Next-gen String Machine
Back in the late '70s, synthesists desperately tried replicating strings, failed miserably, and came up with many of the most iconic synth sounds of all time. The Waldorf Streichfett synth string module delivers this same kind of sound in a way few of us at Sweetwater have seen in decades, and it's absolutely astonishing. From solo sounds to massive layered ensembles, the Streichfett gives you an impressive range of tone and character, while onboard effects give you unlimited freedom to explore your creativity. And with both MIDI and USB connectivity, integrating a Waldorf Streichfett into you rig is a piece of cake.
Waldorf Streichfett Synth String Module at a Glance:
- Build a rich and lush sound bed with the Strings section
- Add definition to your program with the Solo section
- Get crazy and creative with the Effects section
Build a rich and lush sound bed with the Strings section
Smoothly morph through a set of five sounds styles as well as a combination of voices with the use of a single knob in the String section, one of two sound engines onboard the Waldorf Streichfett synth module. It's amazing how broad the Streichfett's range is with just this single control, and yet you can further define the sound by adjusting the Crescendo (attack) and Release knobs, and a dedicated Ensemble control lets you add incredible dimension to the sound by running it through either a string machine effect, a chorus effect, or both. All told, the Strings section is one of the most powerful yet totally intuitive synthesizers you're likely to ever play with.
Add definition to your program with the Solo section
On the Solo side of the Streichfett, you'll find another continuously variable tone control that lets you morph between five classic synth voices, allowing you to create leads, basses, or other more defined sounds. A 1-knob tremolo control lets you add energy into the solo sound, and a set of envelope controls let you set the attack and release plus two decay/sustain options, so you can dial in a range from fast and percussive to long and languishing tones. One of the things Sweetwater synth nuts find particularly cool about the Streichfett's Solo section is the Split control, which lets you define any key as either the high or low cutoff for the Solo tone, allowing you to get two separate instruments when you play.
Get crazy and creative with the Effects section
The Streichfett's Effects section may look simple, but Waldorf certainly didn't scrimp on the sound-enhancing mojo. There are three effects settings, Animate, Phaser, and Reverb, plus a single knob to control the intensity of the effect. The Animate effect adds an LFO modulation to the Strings section's Registration control, shifting the character of the base sound faster and more dramatically as you push the Depth knob. The Phaser setting works the same way, increasing the feedback, depth, and rate with a single control to add anything from a subtle shimmer to pure insanity to your sound. Lastly, there's a lush reverb onboard to add dimension to your tone. And to top it all off, the Memory section next door gives you 12 slots to save your favorite sounds.
Waldorf Streichfett Synth String Module Features:
- Fully polyphonic synth module that gives you a world of classic synth strings and more
- Blend between two sound engines to create anything from edgy solo voices to rich ensembles
- The Strings section lets you create wide and full string section sounds
- The Solo section lets you add a separate lead or bass sound to the mix in a layer or split
- Enhance your sound with one of three cool onboard effects (in addition to tremolo on the Solo voice)
- Save your favorite sounds in 12 memory slots
- USB and MIDI connectivity provides ample integration options
Add a world of synth string sounds to your rig with the Waldorf Streichfett!
Sound Engine Type(s) Modeling Polyphony 128 Notes Number of Effects 4 Effects Types Tremolo, Phaser, Reverb, LFO Analog Outputs 1 x 1/8", 2 x 1/4" MIDI I/O In/Out/USB USB 1 x Type B Height 2.56" Width 7.28" Depth 7.28" Weight 1.98 lbs. Power Supply USB Manufacturer Part Number WDF-STR-1