Differences between the STVC and the Streichfett
While the Streichfett is clearly the basis for the STVC, there have been some improvements. Beyond the Vocoder section other improvements have been added. As far as i can tell though there is no manual available yet, and code is probably still fluid so this is a little speculative.
Is the sound improved? From the video above Nick Batt said that he thought the STVC sounded better than the Streichfett and the Korg product guy Nick Kwas said that “it’s voiced a little differently.” So whether the sound has been improved on the STVC is still an open question.
A big step up are the pitch bend and modulation wheels.
‘Memory’, the stored presets, seems to have been increased with the same three banks (now selected with buttons instead of a switch) and an unknown number more of selectable memory slots with an OLED screen and a dial, (instead of the 4 buttons on the Streichfett).
I have no idea what the NEW ‘Tweak’ button is for – sounds dramatic (like a morph), but it might be oh so mundane.
Waldorf has also added another control dial to the ‘Effects’ section that controls ‘Rate’ for ‘Animate’ and 'Phaser" and controls ‘Size’ for ‘Reverb’.
In addition i was looking at the video above, and the synth shown here is slightly different than the still images i’ve seen elsewhere.
The ‘Tone’ control now goes beyond ‘Pluto’ through ‘Mono’ to what looks like ‘Full’.
I am curious about the ‘Freeze’ button on the Vocoder. In the video it seem to allow for some added wavetable-ish voices, and i am hopeful that these can be stored to memory locations. If so this would be a real hidden gem in this synth. I could imagine either sampling sounds (beyond just human voices) with the mic, or the mic input, or quite possibly added from your computer via USB. There does not seem to be an audio input on the back, at least from the photos.