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Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by Bud Weiser » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:46 am

Waldorf will build the "Valkyrie" synth as a desktop/ rackmount module 1st and as a keyboard instrument later.
It will appear at Winter NAMM ...
Price is EUR 1.899,-

https://www.soundonsound.com/news/waldo ... ll-it-kyra

I imagine it being in my rack together w/ XITE-1 and J.B. Solaris 1HU rackmount unit.

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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by dawman » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:19 pm

It does fill in the gaps Solaris has with digital snappy waveforms.
Maybe push those tones through Solaris Filters.
Didn’t hear their Filters, so I’m assuming they’re not being highlighted for a reason.
Usually you show a synths strengths in a demo.

Cool synth though. Nice price too.

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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by Marco » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:07 pm

Higher faster more Polyphony more most to much for me. Today's synth overflow gives me a good reason to keep my money in the pocket and save it for something that I really miss in my life.
The kyra is to big for my music.
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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by Bud Weiser » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:27 pm

dawman wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Didn’t hear their Filters, so I’m assuming they’re not being highlighted for a reason.
Usually you show a synths strengths in a demo.
All demos from Musikmesse are prototype.
I think it will at least be on par w/ Virus TI2 and Waldorf might add some stuff too.
We´ll see other demos when the final (Waldorf) version is assembled.

And yes, I´m interested in high polyphony, lots of options incl. poly portamento also to take some load from SCOPE, then use SCOPE synths w/ low polyphony and/or monophonic.

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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by astroman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 am

it's an interesting device for sure - the designer mentioned he got stuck with Sharcs at some point.
But he outsourced most of the implementation to fellows who know how to handle this stuff.
It's very different from CPU/DSP programming.

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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by dawman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:16 am

Howdy Astro...🙋🏼‍♂️

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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by astroman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:09 am

still hanging around that climbing spot in my avatar, but the trousers need repair :D
Funny thing in this context: I once met another climber who was quite involved with FPGA technology.
Of course for industrial applications (where the money is...), but it's a fascinating theme.


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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by braincell » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:29 pm

I don't need that many voices. Rather get the Prophet X.

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Re: Waldorf Kyra (Valkyrie)

Post by spacef » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:44 am

The more I read abour FPGA, the more I think that Scope/Xite itself is a kind of FPGA.... (it can be programmed to do different stuff, every user has a different setup, default config has to be loaded on start etc etc....). Of course I understand it is not the same, but the Scope system seems to have many advantages of the FGPA, eventhough it runs on many DSPs.
Of course, I am not qualified to make a comparison of features between DSP and FPGA, and what I just said is poetry rather than technicalities :-) .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUsHwi4M4xE

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