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Waldorf Kyra FPGA Rack/Desktop Coming to NAMM 2019 (originally Exodus Valkyrie) Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 8th June 2018
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I don't think there are messing with the OS or re doing anything, as far as the release date we will see.
They'll only make it sound thinner and more digital.

Do hope the price won't be upped.
Old 8th June 2018
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Old 8th June 2018
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After reading the article I see a fellow who had no distribution network who fortuitously bumped into a company with a distribution network who loved his product and offered a partnership where both parties will benefit. If I have to pay $200 more to get this keyboard produced and distributed everywhere, I'm more than willing.

Old 8th June 2018
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The new design, for the corner that is visible, is SPOT ON. I love it.

Mr Caballero -that means Knight in Spanish- totally deserves it.

The only features that Im missing in this synth is a ringmod, that should be dead easy to implement, and more filter typologies. I guess they will come with time.

The last nail in the access grave.
Old 8th June 2018
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Are you thirsty, maybe?
Old 8th June 2018
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Are you thirsty, maybe?
No, my glass is half full with this news. There are some guys who are seeing it as half empty.
Old 8th June 2018
  #367
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https://soundcloud.com/exodusdigital <- this will close soon apparently so enjoy it whilst it's there
Old 8th June 2018
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I think this is great news...
Old 8th June 2018
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I think this is great news...
Yeah me too. I really like FPGA

Great there's more unexplored digital sound
Old 8th June 2018
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The new name Kyra resembles the Japanese word Kira which means 'Death'

It reminds me of Deathnote

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Old 8th June 2018
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...Mr Caballero -that means Knight in Spanish- totally deserves it...
Indeed - how very apt!

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...The only features that Im missing in this synth is a ringmod,...
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Old 8th June 2018
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The new name Kyra resembles the Japanese word Kira which means 'Death'
...
It also means "the cows" in Norwegian

"Kyra" doesn't sound that good to me as a synth name. "Kyrie" would be better - at least it has various meanings to keep a little mystique...
Old 8th June 2018
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The new name Kyra resembles the Japanese word Kira which means 'Death'
Except the word is of Persian origin and means "throne" It's a female version of the name "Cyrus".
Old 8th June 2018
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Mr Caballero -that means Knight in Spanish- totally deserves it.
It also means gentleman. Probably also deserved.
Old 8th June 2018
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What on earth are “stereo LFOs”?
Old 8th June 2018
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What on earth are “stereo LFOs”?
would be interesting if i could env + filter the left channel independent from the right

in that case i would want independent l/r lfos too

not sure that’s what’s going on here tho based on the schematic just posted earlier
Old 9th June 2018
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Perhaps the thread title should now be changed to Waldorf Kyra for future continuity ?
Old 9th June 2018
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Is there any mention of audio ins?
Old 9th June 2018
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It also means gentleman. Probably also deserved.
Indeed. From watching the videos, my first thought was that he was a home-spun boffin puttering about in his garden shed, putting bits and bobs together to make a synth. Turns out that he's achieved something amazing! He's just not much of a public speaker.

I've never dealt with any Waldorfian products, so I'm withholding any judgments until the final product is released. Hopefully, it is a classic-in-the-making. I've really enjoyed the latest tracks on Soundclown.
Old 9th June 2018
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The new name Kyra resembles the Japanese word Kira which means 'Death'

