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4 months 1 day ago - 4 months 1 day ago #1 by tjjohn61
Hi All,

Happy owner of a Blofeld desktop for two weeks now, great sounds, unlimited potential once you get used to some menu diving. However, there is one thing I can't figure out, and which is not widely known in conventional synthesis as far as I know. What do the multipliers do exactly? I know where and how to set the parameters for them and assign them as modulators, but can't figure out their effects on the sound. The manual isn't very clear. Mark Pigott uses them frequently, but still can't figure out their purpose. Is there an easy explanation or weblink someone can give me for guidance? I Googled it with no luck.

Also, the encoder under Mix 1 sometimes freezes or becomes very sluggish. It's intermittent, and I'm tempted to return it since I'm unhappy with this issue, it could get worse as time passes. Sometimes it just clears up on its own, sometimes when I change the octave setting for the oscillator, it clears up, so seems like a software bug. All the other encoders work fine. From what I hear, the encoders are the main gripe against the Blofeld.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Tim
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3 months 4 weeks ago #2 by blofeldark
Hello,
Does your unit comes with the 1.24?

Are you experimenting the issue like what I'm exposing in this thread?
waldorfmusic.com/en/kunena-en/blofeld-en...m-with-the-new-units

I returned this unit. I think all of the units are affected. Waldorf doesn't say a fuck.

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3 months 4 weeks ago #3 by ben1210
I've been encoder-issue free until yesterday. Master volume stopped working for 20 mins despite rebooting several times, then just started again. Can't detect any obvious reason why. Frustrating.

Can't find anything about multipliers anywhere, there's a section in the manual about modifiers though. Can't understand it but it's there!

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3 months 3 weeks ago #4 by blofeldark
I dunno about the multipliers.

About the issues, waldorf is ignoring us.

I've seen with my own eyes more than 7 units affected, all from different stores and all later 2017.
So, I think this is a common problem to all the new units or to the v1.24.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #5 by tjjohn61
I see Waldorf have a new super expensive model: their Quantum 8. After my issues with the Blofeld, and it looks like this new model uses the same type encoders, I don't think I'd be interested in paying big money for their new synth, as nice as it looks. It probably sounds great too, but since the Blofeld has been out for something like ten years, and they are still having issues with one of the most important parts of their inteface, I would think twice about forking over for the Quantum.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #6 by blofeldark
Indeed...


What a shame.

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