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Waldorf Kyra FPGA Rack/Desktop Coming to NAMM 2019 (originally Exodus Valkyrie) Desktop Synthesizers
Old 25th January 2019
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This is immediately what I thought when people started discussing pronunciation

Old 25th January 2019
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It’s amazing that these people work for synthesizer company’s and don’t seem to have any idea what they are doing.
I thought the demo guy did a good job. He works for Korg and Waldorf drops off a prototype that has no presets and he is supposed to demo it for people. He knew the specs and did fine as far as live tweaking a synth he doesn't know in realtime on camera.
Old 25th January 2019
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Have they said how many waveforms are available per wavetable yet?
Old 25th January 2019
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I think Kyra is just single-cycle waves, no PPG/Waldorf-style wavetabling. At least that was the case before, unless Waldorf added something to it?
Old 25th January 2019
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Have they said how many waveforms are available per wavetable yet?
5 per osc
Old 25th January 2019
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Yeah... my recollection is that it is a single wavetable with like 3000 waveforms and you can only select the individual waves, not scan through it.
Old 25th January 2019
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I think Kyra is just single-cycle waves, no PPG/Waldorf-style wavetabling. At least that was the case before, unless Waldorf added something to it?
From what I've understood, they've added a second suboscillator. LFOs can also achieve audio rates now as well, too bad envelopes aren't apparently loopable. And the wavetables are single-cycle waveforms, yes.
Old 25th January 2019
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Yeah... my recollection is that it is a single wavetable with like 3000 waveforms and you can only select the individual waves, not scan through it.
Ok, I had a suspicion it was something like this, but I heard some people question this fact after Waldorf picked it up, so I wondered if it changed.

Certainly doesn't "ruin" the synth (DW8000 and ESQ-1 had this limitation and still sounded great), but if you go in expecting Waldorf-style wavescanning, it could be a nasty surprise.
Old 25th January 2019
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I'd say Waldorf has plenty enough "true wavetable" synths and it's time for something else.
Old 25th January 2019
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Wheres Nick Batt when you need him?
Old 25th January 2019
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PWM wasn't working. Nick has found his Sing Song harmonics elsewhere.
Old 25th January 2019
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I wanted to make a comment about Nick and PWM in some way but you did it better than what I had in mind
Old 25th January 2019
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My really big question is: Where's Manuel? I really, really hope he's not out in his garden shed sulking because of what Waldorf has done to his baby.
Old 25th January 2019
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Yeah I'm hoping he got a great deal, & paid off that mortgage that I'd heard he'd used to finance the Valkyrie project.
Old 25th January 2019
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I popped by the booth a couple of times yesterday hoping to play this, but wasn't able to. It looked good, though!

(I did play the Quantum, which was awesome.)
Old 25th January 2019
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Ok, I had a suspicion it was something like this, but I heard some people question this fact after Waldorf picked it up, so I wondered if it changed.

Certainly doesn't "ruin" the synth (DW8000 and ESQ-1 had this limitation and still sounded great), but if you go in expecting Waldorf-style wavescanning, it could be a nasty surprise.
Yeah... good to have it clear so users don't get unrealistic expectations...

With a Quantum arriving "soon" I got wavetables covered!

I'm interested in the Kyra because it has lots of polyphony and is multi-timbral and should be able to do lots of basic sounds well. Plus I find its basic sound character appealing.

Between the Quantum, Kyra, Analog Rytm plus a few softsynths I can make realtime compositions without bouncing.
Old 25th January 2019
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Kyra: the ghostly drone and arpeggiated horror movie score synth.

Splendid. Next...
Old 25th January 2019
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Yeah... good to have it clear so users don't get unrealistic expectations...

With a Quantum arriving "soon" I got wavetables covered!

I'm interested in the Kyra because it has lots of polyphony and is multi-timbral and should be able to do lots of basic sounds well. Plus I find its basic sound character appealing.

Between the Quantum, Kyra, Analog Rytm plus a few softsynths I can make realtime compositions without bouncing.
same here. i think if i could replace my microwave xt with kyra. if they are completely! different beasts i will just add Kyra to my Waldorf legacy
Old 25th January 2019
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This demos are hilarious.
Why make presentations when they sounds like this?
Old 25th January 2019
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Why make presentations when they sounds like this?
Why not?
Old 25th January 2019
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Why not?
Because it sounds like it sounds...?
Old 25th January 2019
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Because it sounds like it sounds...?
I found the demos interesting. I actually prefer to hear someone playing around with various parameters looking for interesting sounds. It gives an honest look at the synth and I think it gives a better sense of the basic tone and character of the synth than a small set of polished presets.
Old 25th January 2019
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I found the demos interesting. I actually prefer to hear someone playing around with various parameters looking for interesting sounds. It gives an honest look at the synth and I think it gives a better sense of the basic tone and character of the synth than a small set of polished presets.
I wholeheartedly agree. The sound of Kyra struck me as thicker, more textured than other digitals. It's probably some chorus and the dual mode at work, although I could be just imagining things. It definitely doesn't sound analog, but it doesn't sound thin either IMHO. Suffice to say, I like the basic tone.
Old 26th January 2019
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I found the demos interesting. I actually prefer to hear someone playing around with various parameters looking for interesting sounds. It gives an honest look at the synth and I think it gives a better sense of the basic tone and character of the synth than a small set of polished presets.
There are some interesting sounds. On the other hand, the presenter obviously is hardly prepared for this thing and just scratching the surface.
Old 26th January 2019
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Can someone please ask some basic questions? We already know Raymond doesn't have the answers maybe ask someone else.

Can it be racked?

When will it be released?

How much will it cost?

Thank you.
Old 26th January 2019
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"They plan to release it at NAMM 2019 priced at €1899."

source: Waldorf KYRA: virtual analog FPGA powered hardware synthesizer we've seen before - gearnews.com
Old 26th January 2019
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I'd say Waldorf has plenty enough "true wavetable" synths and it's time for something else.

It's always time for "something else" by an innovative company like Waldorf, but, as far as I know, their only affordable true wavetable hardware synth that is still in production is Blofeld and it desperately needs a revision.
Old 26th January 2019
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Also Audiothingies Micromonsta.
Old 26th January 2019
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It seems to have patches now..
Old 26th January 2019
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I never thought i would look back in time missing the cheesy demoshows from actual musicians, presenting new gear. They at least had a plan what they wanted to present and auditioned off camera.
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