It reminds me of Deathnote
I immediately conflated it with Kyma...
Old 9th June 2018
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It should have been called WalQyra or Qaballero ...
Old 9th June 2018
  #382
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I wish it had the option to act as a VST in your DAW. Has anyone done that except Virus? The whole "sure you can have digital audio out of this synth, but it needs to be your audio interface now" paradigm (that's the way 99% of synths with USB audio operate, correct?) is messed up.
Old 9th June 2018
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I wish it had the option to act as a VST in your DAW. Has anyone done that except Virus? The whole "sure you can have digital audio out of this synth, but it needs to be your audio interface now" paradigm (that's the way 99% of synths with USB audio operate, correct?) is messed up.
not sure what you are asking exactly, but given all the specs so far, there is no reason to exclude a built in audio interface... The Ultranova is probably the best example in the current VA market as far as a synth that has an audio interface built in... It would be a very useful feature for anyone planning on making this board the centerpiece of their setup which is very likely for many who want/need a one hardware synth setup... Also the audio input(s) would then be a great source for sound generation by being able to route external mics/instruments through the synth's effects/mods which sound very promising...Many synths already have this feature, some easier to setup than others... Hope there are more who would backup this feature request:
Old 9th June 2018
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What on earth are “stereo LFOs”?
He discussed it in one of the videos. If I remember correctly the dual oscillator mode will pan one of the voices to the left and one to the right. If you put your LFOs into one of the stereo modes they will have a defined phase relationship (I think you can pick 90°/quadrature or 180°) to each other. If you use them e.g. for cutoff or amplitude modulation, it will feel like the sound moves in the stereo field.
Old 9th June 2018
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I wish it had the option to act as a VST in your DAW.
As long as its optional and can be switched off i wont argue against it, but in general i think Total Integration or Overbridge are a waste of developer time that i have to pay for.

Afterall a synthesizer has to work without computer too and therfor always needs audio jacks.

I also prefer specialized brands for my converters, especially when it comes to high performance drivers.


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not sure what you are asking exactly, but given all the specs so far, there is no reason to exclude a built in audio interface...
Some of my synths are more than 25 years old. My computers (and their respective audio interfaces) changed like 7 times in this time.

I dont see a point in having a soon to be outdated audio interface in my synthesizers.

No guitarplayer would ever come up with the idea to have a computerinterface in his guitar corpus.
Old 9th June 2018
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one thing i wouldn’t mind are vendors releasing max4live / logic env / cubase / lemur envs and just using pom (plain ol’ midi) for ‘total integration’ i am totally cool w/that

virus is a pretty special bit of kit & if valkyma is going to do same thing i’m good w/that but watch out man that sh!t is snakey. Dat TIv1 sometimes gives me a beer break when it needs to find itself. all good lil’ ti we still loves we do *pat pat pat*
Old 9th June 2018
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How about a smaller Blofeld sized model that's cheaper?
Same engine but with the Blofeld's editing matrix?
Old 9th June 2018
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They'll only make it sound thinner and more digital.

Do hope the price won't be upped.
Look, Waldorf probably doesn't have any FPGA specialists, they're most likely going to let they guy handle it all himself. The way FPGAs work you can't just drop in the DSP code from the other Waldorf synths.

Maybe they will take it seriously though and bring in some other engineers who specialize in FPGAs. Who knows, we can't really say. Either way, I highly doubt the DNA of any other Waldorf synth is going to affect it (besides some PPG/Waldorf wavetables, perhaps which is good!).

You would need to build it from the ground up, it wouldn't be worth the hassle to write a clone of the DSP architecture in FPGA format just so it can support pre-existing Waldorf VA code.
Old 9th June 2018
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This is the first true Virus competitor. The Lead line with its 4 part multi-timbral was close, but not like this. If this offers what it says and has an intuitive setup than its a no-brainer. Wonder if they will make a polar size with keys or just 61 key. Soon as the OS is out of “consumer-tested beta” I will pick one up.
Old 9th June 2018
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Some of my synths are more than 25 years old. My computers (and their respective audio interfaces) changed like 7 times in this time.

I dont see a point in having a soon to be outdated audio interface in my synthesizers.

No guitarplayer would ever come up with the idea to have a computerinterface in his guitar corpus.
audio inputs and outputs are not going to change anytime soon, it is already going to have midi over usb integration... you will not be losing anything by having the ability to run a couple mics/instruments through the synth directly into software... People are still purchasing audio interfaces built 10 years ago, so I don't understand what change you are anticipating in audio interface technology... They haven't even made the leap from usb 2 to 3 yet...
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