Live session in Arjen Schat’s living room with Elektron Analog Four, Moog Slim Phatty + CP-251 and Waldorf Blofeld.
Elektron Analog Four and Octatrack
Saw & Pulse wave from Rocket Waldorf; different PW, hard sync, harmonization, hypersaw behavior. The filter is Lo-Band-Hi resonante, with a prefilter Boost stage.
A short run on Waldorf Rocket arpeggiator patterns. A lot of interesting combinations and permutations. Arpeggiator can be put under external MIDI Clock.
A short demotrack made with the Waldorf Rocket synthesizer.
All sounds from the Rocket. Delay, reverb, compression from Cubase 5.
Thanks to Depeche Mode.
A quick demo of Nave – the new iOS synth from Waldorf in cooperation with Tempo Rubato
According to the developer we will most likely see it in the Appstore in the next few weeks or so, it is still in BETA mode
Steelberry Clones @ MusikMesse 2013
Cutting edge and powerful lows in one compact box (available spring 2013)
Sometimes they do come back, and this time, it’s with even more brute-strength power onboard. You are looking at a completely analog synthesizer that accurately delivers what synthesizer enthusiasts around the world truly crave. Pulse 2 is the reincarnation of it’s legendary ancestor, the Waldorf Pulse, that dominated the electronic music of the 90s.
Three analog oscillators in combination with a true analog cascading filter is what Pulse and Pulse 2 have in common. But we didn’t stop there. The filter circuits now also offer Highpass and Bandpass modes. We added analog Filter FM and Ring Modulation along with paraphonic modes that allow up to eight voice chords.
Like the Blofeld Synthesizer, the Pulse 2 is housed in a sturdy metal desktop case. Besides its large LCD display, 8 stainless steel knobs are available to surf through its clearly arrayed parameter matrix, set master volume and edit display accessible parameters.
Background video description in German:
Der Waldorf Pulse ist Kult. Kaum ein anderer Synthesizer hat so einen fetten Bass.
Waldorf verspricht das auch der Nachfolger mithalten kann. Natürlich hat Waldorf dem Synthesizer auch ein paar neue Features spendiert.
Background video description:
Yesterday was E-day, always inspiring, you met people who are also involved in E-music which genarate new ideas.
This one pops up, just a combinated single 8 step and 4 step row off the Doepfer Dark Time. The 4 step row controls the Moog LP bass and the 8 step the Waldorf micro Q and at 2:36 the Roland Juno 106.
Additional sounds/solo’s came from the Korg DS 8/Lamda, Realistic Concertmate MG-1 and the Kawai K1r.
Used delay’s for the Moog two from the Yamaha E1005 and the Ibanez DM1000, for Waldorf the Alesis Midiverb (3 triplets) and the Ibanez DM1000.
For the Juno I use the Electrix. Mo-fx.
Halfway there are some variations in tone / octave settings (Berlin School style).
I hope your enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment/question
Use a good audio device to listen to it.
Background video description:
Following the feature rundown I am now giving you a sound demo of the Waldorf Rocket with some commentary on how I produced the sounds. The signal path is synthesizer going directly into the audio interface with the exception of lead sounds where I use Boss Space Echo (the modern emulated version) for delay.
“In the first part of my Waldorf Rocket review I am doing a quick rundown of the features of the synthesizer. Mind that I am not trying to create beautiful sounds and the audio setup is rather amateurish – this video is just features presentation for those of you who are too lazy to download and read the manual I will do a proper sound demo in about two days. While I know quite a bit about synthesizers this is my first youtube video, so I apologize for any technical shortcomings.”
All sounds in this demo were taken from the beta-version of the brandnew Waldorf Rocket synthesizer using multitrack software and some FX such as reverb, delay, chorus, phaser…
With Rocket Waldorf introduces a new mini synthesizer that boasts a feature set uncommon in its class. With its advanced oscillator section this small black cube can generate sharp edged leads, gargantuan basses as well as vast synthesizer soundscapes that can resound as an 8-voice chord if desired. (All sounds in this demo were created with Rocket synthesizer, except drums, samples were used here.) SRP 205,- Euro plus taxes
• Analog multimode-filter (VCF) with Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass
• Highly flexible oscillator-section with pulse width modulation and hard sync
• Up to 8 oscillators in unison for chords or Ultra High Density Sawtooth
• Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) for modulation
• Envelopes for VCA, VCF and Sync
• Booster circuit to generate aggressive sounds
• Arpeggiator with different rhythmic patterns
• USB powered
• MIDI in and out
• Extensive control panel with high-end pots and switches
• Control via MIDI and USB
• MIDI clock sync
• Line output
• Loud headphone output
• Launch key for easy pre listening
• Made in Germany
Demosong composed by Jürgen Driessen
Waldorf has announced a new desktop synth – the Rocket.
No one expected this Rocket launch, which is in clear violation of several UN resolutions and basic laws of physics. Unlike conventional missiles, this one comes in a square shape and will be sold world-wide in complete ignorance of German governments exports restrictions.
It’s incredible sound is a powerful weapon of mass destruction, and never before has this been achieved with such an enormous fun factor. It features an analog multimode VCF with lowpass, bandpass, and highpass, resonance up to self oscillation and beyond, a powerful monophonic oscillator section with Ultra High Density Sawtooth and unison for chord play.
Furthermore equipped with a powerful Arpeggiator and a destructive Booster circuit, this Rocket is technologically way ahead of all current defense systems.
Rocket is an ideal fun sound design machine, which in combination with its extremely attractive price, will appeal to any sound designer and musician interested in quality sounds. It works as a stand-alone instrument or in any imaginable music production environment. But its most important feature is of course its sound: a real Waldorf synthesizer, powerful, direct and with a lot of love for the details.
And of course, this Rocket is 100% Made in Germany – With Love!
- Analog multimode-filter (VCF) with Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass
- Highly flexible oscillator-section with pulse width modulation and hard sync
- Up to 8 oscillators in unison for chords or Ultra High Density Sawtooth
- Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) for modulation
- Envelopes for VCA, VCF and Sync
- Booster circuit to generate aggressive sounds
- Arpeggiator with different rhythmic patterns
- USB powered
- MIDI in and out
- Extensive control panel with high-end pots and switches
- Control via MIDI and USB
- MIDI clock sync
- Line output
- Loud headphone output
- Launch key for easy pre listening