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minilogue xd is KORG’s newest polyphonic analog synthesizer and an absolute powerhouse musical instrument. Now, it’s available as a limited-edition model in an elegant pearl white color. The pearl white color has a reflective finish, which changes color according to the light around it and the viewing angle. The top panel features a powder-coat to […]

 

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minilogue xd is KORG’s newest polyphonic analog synthesizer and an absolute powerhouse musical instrument. Now, it’s available as a limited-edition model in an elegant pearl white color.

The pearl white color has a reflective finish, which changes color according to the light around it and the viewing angle. The top panel features a powder-coat to ensure high durability, especially when you’re playing out or on the road touring.

The minilogue xd PW combines stunning sound with a beautiful design that stands out on stage or in-studio

Weight 2.80 kg

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minilogue xd is KORG’s newest polyphonic analog synthesizer and an absolute powerhouse musical instrument. Now, it’s available as a limited-edition model in an elegant pearl white color.

The pearl white color has a reflective finish, which changes color according to the light around it and the viewing angle. The top panel features a powder-coat to ensure high durability, especially when you’re playing out or on the road touring.

The minilogue xd PW combines stunning sound with a beautiful design that stands out on stage or in-studio


 
Arranger Keyboards
A Special Middle Eastern Edition of the Pa500

A History of Innovation in Professional Arrangers

Twenty-five years ago, Korg introduced the first interactive keyboard - the SAS 20. In the years that followed, the i-Series, iS-Series and the Pa Series have defined the interactive workstation category and set the standard for excellence. Every day, tens of thousands of musicians worldwide make a Korg Pa arranger keyboard their musical partner. The combination of breath-taking sound quality, professional features and musical versatility - teamed with our powerful Style engine - provides the perfect instrument to satisfy all of your musical ambitions.

Baby Blue" - The Professional Arranger Keyboard At An Entry Level Price

For the musician, composer, performer and entertainer, the interactive Pa500 arranger keyboard is the perfect musical partner. Like its big brothers - the Pa800 and the Pa2XPro - the Pa500 accompaniment keyboard uses our RX (Real eXperience) technology to deliver a sound unprecedented in an average arranger keyboard. In addition, the Korg Pa500 combines hundreds of stunning sounds enhanced by our industry leading FX processors and is driven by some of the most sophisticated and realistic music Styles ever created. With exclusive Korg features such as the XDS Dual Sequencer, intuitive TouchView interface, and a four-way joystick for realistic articulation, the only thing really missing is a big asking price.

THE Pa500 Oriental Music is the Universal Language

True enough, but it helps to know the local dialects. To that end, Korg has created the Pa500 Oriental (Pa500 ORT), our first totally dedicated and specialized PA instrument designed for - and by - Middle Eastern musicians. The Pa500 Oriental includes everything from the standard Pa500 - and more! In creating the Pa500 Oriental home keyboard, Korg drew inspiration from the thousands of musicians in the Middle East who already use Korg Pa products. Produced by a team of the best musicians from various countries in the Middle East, the Pa500 Oriental features a complete range of freshly produced instruments and Styles showcasing the sounds that make Middle Eastern music so energetic and exciting, so seductive and enchanting. These new sounds and Styles are provided in addition to all the sounds, Styles, FX and other features of the standard Pa500.

"In-Demand" Middle Eastern Features of this Arranger Keyboard

Quarter Tone Sub Scale: Surely one of the most significant features of the Pa500 Oriental is the addition of the Quarter Tone Sub Scale keyboard. A miniature keyboard has been added to the front panel; and each key is equipped with an LED indicator. This allows the user to quickly select the notes that will be flatted to the nearest Quarter Tone. This function is always available, so that the Quarter Tone selection can be made quickly and on the fly during performance. In addition, four preset buttons provide one-touch access to the most commonly used Quarter Tone scales.

Joystick: Many of the keyboard players in the Middle East have told us that they prefer using the famous Korg joystick for pitch bend and modulation, rather than using wheels. The Pa500 Oriental joystick can be used to create different scales in real time, in addition to providing the normal pitch and modulation controls!

Sounds: There are 104 new instruments used in traditional classical music: Kanon, Nay, Ud, Kawala, Arabic Strings as well as a special Orchestra sound with 11 Oscillators, Arabic strings (Legato and Staccato), Stereo Strings Ensemble, Kanon Tremolo, Ud Tremolo, Timpani, Orchestra Crash, and French Horn Ensemble. For folk music, we've added instruments such as Mejwez, Mezwed, Yargohol, Zukra, Chubebe, Zurna, and 10 different Chabi sounds. The Pa500 Oriental also provides 805 dedicated drum samples featuring important instruments such as Tabla, Req, Daf, Bandir, Tabel, Katem, Kasur, and Khishabah. And for a final touch of authenticity, there are rich Voices such as Halla, Yalla, Hey, Zagruta and more.

