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Waldorf Releases Largo 2 - 27/10/23 screenshot
Software synthesizer gets a new look and a scalable user interface

LARGO 2 has been redesigned and now offers a scalable user interface for use on modern 5K or FHD laptop monitors and is also fully compatible with existing sound libraries and available sound sets.

oscillators & wavetables
3 fat oscillators per voice (two of them with sub oscillators) with classic waveforms and 68 Wavetables taken from the legendary Microwave and Wave synthesizer as also Q and Blofeld. Up to 4 layers per sound and 4 stereo outputs

lfos
3 fast LFOs syncable to MIDI Clock and note retrigger with adjustable start phase, freely drawable LFO waveform with 16 steps (LFO3)

envelopes
4 ultrafast Envelopes with selectable types and different Loop Modes

huge mod matrix
extremely versatile modulation matrix with 16 Slots, freely programmable, speed far into audio range make for a sound designer’s dream.

powerful arpeggiator
Largo’s arpeggiator is one of the most advanced of its kind. In addition to the standard functions, you can create your own patterns with up to 16 steps.

2 fx slots per layer
High quality Chorus with four and six stages to create lush pads and strings.

filter
Largo 2 offers 2 independent multimode filters and we have added a variety of 3 formant filter types which mimic the frequency response of the human vocal tract. By using the cutoff parameter you can morph between the vowels a-e-i-o-u for all your favorite choir and voice-like modulations.

powerful soundbrowser
Drag and drop sounds between the File Browser and the Program Manager for loading and saving, rearrange sounds on disk or in the current bank, copy and paste, and much more.

System Requirements

• Microsoft Windows - 7/10/11, Intel- or AMD-based PC (64 Bit only)
• MacOS - 10.14x or higher, Inter or Apple Silicon-based Mac (64 Bit only)
• Supported Formats: VST2/ VST3/ AU/ AAX
• NKS support



Buy Largo €99* | Buy Upgrade €29.99* | Get Trial Version
*These are promo prices valid until November 30, 2023.
After this period, Largo can be bought for €149 and the Upgrade for €39.99.

More information:

comments

  Resident 23.12.2009 1 1603
+333
is this deal legit?
https://audioplugin.deals/product/largo-by-waldorf/
  Member 18.01.2020 22 85
+734
this is a deal for largo 1
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Zuse
  Member 22.07.2019 26
+6
That's actually not too bad if you don't already own it.. You can buy Largo 1 there for $30, register it to your Waldorf account and then you should be able to buy the Largo 2 upgrade for $30 from Waldorf. You can save about $40 or so off the full price that way.
  Resident 23.12.2009 1 1603
+333
I wonder if they ever fix Largo 1 to run native under Apple Silicon or if they force users to pay for the update.

Changelog:
new resizable 'bright dazzling' GUI
Formantfilter
working native apple silicon support under logic
  Member 24.02.2023 211
+76
They retain their best features on their hardware ... and it shows.
They ONLY added format filters engine side.

What a joke ... you pay 40 bucks update for a scalable GUI

ppl are asking for virtual Blofeld and such for YEARS
But of course ... they are not going to do it, to sell hardware.
  Member 10.02.2014 14 299
+756
My opinion
This synthesizer is amazing
Unfortunately, the way to navigate and choose presets is not at his level
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
  Resident 3.08.2022 49 24
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quote by Ploufppl are asking for virtual Blofeld and such for YEARS
But of course ... they are not going to do it, to sell hardware.
Today, 11:19

The Largo is actually a Virtual Blofeld, perhaps the text below will convince:

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.
No wonder, as Largo mirrors the technology used in Blofeld and Q hardware synthesizers. As for every Waldorf instrument, ergonomics are a core feature on screen as well. Your eyes will be pleased with a clearly structured, graphical user interface that supports your workflow intuitively.

Largo offers three fat 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. Ultra-fast envelope generators and flexible LFOs as well as an easy to understand, yet extremely versatile modulation matrix make for a sound designer’s dream.

The filters have always been a core part of any Waldorf instrument. With outstanding expertise in both analog and digital synthesis, our developers took utmost care in developing the filters. And you can hear a significant difference when working with a Waldorf filter – they just sound right! 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. All of them sound extremely accurate and add pure sonic quality to the sound of your music.

Largo contains a flexible arpeggiator with 16 freely programmable steps as known from the exclusive Q synthesizer line plus an array of high quality effects such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, Delay and Reverb.

The clearly arranged user interface helps you to create your own powerful synthesizer sounds in a breeze. Oscillators and filters are always in direct access while the submodules are only a mouse click away. 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.

Source: https://waldorfmusic.com/largo-en/

- December 2007 - Waldorf releases Blofeld Desktop
- June 2009 - Waldorf releases Largo

- The release of the Blofeld synthesizer in 2007 helped resurrect Waldorf Music GmbH from near extinction.

- In 2004 it looked like game over for Waldorf, but the German company are back, with a hardware synth that more than lives up to their former reputation... Waldorf Blofeld. Published June 2008
  Resident 3.08.2022 49 24
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quote by PloufNot
https://gearspace.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/970679-waldorf-blofeld-largo.html

Thanks Plouf for the link and your opinion and experience.

The original hardware usually sounds better than the software emulation. However, hardware is much more expensive than software. The Largo VSTi is more practical to use, the Blofeld has many submenus, which makes sound design difficult and annoying.

I know this because I had a Blofeld myself and made 3 free soundbanks:
Sonic Sirius - Sound Design

I also made 10 free soundbanks for the Largo:
Sonic Sirius - Sound Design for Hardware and Softwaresynthesizer

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