Waldorf describes the Rocket synth as ‘a superficially simplistic USB-powered desktop synthesizer’, that nevertheless offers a lot of power under the hood. Too keep the Rocket synthesizer’s size and cost down, though, Waldorf had to leave some features out, including patch memory. Continue reading
Waldorf has introduced Rocket Control for iPad – a free “assistant app” for users of the new Rocket synthesizer.
- Rocket control is an assistant app for the Waldorf Rocket hardware synthesizer.
- Manage your patches
- Play Rocket with the virtual keyboard
- See your edits onscreen
- Edit directly on your iPad.
It’s not clear from the app description how Rocket Control expands on the capabilities of the hardware Rocket – especially since users of a synth module will have existing hardware and software for playing the synth.
It’s a free download from the App Store, though, so, if you’re a Rocket owner, check this out and let us know what you think of it!
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.
If you’ve tried the Waldorf Rocket, let us know what you think of it!