Waldorf Kyra


#148

I like the clear panel… direct access to multis and parts… looks good.


#149

Manufacturers going in hard on the pre-yellowed polyurethane, early 90s aesthetic these days (ironically, looks like a metal front plate). Clear and intuitive though. Definitely keen to hear this.


#150

So it’s not really announced yet, right? Do they have it at NAMM at this time?


#151

There’s a post further up showing it under a sheet an NAMM. We should get some videos of it soon. I hope it’s not a bust.


#152

Yeah I was just surprised they haven’t announced it yet since NAMM has begun.
I’m looking into buying a wave table synth that can replace the Virus TI2 so maybe this is it.


#153

Thanks for the image Kari.

It’s interesting to compare this photo with the one at the very top of this thread from a year back. There is a deep similarity, but also lots of changes and improvements. There is still the parameter control matrix in the lower right – something somewhat restricting, and yet necessary with something with lots of parameters. And the screen looks similar. But at the same time there looks to be a much more logical organization to the controls and segmentation. And i think the box is a little smaller and less bulky.

But the big next step is to hear it. And that’s where i’m hoping there are some very nice upgrades too.


#154

I hope that Waldorf have tweaked the sound on this thing.

As cool as the synth was on paper, i didn’t care for it when I heard it


#155

Agreed. It was very much a one person invention and that one person’s musical taste was rooted in the past. Always good to get a group of people together, when dealing with something that’s a matter of taste.


#156

Yeah, most of the early demos were just heavy trance chords but, to be fair, there are so many deep synths out there with awful demos.


#157

Forget demos and presets, this synth is all about awesome specs. You’re the one to make it sound good.


#158

Anybody come across any NAMM videos yet?


#159

#160

If this has a decent price it could be a real secret weapon.


#161

I’m hearing €1900 EU / $2200 US


#162

Looks so sick.


#163

So far it does not sound any better than Zebra 2.


#164

Maybe… but that’s the only way you can touch a Zebra:

Seriously, it’s all about interface. And the redesign above the valkyrie is great in this regard. More space, better layout… this thing will be a pleasure to use and sculpt cool sounds.


#165

Well it could be but, I think that we’re all curious about hearing something new given their supposed incredible sound engine, so far I did not hear anything special.


#166

To be fair though most synth demos are trash w regard to sound design.


#167

There I disagree :slight_smile:
Arturia did a nice demo with their new synth.