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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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%... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Waldorf Blofeld Desktop & Keyboard Special Edition in Black

  Waldorf is releasing my favorite hardware synthesizer in black as a limited edition. As always, I love their tongue-in-cheek marketing on this. Deep in the subterranean Waldorf Laboratories, our scientists have finally discovered the finish that delivers the best sound. We almost had forgot about them when the resurfaced and proudly presented the result... Continue Reading →

Waldorf Synthesizer Web Site Refresh

I noticed a few days back that Waldorf Music re-designed their website. It’s simple, clean and easy to navigate. They pulled the phonetic bad German accent marketing copy from the Blofeld desktop page :^(. If you wait long enough, there is still a Blofeld villain picture on the page :^). Also note they’ve added a... Continue Reading →

Waldorf Blofeld vs Dave Smith Tetra Synthesizers

   Modulate This reader Deman recently commented on a post from February entitle "Blofeld LFOs Gone Mad" - One Patch Performance Series. Deman wanted to know which I preferred, the Blofeld or the Tetra. Well Deman,  while I’ve only played the Blofeld, I did consider the Tetra so I did some research on both before... Continue Reading →

New Waldorf Blofeld Firmware V1.15

I know, I know, three Blofled posts in two days. Sorry about that. Next post won’t be Blofeld, I promise. Anyway, Blofeld 1.15 Firmware is now online. Update includes: MIDI Clock reception improvement System Exclusive handling Workaround for USB on Apple computers Sample/Wavetable start as Modulation Destination User Wavetables Changing Multi Programs via Bank MSB... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Things I Love about the Waldorf Blofeld

I’ve been going on about the Waldorf Blofeld a bit. As you know, I’m pertty much 100% laptop based with piles of VSTs and many have been asking me why I’ve added a hardware synth and why I picked the Blofeld. To put it simply, there are times when I just don’t want to mess... Continue Reading →

My Blofeld + Ableton Live + Lpk25 + AudioCube Couch Potato Setup

I wanted to create a small couch-friendly setup where I could play the Waldorf Blofeld with my little Akai LPK25 Controller and an AudioCube. Here is how I set it all up. AudioCube Configuration I use Percussa’s MIDI bridge to configure a sensor cube so that face 1-4 send CCs 10-13 (click image to enlarge).... Continue Reading →

Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer 411

I've spent quite a bit of time working with the wonderful Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer. I put together an interactive mindmap of things I've learned that will help you understand the differences between the keyboard and desktop version including the License SL sampling option. Along the way I've also found many links and utilities (such as... Continue Reading →

“Blofeld LFOs Gone Mad” – One Patch Performance Series

  In the past I’ve posted “One Patch Performances” series tracks as videos. I decided to add Soundcloud as an additional publishing method for posting these short performances as I really like it’s timeline-based commenting system. “Blofeld LFOs Gone Mad” For this performance I am playing Blofeld factory patch H005 DCS3 Bubbles and I’m changing... Continue Reading →

“From Germany With Love” I Reenter the Programmable Hardware Synthesizer World with Waldorf Blofeld

Since 2006 I’ve been working exclusively with virtual synthesizers. Prior to this I spent years, and years – uh, and years working with digital hardware synthesizers and samplers. I’ve officially reentered the programmable hardware synthesis realm when I took delivery of my new Waldorf Blofeld yesterday. I’ll post more on why I went with Blofeld... Continue Reading →

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