I used to have a Blofeld. That was about 10 years ago. I wasn’t ready for it then. I simply didn’t have the experience and programming skills to appreciate all that it could do. I don’t even know if Waldorf was ready then. But now we’ve both had enough years of updates to become fairly dependable. We might make a good team now. At least that’s what I tell myself. A Blofeld desktop is on its way. It was a recent purchase, so perhaps I have GAS too? But it doesn’t feel that way.
The Blofeld with its wavetables, FM abilities, envelopes, and sample support exists in a different space than my old Nord gear, and with the routing possibilities via its modulation matrix, it can go quite deep. Underground lair/evil genius deep. “Thorough” was the word a friend of mine who uses the Blofeld as the center of her live rig explained to me.
Some of the various Monomachine machines overlap into Blofeld territory, but even so, they both sit in different sonic realms. The algorithms, controls, filters, etc. are different enough that there’s arguments for both. I’m a fan of many things about the Monomachine. But in practice, I wanted a Blofeld again.