Waldorf Largo/Blofeld sound AWFUL! – Page 5 – Instruments Forum

Gadget Fiend wrote:

Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:56 pm

zerocrossing wrote:

Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:03 pm

I went into my favorite burger place and tried out the fried chicken sandwich and it was terrible! It totally lacked the delicious, beefy taste and it was fried instead of grilled! NOT RECOMMENDED.

Hmm, you’d think the fried sandwich would taste better. As a chef friend of mine used to say “fat is taste.” Blofeld/Largo are lacking the fat.

Oh, it tasted better, but not like the hamburger which I love.

In my also owning a bunch of hardware informed opinion, Largo sounds great, but I also never expected it to sound like a Microwave 1, or really much like any Waldorf that had come before. Considering that you already have a Microwave 1, I’d think that you’d appreciate having a wavetable synth with a different character. Get that big fatty Microwave 1 burger going and cut that fat with a bit of onion/pickle/mustard/ketchup. Plopping extra cheese, mayonnaise, etc on the burger just ends up too rich. Gotta hit it with some salt/acid.

I personally don’t care what you do or what you like, but this is something I see quite often. Someone sits down with an instrument and due to a failure of imagination, judges it without context. Would I want Largo to be my only wavetable synth? Nope, but I am always thinking of a bigger picture. Salt/Sweet/Fat/Acid/Base/Bitter. Not every synth does everything well. I think Largo definitely adds something to the menu. I also don’t load it up in a project and complain that it doesn’t sound like my Modal 002.

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