Waldorf Nave – Analysing Audio File

February 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Studiologic has introduced Sledge 2.0

February 3, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Studiologic has introduced Sledge 2.0 – an updated version of its vintage-inspired digital keyboard that offers a lot more synth for less money.

With Sledge 2.0, Studiologic and Waldorf Labs have made it more flexible as a pure synthesizer, added Dual mode for Split/Layer functions, introduced support for user samples, expanded the instrument’s polyphony from 8 notes to 24 and improved its effects engine.

Sledge 2.0 Key Features:

  • Auto Dual mode: Sledge 2.0 can now play two sounds at the same time, in Split or Layer mode; the feature is controlled by a new page of the Global function and allows to simply keep one note (for Split) or more notes (for Layer) and then select a new sound, that will be added to the previous sound; as any other sound, also Dual Sound combinations can be permanently stored in any of the 1.000 available presets;
  • Sample Player: sound samples and new waves can be loaded in the internal 60 megabyte of Flash memory, played by OSC 1 and modifiable by all parameters of the control panel, adding other oscillators, setting filters, envelopes and effects. This feature can constantly expands the instrument’s sounds and create a totally new combination of synthesis and sampling.
  • Pitch & Hold controls: a new Global page allows to enable the Pitch and the Hold separately for the Lower and Upper sounds in Dual Mode, allowing to use the Pitch bend on the Upper sound (i.e. for solo parts) and the Hold pedal to control only the Lower (to keep playing a Drums groove or as a Damper for a Piano sound) and vice versa, or to enable Pitch Bend and Hold on both Upper and Lower sounds;
  • Reverb+Delay: a new function allows to mix both effects; the Reverb keeps the setting previously selected, while the real time controls (time and level) allows to set the parameters of Delay also when mixed.
  • Enhanced Polyphony: the total maximum number or notes that can be played at the same time have been expanded to 24, allowing to get a better real time control over the new sound possibilities obtainable from synthesis and sampling together.
  • Sledge Spectre: samples can be edited (keyboard range, tuning and other parameters) and transmitted to Sledge 2.0 by the USB port, with a sample editor that allows to first load and play the samples on your Computer and then download them into the instrument’s memory.

Specifications:

  • Keyboard 61 keys + Aftertouch
  • 2 Pots – 3 “chicken head” rotary switches (7 positions) – 1 rotary encoder + push function
  • 2 x 16 digits backlit LCD
  • High Quality Pitch and Mod Wheels
  • Up to 999 programmable Sounds
  • Fast and efficient sound selection via numeric keypad

Modulation

  • 2 fast LFOs per voice with adjustable Speed and Depth
  • 1 extra modulation routing for Mod Wheel, with adjustable Speed and Depth
    - LFO Shape: Sawtooth, Rectangular, Triangle, Sine, Sample & Hold, Ramp
    - Destination: Osc 1, Osc2, Ocs3, PWM / Wave / FM, Volume, Filter Cutoff

Sound Generation

  • 24 Voices polyphony – Monophonic mode with single or multiple trigger
  • 3 Oscillators per voice OSC1/OSC2/OSC3
    - Range from 64′ to 1′ with Semitone ant Detune controls
    - Shapes: Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine, Pulse (with Pulse Width Modulation)
    - OSC 1 with 66 Original PPG Wavetables + Sample Player (60MB internal memory)
  • FM – Frequency Modulation of Sine and Triangle – Oscillator Hard sync (OSC 2 to OSC 3)
  • Noise Generator – White and Pink noise
  • Mixer with Volume and On/Off switch for each Oscillator and Noise
  • AUTO DUAL MODE : Split or Layer mode – prog. split point for each Program

Filter & Amplifier

  • 1 Multi Mode Filter per voice – 24 / 12dB – Lowpass – Highpass – Bandpass
    - Resonance up to Self-Oscillation and beyond – Adjustable Key track and Drive
  • 2 fast Envelopes per voice (Filter-Amplifier) with Amount and Velocity control (Filter+Ampli)

Arpeggiator

  • Powerful Arpeggiator – Latch mode – syncable to MIDI Clock
    - Direction Up, Down, Alternate – Range up to 10 Octaves

Effects

  • 2 simultaneous Effects
    - Effect 1: Chorus / Phaser / Flanger
    - Effect 2: Reverb / Delay / Reverb+Delay

Controls & Connections

  • Master Volume Control
  • Power Switch
  • Stereo line output
  • Headphone output
  • Expression pedal input
  • MIDI IN / OUT
  • USB connector for MIDI IN/ OUT, Firmware Update, Samples Loading (with Spectre)
    - uses standard USB MIDI driver provided by host computer OS
    - Windows ME minimum, Windows XP or newer recommended
    - Mac OS X 10.2 minimum, Mac OS X 10.3 or newer recommended
  • Built in power supply

Size & Weight

  • 97 cm x 40,5 cm x 11 cm
  • 38,19″ x 15,94″ x 4,33″
  • 8,3 Kg | 18,3 lbs

Additional Package Content

  • Power Cord
  • CD Manual

The Studiologic Sledge synthesizer has a street price of about $1,000.

Waldorf goes Eurorack and more

January 21, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Waldorf has announced a range of new products which will be shown during the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim this week.

nw1 is our debut product for the popular Eurorack format. It includes an advanced wavetable engine with independent control of spectral envelope and noisiness – just like Nave.

