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(Modulate This) Blofeld Preformance Sound Design

Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard Tip: Droning with the Free Button

This article describes the general function of the “Free” button as well as how to lock sustain for drone work. Extra Buttons on Keyboard Edition of Blofeld The keyboard version of the Waldorf Blofeld has 3 extra buttons on the front panel – 1) Octave Down 2) Octave Up 3) Free. P. 17 of the […]

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(Modulate This) Blofeld Octatrack Touring

Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 2 – Backing Into Your Synth Rig from the Pelican 1510 Case

This is a follow-up to post "Flight-Friendly Hardware Synth Rig Part 1 – Switching to Hardware Rig for my Solo Set".  Over the last 5 years or so I've had the opportunity to fly to festivals. It's always a challenge of course to get your gear from here to there. One strategy I'd recommend is […]

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Intro to Creating and Loading Custom Wavetables into Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer

EVEN MORE UNIQUE SONIC POSSIBILITIES THROUGH USER WAVETABLES In preparing for the (no)poem Experimental Ambient mini-tour to Lincoln and Des Moines this weekend with Darwin Grosse, I wanted “up my game” on the Waldorf Blofeld side. This meant not only using original presets from INIT, but also custom wavetables as sources from some of my custom […]

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(Modulate This) (no)poem Blofeld iOS Lemur Modular Synth: Octatrak Touring

(no)poem creative limitations: Modular/Looper/Max/Beatstep Meets Octatrack/Blofeld/Lemur

CREATIVE LIMITATIONS In my last post, I mentioned the formation of a collaboration with Darwin Grosse called  (no)poem. When we where putting this project together a few months back we started by defining a set of creative limitations which would inform the art for our first mini-tour through Lincoln and to Des Moines.   We created this set […]

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(Modulate This) Blofeld Octatrack Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast

Sonic Encounters Episode 004 Features Brand New Piece – “A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician”

This next soundscape in Episode 004 is a 20 minute long soundscape. One thing I love about the podcast format is I can present these longer form works that you can listen to as you go about your day. If you need to pause the show, you can pick up where you left off. So […]

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Must Read for Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer Owners: New 1.23 Firmware for Blofeld + New Spectre App + Secret Sauce for Getting Spectre Sample Transfer to Work After Upgrading

Another update: I noticed 1.23 is no longer available on Waldorf’s site. I’ve emailed them to find out more.Update: 2TThis is a long article and I’ve rendered it as pdf and Open XML paper so you can read this offline and print it.  Blofeld users rejoice! Waldorf has released a free firmware update for the […]

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Waldorf Releases 1.22 Firmware for Blofeld Syntheiszer & Keyboard Firmware Update. Now Is the Time for Your Feedback + What’s New + How to Install

Waldorf has just released Blofeld Firmare V 1.22 – and for owners of the keyboard edition – Blofeld Keyboard Controller Firmware 1.4. The update is free from http://www.waldorf-music.info/downloads-blofeld-kb/blofeld-firmware-en. Please Test Now! First off, three cheers for Waldorf for putting energy into a synth released way back in 2007! There is no change log in the […]

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Using Elektron Analog Four to Add Tap Tempo and Tempo Nudge to My Blofeld

I just picked up an Electron Analog Four to add 4 analog synths + seq + effects to create an additional compterless workflow. I’ll also use it as source audio for Live and Absynth patches.  One of my other goals was to pair it with my Blofeld for live jams and performances. While I love […]

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Alien Vanguard Soundset for Waldorf Blofeld by HG Fortune and Dimitri Schkoda

Waldorf has released a new sounds set – Alien Vanguard Soundset for Waldorf Blofeld by HG Fortune and Dimitri Schkoda. What sets this Alien Vanguard soundset apart are the waves by HG Fortune, extending the sonic range of the Waldorf Blofeld into far outer space. This soundset features mostly patches for Ambient, Soundscapes and Atmospherics, […]

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(Modulate This) Blofeld Sound Packs Synth: Largo Synth: Lector

The Waldorf Time Warp Weekend Sale Including License SL for Blofeld Desktop for Activating Sample Memory

Watch embedded video. Waldorf has a sale going on this weekend. The time warp theme is related to European daylight savings time change which happens this Sunday. The sale is for this weekend only. Use the discount codes in the video for your order and save up to 30% on Largo Waldorf Edition Waldorf Edition […]

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(Modulate This) Blofeld Mind Map Sound Design Synth: ElectraX Synth: Largo

Crowdsourced Mindmap: Synthesizers with Comb Filters

I love comb filters! Buying a Waldorf Blofeld a few years back caused me to start using them even more because it’s interactive display allowed me to visualize the shape of the filter and correlate that with an audio result. Waldorf Largo and Tone2’s ElectraX also offer this feature. What is a Comb Filter? I […]

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Waldorf Blofeld Public Beta Firmware V1.16B2

A few months back Kay Dee from Waldorf support has been participating in an unofficial Blofeld Facebook group. There has been discussion and buzz about Waldorf starting to work on a firmware update for the Blofeld including a thread where Kay requested feedback on new feature requirements. For those not familiar with Waldorf, they are […]

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(Modulate This) Blofeld Sound Packs

Electric Body Machinery Soundset for Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer by Ari Ahrendt

Waldorf has just released Electric Body Machinery  – a new Blofeld soundset by Soundset Ari Ahrendt. This punchy soundset that covers everything for electronic music of the darker kind. Highly energetic sounds for areas such as EBM, Synth Pop, Dark Electro, Future Pop, Electro Wave and Minimal Electro Pop. All sounds on highest level of […]

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SampleRobot 4 Multi-X and Single-X Released with Support for Waldorf Blofeld

I just saw this announcement over on http://www.waldorfmusic.de/.   SampleRobot 4 is the name of Blofeld's new accomplice. Creating multisamples for Blofeld has never been easier with the help of SampleRobot, as it automatically samples existing instruments. It saves all samples as WAV and assignment information in XML format, ready to be transferred into Blofeld […]

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(Modulate This) Blofeld Synth: Largo

Waldorf Largo vs Blofeld

I own both the Waldorf Blofeld keyboard edition plus the virtual instrument Largo so I thought I’d offer some notes on what is the same and what is different. 98% The Same First let me say that Largo is indeed a Blofeld expressed as a virtual instrument. I’d say that the patch architecture about 98% […]

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How to Make Your Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer Go to 11!

As you walk through the factory patches, you might notice some patches are louder than others. Or perhaps you programmed your own patch and can’t quite get it to be loud enough to be in balance with other patches in your set. Here are a few quick tips to take a quieter patch and make […]