Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard Black

Synthesizer

  • With 49 weighted keys and after touch
  • 60 MB Sample memory
  • Up to 25 voices
  • 16-fold multi mode
  • 1024 Sounds
  • 128 Multi-Programs
  • Graphic display
  • Arpeggiator
  • Effects
  • MQ-Sounds downloadable
  • Connectors: Stereo-Output, Headphones-Output, MIDI In/out, USB 2.0 Connector
  • Pitch bend- and modulation wheel
  • Stainless steel control knobs
  • Pedal-Connector
  • Internal power supply
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 735 x 275 x 95 mm
  • Weight: approx. 8 kg (9.5 kg with packaging)
  • Colour: Black
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 49
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 25
Sound Engine Modeling, Sample based, Virtuell Analog
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Storage Medium USB to Host
USB-port Yes
Effects Multieffect processor
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display Yes

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Not the most modern, but very interesting synthesizer
Figli, 28.08.2019
An excellent synthesizer with a well-selected and convenient bank of sounds, for any song, finding the right timbre is not a problem. The synthesizer menu is understandable, but because of the abundance of settings, creating your own timbre is not so simple. I took one star for quality due to infrequent freezes (this happens when something quickly switches to the menu).
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Great sounds at a very reasonable price
JulianJ, 28.08.2014
I have had my waldorf blofeld for a couple of days now and am getting to grips with its capabilities. It comes with many excellent presets and these can be tweaked reasonably easily. The build quality is good in general and it hooked up to my daw (reaper) with no problems. The output level is not as high as my other synths - not a problem for me as I just boosted it a bit in the mixer. I am finding the physical keyboard itself descent to play (feels responsive and comfortable).

At the price it is definitely worth considering if in the market for a smaller synth.
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Good instrument
13.01.2015
The sound is very good and the engine is DEEP, you can create almost any sound with it if you have the skills. Though you need to somewhat know what you're doing, it's not really a happy accidents -type of an interface.

The keyboard is probably the best I've ever played, including some much more expensive instruments. Mod and pitch wheels could be better, they are thin and look and feel cheap.

The master volume encoder started to jump on it's own now and then after couple of months of use. It doesn't do it often enough to send it back for warranty repairs, but it's a bit annoying. It seems that Waldorf still uses bad quality encoders with the Blofeld despite it's been a well known problem for years. I'm thankful for Thomann's 3 year warranty.

The firmware is bug free since 2014 as far as I can tell, so no complaints about that.

Overall it's a really good synth for the price.
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Wenn digital, vielseitig und bezahlbar, dann Blofeld
Shewu, 01.06.2016
Habe neben vielen analogen Synths mittlerweile nur noch diesen einen digitalen: und das ist der Blofeld.
Habe Nord Lead 2x und Novation Ultranova wieder verkauft, weil der Blofeld für mich das beste Gesamtpaket darstellt:

3 Oszillatoren, von denen 2 Wavetables abfeuern können. Sync/Ringmodulation/echte lineare FM mit 3 OSCs und 2 Filtern ist möglich. Es lassen sich eigene Samples einladen, der Platz hierfür ist zwar nur 60 MB groß, funktioniert aber. Mit Hilfe der Software eines Drittanbieters lassen sich auch eigene Wavetables einladen. Der Sound ist super, typisch Waldorf (Q-Serie, Microwave-Serie) aber mehr HiFi. Es gibt eine Modulationsmatrix, die einfach nur extrem umfangreich ist, der Synth ist ein wahres Modulationsmonster. Die Tastatur lässt sich gut bespielen, der Synth ist in den Abmaßen recht kompakt und macht einen stabilen Eindruck (schwer, massives Metall).

Die Blofeld Engine ist mittlerweile zwar auch nicht mehr die jüngeste (Marktstart des Blofeld war 2008), aber immer noch frisch und (für mich) vielseitig genug um jeden gewünschten Klang zu erzeugen.

Mit dem Blofeld warme Flächen zu erzeugen, EBM-Bässe, Drones, Leads etc. - alles gar kein Problem, das macht er mit Links. Die wahre Stärke liegt in den modulierten Sounds.

Fazit: Bestellen, testen, schauen ob die "Chemie" stimmt, behalten, Spaß haben!
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