Styles: There are dozens of especially composed music Styles available immediately in the Pa500 Oriental! For each Style, the user can access 6 different intros and 6 different endings; each playing in a different Arabic scale. The Pa500 Oriental also provides 128 Oriental PAD Sequences. These PADS are compatible with the Arabic Scales. Also included in the new Styles are Classical Music Styles such as: Wahda, Maksum, Baladi, Ayoub, Masmudi, Samai 10/8 and Folk Music Styles such as; Saidi, Katakofti, Nawari, Fallhi, Laf - and many more. The Pa500 ORT arranger keyboard also includes special regional Styles:

Tunisia; Fazzani, Ghita, Bounawara, Zaby / Sougua, Saadawi, Alleji.

Morocco; Karatchi, Issawi, Sahrawi Shaby.

Iraq; Chuby, Gnuby, Gorgina, All Rub3, Khashaba.

Khaligi; Khaligi Rumba, Khbeaty, Bandary, Dosary, Shaby and more.

Stunning Sound

It all begins with sound. Based on the EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) engine found in the Korg M3, M50, Pa800 and Pa2X Pro, the Pa500 Oriental provides 80 voices of polyphony and an incredible quality of sound. Over 1,024 fully editable sounds are preloaded (including a full GM soundset and nearly 100 drum kits), representing a full range of musical instruments from almost every genre - each exploding with depth, nuance, subtlety, accuracy and richness. This includes all of the additional Middle Eastern sounds unique to the Pa500 Oriental.

Effects Everywhere

For many years, Korg workstations, synthesizers and digital recording studios have included outstanding studio quality effects that are simply spectacular. In that same tradition, the Pa500 Oriental offers four stereo processors plus a Final semi-parametric three band EQ containing a treasure trove of effects, from rich reverbs and dazzling delays to guitar-type modeling effects from Korg's renowned REMS series - 124 different effects in all. And you'll appreciate the separate three-band EQ on each track so you can shape the tone for that perfect sound.

Done With Style

No doubt about it: Korg's Style programming is world class. The Pa500 Oriental arranger keyboard delivers a deluxe set of Styles, programmed by some of the leading arrangers in the world; each of whom worked according to their musical strengths. With the addition to the Middle Eastern Styles, the Korg Pa500 Oriental contains over 300 preloaded Styles that provide unparalleled realism and detail, adding anything from tasteful guitar picking, a tight bass and drum groove, a powerhouse R & B rhythm section all the way up to a full orchestra! Styles follow your timing, voice leading and chord changes to create an amazingly defined musical performance in real-time. With up to eight parts, four variations, three intros/count-in, three fills/break and three endings, each Style is a complete musical environment. Additional parts or "riffs" can be sequenced and triggered in real time using the assignable Pads. Advanced features such as Syncro Start/Stop, Fade In/Out, Assignable Pads, Tap Tempo and Manual Bass allow you to spontaneously add complex and professional touches to your performances.

Guitar Mode

Creating convincing guitar parts from a keyboard has never been easy - until now! When creating a guitar part for your Style, you can chose a chord, capo position, and literally transform the keyboard into the fretted strings of the chord to allow realistic picking patterns, strums, chokes, slides, hammer-ons and other "guitar-specific" artifacts. The result is stunning! Best of all, the Pa500 Oriental can automatically enhance the guitar tracks of existing Standard Midi Files.

All Together Now

Need to switch sounds fast? Four STS (Single Touch Settings) buttons allow you to have up to four sounds split and layered across the keyboard and switch them all instantly with a single button press. The STS assignments can be saved independently for each Style. Each of the 256 Performance settings can instantly recall the Style, Sounds, effects, tempo, key and scale used to perform a particular song.

Creative Sequencing Scenarios

In addition to traditional "track at a time" workstation sequencing, the Backing Sequencer allows you to create songs quickly and easily by capturing multiple Style driven parts at once. You don't need to be a master programmer - even beginners can write their own song in minutes. In fact, you don't even need to play at all! Using the Step Edit/Entry feature, you can simply type in the chord changes, fills and Style changes in step-time - a big boost for arrangers and non-keyboardists. This quick approach to programming is also useful in the studio for creating professional, great-sounding backing music for commercial, film, video, multimedia or internet applications. The sequencer provides massive editing power - you can even edit the tone parameters of each track.

