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Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby pjablon » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:00 pm

Hi everybody.
I have a pleasure to present you the "Attack" sound-set for Waldorf Blofeld.

It is a set of 128 drum and percussion sounds, mainly modelled analogue drums, FM noises and Wavetable-generated sounds. It comes with 145 drum oriented samples for "sample & synthesis" fun and 7 multi-setups that work as a drum-sets.

It turns Blofeld into drum module with very advanced engine. Similar to the Tempest (VA + Samples) and in some respects even better (Wavetables, user samples, higher polyphony).

Multi-setups are MIDI mapped and ready for action.
Installation, MIDI implementation and the basis of drum synthesis is nicely laid out in the included manual.

Check this little demo:
Watch on youtube.com


The sound-set is available on Waldorf webpage:
http://www.waldorfmusic-shop.de/attackset
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby Hugo76 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:58 pm

Sounds awesome. A shame I had to sell mine, hope to get one again at a later point
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby Jabberwalky » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:18 am

Do you need License SL to use this?
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby bluntedcircuit » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:18 am

You only need the license for samples, the blofeld is an awesome synthetic drum module
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby pjablon » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:54 pm

Hi everybody
I've made a new video of the Blofeld in action with the Attack sound set. Enjoy:
Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby Blue Monster 65 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:13 am

What's the sequencer program you're running on the iPad?
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby loungedumore » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:25 am

That would be the nord beat app
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby Blue Monster 65 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:04 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby pjablon » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:56 am

Nord Beat 2 to be precise. It is an OKish sequencer. I like the fact that step buttons take as much space as possible and that it can sequence velocity in a smart way.
Also that you can edit different pattern than currently playing, and switch when you finish, is nice.
Other than that it's typical Nord: "We assume that you are a moron, so we don't give you any advanced options so you won't get confused"
The major fail is a lack of real time recording in the pad mode. It renders pads virtually useless.
No CC automation that would be sweet for Blofeld is sad.
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby ninja6485 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:50 am

pjablon wrote:"We assume that you are a moron, so we don't give you any advanced options so you won't get confused"
who knew Nord was run by apple? :lol:
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby bluntedcircuit » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:29 am

I bet this would pair pretty well and offer some more advanced options

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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby calaverasgrande » Thu May 01, 2014 7:44 pm

Can anyone who has used the old attack VST/AU and the Blofeld soundset comment on similarity or differences?
Is it just functioning as a rompler with cut off and envelope params or is it actually synthesizing like the original virtual drum machine?
I've used the Attack VST/AU on many of my songs in the past.
I love how it fills a spot between vintage drum machines and modern ones. There are certain sounds I have coaxed out of that plugin that I have never been able to replicate with an MPC, Machinedrum or any Roland or Korg vintage piece.

I'd been looking in to picking up a Blofeld to add some non-analog sounds to my studio. If this Attack soundset is even 90% of the plugin then I'm getting my wallet out.
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Re: Blofeld as a Drum Module, new SoundSet from Waldorf

Postby pjablon » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:01 pm

Attack soundset does not try to mimic the Attack VST. Blofeld has much more extensive synth engine and the sampling option.

Most of the sounds in the soundset are synthesised using VA, Wavetable and FM engines. It comes with some "rompler-style" patches but they are a minority.
However there is quite a diverse sample library included and only a handful of the samples is utilised in the patches.
This "rompler-style" approach is also much more than simple playback and filtering. You can layer two different samples or samples and other sound sources, corssfade them with envelope or morph with velocity. You can FM the samples, modulate pitch with Envelopes, LFOs and velocity, randomise the sounds with S&H etc.

If anything it is more similar in concept to Stroke Machine for iPad or to the Tempest sound engine (it is, however probably the only synth that can do Wavetable drum sounds).

There are some INIT patches preconfigured for drum synthesis, so you can easily create your own drum sounds.
I'm afraid, however, it is not designed to recreate the sounds of the old Attack VST.
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