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... Continue Reading →

Sonic Encounters Podcast 004 – A Day in the Life of a Krell Technician

Over 2,000 centuries ago - the Krell technicians went about their day in the 8,000-cubic-miles of the fabric of the great machine on Altair IV. This is the day in the life of one technician. Subscribe now on iTunes so you never miss an episode. Please leave a rating or review if you are enjoying the podcast. If... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

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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