This synth has character
Still relevant 8 years latter, the DAC on this synth gives it a quality in its sounds that you just don't get with VST soft synths. Its easy to navigate the menus to edit, and the knobs are rock solid and have a heavy smooth feeling I find quite pleasent. A good amount of the factory presets sound really bad and distorted/clipped. Get some third party soundbanks into this though and your in for some serious ear candy. The pictures of the LCD screen you see on Waldorfs are not what it actually looks like .. in person the LCD is much less contrasy .. more washed out looking .. but its still perfectly adequate for an evening of patch creation. If you use Windows 7 X64 beware of the windows USB midi bug which only lets you have no more than 9 USB midi synths hooked up at once, my Blofeld wasn't being recognized via USB, but then I realized I had filled my computer to capicity with USB synths, and pluggin the Blofeld into my other computer and viola it saw the Blofeld and I was able to transfer patches and samples to the Blofeld via Waldorfs free app. There are a few other small bugs with the Blofeld, but overall its a classy little synth with lots of character.