Waldorf

 

Founded in 1988, Waldorf Music was formed from the late Palm Products the company who created the early PPG synthesizers. After a 12 year stint at manufacturing groundbreaking digital synths, Palm closed their doors and Waldorf Music were formed and picked up the mantle of where Palm left off.

 

Riding the wave (no pun intended) of the rising popularity of digital synthesizers, Waldorf took the pioneering technological advances Palm

Founded in 1988, Waldorf Music was formed from the late Palm Products the company who created the early PPG synthesizers. After a 12 year stint at manufacturing groundbreaking digital synths, Palm closed their doors and Waldorf Music were formed and picked up the mantle of where Palm left off.

 

Riding the wave (no pun intended) of the rising popularity of digital synthesizers, Waldorf took the pioneering technological advances Palm created and formed a range of highly acclaimed synthesizers that had the same sonic signature and design ethos as it's predecessors.

 

The first official Waldorf synthesizer was the Microwave Waveslave, which added 8 extra voices to the original Microwave, this was then followed by perhaps their best known innovation, the Wave. Waldorfs first true Wavetable synthesizer, released in 1994 - It had an incredibly advanced synthesis engine unlike anything available at the time (and even now to be honest). Thanks to its $9000 price tag and it's pretty cumbersome size, it has a very limited run with only 200 units ever seeing the light of day.

 

The Wave was picked up by the likes of Hans Zimmer, Depeche mode and more. It's unique sonic signature found its way onto countless scores and tracks of the time, but ultimately it remained fairy inaccesible to the masses.

 

Later in their development cycle Waldorf released a range of synthesizers that contained variations of the Waves core sound engine, for example the Microwave range which included the XT, XTK and the Microwave II. Each of these contain the Wavetable engine, but have some restricted modulation capabilities when compared to it larger brother.

 

It wasn't until 2007 after Waldorf had gone through some insolvency issues did they start to make synthesizers again. A 4 year hiatus allowed them to develop what is considered their breakthrough synth. The Blofeld, a polyphonic digital synthesizer that's available in both desktop and keyboard form factors. Blofeld contains much of the synthesis architecture from earlier models, including the signature wavetable and deep modulation capabilities. It was the first real affordable Waldorf synthesizer and catapulted them back into the limelight.

 

From the back of the success of the Blofeld, Waldorf have continued to innovate and make some of the most accesible and unique synth designs available today. In 2013 they created a new range of desktop synthesizers, effects units and even iOS applications.

 

Rocket, Pulse 2, Streichfett and 2-pole have all become must haves for any studio of live performer, thanks to their impressive spec and affordability.

 

Recently Waldorf have also moved into the modular market, with the award winning NW-1 Wavetable oscillator, KB37 Eurorack Keyboard Chassis and a wide array of modulation and sound sculpting tools.

 

In 2017, Waldorf announced what everyone was waiting for, a big polyphonic system. Dubbed Quantum, this very impressive polyphonic synthesizer is everything you would expect from a modern Waldorf system. Developed in conjunction with synth designer legend Axel Hartmann, this machine is based up Waldorf acclaimed NAVE synthesis engine and has an very very impressive spec and superb workflow.

 

A touchscreen provides simple UI navigation and it's knob encrusted front panel gives full acces to its hybrid architecture, bring the best of Waldorfs digital prowess and analogue know how into one powerful instrument.

 

We have the complete Waldorf range in stock and we have a complete modular system on demo, for more information speak to our synthesizer expert Tom Lewis

 

 

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  1. Waldorf cmp1
    Waldorf cmp1
    £169.00 £140.83
  2. Waldorf dvca1
    Waldorf dvca1
    £169.00 £140.83
  3. New
    Waldorf Iridium
    Waldorf Iridium
    £1,995.00 £1,662.50
  4. Waldorf KB37
    Waldorf KB37
    £575.00 £479.17
  5. Waldorf KYRA
    Waldorf KYRA
    £1,595.00 £1,329.17
  6. Waldorf mod1
    Waldorf mod1
    £169.00 £140.83
  7. Waldorf NW1
    Waldorf NW1
    £169.00 £140.83
  8. Waldorf Pulse 2
    Waldorf Pulse 2
    £455.00 £379.17
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