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How do Blofeld / XT compare?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: How do Blofeld / XT compare? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm in the market for a Waldorf, but not sure which yet. I've actually had an XT in the past and loved it and I know the differences in spec, but I'm wondering how the two compare in terms of sound? I've heard the XT is more low-fi and ballsy, is that true? I suppose I just don't want to buy a Blofeld and for it to be more like a softsynth and regret not getting an XT. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: How do Blofeld / XT compare? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Jackout wrote:
I'm in the market for a Waldorf, but not sure which yet. I've actually had an XT in the past and loved it and I know the differences in spec, but I'm wondering how the two compare in terms of sound? I've heard the XT is more low-fi and ballsy, is that true? I suppose I just don't want to buy a Blofeld and for it to be more like a softsynth and regret not getting an XT. Any thoughts?


Have you listened to any of the Blofeld demos?

Stefan Trippler has some nice ones, do a Google/Yahoo/Whatever search on "Blofeld" and "Trippler" and a bunch will come up.

Ah, here: http://www.trippler.net/files/blo/

Likewise for Boele Gerkes.

Both of these guys make awesome tracks in their own right, and it's nice to see they have applied their talents also to making Blofeld demos.

Russ

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks, that tabloid sample is really nice. The Blofeld seems to sit somewhere between an XT and a Virus to my ears (I've owned both).
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Just been lent a blofeld and i think it sounds great, digital and weird but great. So different to my other synths. The O/S seems pretty buggy, at first i thought it was my patch building that was at fault but it certainly has a few wrinkles I'd like to see fixed. Purely in terms of sound though it is fab. Nasty sounding FM of pretty much everything you would want to and the filter drive models really give the synth an edge.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

so it sounds less fat that the Q ??
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

iPassenger wrote:
Just been lent a blofeld and i think it sounds great, digital and weird but great. So different to my other synths. The O/S seems pretty buggy, at first i thought it was my patch building that was at fault but it certainly has a few wrinkles I'd like to see fixed. Purely in terms of sound though it is fab. Nasty sounding FM of pretty much everything you would want to and the filter drive models really give the synth an edge.


Are you using the USB lead? If so disconnect it and use a midi lead things will start working properly then!

I did contact them about this problem and they said that the poor little thing had a problem with usb as it takes priority over the user interface and that they would look into improveing it in the future

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Jackout wrote:
Thanks, that tabloid sample is really nice. The Blofeld seems to sit somewhere between an XT and a Virus to my ears (I've owned both).


I've owned both, and I own a blofeld, and this is pretty accurate. Don't forget it is a matrix edit kind of thing that has less knobs.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have both (for the moment as I am thinking of selling my xt if I decide to keep the Blofeld) and I posted some feedback.

From http://www.electro-music.com/forum/topic-20017-25.html

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So I'm giving the Blofeld a chance (I can return it in 30 days).

a. For me, I think the sample option and the size and the immense power (the culmination of many waldorf synths, more oscs, insane filters with more flexibility than the xt's, more poly and more multi-parts, better fx, the fact updates are forthcoming from waldorf) of this synth blows away

b. the aesthetics but the lack of features of my waldorf xt (and the fact the blofeld contains an xt if I want it to), and a plathora of knobs that I do not often use (the # of knobs I do use on the xt are typically no more than 12). and the fact that the xt is not supported.

sure the Blofeld lacks knobs, but I have other controllers including my G2's that more than make up in that department.

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Here are the findings between the xt and Blofeld:
1. the blofeld has wicked filters, the comb ones, and the ppg are great, but so are the rest of them as each filter can
- overdriven with a dedicated OD stage which has a lot of models which sound great
- be modulated via FM, waveshaped Audio (using the Drive feature),
- it has 2 full featured filters with routing capabilities, whereas the xt had one full and a basic HP/LP in series

2. the basic waveforms are so much nicer and phatter than the xt's, and include PWM. Having 3 osc's means incredible bottom end.

3. I can't wait for the sample option which will allow me to play samples and process mulitple samples through the waldorf's filter stages

4. the blofeld is smoother that the xt on the interpolation front, or as nasty as the xt when I overdrive the filter

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have the XTk for a while now and played one evening on the Blofeld. I like them both. but I don't think I would sell the XTk to buy a Blofeld instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

been using my blofeld for several months. i got rid of the xt and have not missed it.
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