Waldorf has officially announced their kb37 controller keyboard and a range of new Eurorack analogue modules. What they appear to be labelling as “Electric Licorice” the 3 octave kb37 controller keyboard provides 100 HP space for an increasing range of Eurorack synth modules including some new ones of their own. It features a high quality Fatar TP9 keyboard and a panel of real-time controls which essentially allows you to build you own modular synth. It has a high resolution and temperature controlled 16-bit CV interface providing extremely flexible control for your modules. But it also packs MIDI and a programmable velocity curve into the mix along with pitch and mod wheels, velocity and aftertouch. It’s perfect for the stage as a working, portable modular synth and perfect for the studio in its integration with a larger MIDI and/or CV setup.
Along with that, Waldorf are also releasing a number of modules that you can fill the keyboard up with. They’ve already released the stunning NW1 wavetable module, that borrows from the Nave software synth and the classic Microwave and Wave hardware synths, but are now adding a “dvca1” dual VCA, a “mod1” modulation module and a “cmp1” compressor module. It’s an awesomely innovative idea that’s going to attract a lot of attention at the NAMM show.
Here’s a YouTube video to whet your appetite.
More information: http://www.waldorf-music.info/en/