Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module
No announcement yet.

can waldorf blofeld keyboard do rock organs ?

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse

Conversation Detail Module
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • can waldorf blofeld keyboard do rock organs ?

    having 60MB sample ram, can Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard do rock organs ? are there commercial sample/patch banks available to cater various sounds mainly the 128 GM sounds (i don't mean GM compatiblity)

    I know it's mainly a synth, but I heard some of it's good acoustic sounds, and just wonder whether it can provide plenty good organs ? Another reason is it's less than EUR600, have great keybed with aftertouch, metal body, internal PSU, 49key (perfect size) etc... 

    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"></font></div>

  • #2

    If you want your organ to sound like 1980's D-50 organs, samples is the way to go.

    All decent modern organ clones are modelled.

    <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>


    • Stokely
      Stokely commented
      Editing a comment

      I don't recall the desktop version having any kind of organ...but then again I think the keyboard version came with some sample memory (?) and possibly a useable piano patch.  But I didn't see any evidence for it having any good organ or I might have bought one a few years ago.  (Not to say it can't be done, but I don't want to be the first!  I'm cautious about spending...)

      Not nearly the same board, but one that might hit the spot for you: Kurzweil pc361.  I recently picked up a used one and it's taking care of my VA needs, piano, strings and a very nice rock organ IMO (which you can tweak like crazy).  Again I know it's not the same kind of synth but I've been thrilled to death with it and the build quality is outstanding.

  • #3

    I have thought the same. I have horrible synth gas, but I need organs first, and I thought, that the blofeld could be my swiss gig knife, but ultimately didn't dare to buy it yet.


    This is the best organ demo I found(@89):


    Some one else tried to emulate leslie by crossfading fast and slow samples, but that didn't sound super convincing either.

    <div class="signaturecontainer">I am wanting, I am thinking<br />
    To arise and go forth singing,<br />
    Sing my songs and say my sayings,<br />
    Hymns ancestral harmonizing,<br />
    Lore of kindred lyricking.<br />
    In my mouth the words are melting;<br />
    Utterances overflowing<br />
    To my tongue are hurrying,<br />
    Even against my teeth they burst.</div>


    • AnotherScott
      AnotherScott commented
      Editing a comment
      For a low cost organ - synth hybrid, I'd look at Roland VR-09, or if that's out of budget, Casio XW-P1. Or maybe trigger an iPad. It has some very cool synth apps, and decent organ too.

  • #4
    Thanks all. I guess its bad idea
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"></font></div>