B&H Photo appears to have announced the arrival of a new Waldorf synthesizer. It’s called the Waldorf STVC and it’s a String Synthesizer and Vocoder.
What is it with vocoders at the moment? Behringer showed us their VC340 a couple of days ago. The world has gone mad for cheesy disco robot vocals. At least with Waldorf, they are suggesting it can do more than turn you into a Cylon who likes to party, they are pushing the idea that it’s also a string synthesizer.
There’s not a whole lot of detail at the moment other than it’s based on the sound engine of their little Streichfett String Synth. The keyboard and chassis look a lot like the Blofeld and it comes with a gooseneck microphone. It looks beautiful in the way all Waldorf gear does and has some really nice looking controls on the front panel.
Waldorf like to hold their cards close to their chest so it’s a bit of mystery as to where this one came from. And at $899 I wonder how that will compare to the Behringer? No information on the website although there’s been nothing about the Quantum either and they’ve been showing that around for about a year. A product page on a retailers website does tend to indicate that it’s about to be for sale. I imagine we’ll see it at NAMM. Until then, if I get any more nuggets of information I will let you know.