The Waldorf Synthesizer Company has announced the release of the Waldorf Nano SynCard, a plug-in sound expansion module designed for use with the CME line of MIDI keyboard controllers.
The new card, which provides 24-note polyphony and contains over 1000 classic Waldorf MicroQ synth sounds, easily installs into the back panel of CME's UF-series keyboards. It is unique in that it is the only product on the market that allows a controller keyboard to be turned into a full-on synthesizer, complete with real-time control.
Up to two Nano SynCards can be installed in each keyboard and independently controlled via the CME's front panel knobs and sliders. When two cards are present, splits and layers can also be created. The cards feature left, right, and stereo (headphone) audio outputs; power is supplied by the CME controller. The 1000 sounds include a wide assortment of trademark Waldorf basses, solo tones, pads, percussion, and effects.
The Nano SynCard retails for $349. For a list of US dealers, please visit www.quiretec.com, the website of Waldorf's U.S. distributor.