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New Blofeld owner
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:40 am    Post subject:  New Blofeld owner Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hello, all, just a quick introduction of myself to this sub-forum. welcome

I finally gave in to my gear acquisition syndrome, and got my Blofeld this past week, just in time before the US pricing went up $100. (They were $699, but are now $799.) I'm really liking it. It's a good complement to the Alesis A6. The sound quality is surprisingly rich. It's a versatile instrument.

I'll try to post some mp3's later in the week.

Yesterday was my first opportunity to try it out. I was intending to just plug it in to test to make sure it worked ok. Three and a half hours later, I realized that the entire afternoon had just disappeared!

I'm considering making up a NiMH battery pack for it to make it portable. The specs say it takes 12VDC at 300 mA, so a pack of 2000 mAH batteries should let it play for a few hours. If and when I do that, I'll be sure to post the details.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for the discussion on this forum; it helped me to decide, and I'm not at all disappointed with the purchase! thumb up


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Congrats! I love Waldorf synths. My Q rack is a very important part of my rig.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very Happy

Waldorf gear is really something special and the Blofeld is amazing.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the congrats...

If all works out well today, I will have the day off tomorrow and will finally get to spend some time in my music room with all the gear. I've been pretty swamped since the first of the year and haven't had much time to make any music.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

No one seems to have these in stock right now - any news about when they will be available?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

egw wrote:
No one seems to have these in stock right now - any news about when they will be available?


Most online dealers were showing May 10 as the delivery date. I got mine from Nova Musik, and it shipped a few days after I ordered it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How does the Blofeld compare soundwise to the XT? I think the XT is very rich sounding and if the Blofeld sounds like one I'd definitely shell out for it. Does anyone know?
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, I can only compare to the PPG Wave 2.3 and Blofeld is of course way more rich and fat even though the PPG has analog filters. The only thing that is wrong with the Blofeld is the price. Laughing I mean, you would expect a toy at this price point.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think you hit the nail on the head there. The low price of the Blofeld makes me question whether it's a heavyweight synth or not.
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