Log in Forgot your password? While the sound engine is definitely first-class, the build quality is a mixed bag. I don’t know if it was all just co-incidence, thought I have feeling I may have refreshed the machine’s OS. Using Spectre I got the firmware updated completely and it corrected the wave display as well as it was again detectable by the MIO4. It is probably not, however, the first choice for faithful analog recreations. Powered by Kunena Forum.

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The use blofld samples, wavetables and comb filters can potentially limit the polyphony to single digits. Sonically the Blofeld tends toward metallic, digital timbres, overdriven electric noises, earth shattering basses and icy pads. On the negative side, there is no velocity switching and it takes several minutes to load a sample set over USB, nor is it possible to change or load just a single sample in a set.

Some require a specific sample licence – again at an additional cost. The Waldorf Blofeld is a synthesizer combining virtual analogue synthesis with wavetable synthesisand FM synthesis.

Retrieved from ” https: It was all working fine up untill yesterday afternoon when it just stopped being recognised by ueb computer over usb.

Loaded soundset into Waldorf Blofeld I think maybe trying to update from an eariler version may help, I don’t really know if it’s what got mine back to normal though.


But the programming interface is in fact intuitively designed and works well. Ive seen another post on here describing the same thing when trying to upgrade to v1. Filter – 2 independent Multi Mode Filters per voice: View the discussion thread.

Memory – 1, sounds, multi sets. Hopefully you’ll be back in action again soon. Views Read Edit View history.

On the other hand, the LED screen is excellent, clear and bright, and the keyboard version has a very nice key-bed with aftertouch plus pitch and mod wheels. Thanks for the reply. Images from Perfect Circuit Audio and Waldorf. Analog modelingWavetableFM.

Waldorf Blofeld | Vintage Synth Explorer

When the sample RAM option is used available standard on the keyboard model or as an expansion option for the desktop moduleOsc1 and Osc2 can load user samples that act as regular sound sources instead of the analog modeled waveforms or wavetables for even more unique sound possibilities. The release of the Blofeld synthesizer in helped resurrect Waldorf Music GmbH from near extinction.

The Blofeld was first released in a stylish white desktop module and was followed up a year later with a four-octave keyboard version plus the addition of onboard sample RAM. All three oscillators can frequency modulate FM each other as well as both of the filters.

Waldorf Blofeld – Wikipedia

December Blofeld Keyboard: Each filter has a Drive parameter with various different flavors. Well the shop has now sent me a replacement Blofeld, so Im back in action again. This compact and affordable wavetable synthesizer boasts one of the most complex digital engines on the market and is well equipped to compete with other powerful digital synthesizers such as the Alesis Ion and Access Virus TI Snow.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Both versions feature a stereo output, headphone blofwld and a USB port for computer control and firmware updates.

Waldorf Blofeld

I tried to upgrade the firmware to v1. Has this happened to anyone else and if so did you get it working again? The effects are adequate with a very nice Decimator and a second Drive stage however the dreadful metallic Reverb should be avoided unless you are scoring some alien invasion sci-fi blockbuster and need the ksb of a monster trapped in an air-conditioning duct Black versions of both models were also released.

The voice, 16 part multitimbral instrument is marketed as a low-cost unit that can reproduce the sounds from previous Waldorf synthesizers in the Q and Wave lines. So I guess the problem was something to do with the firmware upgrade. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.