At the 2018 NAMM Show, Waldorf introduced the STVC String Synthesizer & Vocoder.
We talked with Christian ‘Bubba’ Ayoub, who gave us an overview and demo of the new synth.
The Waldorf Streichfett Keyboard (STVC) is a string synthesizer and vocoder based on the company’s popular Streichfett String Synthesizer. The STVC starts with the String Synth’s vintage-flavored strings, and adds a aftertouch-enabled 49-note keybed and new features that take the Streichfett engine to new levels of sound and performance potential.
The STVC is equipped with pitch bend and mod wheels in an all-metal chassis with an OLED display, which lets you easily access the 126 programmable patches in three banks. In addition to the engine enhancements, the STVC adds a new Vocoder function that features a freeze mode, a fully polyphonic carrier, and gender modification.
- Fully polyphonic synth with a world of classic synth strings and more
- Smooth-playing, velocity-sensitive, aftertouch-enabled 49-note keybed
- Vocoder function features outstanding speech intelligibility, freeze mode, fully polyphonic carrier, and gender modification
- Blend between two sound engines to create anything from edgy solo voices to rich ensembles
- The Strings section lets you create wide and full string section sounds
- The Solo section lets you add a separate lead or bass sound to the mix in a layer or split
- Enhance your sound with one of three cool onboard effects (in addition to tremolo on the Solo voice)
- Save your favorite sounds in 12 memory slots
- USB and MIDI connectivity provides ample integration options
Pricing and Availability
The Waldorf STVC is ‘coming soon’ with a street price of about US $899. See the Waldorf site for more info and demos.