Santa Barbara, CA (October 18, 2006)–The Waldorf Synthesizer Company has been newly resurrected and is wasting no time in delivering a series of innovative new synthesizer products, according to exclusive U.S. distributor QuireTec Designs International. First up: The Waldorf Nano SynCard, a plug-in sound expansion module designed for use with the CME line of MIDI keyboard controllers. The card, as well as future Waldorf products, will be distributed in the U.S. by QuireTec, a company comprised of former Event Electronics executives.
The Nano SynCard, which provides 24-note polyphony and contains over 1000 classic Waldorf synth sounds, easily installs into the back panel of CME’s UF-series keyboards. It is unique, in that it is the only product on the market that allows a controller keyboard to be turned into a full-on synthesizer, complete with real-time control.
“With each UF keyboard able to hold two Nano SynCards, the cost savings and convenience for CME controller owners is exceptional,” noted Michael Marans, QuireTec executive vice president and former Keyboard magazine technical editor. “Waldorf has always been one of the most respected names in advanced synthesis technology. We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with such imaginative designers, and we’re very much looking forward to putting the next generation of exciting new synthesizers into the hands of keyboard players.”
Waldorf is also now bundling three of their software releases as The Waldorf Edition, a pack containing the company’s popular PPG Wave V2, Attack, and D-Pole plug-ins. Each plug-in originally retailed for up to $299. The new Waldorf Edition pack is being offered for $149 for all three. The plug-ins are PC/Mac compatible with applications that support VST 2.0 or AU.
QuireTec has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor for Waldorf products, and expects to have the Waldorf Edition available in stores this fall.