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 +====== Comparing the small Waldorf synthesizers ======
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 +<WRAP info>Created 2015, latest update 2017-10-18.</WRAP>
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 +A German company Waldorf has come up with a set of interesting small form factor hardware synthesizers: [[en:music:waldorf_blofeld|Blofeld]], Pulse 2, [[en:music:waldorf_rocket|Rocket]] and [[en:music:waldorf_streichfett|Streichfett]]. All the three boxes have their own fields where they shine.
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 +^ ^ Waldorf Blofeld ^ Waldorf Pulse 2 ^ Waldorf Rocket ^ Waldorf Streichfett ^
 +^ What it is | A digital general-purpose synthesizer offering wide sonic possibilities | A modern approach to an analog synth | An affordable little monosynth for strong analog sounds | A synth for generating vintage synth string and choir sounds |
 +^ How it sounds | Bright and a little bit metallic but in a pleasing way | Analog in a modern way | Strong and analog | Vintage |
 +^ What it can deliver | Almost any sound you wish for, if you know how to set the parameters | All you can expect from an analog synth | Analog leads and basses | From a tiny beep to a massive wall of choiry synth strings |
 +^ What it can't deliver | Analog instrument imitations (pianos, violins, horns) based on sample banks | Digital sounds | Soft pad-type sounds | Not a general-purpose synthesizer so farther you drift from synth strings less is what you get |
 +^ What I use it for | Complex pads and atmospheric ambient sounds | Anything analog I might need | Analog lead and bass | Synth strings |
 +^ What would I compare it against | Any general-purpose digital synthesizer | Full-fledged analog synths | All those new affordable analog monosynth boxes | There is nothing to compare it against as it defines an instrument class of its own |
 +^ Read more | [[en:music:waldorf_blofeld]] | Not yet written | [[en:music:waldorf_rocket]] | [[en:music:waldorf_streichfett]] |
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 +{{tag>music hobby waldorf waldorf_blofeld waldorf_pulse_2 waldorf_rocket waldorf_streichfett musical_instrument synthesizer music_studio 2015 2017 review comparison analog digital}}