Waldorf Streichfett

Synthesizers | Product code: STREICHFETT | ID: 219413

Waldorf Streichfett

Polyphonic module that combines the best of the previously extinct species of String Synthesizers of the 70s and early 80s. Its dual sound engine features a 128-voice polyphonic strings section and an eight voice solo section, which is essential for recreating how adult movies sounded thirty years ago. The Ensemble Effect handles lubrication of the String Section, while the Effects section adds adjustable Phaser and Reverb. Additionally, the Animate Effect can be used to modulate the strings registration, allowing spectacular sound morphs. The 8-voice Solo Section offset presets named Bass, E-Piano or Clavi, and just like in the typical string machine, the sound has little to do with that name. Instead, these are shimmering and slightly percussive sounds that blend well with the string section. The module also offers Layer/Split and Tremolo for Solo section, and Phaser and Reverb effects. Twelve patches can be stored and selected in the Memory section. Although the User Interface is simple and easy to comprehend, it controls a rather complex sound engine which is capable to deliver rich and creamy pads unlike any other instrument. The controls include a Volume Pot; Strings Section with organic preset select, Crescendo and Release pots; 3-state Octave switch (Base/Both/8va) and Ensemble Mode switch; Ensemble Effect pushbutton; Solo Section with organic solo sound select pot and many more. The unit offers a stereo audio output (Left/Stereo, Right/Mono), a headphone output, a USB connectivity and MIDI in/out. Dimensions: 65 x 185 x 185 mm. Weight: 900 g.

Parameters and specifications

Polyphony

128

Outputs

1x Headphone Jack 6,3mm TRS, Line Jack 6,3mm TRS

Sequencer

No

USB MIDI

Yes

USB to Device

No

Battery operation possible

No

USB to Host

Yes

Package contents

Manual

Weight

900 g

UK/EU Power supply included

Yes

Made in

China

Overall score based on 2 user reviews:

4,56

Do you own Waldorf Streichfett or have you had a chance to try it?

Richard K.

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Overall impression

Date
2017-07-11

Not the most versatile synth available; its sound is instantly recognisable - not always good when trying to do something new. But the sound is excellent, it's a sound impossible to get any other way, and a very useful addition to an existing set-up. I typically use it layered with other synths with ensemble OFF and that way it really doesn't sound too much like Jean Michel Jarre. At this price it's a no-brainer. Everyone should have one! The only downer is that I'd have liked more knobs to twiddle.

Milan M.

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Features/Options

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Overall impression

Date
2016-07-14
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