Expected arrival is May 2018
Waldorf announces the STVC String Synthesizer with vocoder. The string section starts with an oscillator bank using octave dividers, followed by a complex mixer, an equalizer and the ensemble effect, just like string machines from the 70's. The registration knob sweeps through mixer and EQ settings for Violin, Viola, Cello, Brass, Organ, Choir 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.
The Vocoder replaces the equalizer in the string section with the filter bank that models the vocal from the microphone. This produces intelligible speech or singing using the polyphonic oscillator bank. Formants can be modified, which results in dramatic pitch changes. Adjustable jitter of the string oscillators enables a diverse range of effects.
* STVC comes with a high quality gooseneck microphone that plugs into the front panel.