Non-Stop Entertainment

With Korg's XDS Dual Sequencer, one can load as the other plays, and a DJ-style cross fader can blend between them, providing a seamless, continuous musical performance. The Pa500 Oriental can playback SMF (Standard Midi Files), Karaoke files, and GM (General MIDI) files - and is able to display lyrics in most popular karaoke formats. There is also a practical Marker function to allow you to jump directly to a given position in the song: you can fix the markers using the internal sequencer (or using a computer based one - the marker format is standard) and then remix your favorite songs during a live performance for added spontaneity.

Expanding SongBook

The exciting SongBook feature was developed to make your life easier while playing live. The SongBook is a Musical Database, completely user programmable, containing all the settings needed to play a particular song. You have only to search for the song you would like to play by Song Title, Genre, Artist, Tempo, or other music category and press "play“. Each SongBook entry will instantly recall every setting you've saved in order to play that song perfectly - Sounds, Style, Performance, Volumes, Muted Tracks, FX settings, Easy Edit, STS settings, Master Transpose and more. This indispensable musical feature is unique to Korg.

Less Is More

With all the technological power packed inside this professional arranger, it was vital that we also made the Pa500 Oriental easy to understand and easy to use. But we went even further, creating an instrument that provides an intuitive, musical, fast and foolproof experience. With our amazing TouchView display you can simply think, see and touch the panel for easy and intuitive control. So that musicians of all levels can make great music quickly, there are two interface modes: Easy and Expert. Easy mode shows only the essential elements with bright, bold icons - useful for beginners or playing live - while Expert mode provides full editing control. And when you need more information, check out the on-board contextual Help System - in any of seven languages! In addition to 61-velocity sensing keys, the Pa500 Oriental provides a four-way joystick, assignable switch, assignable slider, assignable pedal jack and four pads which provide the tools to spice up your performance by changing effect settings, adding or muting parts, slowing the tempo, or even adding "mini-sequenced" solo, arpeggio, or backing riffs. Nothing stands between you and your professional performance!

Save It For Later

In addition to providing a USB/MIDI computer connection for moving and saving data, the Pa500 Oriental can also save and read data from SD / MMC memory cards for instant access to your custom data, MIDI files and songs. The back panel also features MIDI (In, Out), Audio Ins (1, 2) and Outs (L, R), headphone jack, plus a damper pedal and an assignable pedal connection.

All-In-One

Hiding inside is a full stereo sound system with two double cone speakers in a bass reflex enclosure, providing the best sound in a small box. The Pa500 Oriental is completely self-contained and easily transportable - perfect rushing to perform live in front of any size audience, jamming with friends, or teaching a new tune to other players. We couldn't fit any more fun in here if we tried!

 

KEYBOARD
   

Keyboard
   

61 keys with Velocity

 

SOUND DATA
   

Tone Generator
   

80 Voices, 80 Oscillators - EQ for each track - Filters with Resonance

Multitimbral-Parts
   

Internal: 40 channels - Midi: 16 channels

Factory Sounds
   

1,024 (incl. Stereo Piano and GM2 sounds) + 64 Drum Kits

User Sounds
   

128 Sounds - 64 Drum Kits

Sound Edit
   

On-board full editing for Sounds and DrumKits

Effects
   

4 Stereo Master + Final Master EQ

Real Time Tracks
   

4 (Upper 1/2/3, Lower) - 4 Pads

Performances
   

256 User Programmable

 

STYLES DATA
   

Factory Styles
   

Up to 448 locations - Preloaded Styles: approx. 320

User Styles
   

64 User (all Styles are re-writable)

Arranger Tracks
   

8 Tracks

Style Edit
   

Record & Edit functions, Guitar Mode

Patterns/Chord Variations
   

Up to 42  patterns for each Style including 3 Intros, 3 Endings, 3 Fills

Single Touch Setting (STS)
   

Up to 512 x 4 (Real time tracks + Acc. tracks) all programmable

 

SEQUENCER
   

XDS Double Sequencer
   

Separate transport controls for each Sequencer - Balance Slider

4 STS saved with the Song
   

In SongBook Mode

Tracks
   

16 + 16

Sequencer Edit
   

Record & Edit functions

Backing Sequence (Quick Record)
   

Real Time Record - Step Record & Edit

Lyrics/Chords
   

On-Screen (compatible with most popular formats)

 

OTHER FEATURES
   

SongBook and SongBook List
   

Fully Programmable

Arabic Scale
   

Programmable - Direct access from the front panel

Pads
   

4 + Stop button

Compatibility
   

i-Series: Styles - Pa-series: Style, Perf., Sound, Song, Song Book

Operating System
   

OPOS Multitasking System - Load while playing - Upgradable

Internal SSD Flash memory
   

16 MB for Operating System and Musical Resources

Data Storage
   

Card drive for Secure Digital (SD) and

MultiMedia Card (MMC) Memory Devices

Amplification
   

2 x 15 W

Speakers
   

2 Double Cone Speakers (10 cm)

 

