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 +====== Electric Body Machinery Soundset for Waldorf Blofeld by Ari Ahrendt ======
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 +<WRAP info>Written in 2014.</WRAP>
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 +  * The soundset reviewed: Electric Body Machinery Soundset for Waldorf Blofeld by Ari Ahrendt
 +  * Sounds: 128 (one Blofeld bank)
 +  * Price: 30 € including VAT
 +  * [[http://www.waldorfmusic-shop.de/|Waldorf shop home]]
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 +This soundset attempts to cover a wide range of sounds of electronic music.  In 128 sounds it achieves this nicely but of course not perfectly. The sounds are rich and punchy. Many of them evolve over time. You can hear the characteristics of Blofeld in the sounds and I feel these kind of sounds are very natural for Blofeld.
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 +The sounds are ordered logically: first comes basses, then polyphonic sounds, then pads etc. The polyphonic sounds and the pads are great and they are together the best content of this soundset. There are also some highlights in monophonic lead sounds. There is only a few arps but they are quite nice. The drum sounds I found not to be very interesting.
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 +Here is a table of some notable sounds in this soundset.
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 +^ Sound number ^ Sound category ^ Sound name ^ My comments ^
 +| 002 | Bass | Boss Fight | a colorful synth bass sound with an metallic edge |
 +| 005 | Bass | Den Oisary  | a synth bass sound that can be used in many misc styles, reacts nicely to filter 1 tweaking  |
 +| 013 | Bass | Fulterpilse | another multi-purpose bass sound, interesting tones can be created by tweaking filter 2  |
 +| 023 | Poly | A bit Melody | a rich and evolving synth sound, works best on melody not on chords |
 +| 028 | Poly  | Feindsender  | a synth sound that distorts when hit hard  |
 +| 029 | Poly | Flameworks | a prowerful synth sound with strong attack, can easily carry the song by itself over the passages  |
 +| 030 | Poly | G. Jaeger  | for example for playing dream-like melodies in ambient songs, one of the best sounds in this soundset |
 +| 033 | Poly | Minimalelectro | I can already hear this playing simple electronica melodies in many songs  |
 +| 038 | Poly | WavEarthball | Yet another good sound for synth melodies |
 +| 048 | Pad | The Warmth | a slow and warm synth pad sound |
 +| 051 | Pad | Warm Opera | one of my favorities, a litte bit organ-like synth sound and a hint of drama  |
 +| 053 | Pad | Autum Waves | warm pad for slow chord progressions  |
 +| 055 | Pad | Star Cloud  | a pad sound with evolving phaser effect  |
 +| 058 | Pad  | Planet Earth | this is ambient! |
 +| 065 | Lead  | Nitrogen  | this sound and the few next sounds are quite unique and good-sounding synth lead sounds  |
 +| 073 | Mono | Silverblade | a powerful lead sound that is to be played legato to get a nice sound progression  |
 +| 074 | Mono | Moon Flute | a powerful flutish monophonic synth lead sound (try playing legato)  |
 +| 077 | Mono | PPKSiberiade | very minimalistic synth lead sound but also very tempting, sounds like I've heard this before but can't recall on what song  |
 +| 085 | Keys | Witt o Water | nice idea, a synth accordion, I was not expecting this |
 +| 090 | Keys  | Keybells | the sound name says it all  |
 +| 091 | Arp  | Sweet Bells | a nice arpeggiator sequence for song intros or for background  |
 +| 103 | Drum | BD - Impact | a powerful analog-style bassdrum with a resonating bass note  |
 +| 126 | FX | FX Galaxy | every fx soundset must have "an alien spaceship takeoff"  |
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 +{{tag>music hobby waldorf waldorf_blofeld synthesizer review soundset dance_music techno 2014}}