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Jyoti



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I know exactly what you mean...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Jyoti wrote:
Both my units have been returned now. I think I shall spend my refund on modular synth bits! Cool


Jyoti,

So....

Did you get some modular synth bits?

Or have you decided to give the Blofeld another go, now that the firmware bugs are supposedly fixed? Or are you holding out for the keyboard version...

Inquiring minds want to know! Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, my Doepfer morphing filter was faulty so I've returned that to EMIS (UK dealer). Once that's back, I'm going to spend the £300 on some more modular stuff. Dunno what yet! Razz

I do wish my Blofeld had worked. You should have seen how happy I was when I opened up my pressie. Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well if mine is ok there is always Christmas.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well it has arrived, paint job looks ok.

Updated to 1.04 and all seems well at the moment, no distortion or crackling heard yet.


Only strange thing I have is that you cannot adjust the volume while the unit is receiving midi of the usb, have not tried a midi cable yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ok Volume doesn't work when receiving midi clock.

Also displays for envs, lfos do not work when receiving midi from usb, display is blank!

I am going to try a midi lead.....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Everything seems fine with the midi lead, problem is with usb.

Not a great start this!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sorry, mate. I had hoped the recent upgrade(s) had solved all the existing issues. It appears you've found new ones! Sad

However, don't get glum. Seeing how pro-active Waldorf are, I bet they're working on these glitches right now.

And you've had none of the bizarre crackling / aliasing / distortion I had so that's a huge step up.

Apart from the problems you're having, what do you think of it?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well it seems to be working fine from midi just not usb. I have sent an email to support.

Just playing around with multi mode, presets and arps at the moment.

For a little device it can play a few parts, included mp3 is a live recording, 5 parts, three of which are the drums.

Cheers

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Sounds good! thumb up
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:


Just playing around with multi mode, presets and arps at the moment.

Cheers

Andy


Nice! Very punchy and clean!

Is that a preset multi, or did you construct your own? (I'm not that familiar with the multi mode yet -- too busy lately to play with the toys... )

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It is a multi made up of presets.

I cannot work out how to load or save multis yet, I need to read the manual a bit I think!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:

I cannot work out how to load or save multis yet, I need to read the manual a bit I think!


Multis can't be saved. This will likely become available in a future firmware release.

I'd really like to see Waldorf add voice layering on the same MIDI channel, to the multi mode.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

T7 wrote:


Multis can't be saved. This will likely become available in a future firmware release.


Hmm, that seems like a bit of a limitation. Any chance you can export them via sysex, so you can at least save them to your computer? (I don't have my manual handy).

Otherwise, I guess you need to get all your multi work done in one session, or make sure you don't lose power to your Blofeld between sessions!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Maybe program changes will work on each channel when you set it to multi mode, I have not tried this yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well It always seems to be in multi mode and bank/progchange work fine for all channels.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
Ok Volume doesn't work when receiving midi clock.

Also displays for envs, lfos do not work when receiving midi from usb, display is blank!

I am going to try a midi lead.....


Got a reply from Waldorf, they say this behavior is normal. They use a "low-cost" dsp and the audio performance is at a high priority, with the screen update and volume at a low priority, if you send it loads of midi the screen will not be updated correctly.

I suppose the USB stuff takes up more cpu than the midi port.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
they say this behavior is normal.


Strange idea of "normal" there ...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Its a normal bug I should think, probably will be fixed in some future version.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Likely just lazy programming sold as a feature Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well its "Feature Rich", heres another one:

Changing volume of one of the patches in a multi seems to effect the other patch volumes even though the volume display stays the same.

Makes balancing volumes in multis a little tricky
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
Well its "Feature Rich"
Laughing

Sometimes the market has demands that can't be understood by techies.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I must admit it's a nice little synth though, I am willing to put up with a few teething issues until they are fixed.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BobTheDog wrote:
it's a nice little synth


Let's highlight that!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, I gave it a few months in hopes Waldorf would work out the poor hardware quality, then went and bought another Blofeld today.

My third Blofeld has the same problems: flaking paint and noisy headphone amp.

I'm willing to accept that Waldorf just spec'd a really poor headphone amp, but the flaking paint is unacceptable.

I wonder if the $4000. Stromberg will have the same crappy paint? Confused
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