Waldorf iPad Synth

Waldorf and Rolf Wöhrmann design are pioneering a new iPad synthesizer      29/03/12
Waldorf iPad Synth



Waldorf has released the following info on a new iPad synth...
A long tradition of wavetable synthesis – from first PPG synthesizers to the latest developments in terms of Blofeld and Largo – and Rolf Wöhrmann's (TempoRubatos) vast experience with the iPad synthesis made it only natural to come up with a wavetable concept for the iPad, which, as a mobile platform, is becoming increasingly more significant to professional and semi-professional musicians and producers.
Thanks to intelligent gesture recognition and plenty of available graphic performance the iPad is perfect for bringing wavetable synthesis to a new level. For the first time it will be possible to plunge into the depths of wavetables and to make their sound content visible with advanced 3-D technology. The cooperation between Waldorf and TempoRubato, also known for their product line NLog Synth, doesn't stop here: The application will also offer new possibilities for sound manipulation based on Waldorf's very latest spectral research.
Completely new and unheard sounds
An innovative approach to wavetable synthesis allows for the transposition of the spectrum and the balance of periodic and sound spectra entirely independent from a wave's position. The existing wavetable technology is thereby extended by two new dimensions, and it allows for formant shifts as well as numerous other unheard sounds. Also, unlike with typical wavetable instruments, the number and length of waves in a wavetable will no longer be restricted. It's the era of wavetable synthesis V2.0! This app will support a huge number of hardware MIDI interfaces, e. g. all Core MIDI compatible interfaces by IK Multimedia, iConnectMIDI, MIDI Mobilizer II by Line6, ioDock or the Camera Connection Kit by Apple, as well as proprietary interfaces such as the SynthStation by Akai.
App collaboration standards like Sonoma's Audio Copy/Paste, Intua's Audio Pasteboard and Virtual Core MIDI will also be supported like the upcoming AudioBus standard and KORG's WIST synchronization technology.
Joachim Flor, executive manager at Waldorf Music GmbH is pleased: "We are truly excited about our collaboration with Rolf Wöhrmann from TempoRubato. Considering his great experience with the iPad synthesis we are planning to release this excellent synthesiser this summer. Then it will be available at the Apple App Store. It's going to be an exciting time!"
Rolf Wöhrmann is also looking forward to the challenge: "The cooperation with Waldorf Music and the Waldorf developers is a great honour. Waldorf's long history in wave table synthesis and the new and innovative possibilities of the iPad will create an astonishing synthesizer for musicians, sound designers and producers."
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Tak    Said...

Ok!!! This made me back off with my gear plans, and just buy the damn iPad! There was already a great deal of synths that I envied in lust, but Waldorf is too much to pass by, even if it was more expensive. It looks like its not only a unique synth, but also a step or two ahead in both synthesis and interaction with sound shaping!!! I got REALLY excited about it!

29-Mar-12 06:33 PM


xyzzy    Said...

Go Waldorf!!! My iPad and wallet are ready and waiting.

No more dodgy encoders to worry about ;)

01-Apr-12 10:36 PM


Diginerd    Said...

Used to love Fairlight much more than Waldorf, but then Microwave XT and then the Q blew me away and sampling was no longer special.

Fast forward a few years the "CMI" iPad app was nothing more than a stupidly expensive steaming pile of post doggy dinner and the circle is now (almost) complete.

Come on Waldorf, where's the new (cough PPG) Realizer?!

Now that's an idea to drool over... :)

02-Apr-12 03:26 AM


I Don't Like Music    Said...

PPG Realizer on iPad would be brilliant!

02-Apr-12 08:51 AM


raphus    Said...

This looks exciting, but man I wish they'd devote some time to their current customers and make a d*mned Blofeld editor/librarian/wavetable creator for the Mac.

04-Apr-12 01:43 AM


Nick Trass    Said...

The future development of iPad synths is really becoming exciting. The Nlog Synth Pro has been at the top of the list for some time now, now the Waldorf looks set to take things to a whole now level. The 3D wave table technology sounds truly incredible, I can't wait to try this one, it could be life changing. I'd love to try a beta version because now the excitement is really building.

05-Apr-12 07:26 PM


Nick Trass    Said...

The future development of iPad synths is really becoming exciting. The Nlog Synth Pro has been at the top of the list for some time now, now the Waldorf looks set to take things to a whole now level. The 3D wave table technology sounds truly incredible, I can't wait to try this one, it could be life changing. I'd love to try a beta version because now the excitement is really building.

05-Apr-12 07:47 PM


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