Waldorf Readies Largo Virtual Analog Synth For Mac & PC
Waldorf is planning to release their long-awaited virtual analog synth, Largo, for Mac and PC in the next couple of weeks. Waldorf claims the Largo “innards” copy the technology utilized in their Blofeld and Q hardware synthesizers.
Largo offers three oscillators, two of them with sub oscillators. These oscillators include models of classic analog waveforms as well as a selection of waves from the PPG and Waldorf Wave stored in two Wavetables. All these run through two Waldorf multimode filters with steep cutoff, resonance up to self-oscillation and a drive stage to add even more punch and grainyness to the sound. Fast envelope generators and flexible LFOs as well as a modulation matrix allow for expressive sound design.
The filters have always been a core part of any Waldorf instrument and the developers took utmost care in developing the filters. Use the comb filters for plucked, stringed or blown sounds. Band pass, high pass, low pass and notch filters are all available with 12 dB and 24 dB slope.
Largo contains an arpeggiator with 16 freely programmable steps as known from the exclusive Q synthesizer line plus an array of effects such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, Delay and Reverb. It has the same exclusive voice architecture as the Q and Blofeld synthesizer line, fully integrated into the total recall system of your Digital Audio Workstation.
» Up to 256 voices per instance (depending on available CPU power)
» Up to 4 layers per sound
» 4 stereo outputs (alternatively 1 stereo sum)
» Host automation of almost all parameters
» MIDI Controller automation of the most important parameters
Waldorf’s Largo for Mac and PC comes in the VST and AudioUnit flavors. No pricing has been announced. More information on the Waldorf Largo.