It's that time of year again, with the National Association of Music Merchants show due to take place in California, from 23rd to 26th January. As always, NAMM showcases a plethora of new and exciting products, so we've decided to create a rolling story, which we will update as and when new gear is announced.
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It's been a long wait but the Waldorf Pulse 2 is finally here! The original Pulse was considered by many as the ultimate analogue bass synth and for good reason! It had a HUGE, powerful sound and was even rather handy at producing tearing leads! I should know as I own one!
Anyway, the Pulse has been resurrected in a modern version 2 form. With 3 oscillators, I have to believe Waldorf when they say that the Pulse 2 is designed to "kick out the deepest bass you'll ever experience"! It features new high and band pass filter modes, an arpeggiator, 500 onboard memory slots and loads more!
The best news of all is that we now have one in stock! Grab it before someone else does!
The Waldorf Rocket is a brand new compact synth module with a HUGE sound! It features an analogue filter with 3 modes (low, high and band pass), a special booster circuit for adding further aggression to your sounds, an arpeggiator, it allows you to use up to 8 oscillators in unison for thick, in-your-face basses and leads and it has plenty of other tweakable controls for extreme sound-shaping fun. Check it out in the video below!
The really great news is that we've just received our first shipment of the brand new Waldorf Rocket synth, available on a free next-working day delivery service!
Check out this little synth, recently announced by Waldorf! The powerful Rocket features an analogue multimode voltage-controlled filter with low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes, resonance (which can be cranked to self-oscillation!) and a monophonic oscillator section with an Ultra High Density Sawtooth and unison for chord play. It also features an arpeggiator and destructive Booster circuit. Waldorf state that this little beast is VERY loud!
In this video, Joe talks about and demonstrates the Moog Moogerfooger MF-108M Cluster Flux - an analogue chorus and flanger pedal for use with pretty much any instrument you like! In this video, Joe uses it with an arpeggiated sound from a Waldorf Blofeld keyboard.
We have something very exciting to tell you! It's the reincarnation of an instrument that many regard as being the ultimate electronic bass synth! Due for release in Summer 2012, the Pulse 2 is the second version of the Waldorf Pulse, a vintage analogue synthesiser that has a rich history in 90's electronic dance music, boasting users such as 808 State, Nine Inch Nails, Sneaker Pimps, Moby and many many more besides!
This review kindly written by Tony Long. You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony's productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music
INTRODUCTION TO THE WALDORF BLOFELD
Despite its small size and price the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer module, I am told has an extremely powerful synth engine. The German powerhouse company Waldorf sadly folded in 2004, perhaps now they are back they are ready to "take over the world" with their supervillan three-oscillator synth which has undergone a few OS updates and bug fixes since its release in 2008.