Encore Electronics has introduced the Waldorf Microwave XT DSP Expansion Board.
The Expansion Board has the same functionality as the original out-of-production board. It adds 2 DSPs and memory to the original Waldorf instruments. This increases the polyphony from 10 to 30. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Studiologic 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 (working as a team) 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.
Meanwhile, they’ve dropped the street price by about $600. Here are the details: Continue reading
Developer Maurizio De Cecco has released MidiBlob for the Waldorf Rocket – a performance-oriented multi touch controller for the iPad for the Waldorf Rocket synthesizer.
Using a set of intuitive interactions, you can modify and control your synth sounds. Graphical feedback is designed to keep you in touch with what you are doing and where you are in your sound space.
MidiBlob works with any Core MIDI compatible interface or with a network based Core MIDI connection. Continue reading
2015 NAMM Show: Waldorf has introduced the nw1 Wavetable Module for Eurorack modular synthesizers.
nw1 is Waldorf’s debut module for the Eurorack format. The nw1 includes an advanced wavetable engine, with independent control of spectral envelope and noisiness – like its Nave software synthesizer. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Waldorf is introducing four new products: Continue reading
In his latest Sonic Lab video, Nick Batt takes a look at the Waldorf Streichfett String Synthesizer – a modern take on the classic string synth sounds of the 70s.
Batt is ‘very impressed’ with the Streichfett.
If you’ve used the Streichfett, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it! Continue reading
Reader Don Solaris has been exploring the sounds of the Waldorf Streichfett – a new synth, inspired by the classic string synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s.
His demo video features a variety of Streichfett sounds: Continue reading
This video, via Jürgen Driessen, is an exploration of the new Waldorf Streichfett String Synthesizer.
While other synths offer monophonic, polyphonic or even paraphonic synthesis, the Streichfett might be characterized as pornophonic – designed to create the the ‘adult’ sound of vintage string synthesizers. Continue reading