USER INTERFACE
   

Display
   

320 x 240 Graphical Touch Screen Display

Controls
   

Joystick - Dial

Programmable Controls
   

1 Switch + 1 Slider

Cursors
   

Real Time: Master Volume - Acc/Seq-Real Time Volume Balance

Switches
   

Transpose, Memory, Manual Bass, Fade, Tap, Synchro, Ensemble,

Quarter Tone Sub Scale, SC Preset

Help System
   

Multilanguage Hypertext - Contextual

 

CONNECTIONS
   

MIDI
   

IN - OUT

USB
   

1 Device (1.1 Full Speed)

Outputs
   

2 Analog (Left/Right)

Inputs
   

2 Line Inputs

Headphone
   

1 Jack connection

Pedals
   

1 Damper, 1 Assignable Footswitch/Pedal

Power Supply
   

DC 12 V external power supply (supplied)

 

OPTIONS
   

Expression/Volume Pedal
   

Korg EXP-2 - Korg XVP-10

Damper Pedal
   

Korg DS-1H

Switch Pedal
   

Korg PS-1

 

PHYSICAL DATA
   

Consumption
   

15 Watt

Dimensions (W x D x H)
   

42.2 x 15.9 x 7.5 inches (1074 x 404 x 183 mm) - without music rest

Weight
   

21,8 lbs (9,9 kg)

Weʼve updated the popular MOX Series with the latest MOTIF XF technology by adding more sounds, more effects and even a Flash board option slot. Because itʼs compatible with MOTIF XF and MOX data, MOXF has a huge collection of sound and sample libraries and optional software available right away. Expandable, portable, affordable, and compatible with a wide range of other products, these instruments brings MOTIF music production power to a whole new generation of musicians and producers.


The MOXF boasts a rich collection of instrument voices that includes pianos, electric pianos, strings, wind instruments, orchestral sounds, guitars, basses, and drums, as well as a wide variety of vintage and modern synth sounds. Of special note are the detailed digital re-creations of two Yamaha grand pianos (a 9-ft CFIIIS and a 7-ft S6) that only an acoustic piano manufacturer could achieve. The finely-detailed reproduction of even very subtle nuances has resulted in exquisitely crafted piano voices that will satisfy even the most demanding players. Now containing a huge total of 741 MB of waveforms, and featuring all-new content, the MOXF offers 136 new voices including the superb S6 grand piano, keyboard sounds such as clavinets and organs, and a range of new sounds from genres as diverse as orchestral and hip-hop.  

Keyboard Type: Graded Hammer Keyboard
Number of Keys: 88
Pitch Bend: Yes
Modulation: Yes
Tone Generating Technology: AWM2, με Expanded Articulation
Number of Voices: 1152 voices + 72 drum kits, 384 user
Number of Polyphony: 128
Effects: Yes
USB Compatibility: Yes
Display Type: Backlit LCD
Display Size: 240 x 64 dot
MIDI: Yes
Ηeadphones Outputs: Yes
Μicrophone Input: Νο
Inputs/ Outputs: Output ( L/R) standard jack, Input ( L/R) standard jack, Midi In/Out/Thru, Foot controller, Sustain
Internet Direct Connection (IDC): Νο
Dimensions (W x H x D): 132 cm. x 16,8 cm. x 40,5 cm.
Weight: 14.9 kg
Color: Black
Accessories: AC Adaptor, USB cable, Owner's manual, CUBASE AI DOWNLOAD Information
 

With the KROSS, the sounds and songs that you've created at home and the system that you use every day can go with you onto the stage or into the street! Featuring rich sounds that exceed its class, yet remaining highly portable, the KROSS is designed for practical usability. There's a convenient mic input and a built-in audio recorder, and it can run on 6 x AA batteries. It's a distinctive new standard in music workstations, with specs and style that set it apart from all others.

