While I use mostly software synthesizers these days, every now and then I get a bit of hardware gear lust. A few months back I was eying the Waldorf Blofeld. After watching videos like this one http://bit.ly/1zGyfm on YouTube I was quite impressed with the matrix editing and sound design possibilities looked quite interesting.
Soon after I saw the announcement that Waldorf released a software synth called the Waldorf Largo. This made me hold off on any hardware purchase and hold out for a demo of the software version so I could give it a try. Well the wait is over – the synth can now download for a 30-Day evaluation. Interestingly though, you can't buy Largo from the Waldorf web site and instead have to purchase from a music store. I've provided links for the the free demo and to online music stores at the bottom of this post.
More on the Largo…
Here is Waldorf’s Marketing blurb on Largo:
Many producers and synthesizer enthusiasts asked for a full-blown Waldorf Synthesizer for their virtual rack. We listened, and now we proudly present Largo. Largo is the first pure software synthesizer with Waldorf DNA. And again – it is the cutting edge sound that makes the big difference.
I also found these two demo videos on the Wadorf Largo. They are in German, but you’ll get the idea even if you don’t speak German.
What do you think?
After I download and play with Largo a bit, I'll post some impressions as a comment to this post. Let me know what you think about Largo by jumping in with some comments.
- Download Free Trial of Waldorf Largo
- Learn More About Largo
- Buy Waldorf Largo Software Synthesizer from Musicians Friend
- Buy Waldorf Largo Software Synthesizer from ZZounds
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