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Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:37 pm
by christianrock
Now I might be the only person that actually has GAS for this, but I do love me some 70s string machine sounds. From the demo it sounds delicious, and since I can't afford the real thing (or let alone maitain one), this seems like it would be a blast to have :)


Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:56 am
by Plink Floyd
christianrock wrote:70s string machines, let alone maitain one


I've not thought about it before, but maintaining something like an ARP OMNI wouldn't be onerous at all. They're very simple compared to analog poly synths. No unobtainamabobbers that I can think of. The biggest pita in the OMNI were the j-wire key contacts that broke. Even if the TOS chip crapped & you couldn't find one, you could replace it with an Arduino gizmo.

Personally though, I think most romplers have that sound covered.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:13 pm
by christianrock
Maybe the new Rolands have that sound covered well, and the Kronos too. But cheaper boards, I think, aren't going to sound like this new Waldorf. Plus, having its own unit with its own controls while it's being midi'ed has its advantages, as it is having its own dedicated purpose-built effects. And for a street price of 299... probably only like 100 dollars more than what the software would cost.

I LIEK MAH HARDWARE!!!CAPSLOCK!!!!!

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:25 pm
by selfinflikted
christianrock wrote:I LIEK MAH HARDWARE!!!CAPSLOCK!!!!!

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:23 pm
by christianrock
selfinflikted wrote:
christianrock wrote:I LIEK MAH HARDWARE!!!CAPSLOCK!!!!!


I think that means you agree?

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:34 pm
by selfinflikted
Yes. And I've been reading about this new Waldorf machine since I noticed this thread this morning. I am intrigued, and my interest is piqued. I mean, who *doesn't* love awesome synth strings?!

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:41 pm
by ElectricPuppy
It's a pretty cool little box. I'm intrigued, too. But i think I can probably get that tonal palette at of SOMETHING I've already got, I'm sure.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:56 pm
by selfinflikted
Ok. This almost made me choke to death. From the official Waldorf site:

Its dual sound engine features a fully 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...

(bolding mine)

:lol:

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:04 pm
by christianrock
Oh now I know you'll get one.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:16 pm
by selfinflikted
bow-chicka-wow-wow.

But, I mean, do they mean "adult movies" or ADULT MOVIES. I'm not picking up what they're putting down.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:13 pm
by christianrock
Are there two kinds? :lol:

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:21 pm
by selfinflikted
I'm not sure. I think I'm having a blonde moment.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:28 pm
by MetroSonus
Well, as we drove past the seedy industrial section of town, my son commented on an adult movie store "that must be where they sll rated R movies".

So apparently there are two kinds.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:50 pm
by selfinflikted
I'm pretty sure that's what I meant. Damnit, stop being so naïve, Mike.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:26 pm
by ElectricPuppy
Coming up on the next Treehouse Super Challenge: Who can create the most bow-chika-wow-wow-worthy track?

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:34 pm
by soundwave106
selfinflikted wrote::lol:


What I find funny too is that the German text mentions no adult movies and lubrication, instead the text seems to read (via Google translate) that composing music on a PC is said to resemble filling your annual tax return. :lol:

Reportedly, "streichfett" is a bit punny, translating to "spreadable fat" ala butter in German. From butter to lubrication to tax returns, we're talking about one *weird*, er, adult movie.... what are those Germans at Waldorf watching over there?! :freak:

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:12 pm
by selfinflikted
soundwave106 wrote:Reportedly, "streichfett" is a bit punny, translating to "spreadable fat" ala butter in German. From butter to lubrication to tax returns, we're talking about one *weird*, er, adult movie.... what are those Germans at Waldorf watching over there?! :freak:


There's a debate on how "streichfett" should be translated on ..damn, I've closed the tab already, but I WANNA say it was on GearSlutz. Apparently, the word can be translated several ways, but I think the intent was, as you've mentioned, "spreadable fat." :lol:

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:13 pm
by selfinflikted
ElectricPuppy wrote:Treehouse Super Challenge


We should all TOTALLY do this again sometime. The last one (Empire Theme) was great fun! Make it so, Number One.

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:25 pm
by Plink Floyd
Who remembers the D**p Thr**t theme? I mean, it had lyrics ffs. :facepalm:

NSFW: show




I know I'm probably some sort of weird perv, but what I remember most about that movie is that it was dripping with

NSFW: show


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great Hammond playing!

IT WAS DRIPPING WITH IT, CORAL!

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:33 pm
by ElectricPuppy
wat