Features
  • Stylish and distinctive red and black two-tone color design
  • The lightweight body is only 4.3 kg/9.5 lbs
  • Can be powered by 6x AA batteries
  • Piano, electric piano, and drum sounds that exceed its class
  • A wide variety of sounds that utilize twice as much PCM memory as previous instruments, and meet the needs of a broad range of musical styles
  • Sound Selector makes it easy to find the sound you're looking for
  • Favorites function lets you register 64 selected sounds or audio songs for one-touch access - a great feature for live performances
  • Pro-quality EDS-i sound engine built-in, with a total of seven effects available for simultaneous use
  • External input jacks allow a mic or external audio source to be directly connected.
  • Quick Layer/Split function for on-the-fly versatility
  • Stereo audio recorder allows you to record and overdub your performances and vocals
  • Step sequencer inherited from the Electribe, a 16-track MIDI sequencer, a drum track, and an arpeggiator
  • Connects to your computer via USB for plug-in integration with your favorite DAW
Specification Detail
Sound Engine Type(s) EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)
Number of Keys 61
Type of Keys Synth-weighted
Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Polyphony 80 voices (80 Oscillators) / Single Mode; 40 voices (40 Oscillators) / Double Mode
Wave Memory Approximately 112MB
Number of Presets 421 multi-samples; 890 drum samples
Expansion No expansion
Number of Effects 134
Effects Types Multi
Arpeggiator Yes
Sampling No
Audio Playback Via 1/8" stereo inpput jack
MIDI Sequencer 16 Channels
USB Type B x 1 (USB-MIDI Interface)
Number of Audio Inputs 2
Audio Input Types 1 x 1/4" TS (mic), 1 x 1/8: TRS (line)
Number of Audio Outputs 3
Audio Output Types 2 x 1/4" TS, 1/8" headphone
Number of Digital Inputs 0
Digital Input Types No digital inputs
Number of Digital Outputs 0
Digital Output Types No digital outputs
MIDI I/O Via USB; DIN In/Out
Pedal Inputs Damper (Half Damper supported), assignable switch, assignable pedal
Height 3.58“
Width 37.09“
Depth 11.06“
Weight 9.48 lbs.
Power Supply 120V external AC adapter included

 

Synthesizer workstation with 61 dynamic keys with aftertouch, Vast sounds composition method, sampler 128ΜΒ, compatible with AKAI - ROLAND - WAV -ENSONIQ - AIFF samples, 192 generators, KDFX professional digital multieffect unit, KB3 organ, 32 channels sequencer, arpeggiator, compatible with GM, smart media slot, pitch-bend & modulation wheels, midi in/out.

K2661 Features
Keyboard: 61-note unweighted synth-style keyboard with monophonic aftertouch
Display: 64 x 240 fluorescent backlit display with brightness and contrast controls.
Physical Controllers: (8) sliders, (1) Pitch Wheel, (1) Mod Wheel, (2) buttons, (4) Foot Swicth Pedal inputs, (2) CC Pedal inputs, (1) Ribbon Controller input - all assignable
Polyphony: 48 sample-playback voices (192 total oscillators).
Multitimbral parts: 16 MIDI channels (each can be a 32 layer deep program)
General MIDI Compatability: Built in GM-1 sound set
Architecture: V.A.S.T. - Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology with 60 DSP functions
ROM Programs: Over 600 plus thousands on SmartMedia and CDROM (both included)
Sound ROM: 32 MB base ROM expandable to 48Mb
Sample RAM: Up to 128 MB via 1 non-composite 72 pin SIMM.
Sequence/Program RAM: 1.5 MB user-programmable battery-backed RAM. Equivalent to over 360,000 sequencer events.
Sequencer: Full-function 768 ppq sequencer with 16 song and 16 arrangement tracks. Offers pattern, linear, loop and step recording, cut/copy/paste, advanced 'groove' quantizing, event list editing and other powerful track editing tools. Sequences can be also triggered in real time from the keyboard.
KDFX: Powerful, flexible 5-stereo bus, 24-bit digital effects engine offering a wide range of time, frequency and dynamic based effects as well as effects chaining.
Triple Modular Processing: Offers 126 sound shaping algorithms and in-series processing of VAST layers.
KB3 Drawbar Mode: Allows blending of nine harmonics per voice in real-time (full polyphony maintained at all times). KB3 Mode allows realistic tone wheel organ emulations and innovative, dynamic new timbres.
Live Mode: Process any incoming signal via the digital or optional analog inputs with powerful V.A.S.T. synthesis functions and built in KDFX capabilities.
Arpeggiator: Fully programmable arpeggiator featuring 7 different modes of operation and a host of features including the ability to sync to MIDI Beat Clock.
Waveform Editing: Full functional graphic sample editor with a host of sample editing tools (Sampling Option NOT required)
Sample Processing: Non-real-time DSP functions include time compression/expansion, pitch shifting, re-sampling, pasting samples on beats-per-minute timeline (Mix Beat), volume ramps, mix sample, and many other functions. Sample Processing DSP does not require the sampling option to be installed.
File Compatibility: Reads/writes Standard MIDI Files, AIFF and WAVE files. ISO 9660 Compatible. Reads libraries in Roland 700 series, Akai S1000, S1100, and S3000, and Ensoniq EPS, and ASR file formats.
AFMS File System: User-friendly cataloging and retrieval of individual objects. Powerful utilities including: file search, info about media/available space, disk macros, startup file applications, and more.
Analog I/O: 4 balanced audio outs with 24-bit converters plus mix stereo pair (can also be used as unbalanced). Stereo headphone out.
Digital I/O: 8 channels of 24-bit ADAT input and output (or 2 channles of AES/EBU or S/PDIF output)
FREE OS Updates: User-installed upgrades via SmartMedia card or SCSI. Software available for download from this web site. DOS compatibility required.
K2661 Specifications
Height: (4.30“) (11.00 cm)
Depth: (14.18“) (36.00 cm)
Length: (39.40“) (100.18 cm)
Weight: (32.00 lb.) (14.50 kg)
Power: Internal, user-switchable international AC power supply

