Blofeld: Frozen North Soundset (Presets)
Thanks for your interest in my Frozen North Soundset for the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. It's programmed with much love and attention for you to use in your future productions.
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On paper the Blofeld looks like a dream synth, and in potential it is a very diverse amazing piece of gear but you really need to work it and find the right sweet spots. The trick to getting proper sounds with the Blofeld is to really work the 3 oscillators at the same time together and combine the wavetables with some v/a waveforms for additional low or mid harmonics. I call my synth funnily 'David Blofie' as it's full of surprises and it is very diverse in sound potential. I heard some of the most complex weird modular alike droney soundscapes coming from the Blofeld. As if an instant patch was a background movie score or something.. Hu? Yes. It's possible.
I hope my soundset showcases the modulation/evolving side of the Blofeld a bit more than other soundsets. I tried to also make similar vibed pads from the Interstellar Sounds of Stardust library for the Microwave (check it out). Most of the presets are pads and dreamy evolving sounds with a dreamy but icey twist to it.That is where Blofie shines, is it because it's snow white? Next to that I also discovered that the Blofeld does a great job on electronic percussion, the end of the library contains a decent section of modular alike bleeps and synthetic percussion sounds. Perfect for techno and electro stuff and ready for some tweaks during a performance. The set also contains spacious and psychedelic sound effects, the LFO's really do their work here in the mod matrix. The first 25 patches are based on some of my original Microwave 1 patches, these do an excellent job in chord mode with their harmonic modulations for aquatic techno vibes.
What do you get?
-Evolving Pads +/- 50
-Microwave imitated Chords
-Electronic Percussion / Synthetic Drums
• This is not a sample kit
• All these patches are made with the internal waveforms (original microwave xt wavetables), you don’t need an additional sl license for this.
• This is not an official Waldorf product, it’s a custom artist soundbank.
• These patches are stored in one native Sysex file that the Blofeld series can understand. The file is small, but all patches are in there.
• It’s recommended that you use Sysex or a similar alike program to transfer the soundbank/patches to your Blofeld synthesizer. Just set the correct speeds for transferring. Patches will be placed in the user bank B.
Some advice on the Blofeld from an experienced user
It's also easy to get dull and lifeless sounds with little dynamics, I will give some advice on what to avoid on the synthesizer and what to do later on.
-If you use this synth a lot, replace your encoders by quality ones (no more skipping)
-Don’t use the internal effects excessively as these are not of a very high standard.
-Gain/Amplify your Blofeld or process it just through a classic effects unit, doesn’t need to be high end, just gain it and bypass or whatever you want. The conversion can add character.
-Upload custom wavetables?? SL license.
-Use LFO’s and many of them. Especially on wave tracking and weird fm/ring modulations.
-Parallel or serial filtering can get you different results and is recommended, also using different filter modes is where the Blofeld shines.
-The fm mode and rectifier are interesting if you want to make percussion sounds and get a more electronic character to your patches.
-Use a stereo widener or enhancer on your blofeld to give it a better image.
This sound bank is programmed with much love and care. Therefore I would kindly ask you to use this sound bank strictly for your personal use
and not spread this for free on the web or amongst all your microwave friends. Programming is a time consuming thing, organising patches as well.
Most sounds were written over a timespan of years and later organised for you to use.
It is not allowed to resell these patches, please be so creative to also make your own presets. Enjoy the sounds!
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128 custom made presets by Conforce showcasing the real potential of the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer