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NAMM 2015: Waldorf Wavetable Eurorack Module, Attack App, Nave Plugin, Jomox Rackonizer

Waldorf present some interesting stuff:

• A Wavetable Eurorack Module – the 1st time to enter the modular market – about 300€ street price (this is an official price)Waldorf-nW1-Wavetable-Module

note it has parameters that come from the Nave (App., Plugin), so that switch labelled “record” might be the audio analysis tool, also the routing for CVs is easy to understand – that speech tool might be the classic one “1-2-3-4-5” which was part of the software that created the first Microwave’s speech wavetables. User Wavetables and USB may look like there is an editor for your own stuff. Possibly the Plugin may be used as an editor!? Because there is one more thing..

Wavetables can be fed from Nave! Drumloops are possible but a bit lofi.

8MB for user wavetables – means 50 speech tables or 10 normal Waves fit in without re-saving.
USB for uploading Waves / Speech Synth.

• Nave as a Plugin-Synth

• Attack as an App (iOS)


•Re-Worked Waldorf Bundle
▶ Waldorf Product News 2015

Update: Jomox Rackonizer, Eurorack-Module
Filter Matrix with Waveguide, Delays and Reverb interacting. A specialty by Jürgen to keep systems in a resonating and sort of self playing and interacting state. using reverb and Wave Guide sounds cool to me – those jacks may just need some adjustment (more room)? Reckon-gnize me!

jomox rackonizer

B-Step – VST Step Sequencer – OS X & Windows & Linux

B-Step is a VST Step Sequencer für Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

  • it has 4 tracks that can be assigned to 4 pitches with 4 lines of step triggers
  • each position can be set to another chord
  • note repeat per step
  • octave range
  • and dynamics  – which can be adjusted at once via one knob

this is more like a performance sequencer than just a sequence helper. can only be ordered as VST, not as AU.  for 19,99€ b step   Kleiner einfach wirkender 16-Sequencer mit speziellen Funktionen, die ihn komplexere Dinge tun lässt. Zum Beispiel Wiederholungen, Akkordverschiebung und Dynamikänderungen. Außerdem gibt es ihn auch für Linux. http://b-step.monoplugs.com

can be controlled by Launchpad:

Paradox Uncreated – 303filter inspired free VST synth plugIn

God Animates Everything | Classic Esoteric Dualist Monotheism. (yeah!! to this title, blog name and slogan btw!) – well they are from norway and did a simple club track using it with no special video footage in, but well – it is free at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pxu – so you can try and use it yourself.

as they say “including mastering effects used on his latest release “Global Praises”, with a whooping -~3.6dB RMS average master. Completely clean!”

Tone2 ElectraX – VST – a “standard workhorse” kind of synth (VA without Box)

Well I was searching for some softsynths, that fit well into todays production standards and found the ElectraX, which should work quite well on standard music productions without being boring – it’s a va without a box ;)

Tone2 – VST, VSTi, download, synth, synthesizer, AU, audiounit, audio, sound, music, instrument, effect, software, electronic, music.

of course it isn’t just a standard, you may compare it to the Waldorf Largo (Blofeld-Plugin Synth without sample access), it can do samples, wavetables and FM between the 3 oscillators and has 2 filters and arpeggiator. so this is – so to say- a Virus or Blofeld-style synth. The special one in this synth is fractal synthesis which has a sort of changes from “a bit modulated by subtle noise” to a foggy kind of sound, as demoed here (in the end) – it has a vocoder FX inside as well. so it’s somewhere between the NI Massive and standard VAs.

VSTForx free routing of VSTs

VSTForx allows free routing of VSTs, so it’s kind of “modular” VST host.

Additional features:

  • add plug parameter on stage and bind them.
  • operators for parameter connection (inverse, EXP, …)
  • step sequencers and
  • switches
  • audio2parameter-value modules(e.g. ADSR-trigger)
  • load several VST-instruments and assign them via MIDI-channel
  • comes as fx, and VSTi

Currently available for Windows. Mac version planned.

Wave Simulator – Waveterm C

Herr Seib has now put up the Wave Simulator.

for free. Well it is PC/Win only, but it is free. emulating the main functions of the PPG Wave 2.2 / 2.3 and EVU. He says:

Together with Paul Maddox, I developed a hardware/software combination to drag the PPG Waveterm into modern times – Waveterm C. I haven’t found the time yet to finish it – other projects, like VSTHost, consume too much of my time. Besides, the capabilities of today’s average computers have grown to a point where it’s relatively easy to simulate a complete synthesizer, with only minute differences, inside the PC.  So… that’s what I did. A demo version of the standalone variant can be found here, as part of the Waveterm C demo. This demo version has been specially crafted to complement the WTC32 Demo version. It emulates a complete PPG Wave; that means, this simulation consists of a simulated 6809 processor with a simulation of practically all peripheral chips that runs the original PPG software. This way, WaveSimD is nearly 100% compatible to an original PPG Wave. In fact, the simulation is so accurate that I’ve developed the V8.3 Upgrade completely (except for the final tests) on the full version of WaveSim.

Sonically, it isn’t yet absolutely the same as the original, but it comes really close; close enough to allow a really good impression how, for example, a generated wavetable would sound if it had been sent by the full Waveterm C to a real PPG Wave 2.3.

But be sure this is ONE Version, there is a full version, too

WaveSimD is a demo version. This means that it has some limitations which the full version does not have:

bullet no MIDI; WaveSimD is intended for the sole purpose of complementing the WTC32 Demo. For that, MIDI is not necessary. The full version includes a complete MIDI interface – and even allows to remotely control each and every knob and external input (Program Switch, for example) via Midi CC messages.
bullet fixed to Wave 2.3 V6 (full version can be Wave 2.2 V3/V4/V6/V8, 2.3 V6/V8, EVU V2/V3/V4)
bullet bad long-term memory; it always comes up with the factory settings (full version keeps the RAM contents for each of the possible modes between invocations)
bullet reduced controls; the full version can be tweaked far beyond the possibilities of a real Wave (for example, the filters can be turned on and off, tuned over a range of 2 octaves, …)

Forum: Mini Version PPG Waveterm C