 

Waldorf is back in the game. With the Blofeld. This synthesizer offers all the unique qualities that made Waldorf a truly legendary brand.

The engine inside the heavy duty, full metal chassis of the Blofeld delivers the same fat and rich sound that so many Waldorf users worldwide love when they play their Pulse, Q, Q+, Micro Q, Microwave, Microwave II/XT, or even the flagship Wave.

Yes, you've heard it right. The Blofeld is not only capable of producing these warm, organic analog sounds known from the Q synthesizer line, it also sports a wavetable engine like its predecessors with "Wave" in their names.

This unique synthesis system is based upon the revolutionary PPG Wave synthesizers of the early 80s. So when you listen to the Blofeld for the first time, you will instantly recognize those edgy, hard-hitting and bell-like timbres that have been an integral part of so many world hits from the PPG era on, and become increasingly popular once more.

In fact it is amazing to realize that nowadays this complex technology fits into such a slim and elegant device. And for a price no-one would have imagined a couple of years ago.

Oscillators
Each of the three oscillators offers authentic circuit-models of analog waveforms: Pulse with variable pulse-width, sawtooth, triangle and, as found in relatively few analog synthesizers these days, sine wave.

Furthermore, oscillators 1 and 2 feature the two wavetables that were introduced by the Waldorf Q and appeared shortly thereafter in the Micro Q series.

Not only that, the Blofeld includes all ROM Wavetables from the mighty flagship Waldorf Wave as well as Microwave II/XT. Plus, lo and behold, the desperately requested "Upper Wavetable" from the good old PPG Wave! But, for the first time in the history of Waldorf and PPG, each of these two oscillators can have its own wavetable.

What's more, you have control over the brilliance of these wavetables, which is especially important for waves with lots of harmonics in the bass end. You decide if you prefer pure and perfect harmonics or the same edgy timbre you know and love from the earlier Waldorf and PPG synthesizers.

Brilliance also affects the sawtooth and pulse oscillator models. From warm and soft (for those typical L.A. string pads) to the hard shapes you need for punchy and biting bass sounds. But note, Brilliance is not a simple filter applied after the oscillators, the model itself is modified.

Each of the three oscillators can be frequency-modulated by any of the other oscillators, the noise generator or one of the LFOs. With low FM amounts, you can add a little dirt to the oscillator sound, with higher amounts you get typical FM effects.

On top of all that, oscillator 2 can be hard-synced to oscillator 3.

Ring Modulation and Noise Generator
Oscillators 1 and 2 can be ring-modulated to create bell-like or metallic sounds, eerie sound effects as well as pumping basses and leads.

The noise generator delivers white noise that can be filtered low or high pass, depending on the Noise Colour setting.

The three oscillators, the ring modulator and the noise generator can be freely mixed into filter 1 and filter 2. This allows fine control over the harmonic content of each of the tone generators.

Filters
The Blofeld has two multimode filters per voice that can be routed in series or in parallel. Each Filter has its own Pan parameter for easy creation of stereo sounds.

The selection of filter types includes low pass, band pass, high pass and notch (band reject), each with 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct slope. The filter models are based on several famous Waldorf filter algorithms found in all our products. They offer resonance up to self-oscillation as well as frequency modulation (filter FM).

Furthermore, the Blofeld features the same comb filter types (with positive and negative feedback) that we first introduced in the Waldorf Q. These can be used to thicken bass and pad sounds or to create percussive, string or flute sounds reminiscent of physical modelling.

Overdrive, Saturation, Distortion, Shaping
You name it. The Blofeld offers a freely controllable "Drive" behind each filter with more than a dozen curves. These include such standards as the drive from the Q and Micro Q, low/medium/hard saturation, tube saturation, two types of electric pickups, a rectifier, digital overflow as well as esoteric stuff such as "binary distortion“, a sinusoidal waveshaper and even a distortion controlled by oscillator 1. And because the Blofeld has two filters that can be routed in series, you can control the timbre of the drive output of Filter 1 by dampening or emphasizing certain frequencies with filter 2.

