Waldorf Largo

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felis
KVRian
651 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:31 pm

triple :hihi:
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felis
KVRian
651 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:31 pm

double

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VELLTONE MUSIC
KVRian
884 posts since 19 Sep, 2017 from Galaxy far away

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm

i'll not gonna be surprised if dissappear next month as v-station is currently not available anywhere...who knows,software market is ridiculous sometimes :)
Oo come on,again thumbs down,what i said,it's not for sure,may offer something better next year :)
It is not a 'pro' to do presets before to explore a synth,but couldn't resist - just upload a preset in download section,Largo definitely is a monster,so glad didn't save these 20 euro :)Cheers :)
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Sonny Nieuwenhuizen
KVRer
9 posts since 30 Jun, 2020

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:19 am

I got Largo on the discount yesterday and I have to say I'm blown away. I can't but my finger on exactly what sets it apart from other soft synths but it just feels....REAL. Immediate. It was a loooong time ago I had so much fun with a VST synth. I'm gonna go further even and say that I prefer it over the Blofeld I had.

Admittedly I didn't know Waldorf were in the software game too...I was pleasantly surprised by Largo and I will definitely try out some of their other instruments.

rafa1981
KVRist
171 posts since 4 Jan, 2007

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 am

Sonny Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:19 am
Admittedly I didn't know Waldorf were in the software game too...I was pleasantly surprised by Largo and I will definitely try out some of their other instruments.
I still like the early 2000's "Attack" drum machine on Waldorf Edition 2, It's very old but pretty characteristic too. Sometimes there is no resolution enough on the buttons when setting values, so small steps do too big sound changes, but still usable.

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/waldor ... by-waldorf

maschinelf
KVRian
829 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:27 am

Was tempted by this and quite liked the sound. I'd also say it sound better than the Blofeld, though that is not saying much since it's my least favourite hardware synth among the ones I've owned. I'd say for example that the micromonsta sounds so much better.

Ultimately though considering the outdated GUI and it not being multi-touch compatible I got Thorn instead, which though heavier on CPU has a sound I like more and also a more modern resizeable GUI. Also $10 cheaper.

chk071
KVRAF
24719 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:45 am

:smack:

Just shows again how subjective it is sometimes. :) Thorn never did anything for me.
Plugins and a DAW. On a operating system. Which runs on a computer.

Sonny Nieuwenhuizen
KVRer
9 posts since 30 Jun, 2020

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 am

rafa1981 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 am
Sonny Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:19 am
Admittedly I didn't know Waldorf were in the software game too...I was pleasantly surprised by Largo and I will definitely try out some of their other instruments.
I still like the early 2000's "Attack" drum machine on Waldorf Edition 2, It's very old but pretty characteristic too. Sometimes there is no resolution enough on the buttons when setting values, so small steps do too big sound changes, but still usable.

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/waldor ... by-waldorf
Thanks for that tip! Much appreciated.

Sonny Nieuwenhuizen
KVRer
9 posts since 30 Jun, 2020

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:59 am

maschinelf wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:27 am
Was tempted by this and quite liked the sound. I'd also say it sound better than the Blofeld, though that is not saying much since it's my least favourite hardware synth among the ones I've owned. I'd say for example that the micromonsta sounds so much better.

Ultimately though considering the outdated GUI and it not being multi-touch compatible I got Thorn instead, which though heavier on CPU has a sound I like more and also a more modern resizeable GUI. Also $10 cheaper.
For me it's not only the sound that I prefer but also the direct interface. Like I said, I don't know why this synth has my preference over other wavetable synths but it just has a very direct and almost tactile feel to it.

I'll have a look at Thorn. I own Tantra so I might feel familiar in Thorn too. I'm a bit tempted by Initial Audios Sektor too, but already having Dune, Serum, Avenger, Wavetable and now Largo, I might be set on the wavetable front for a while.

anoise
KVRist
284 posts since 1 Jul, 2009

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:10 am

chk071 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:45 am
:smack:

Just shows again how subjective it is sometimes. :) Thorn never did anything for me.
+1
Thorn to me sounds very harsh and bright in an unpleasant way, but than again, Spire is one of my most used synths along with Hive 2. I read you don't like Hive, so...yeah, it is subjective. :)

SneakyBeats
KVRer
19 posts since 29 Jun, 2020

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:15 am

Sonny Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 am
rafa1981 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 am
Sonny Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:19 am
Admittedly I didn't know Waldorf were in the software game too...I was pleasantly surprised by Largo and I will definitely try out some of their other instruments.
I still like the early 2000's "Attack" drum machine on Waldorf Edition 2, It's very old but pretty characteristic too. Sometimes there is no resolution enough on the buttons when setting values, so small steps do too big sound changes, but still usable.

https://www.kvraudio.com/product/waldor ... by-waldorf
Thanks for that tip! Much appreciated.
That 6pole (or whatever the name was) is a nice filter too. Very digital flavor.

SneakyBeats
KVRer
19 posts since 29 Jun, 2020

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:25 am

v1o wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:52 pm
If you think the the patch browser is bad here wait till you try PPG Wave V3. The factory pages don't even have names they're just numbers.
Waiting for 29€ deal for that too :hyper:

Sonny Nieuwenhuizen
KVRer
9 posts since 30 Jun, 2020

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:58 am

SneakyBeats wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:25 am
v1o wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:52 pm
If you think the the patch browser is bad here wait till you try PPG Wave V3. The factory pages don't even have names they're just numbers.
Waiting for 29€ deal for that too :hyper:
Are you hoping/waiting/wishing or knowing it'll come? :) Edit: 'cause if you're not sure, I might go for that pack today.
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maschinelf
KVRian
829 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:04 am

Sonny Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:59 am
For me it's not only the sound that I prefer but also the direct interface. Like I said, I don't know why this synth has my preference over other wavetable synths but it just has a very direct and almost tactile feel to it.

I'll have a look at Thorn. I own Tantra so I might feel familiar in Thorn too. I'm a bit tempted by Initial Audios Sektor too, but already having Dune, Serum, Avenger, Wavetable and now Largo, I might be set on the wavetable front for a while.
Yea I did like Largo but everything considered and the current state of both I just liked Thorn more. Thorn also has a direct interface, probably more so.

Sonny Nieuwenhuizen
KVRer
9 posts since 30 Jun, 2020

Re: Waldorf Largo

Post Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:12 am

maschinelf wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:04 am
Sonny Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:59 am
For me it's not only the sound that I prefer but also the direct interface. Like I said, I don't know why this synth has my preference over other wavetable synths but it just has a very direct and almost tactile feel to it.

I'll have a look at Thorn. I own Tantra so I might feel familiar in Thorn too. I'm a bit tempted by Initial Audios Sektor too, but already having Dune, Serum, Avenger, Wavetable and now Largo, I might be set on the wavetable front for a while.
Yea I did like Largo but everything considered and the current state of both I just liked Thorn more. Thorn also has a direct interface, probably more so.
I might have to demo it then. Tantra is not absolutely direct imo, but maybe they're not as similar as they look! I use it mainly to edit presets.

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