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Waldorf STVC - String Synthesizer and Vocoder Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 11th January 2018
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Waldorf STVC - String Synthesizer and Vocoder


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Old 11th January 2018
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Wait... what!? Completely out the blue?

So a Streichfett with keyboard and vocoder added. At $899 it's $530 more than the $369 Streichfett, hmm...
Old 11th January 2018
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Interesting. Is the Quantum going to pop up out of the blue like this as well.
Old 11th January 2018
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So strange... this and the new Behringer Vp330 all at once...
Old 11th January 2018
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Must be more to it than I'm seeing, or perhaps Waldorf had lots of spare black metal cases to get rid of, we've seen repackaging in the past !
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Wait... what!? Completely out the blue?

So a Streichfett with keyboard and vocoder added. At $899 it's $530 more than the $369 Streichfett, hmm...
why so costlyyy
Old 11th January 2018
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Poor Waldorf. I don’t know why anyone would want this when they can have analog with the Behringer if they wait a bit. I’d much rather the real thing.
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Boy they are really milking that Blokey casing.
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why so costlyyy
I suspect build quality, likely a Fatar keyboard in there.
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Poor Waldorf. I don’t know why anyone would want this when they can have analog with the Behringer if they wait a bit. I’d much rather the real thing.
It's basically a typical Waldorf wavetable engine underneath, with sound-design constraints and two-part multitimbrality–I was just thinking this morning about my Streichfett in the context of the VP-340 clone, and why I'd keep it.

Of course, it also makes you wonder whether the VP-340 announcement was made with foreknowledge of what was coming down the pike from Waldorf, but–hey, I'll leave the tin-foil hat at home....
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I suspect build quality, likely a Fatar keyboard in there.
Yeah, looks like the trusty TP/9S, semi-weighted as usual.
Old 11th January 2018
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this is like textbook example of bad timing,, they come out with a costly and digital version of VP330, based on (IMO not so great sounding) Streichfett technology at the same moment Berhinger shows their analog replication.

i mean, of course its too early too say if B is going to sound any good, but for this peticular application (vocoding, bandpass filter network, bbd ensemble) i am betting my money on analog tech, even on cheap analog tech. not to underestimate its design looks just phenomenal, much better than miniaturized minimoog. and helluva lot better than this Waldorf.


waldorf is one of my favorite synth companies but damn this is a misplaced move. almost as bad as the zarenbourg which costs more than a real rhodes
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Yes, this could be difficult for Waldorf. There will be some people who prefer it to the real thing though, there always are!
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Hopefully have enough digital power in there to make this more interesting.
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Better snap one up now!
Not listed on their webpage even.
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lol power via usb
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this is like textbook example of bad timing,, they come out with a costly and digital version of VP330, based on (IMO not so great sounding) Streichfett technology at the same moment Berhinger shows their analog replication.

i mean, of course its too early too say if B is going to sound any good, but for this peticular application (vocoding, bandpass filter network, bbd ensemble) i am betting my money on analog tech, even on cheap analog tech. not to underestimate its design looks just phenomenal, much better than miniaturized minimoog. and helluva lot better than this Waldorf.


waldorf is one of my favorite synth companies but damn this is a misplaced move. almost as bad as the zarenbourg which costs more than a real rhodes
It’s more bad luck than bad decision making IMO

How could they know about the Uli product?

Unfortunately they got disrupted
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It’s more bad luck than bad decision making IMO

How could they know about the Uli product?

Unfortunately they got disrupted
I suppose it depends when they started developing this, but Behringer sneak-peaked VP-330 PCBs.. last May..
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I suppose it depends when they started developing this, but Behringer sneak-peaked VP-330 PCBs.. last May..
Oops. Well they don’t seem like the type of dudes that read Behringer threads.
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They added a rate parameter to the fx, guess that was avidly requested for the Phaser and Animate.
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almost as bad as the zarenbourg which costs more than a real rhodes
It also does quite a lot more than a real Rhodes.
Old 11th January 2018
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Any sound demos? I wonder if it really does sound just like the Streichfett.

Pete
Old 11th January 2018
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do you reckon they've fixed the clipping that you get on the striechfett?

this may not be such a bad deal if they've upgraded the engine to support multiple different ensemble types and some tweaking to emulate the greats in the field (if it could be as flexible and good as an Omni-2 i'd be all over it). although im gonna buy the behringer it is just going to be one sound. and I already have 4 stringers + streichfett and still want MORE for variety.

if its pretty limited I've been thinking about experimenting with the teensy microcontroller which has a comprehensive audio library, should be able to do something cool and stringy with it.
Old 12th January 2018
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Lol. The Streichfett sounds amazing, and so this will without any doubt have the voices and grunt to impress. Sometimes digital wins.
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I wonder which vocoder, this or the Behringer that would be most suitable for funk.
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I love the Waldorf sound and aesthetic, and will be very interested in hearing this. Also love me some digital.
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do you reckon they've fixed the clipping that you get on the striechfett?
It was in an OS update, IIRC? v1.11 changelog:

- improved sound quality / internal clipping
- factory presets recoverable with 1+2+3 presets buttons
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I love the Waldorf sound and aesthetic, and will be very interested in hearing this. Also love me some digital.
Yes, if it's basically a re-jigged Streichfett I think the sound may be so different from the Behringer as to almost be in a different category. The unashamedly digital but smooth Waldorf sound will always be interesting to a lot of people - but they do have a marketing fight on their hands to deal with first on this one, though.

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Old 19th January 2018
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What's the deal with the letters F/N/F+/G on the outer ring of the registration knob? Are these vocoder settings? I don't remember seeing them on the Streichfett.


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