Effects
The Blofeld has two effect slots with various types. In Multimode, the first effect slot is available per Part, while the second one is used for all 16 Parts (i.e. global) with controllable mix levels. Part 1 determines the settings of the second effect.

The first effect slot offers such modulation effects as chorus, flanger as well as a combined type called "Triple FX“. The latter gives you several effects at once, but with a reduced parameter set.

The second effect slot offers all the same types as the first, but with the addition of delay, clocked delay and reverb.

Envelopes
Four envelopes with different types and trigger modes affect any sound parameters you choose.

Each envelope can be either polyphonic or single trigger. This is especially interesting with the monophonic voice allocation, as the filter envelope can be set to be triggered only by the first note(s) while the Amp Envelope is triggered anew (i.e. on each note). Think "organ percussion register“, for instance.

The Envelope types include the standard ADSR as well as an enhanced ADSR-variant (with controllable attack level and two decay and sustain stages), two different loop envelopes and a "one shot" Envelope.

The Loop types can be used to act as additional LFOs, while the One Shot is perfectly suited for percussion sounds (which typically ignore the note release).

LFOs
Each of the three LFOs offers sine, triangle, square and sawtooth waveforms, plus sample & hold and random.

LFOs can be synchronized to MIDI clock, they can be polyphonic or monophonic, reset on key trigger to a freely definable phase, and the speed can be scaled by MIDI note (key follow). There are separate delay and fade in/out parameters for e.g. delayed vibrato (positive Fade values) or a burst of vibrato at the start of each note (negative Fade values).

One important feature of the Blofeld LFOs is that higher rates reach well into the audio frequency range, thus making them useful extra FM sources. There are two basic modes: either linear FM as seen in classic digital synths, or logarithmic FM, which is primarily the domain of analog modular systems.

Modulation Matrix
Here's where the real Waldorf power lies. Each and every instrument designed and built by Waldorf lets you connect dozens of modulation sources to all the important sound generation parameters.

Individual or multiple oscillator pitches, their pulsewidths and waveforms, their levels and filter-balances, FM modulation amounts, individual filter cutoff and resonance, filter FM amounts and stereo panning, or just the good old sound output level – everything can be controlled from internal modulation sources or from a variety of MIDI messages such as velocity, keytrack, continuous controllers (including wheels, breath and foot controllers) etc.

You can of course "modulate the modulators" i.e. control LFO speeds and individual envelope rates and levels. But in Blofeld you can even specify that these sources modulate themselves – recursive modulation! For instance, modulating an envelope rate by the same envelope (or another one) can alter the shape of the slope dramatically from the standard exponential curve to linear to inverse exponential.

And how many slots do you get in the mod matrix? Two? Three? Four? No, we're talking big here. You get 16 freely definable slots plus all the pre-routed modulation destinations such as pitch, Osc 1, 2 and 3 frequency and PWM (pulse width modulation), filter 1 and 2 cutoff, panorama and amp level modulation. And let's not forget that the filter envelope is already routed to filter 1 and 2 cutoff, and the amp envelope is routed to the amp level. Makes a total of 33 simultaneous connections if we counted correctly.

Modifiers
What if you want something really really crazy, like controlling a pitch vibrato done by LFO 3 with the modulation wheel. Although there are a few such composite modulation sources such as "LFO1*MW" (LFO 1 controlled by Modulation Wheel) and "LFO2*Press" (LFO 2 controlled by monophonic Aftertouch), there's nobody doing the "LFO3*MW" thing for you.

But, don't worry, that's where the Modifiers come into play. In seconds you can set up a new modifier, with the two sources set to LFO 3 and modulation wheel, and the "operation" set to "*" (multiply). You can use such custom-made modulation sources in any of the modulation slots described above.

Okay, maybe you are more the regular musician who simply wants to perform a binary OR between two modulation sources? Okay, go for it! This operation is just one of several at your service.

Arpeggiator
Okay, Blofeld's arpeggiator could very well become the biggest chapter of this page but let's try to keep it short...

It features variable clock divisions from 1/64 triplets to more than 1000 bars, with variable swing/shuffle, a range of up to 10 octaves. Up, down and alternate figures, selectable play order from low to high note, low to high velocity, as played or reversed, variable note length, different velocity modes. And Hold or One-Shot, if you like.

But more importantly, it has the most powerful Pattern Editor we have ever seen.

You can set each Step to either play the note it would do so anyway, to pause, to play the previous note again, play the first or the last note, play those together, play a chord consisting of all held notes or a randomly selected note.

Then you can adjust the Accent of each step (including silence), activate or deactivate Glide for each step, set the timing to play a step ahead or behind its nominal time, and finely adjust the note length between short staccato and full legato.

