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Waldorf Blofeld 49-Key Keyboard Synthesizer
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Waldorf Blofeld 49-Key Keyboard Synthesizer

Waldorf's Blofeld synth module + 49 semi-weighted keys + 60 MB of sample memory = one killer virtual-analog synth that's ready for any stage or studio rig!

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Submitted January 1, 2015 by Dennis M in Philadelphia , PA
"A Beast Of A Synth"
I've owned my Blofeld since 2010 and it's still one of my favorite synths, especially for pads and for creating wildly chaotic sounds for experimental electronic music. That's not to say that the Blofeld isn't capable of other sounds. For the money, this synth is one of the most versatile synths available to this day. You can make screaming leads, thundering analog sounding basses, subtle electric pianos, pounding percussion. Because of its versatility, I would recommend this synth to anyone who needs a versatile and powerful synth especially for studio or home recording, and even for live performance. However, I probably wouldn't recommend it as a first or beginner synth unless you're patient and are willing to grow with it...it's an incredibly deep synth and years later you'll still be discovering new features. The 16 part multi mode is awesome but could be made easier to use. Still, you can make an entire set on the Blofeld without much need for a computer playing for example pads, leads, drums, bass, and arps at the same time! Better yet now you can store your multi-sets and for performance that's really indispensable as you can be ready for your next song with all sounds loaded almost immediately. Go another step, hook up a computer with Logic or Ableton for example, and have several instruments on Blofeld assigned to various MIDI channels for more complex arrangements. The arpeggiator is incredible and is nearly a sequencer! Ability to load your own wavetables and samples means the complexity and detail of sounds you can make is staggering. Also, it's great to see that Waldorf is still committed to their products years later and Blofeld has recently gotten 2 significant OS firmware updates that have made this synth much more reliable while improving the sound to my ears and even adding features. And, Blofeld has over a thousand presets I think. New soundsets are being created regularly and sound fantastic. If you have some experience with synths the Blofeld is an amazing value, and if your budget is tight but you need a high quality versatile synth that is great at so many things...the blofeld is the synth for you.
Musical Background:
20 years. I play mostly synths and like to program them. I compose and record music.
Musical Style:
Electronic. Experimental. Electro-acoustic. Classical. Film.
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Submitted January 19, 2012 by Harry s in Maastricht, NA
"Blofeld keys"
Build like a German tank, but sexy looking; super keys with aftertouch and sounding like heaven... best buy in years
Sound
it sounds between digital and analog. I put some analog samples in the flashRoM and they sound super natural.
Features
most usefull for synth-like music. But have some accoustic samples loaded in flashrom and they sound good too!
Ease of Use
you can put WAV of korg samples in 't en it boast of sounds (1000 sounds); wave-tabel is user editable. Editing program on the internet (freeware)
Quality
I think it still works over a 50 years.
Value
I think so. bought it SH for 450 euro's
Manufacturer Support
yes, got response 1 day later on my mailaccount. Very friendly and they do aftersales and asked me some days later if i were satified... and yes I was.
The Wow Factor
wow
Musical Background:
semi pro
Musical Style:
rock, electronic
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