Waldorf nw1

Eurorack module

  • Novel wavetable engine
  • Cyclic wavetable scanning with modular position and speed
  • Control of the spectral envelope without affecting pitch
  • Adjustable periodicity up to noise levels
  • Includes all classic Waldorf Wavetables
  • Voice synthesizer for Wavetables
  • Recording function for in-built Wavetables
  • Gate input for triggering the Wavetable passage and for recording
  • Main 1V / Oct CV input with pitch control
  • 3 Additional CV inputs for modulation and real-time recording for wavetables
  • Audio output
  • USB connection with galvanic isolation for Wavetable transfer and text input
  • Eurorack power connection
  • Power supply / - 12 V, 150 mA
  • Powder-coated metal surface
  • 10 Rotary knobs
  • 1 Wavetable select / encoder
  • 2 x 7 digit display
  • 6 Switches with 3 positions
  • Width: 32 HP (162.6 mm)

Further Information

Analog No
Digital Yes
Width 32 TE / HP
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kamielh, 22.01.2020
hi. so i got this as a replacement for the nave plugin which has the best wavetable algo of all times I know of but that one tends to crash and i wanted it modular. Well I am dissapointed. yeah so its okay at 200 euros as a wavetable module. If you're looking for a microwave type oscillator, its really good, especially because you have the NOISY parameter which is implemented like nave, really good, and you have spectral shifting, which is okay, but yeah inferior to nave, even inferior to access virus which has really by no means bad algos. Theres very little spectral content, the tables are really lofi, like the microwave. I don't really want to mention more negatives but the knobs feel flimsy, the pitch control section is very limited, you can octave up or down ONE octave and you have a huge fine tune knob (???). In total theres only a couple of octaves of pitch. Overly spacious panel layout. It seems like an attempt to look like a true VINTAGE microwave thing without any idea as to people actually making music (Jesus its FILLED UP with all these overaged PPG tables...). The editor software is a bit buggy which I don't mind, but tables which I created there sound nothing like what ends up in the nw1, a really watered down version of it. Lots of trial and error. Still you can coax some truly great sounds from it, it does interpolate the waves in a table so it sounds smooth mostly. I like to have it here, most sounds end up vowelly and yeah thats a GOOD thing to have ready to use. Again the NOISY knob is a sweety, it messes up the pitch (random value per period) so mostly you don't mind that you in fact have only a few octaves of pitch. At around twohundred euros its a good value. Maybe try out some alternatives before you buy.
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Amazing wavetable synth for eurorack!
Giacinto32, 11.01.2021
Waldorf is already known as a good wavetable synth, and now with this synth finally I can have a wavetable synth in my eurorack with a lot of possibilities. The engine is as you will expect excellent from Waldorf, you have all the inputs for modulate the parameters from other modules, a huge bank with wavetable and also you can download a software where you can connect it to your PC and make your own wavetables, text to speech samples or arrange the wavetables as you like. The software sometimes crashes, so it`s not really stable, but it doesnt bother me because I just restart it again and it works fine. The Waldorf NW-1 is build like a tank and the panel is quite thick and solid, also the knobs and buttons are really solid. Pretty much a great wavetable synthesizer for eurorack with huge possibilities and the price is really low! I really reccomend it!
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Waldorf nw-1
AlanO, 14.09.2015
Caveat: Only a couple of days in...
This is an extremely well built module and the parts and components are really high quality. I really like the jack/cable connectors and hopefully will see these on more modules in the future. The sound is amazing. I have not got the software to push my own wave tables yet so no feedback on that so far. Only complaint is that I would loved to have even more control. But that is always going to be a complaint in the EuroRack world. Will post another review after a couple of months usage.
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Great sounding module!
Miguel Angel784, 24.10.2015
Well built and great sound capabilities if you are into wavescan synthesis.
The software is still not available but the new firmware solved some glitches.
It really complements well in my eurorack setup.
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