Waldorf Rocket – louder than the Saturn V engine

The rocket took off. “Its incredible sound is much more louder than the legendary Saturn V engine, and never before has this been achieved with such an enormous fun factor.” (Waldorf)

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Specifications:

  • Analog multimode-filter (VCF) with Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass
  • Highly flexible oscillator-section with pulse width modulation and hard sync
  • Up to 8 oscillators in unison for chords or Ultra High Density Sawtooth
  • Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO), frequency range from 0,05 – 50 Hz
  • Envelopes for VCA, VCF and Sync
  • Booster circuit to generate aggressive sounds
  • Arpeggiator with different rhythmic patterns
  • VCF-input, glide
  • USB powered
  • MIDI in and out
  • MIDI clock sync
  • Launch key for easy pre listening

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The Rocket features an analog multimode VCF with lowpass, bandpass, and highpass, resonance up to self oscillation and beyond, a powerful monophonic 8-oscillator section with ultra high density sawtooth and unison for chord play.

Furthermore there’s a powerful arpeggiator and a destructive booster circuit.

Since we’re all waiting for the Pulse 2 to come, the Rocket is a big surprise. It looks gorgeous, it looks intuitive, it hopefully sounds good … and well, it’s a real bargain. For a modest 220 Euros (= internet offers, official price is 244 Euros) the Rocket is yours!

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Find our in-depth Waldorf Rocket review here:
http://greatsynthesizers.com/en/test/waldorf-rocket-the-synth-from-another-star/

More information:
http://www.waldorf-music.info/en/rocket-synthesizer.html

All graphics (c) Waldorf.

Filed under 2013, General

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