Wavetable scanning is cyclic with optional modulation of travel speed, position, spectrum and more. By providing the worshipped Waldorf wavetable set from the classic Microwave and Wave synthesizers, nw1 will enrich your Eurorack modular system as a potently powerful sound source.

nw1 Wavetable Module will be shipping Q2 2015 for SRP 329 EUR.

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We have migrated our virtual drum and percussion synthesizers Attack to the iPad. Its impressive sound engine is cleverly complemented by an integrated 16-step sequencer that is as fun to use as it is useful.

Attack offers 24 instruments – each entirely programmable through a stunning, touch-optimized user interface. Its oscillators are fat, the filter flexible, and envelopes lightning fast.

Attack for iPad for ship approx. Q2 2015, priced at 17.99 EUR.

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The award-winning Nave has succeeded in changing perceptions of what a serious iOS instrument can be, thanks to unique sounds simply unachievable with any other synthesizer.

We have often been asked when Nave would be available on other platforms. This new Nave brings that notable Nave sound engine to your favourite DAW.

NAVE for VST/AU/AAX will be available for purchase Q2 2015 for 149 EUR.

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Tellingly, the classic Waldorf Edition has had a visual makeover, but its core values remain unchanged and unchallenged: the holy trinity of inspiring software instruments! Get your groove on with a slamming drum synth providing plenty of powerful percussion voices. Flex your sound-sculpting muscles with a real – and really assertive – Waldorf filter.

The new Waldorf Edition 2 version also brings an exceptionally expanded effects section (with Delay, Equalizer, Drive, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, and Reverb)

Waldorf Edition 2 will be available Q2 2015 for 69 EUR. All owners of a Waldorf Edition will be able to update for 10 EUR only.

The new beginning

December 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Headphones highly recomended
An afternoon improvisation.
Gear used: Waldorf Blofeld and MicroQ, Arturia Microbrute through Eventide H9, Elektron Machinedrum, Akai mpc500 as main sequencer, Korg Ms2000, Clavia Nord Modular G2 and DSI Tetr4. Hardwire DL7 and RV8 were used on the Tetra.

Broken Wave and Moog Funk

October 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Headphones highly recomended
An afternoon improvisation.
Gear used: Waldorf Blofeld and MicroQ, Arturia Microbrute through Eventide H9, Elektron Machinedrum, Akai mpc500 as main sequencer, Korg Ms2000, Clavia Nord Modular G2 and DSI Tetr4. Hardwire DL7 and RV8 were used on the Tetra.

A funky moog jam. Drums are 100% Tempest, I also added a moog bass line, some rhodes sounds off the nord, and a clav type patch off the prophet 08. The main moog lead is going through an MXR carbon copy.

Streichfett tour de force by Don Solaris

September 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A really great demo of what you can do with streichfett – way more than chorus strings.

Streichfett – colourful string synthesizer desktop module

July 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Waldorf has announced the release of Streichfett, a colourful string synthesizer desktop module.

Streichfett combines the best of the previously extinct species of String Synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s. Its dual sound engine features a fully polyphonic strings section and an eight voice solo section, which is essential for recreating how adult movies sounded thirty years ago.

The Ensemble Effect handles lubrication of the String Section, while the Effects section adds adjustable Phaser and Reverb. Additionally, the Animate Effect can be used to modulate the strings registration, allowing spectacular sound morphs.

Streichfett is available for purchase for SRP 279 EUR (including tax).

More info here >>

64bit Waldorf Largo released

July 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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The long awaited 64-Bit version of Waldorf Largo is now available. You’ll find the Largo download page here, and the general overview page here which has some new demos.

Largo offers three fat oscillators, two of them with sub oscillators. These oscillators include models of classic analog waveforms as well as a selection of waves from the PPG and Waldorf Wave stored in two Wavetables. All these run through two Waldorf multimode filters with steep cutoff, resonance up to self-oscillation and a drive stage to add even more punch and grainyness to the sound. Ultra-fast envelope generators and flexible LFOs as well as an easy to understand, yet extremely versatile modulation matrix make for a sound designer’s dream.

The filters have always been a core part of any Waldorf instrument. With outstanding expertise in both analog and digital synthesis, our developers took utmost care in developing the filters. And you can hear a significant difference when working with a Waldorf filter – they just sound right! Use the comb filters for plucked, stringed or blown sounds. Band pass, high pass, low pass and notch filters are all available with 12 dB and 24 dB slope. All of them sound extremely accurate and add pure sonic quality to the sound of your music.

Largo contains a flexible arpeggiator with 16 freely programmable steps as known from the exclusive Q synthesizer line plus an array of high quality effects such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, Delay and Reverb.

Barrote Jam Session

April 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is Felipe Frigerio aka “Barrote” in his home studio
Bronte play the following instruments:

DSI Mopho Synthesizer
DSI Evolver
Waldorf Blofeld Synth module
Elektron Octatrack
Roland Juno Gi
Korg Radias

coming soon in youtube!
M-Audio Venom (only to control other synts)

Aira TB-3 sequencing Waldorf Rocket

April 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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waldorf rocket sequenced by roland aira tb3 effects come from the mc808 in the beginning i used a little reverb later some more effects
this is just an example nothing special tb3 volume is turned down so all you hear is the waldorf rocket damn i really love the rocket great little synth

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