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All user reviews of 4/5 for the Waldorf Blofeld

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 23 reviews )
 15 reviews65 %
 5 reviews22 %
 2 reviews9 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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sw8010/28/2012

sw80's review"Needs more knobs"

Waldorf Blofeld
The Waldorf Blofeld is a digital synth that comes with over 1,000 sounds and presets. You can use up to 25 voices on the Waldorf Blofeld and it only cost 700 dollars. The interface on the Waldorf Blofeld is very easy to use and understand. It is very self explanatory, you will not need a manual to understand this synth. It can hook up to your computer through USB and you can use your MIDI connections to control the sounds from your MIDI keyboard. The arpeggiator on the Waldorf Blofeld is so good, it makes standard keyboard arpeggiators look like a kids toy.

UTILIZATION

You can get some really good sounds with the Waldorf Blofeld. You can start building your sounds from the presets that it provides or you can pretty much build a sound yourself from scratch. The only downfall of the Waldorf Blofeld is that the interface does not have all of the knobs for the parameters on it. It would be nice if all of the knobs were right on the face of the unit and then you could tweak everything in real time until you had a sound that you were happy with.

SOUNDS

Setting up the Waldorf Blofeld is simple, you will just need to make sure that all of your connections are set up right. The Waldorf Blofeld does have some effects on it like flanger, phaser, delay, reverb, overdrive and chorus. Since I have been using the Waldorf Blofeld I have been able to get way better sounds than any VST that I have used.

OVERALL OPINION

The Waldorf Blofeld cannot be racked, it will need to be placed on a desktop surface but that is ok because it is not that big. It is less than a foot wide which makes it the perfect desktop size. If you don’t want just the module you can purchase the full keyboard version.
ericthegreat11/01/2011

ericthegreat's review"waldarf is epic"

Waldorf Blofeld

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.


UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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. Blofeld has a unique 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


OVERALL OPINION

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. I highly recommend this desktop synth for everyone who can afford it, it does cost a lot though. But its worth every cent with out a doubt.
simc01/21/2012

simc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waldorf Blofeld
Expander polyphonic and multitimbral desktop VA. A single MIDI IN and one audio output.

UTILIZATION

The use may not be simple given the infinity of possibility to the small craft ultra powerful. Fortunately the design is very intelligent and can quickly retourver them (a look at using a software publisher still to see the concept as a whole). The little knob makes editing sounds a bit laborious but sufit to use "live". The English manual is very well done.

SOUNDS

The factory presets are for the most part, not to my taste. The possibilities are endless, as mentioned above, can do what you want. The oscilios sound good, and you can quickly get very good things. The effects are not to my taste.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for half a score of months, I bought it for its attractive price and to give me a hand on anything other than synth softwares. I like the contact with the machine solid and well screwed. I am not satisfied with the digital sound that can be drawn. I find wrong and I would appreciate the effects of other audio outputs for multitimbral engine. For the bargain price, it's worth Blofeld. I am now eyeing a 2x Nord Rack.
Deathkillaz11/03/2009

Deathkillaz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waldorf Blofeld
Small rack whose characteristics are available on the website of Waldorff

USE

The configuration is very comfortable given the number of effective controls grace and generous screen printing screen. But obviously, with so few buttons, the edition is less comfortable than an instrument where each function has its controller.
The manual is clear.

SONORITS

The factory proposs sounds rather "lightweight" but by creating its own presets, you can go out pretty phat sounds.
The possibilities offertent by routing modulations, 4 envelopes, operators etc make huge possibilts in terms of sound design.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for over a year. Regarding the power of Blofeld, I am fully satisfied. However, it is now suffering from a problem knob (infinite): one of the four main knobs "jump" alatoirement and very quickly when rotated. The instrument as still under warranty, it will go back bientt service after sale.
The quality-price ratio is very good.
With the experience, especially after purchasing a Andromeda A6, I'm not on the choice again, however, I do not regret my purchase.
FredDup06/19/2009

FredDup's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waldorf Blofeld
CHARACTERISTICS available anywhere on the net ... I do not recall here

UTILIZATION

This is my first synth ... I rvais long time without daring to take the plunge ... I am a little lost in the manipulations. The paper manual that came with the machine is totally inadequate. Fortunately there are more complte pdf. That said, there are only two languages ​​(English and German), they could print it!)
I ttonne in all directions, without matriser anything yet, and something catches my eye: the possibilities of crazy (or so ...) but far too many menus. Supplmentaires few buttons would probably simplified handling of the machine.
For now, I handle everything with an old Casio keyboard, I will really consider buying a keyboard that will allow me some free rglages accder menus ...

SOUNDS

I am discovering. The sheets are superb ... And the rest of me parat INTERESTED trs. I have not really done all around, but I'm not!

OVERALL OPINION

APRS a small test week, I'll start really using it. I will put my mind at the day of my gr testing and use.