Waldorf has announced its first Eurorack module at The NAMM Show 2015, January 22-25 in Anaheim, California. The nw1 Wavetable Module represents Waldorf's entrance into the popular Eurorack modular synth system format. It includes an advanced wavetable engine with independent control of spectral envelope and noisiness — just like Nave.
Wavetable scanning is cyclic with optional modulation of travel speed, position, spectrum, and more besides. By providing the Waldorf wavetable set from the company's classic (discontinued) Microwave and Wave synthesizers, this powder-coated, metal surfaced module will easily enrich any Eurorack modular synth system as a potently powerful sound source.
The nw1 Wavetable Module's sound engine also allows for onboard creation of user wavetables via time domain multiple foldover analysis. Any sound source can be connected to the nw1 Wavetable Module via the In 1 CV (Control Voltage) input to transfer audio into a wavetable. You can also use its integrated speech synthesizer to translate typed text into wavetables (via a USB port with galvanic isolation).
Two further CV inputs are also provided alongside a Gate input (for triggering wavetable travel and recording) and a main 1V/Oct CV input with Trim (for pitch control). The 32HP-width nw1 Wavetable Module comes complete with a Eurorack power connector (+/- 12V, 150mA).
The nw1 Wavetable Module is expected to ship during the second quarter of 2015 when it will be available to buy through the company's global network of dealers and retailers for €329.00 (including tax).
Watch Waldorf's product news 2015 video trailer here: youtu.be/GlpRtODl3R8