo output
  • Headphone output
  • Midi in
  • Usb 2.0
  • External power supply
  • Per voice
  • 3 main oscillators
  • Pulse with pulse width modulation
  • Sawtooth
  • Triangle
  • Sine
  • Wavetables
  • Frequency modulation between the oscillators
  • Oscillator synchronization
  • Noise generator
  • Ring modulator
  • 2 independent multi mode filters
  • Low pass 24 db / 12 db
  • Band pass 24 db / 12 db
  • High pass 24 db / 12 db
  • Notch 24 db / 12 db
  • PPG filter 24 db
  • Comb filter positive / negative feedback
  • Cascade filter 24 db / 18 db / 12 db / 6 db
  • Modulation matrix with 16 slots, freely programmable
  • Various pre-routed modulation destinations with selectable sources
  • Modulation speed far into audio range
  • 4 modifiers with various algorithms
  • 3 fast lfos ( 2500 hz)
  • 4 envelopes
  • Different trigger modes per envelope
  • Poly, mono, dual or unison mode with selectable voice count
  • HMT for realtime just-intonation
  • Per part
  • Arpeggiator with user pattern, freely programmable including accent, position,length, glide, chords, random notes, etc.
  • Highquality effects include:
  • Chorus
  • Flanger
  • Phaser
  • Distortion
  • Ring modulation
  • Stereo delay
  • Tap delay
  • Vocoder
  • Reverb
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WaldorfBlofeld Desktop Synth Module
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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3.0

Great sounding, could be easier to edit

By Flying Musician

from Hartford, CT

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Great sound
  • Small
  • Three Oscillators

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synth Module:

    This is one of the few virtual analog synthesizers that actually does what it claims to do: It sounds analog (Roland could learn something from these guys). It has three oscillators, is multitimbral (can play more than one sound at a time), has lush effects, and is deeply programmable. It has a solid build quality and a nice LCD screen.

    The only drawback, and it's a pretty big one, is their choice to use a matrix editor. I do understand it's a small piece and there is really no way to pack all the needed sliders and buttons, but it needs to be known that if anyone wishes to engage in sound creation that the ease of use is as good as it can be. It may sound like a small thing but the placement of the primary edit knob on this unit is high and to the left, so you can't use your right hand to edit without blocking the screen, so you have to always use your left hand. The screen should be at or above any commonly accessed buttons. The other drawback is you can't quickly switch on or off oscillators. Again, sounds small but when making sounds turning oscillators on and off is something you do a lot, and to do this requires menu diving. Managing multiple stereo filters can be just a royal pain as well. While they did a reasonably good job with the editing, it could have been a lot better (they could learn a bit from Dave Smith here).

    However, it does need to be stated that if one can get past the matrix interface, the sounds that can come from this unit are warm, lush, and deep. This unit still survives in my studio among some legendary titans, and that says a lot. In closing, this is likely one of the best sounding virtual analog synths, and you will enjoy listening to the sounds if you can get past some of the annoying drawbacks of the interface.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    returned

    By Arthur

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synth Module:

    Returned this item because I couldn't get the midi functions to correctly and their support person was a wiseass

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality sounds for the right price

    By dunekan

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Waldorf's Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Portable Synth

      Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synth Module:

      It couldn't sound as thick as their predecessors MicroWave or Q, but it retains all of that Waldorf's character and quality.
      Those used to this interface design shouldn't have any problems to pull out some cool sounds. To the not so savvy, well, it could take some time to reach out the full potential of this little beast.
      Really well designed and sturdy constructed, though.

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wavetable's little baby grandchild

      By Phombus pucker

      from ATX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synth Module:

      My first hardware synth module was a Waldorf Microwave that I bought from the sound guy at Antone's. I remember he hooked it up to the mains to prove the stereo outs worked. The Microwave was
      Wet
      Digital
      Space age
      Difficult to program.
      I dove into the convoluted menus stumbling on patches and tripping out. It was the filter that made that synth so great and so cosmic; so far out. The only caveat: adjusting in real time required some midi wizardry.
      My next synthesizer of note was a Dave Smith Mopho synth module that I bought at Switched On in east Austin used. To me the Mopho was everything the Microwave wasn't;
      Dry
      Analog
      Retro
      Easier to program.
      By this time I was regularly performing and the little Mopho module stood up and looked cool. It sounded like a monophonic hardware analog synthesizer no more no less. Well... except for the brass balls.
      Now for the blofeld; in my opinion it is a fitting grandchild to the wavetable. I mean, I'll never live through a Great Depression or fight in a world war and my grandfather will never use a smart phone or bookface. I'd say it's nearly as headache menu driven as the Microwave and the infinite clickless pots take some getting used to. It can be wet but nowhere near as wrap around jello mouldy as the Microwave. It doesn't drive like the Mopho. The Mopho is here to pump you up; the blofeld is a puny little girly man. But it isn't really in the same league. The Mopho is purely monophonic; one note at a time. It is pure analog and will only give you one wave one filter at a time. That isn't what the blofeld is about. It is actually kind of natural to think of it in terms of an evil arch nemesis; sinister, subtle, spoon-bending. I kind of love it. German engineering bang for your buck.

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Waldorf is Legend!

      By ALTZ

      from Hong Kong, China

      Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synth Module:

      First of all, the reason why i choose the Blofeld is that even Virus TI has good sound and powerful, I find that the virus sound is everywhere nowadays as well as the nord sound. I want to get something which is a bit different and unique sounding. I find that the Blofeld has a unqiue sound of itself. At the same time, it gathers different synthesis approach in one box which is good. The best part of the synth must be the wavetable and the filter (the comb filter). Built like a brick! Quality Product and Good Sounding. Best Synth i have used.

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nonstop Metallic K.O.

      By Kwaidan

      from Cleveland, OH

      Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synth Module:

      I own a number of synths including a Roland JP-8080 and Virus Snow, but this is my favorite along with the DSI Tetra. I have had it for about eight months and use it constantly. The unit is compact but solid as a rock. It is also the best looking desktop synth on the market. It sounds beautiful, and its patches range from harsh basses to shimmering pads. While it is digital, it can be warm, too. If you want something that can mimic natural instruments like a guitar or a flute then forget it. This little beast is meant to sound synthetic and is great for emulating later day Kraftwerk-style songs (think Tour de France). Despite the limited number of knobs, programming is easier than I first expected. The display is big and the programming matrix benefits from a logical layout. Most parameters are easy to access, and it is especially fun to mess with the wave forms to create moving effects. Even so, my biggest complaint is that it lacks a VST interface like the Virus Snow. Also, the operating system tends to be buggy, although the latest software revision has fixed a number of minor problems. Overall, I would recommend the Blofeld to anyone interested in making music that ranges from minimal tech or dance anything to industrial to ambient to eighties revival.

      (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound, but some harsh

      By Reviewer101

      from Alaska

      Comments about Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synth Module:

      I just recieved this the other day, and it's been hard trying to find time to get in-depth with it. The sounds can be a little harsh and scary sounding, but I like the sound overall and it compliments my other VA's extremely well. The best thing to do is try it for yourself, because I can see how this sound module might not be for everyone...there are a lot of interesting sounds on this thing, and should be integrated into my set-up in no time. Overall---great sound, but harsh on some presets.

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