11362 posts since 21 Mar, 2008, from Hannover, Germany
EnGee wrote:There was a small issue with Largo that puzzled me yesterday!
I tried to duplicate one preset I did with Blofeld (Bass sound). Everything was exactly the same setup, but still I hear a difference in the sound which was in the very start (in Largo there is a slight pop). Anyway, I could get rid of it by increasing the Attack from zero to 5 or so. In Blofeld the Attack is zero and there is no 'pop' at all. So, the envelopes in both are not the same it seems.
I really hope that Waldorf team will update the Envelop's Attack as I much prefer the one in Blofeld if they want to replicate Blofeld's behaviour.
I don't know if there are other differences (Lfo's or other sections). I might just consider Largo as a different synth (for now I prefer Blofeld's sound as it has more depth to it, well slightly).
Opposing to what some people expect Largo and Blofeld are not 100% identical with all parameters and also sound wise while they are indeed very close.
Feature wise both Largo and Blofeld are also not 100% identical. Largo misses some features like e.g. PPG filter, sample playback and custom wavetables support. The FX sections seem to be slightly different too (e.g. the Chorus has more parameters in Largo) and Largo also has some additional additional features not included in Blofeld like e.g. the 2 Sub-Oscs, the dedicated EQ, Bass boost, layers, cetain features of the Unison etc.
Also sound wise there seem to be a few differences, inclduing the wavetables.
If they would change important parameters iike e.g. the envelopes this would break existing presets and soundsets so it is very unlikely that this would happen.
At the end due to the differences i just mentioned they are not 100% compatible anyway and if they would be this could have a serious impact on the Blofeld sales which of course is not really wanted by Waldorf. In other plugins that are emulation of hardware synths usually the hardware synth is alraedy dicontinued (sometimes since a long time) which is not the case with Blofeld and Largo.
Anyway it is possible to recreate Blofeld patches in Largo but it needs a little tweaking opposing to just use the parameters 1:1.
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Ingo Weidner - Sound Design
HW: Blofeld, Pulse 2, UltraNova, Bass Station 2
SW: PPG 3.V, Largo, Nave, Icarus, Avenger, Serum, Legend, Saurus 2, Diva, Komplete 10, many more
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