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Based Waldorf's Streichfett string synthesizer module, Waldorf STVC combines the sound engine of Streitchfett with a powerful vocoder, all inside a rugged Blofeld-style chassis with the same great keybed as Blofeld.
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Based on Waldorf's popular Streichfett string synthesizer module, Waldorf STVC combines the sound engine of Streitchfett with a powerful vocoder, all inside a rugged Blofeld-style chassis with the same great keybed as Blofeld.
The String section starts with an oscillator bank using octave dividers, followed by a complex mixer, an equalizer and an ensemble effect, just like string machines from the 70s. A single Registration knob sweeps through mixer and EQ settings for violin, viola, cello, brass, organ, choir and more for creating rich and creamy sonic textures.
The Solo section is a 16-voice synthesizer that complements the string sounds. A single Tone knob sweeps through many useful settings. Solo is the sidekick to the strings, but it is powerful enough to be the lead character every now and then.
The Vocoder replaces the equalizer in the string section with a filter bank that models the vocal tract from speech input. This can produce quite intelligible speech or singing using the fully polyphonic oscillator bank. Formants can be modified, which can result in a perceived change of gender. Adjustable jitter of the string oscillators renders the voice hoarse, creaky or a complete whisper. Solo can pass through the Vocoder or play in parallel.
The Freeze button lets you freeze a short speech fragment, which is then repeated by the Vocoder whenever a key is pressed. Change of playback speed, like faster, backwards or a complete stop are possible and fun, as well as formant change.
A novel Tweak function allows for modification or modulation of details like the solo cutoff frequency or the Chorus LFO rate. It is similar to a modulation matrix, but it also allows to alter implicit settings with a fixed value or an offset.
Three effects operate simultaneously. Animate is a modulation of the string or vocoder registration, while a Phaser is a must for any decent string machine. A high quality Reverb with adjustable size can be mixed to the output.
STVC comes with a high quality gooseneck microphone that plugs right into the front panel where it belongs.
|Included from Manufacturer||Gooseneck vocoder microphone|
|Number of Keys||49|
|Key Action||Synth action with velocity and aftertouch|
|Voices of Polyphony||128|
|Oscillators per Voice||Varies by Sound Engine|
|Effects||Animate (modulates Strings Registration value)
|Audio File Playback||No|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||MIDI Recording|
|Audio Inputs||Vocoder microphone XLR input on top panel|
|Audio Outputs||Dual 1/4" stereo output
1/8" stereo headphone output
|Control Connections||1/4" expression pedal input
1/4" sustain footswitch input
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch/mod wheels|
|Product Weight||18 lbs.|