Yeah if each of the 4 ‘user’ banks has 14 ‘variations’, and each of those variations = a multisampled instrument (or random samples spread across 128 midi note) then this could be very useful for live… and also handy for immediate hands on access in studio. Like you say, the blofeld can do multi sample ok but 64mb (if I remember correctly?) runs out real quick if you’re doing anything remotely Mellotron sounding. For that you need decent length samples to loop or one-shot that have movement/idiosyncrasies. If this thing has 128gb then that’s definately not going to be a problem keen to see some videos and reviews come through on this. shame it doesn’t have an audio input for sampling but not a deal breaker for something like this. Interested to know the RRP…[/quote]
128 GB? C’mon guys, think for a minute lol[/quote]
128gb flash memory isn’t that expensive. The unit doesn’t really do much beside play back samples, can’t see it costing them much to manufacture/develop… Seems feasible to me? [/quote]
thinking about it, if it gives you 54 slots which are multisampled with 128 samples each with say 15 seconds each sample at 44100 / 24bit then 128 gb definitely come in handy because it probably also contains the factory stuff. 128gb flash run you around 40€ nowadays so it would still be in the price range for a cheap synth.
multisampling with long files also is kind of necessary to realistically emulate a mellotron. on the blo you have to pitch your one sample.
also this big capacity multisampling could be useful for much more then just emulating a mellotron. you could run beats or massive ambient pads that don’t become repetitive. it could be a great live tool.
Just had a quick look, you can get 128GB usb sticks wholesale for $10, had no idea prices had dropped this much!! How the hell are companies still releasing devices with under 1GB storage and RAM? I have a feeling at these costs it’s more of an interface decision rather than a component cost one. More storage results in a more cluttered interface that’s less immediate and harder to navigate.
In any case, you’re right this kind of huge memory does make sense if it’s a multisampler as expected. Will probably come with a nice desktop app for organising and sending the samples. [/quote]
10 bux? Ok, I’ve been in the studio way too long…If flash memory is that cheap, this new Waldorf could easily have 128GB.
Really liking their design model now. Streichfett is excellent and I’m sure this will be too.