Waldorf Blofeld

Desktop Synthesiser

  • Up to 25 voice polyphony
  • 16-Part multitimbral
  • 3 Oscillators per voice
  • Frequency modulation between the oscillators
  • 2 Independent multimode filters per voice
  • 3 LFOs with sine, triangle, rectangle and sawtooth, plus sample & hold and noise
  • 4 Fast envelopes
  • Over 1000 sounds
  • Multimode with 128 memory locations
  • 5 Endless rotary encoders
  • 5 Buttons
  • 1 Volume control
  • White backlit graphic display with 128 x 64 pixels
  • Freely programmable arpeggiator pattern per sound with up to 16 steps
  • 2 Effect slots per part
  • Stereo output
  • Headphone output
  • MIDI In
  • USB for MIDI In / Out
  • Robust housing
  • Aluminium controls
  • External power supply unit
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 304 x 54 x 132 mm
  • Weight: 1.3 kg
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Design Desktop
Polyphony 50
Sound Generation Virtual Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In
Storage Medium USB to Host
USB-port Yes
Effects Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display Yes

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the best synth at that price range

nesmeured, 27.06.2018
Blofeld's desktop version is the best thing you can add to your studio at that price. The blend of wavetable synthesis and analogue modelling is something that can provide absolutely endless possibilities.
Downside is the lack of direct interface. Sometimes you would spend hours drowning in its parameters menu but its totally worth it. Another cons is that the original presets are very mediocre thus you should spend months on learning its synthesis.
Once you learn how to control that beast you enter a whole new world of weird sounds.
My main use of it is for pad sounds but its also perfect for making some classic chord/rhodes/piano type of sounds. Filters, oscillators, envelopes, all done very well, not really impressed with the effects though, except the overdrive.
Overall, its a solid, versatile, powerful and feature-rich synth.
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Nice and little but powerfull Synth

28.11.2014
Iam owning the Blofeld since it came out back in 2008 and i think the featureset is still holding up, specially at its pricepoint.
Its packed with 3 OSC's , 2 multimode Filters wich can be used in parallel or serial mode, a bunch of ADSR envelops + LFO's and a huge MODmatrix. If you dive deep into its synthesis options, with the Wavetables (2 of the OSC's have them), modifiers etc., the possibilities are almost endless.
But the Blofeld is not just advanced Users, because with the LCD Display it provides a very good Feedback for beginners that want to learn how to program a Synth.
The range of sounds is huge, from the standard analog style subtractive bass to complex wavetable pads, its all in there.
One downside of its engine are maybe the Effects, they are mediocre at best.

The buildquality is decent, metal case and encoder caps. The encoder are still working good here after 6 years of use. Only issue is that get noise from the PC on the Outputs if i connect it via USB.

All in all its a nice Desktopsynth, that i recommended.
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