04-15-2013 01:27 AM
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...
04-15-2013 06:18 AM - edited 04-15-2013 06:19 AM
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.
04-15-2013 11:34 AM
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.
04-15-2013 02:40 PM - edited 04-15-2013 02:44 PM
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(@8:09):
Some one else tried to emulate leslie by crossfading fast and slow samples, but that didn't sound super convincing either.
04-15-2013 04:55 PM