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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #7 by Ingo Weidner
Ingo Weidner replied the topic: Streichfett - Analog, Digital, or Hybrid?
This is a video of Stefan Stenzel presenting Streichfett at the Musikmesse:




Another Streichfett video (in german language):



From what is mentioned so far the synth seems to be mostly digital.
Not sure how far analog parts are involved. Will try to get more info when i play this myself at the Musikmesse.

in this video Stefan Stenzel mentioned it will be released in around 6 weeks and should be around 275 € ("street price" maybe less...).


Third video:




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3 years 11 months ago #8 by Ingo Weidner
Ingo Weidner replied the topic: Streichfett - Analog, Digital, or Hybrid?
Almost forgot this vido which is in english:

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3 years 11 months ago #9 by Ingo Weidner
Ingo Weidner replied the topic: Streichfett - Analog, Digital, or Hybrid?
another Streichfett video:





I can't wait to check this out tomorrow... :woohoo:

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3 years 11 months ago #10 by Ingo Weidner
Ingo Weidner replied the topic: Streichfett - Analog, Digital, or Hybrid?
Next video. This time the audio seems to be directly recorded from the outputs.

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3 years 11 months ago #11 by hairy_ears
hairy_ears replied the topic: Streichfett - Analog, Digital, or Hybrid?
Everything I have heard so far sounds fine, but what I'd really like to hear is how slow the string attack can go (I assume that's what the control labelled Crescendo is for?)

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #12 by Ingo Weidner
Ingo Weidner replied the topic: Streichfett - Analog, Digital, or Hybrid?
Hi,

yesterday i visited the Musikmesse, like in the previous 3 years. Many thanks to Waldorf for the invitation and a great time there. :)

Of course i also checked the new Streichfett String Synthesizer. Here is a photo that i did myself:



A few more photos:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53230726/IW_Musikmesse%202014_1.zip

About Streichfett:
First of all the sound engine is DSP based so it is digital.
Secondly while it is inspired by vintage String Machines it does not seem to modeled after a specific vintage machine. Besides the PPG Wave 3.V Waldorf also does not really seem to be interested in 1:1 emulations of vintage gear.

Sound wise it is great IMO and even with the limited amount of controls it is possible to tweak it to get some really nice results. With a mix of the Strings (including a possible layer) and the solo section it is possible to get some great layered or split sounds (e.g. Strings + polysynth sound).

The effects (Animate, Phaser, Reverb) could be used all at once, not just one at the same time. IMO the quakity of those effects is really nice too. I don't like the phaser in all VA synths i tested so far but this one is nice.

With the "Crescendo" (= attack) and Release knobs it is possible to get some slow and long String sounds. Also with the attack and Release parameters for teh solo section you could ger some interesting results. For the solo section there is also a switch to make the envelope more percussive or with a sustain stage.

With the registration it is possible to get some nice sounds beyond the "usual" ones and also some formant like stuff. The selctor for the registrations is continuous so you could blend/morph between them, same for the selector in the solo section. The "Animate" FX could add modulation to the registration to get a morphing sound.

The string section is fully polyphonic. When i tried to press the keys with my arms all notes seemed to play.

Saving patches with the 12 memory location (3-position switch, 4 buttons) is very simple. Just press the button for the desired location until it starts blinking.

The synth is USB-powered but there is an adapter included to directly connect the power without a computer.


At the Musikmesse 4 Streichfett prototypes were shown. 2 connected to a Zarenbourg Piano (also in pink, those seem to be done only for the Musikmesse) and 2 connected to a Blofeld keyboard (all together there were 6 Blofeld keyboads, mostly used as MIDI controllers).


Steichfett is not totally bug free yet and also the sound engine (especially the registration) will be optimized. The registration seems to be a complex combination of EQs and different filters. Waldorf also got one guy that owns 14 string Machines and he will try t help.

It seem to be quite difficult to get exactly the same sound from "usual" VA synths and other string machine emulations either do not have the same features or do sound differently.



Pink greetings,
Ingo
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