No wonder this arpeggiator had great reviews when it first appeared in the Waldorf Q. It will take you straight to arpeggiator-heaven, as has already happened to thousands of Waldorf customers. Dig it!
Sound

Now, how does all that sound? You probably know that Waldorf synthesizers are well loved for their sound character, and the Blofeld is certainly no exception. But who are we to tell you? Better listen to the Waldorf Blofeld demos or just believe us: it sounds great. Now go and get one!
Technical InfoMost important features
Unbeatable price tag

Sturdy Metal Enclosure

7 endless stainless steel Dials

Graphic Display 128 x 64 pixels, b/w, white background LED

More than 1000 Sounds

3 Oscillators per voice

Frequency Modulation between the Oscillators

All Q Oscillator Models

All Microwave II/XT/XTk Wavetables

2 independent Multi Mode Filters per voice

Filter FM

2 Drive stages per voice with selectable Drive Curves

3 fast LFOs per voice

4 fast Envelopes per voice

Powerful Arpeggiator

Freely programmable Arpeggiator Pattern with up to 16 Steps per Sound

General Features
Up to 25 Voices

16 part multi timbral

More than 1000 Sounds

Sturdy Metal Enclosure

7 endless stainless steel Dials

5 Buttons

Graphic Display 128 x 64 pixels, b/w, white background LED

MIDI LED

Volume Control

Power Switch

Stereo Output

Headphone Output

MIDI In

USB Connector for MIDI In / Out:
- uses standard USB MIDI Driver provided by host computer OS
- Windows ME minimum, Windows XP or newer recommended
- Mac OS X 10.2 minimum, Mac OS X 10.3 or newer recommended

External Power Supply

Per Voice
3 Oscillators
Virtual Analog Models:
- Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation and adjustable Brilliance
- Sawtooth with adjustable Brilliance
- Triangle
- Sine

Wavetables:
- Q Alt 1 and Alt 2 Wavetable with adjustable Brilliance
- All Wavetables from Microwave II/XT/XTk Series with adjustable Brilliance
- Separate Wavetable selectable for Oscillator 1 and 2

Frequency Modulation between the Oscillators

Oscillator Synchronization

Ring Modulator for Osc 1 / 2

Noise Generator with Noise Colour

2 independent Multi Mode Filters:
- Filter FM
- Resonance up to Self-Oscillation
- Low Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
- Band Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
- High Pass 24 dB / 12 dB
- Notch 24 dB / 12 dB
- Comb Filter with positive / negative Feedback
- PPG Low Pass Filter

2 Drive stages per voice with adjustable Drive Gain and selectable Curves:
- Clip
- Hard
- Medium
- Soft
- Sine Shaper
- etc.

Modulation Matrix with 16 Slots, freely programmable:
- Modulation Speed far into Audio Range
- Modulation Sources include all internal Modulation Sources plus various MIDI messages
- Modulation Destinations for almost all continuous sound parameters

Various pre-routed Modulation Destinations with selectable Sources:
- Pitch Modulation
- Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 Frequency Modulation
- Oscillator 1 / 2 / 3 Pulse Width Modulation
- Filter 1 / 2 Cutoff Modulation
- Filter 1 / 2 Frequency Modulation
- Pan 1 / 2 Modulation
- Amp Modulation

4 Modifiers for transforming Modulation Sources with various Algorithms

3 fast LFOs:
- Syncable to MIDI Clock
- Note Retrigger with adjustable Start Phase
- Monophonic LFO
- Keytrack

4 fast Envelopes with selectable types:
- Single Trigger / Retrigger per Envelope
- ADSR
- ADS1DS2R (2 Decay/Sustain stages plus adjustable Attack Level)
- One Shot
- Loop S1S2 (Loop between Sustain 1 and 2)
- Loop All (Loop over all stages)

Poly, Mono, Dual or Unisono Mode with selectable Voice Count

Per Part
Powerful Arpeggiator:
- Hold and One Shot modes
- Syncable to MIDI Clock
- Direction Up, Down, Alternate
- Range up to 10 Octaves
- Various methods to modify Note Sort Order

Freely programmable Arpeggiator Pattern with up to 16 Steps per Sound.
programmable per Step:
- Accent
- Timing
- Length
- Glide on/off
- Pause
- Chord
- Previous note
- Random not from Note List
- first and/or last note from Note List

1 Effect slot per part

1 Effect slot globally for all parts

Effect types:
- Chorus
- Flanger
- Phaser
- Overdrive
- Triple FX (S&H, Ring Modulation, Chorus)
- Delay (only available on global Effect slot)
- Clocked Delay (only available on global Effect slot)
- Reverb (only available on global Effect slot)

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