This is a digital synth that sounds incredible. Some people across the internet described it as ‘dated’ but let me tell you, this thing is not dated. The sounds you can get with this compete with some sounds from our Roland JX-8P, a synth we relied heavily on.
The Waldorf Streichfett can do gorgeous strings to insane gritty hell on earth. Pump it through an old Yamaha SPX90II and you will be in synth heaven. And that is JUST the string side! There is another side to this that can pump out incredible bass and electric piano sounds. If you want a small, portable, easy to use machine, this is it. We figured it out in minutes. It’ll be part of our live show for ages.
We are using the Streichfett live, in stereo now. It is huge sounding. People can get obsessed with digital vs analogue synths, but come on, it sounds amazing. We have a ton of digital plug-in synths that sound amazing, i’m glad someone finally released an easy to use, incredible sounding synth for live and in studio. This is a great synthesiser for kids as well, it is incredibly easy to learn.
2) Roland JX-8P – Classic 80’s Synth
This thing is a beast. Known for being on many classic albums, including The Cure. We love the presents, particularly the Cello, Fat Fifths and string sounds. They are all incredible. This is a true analogue synth, perhaps one of the lesser known classic Roland Synthesizers, but nevertheless, it booms.
The problem is programming it, its nearly impossible. You can buy a special controller for this, allowing you to adjust the parameters, but they cost more than the synthesizer! A full analogue synth that will explode your speakers if you want. It is, the best sounding synth I’ve used. Its raw, rugged and a beast. Again, we put it through a Warm Audio Tonebeast, crank the gain and bam…you are in another dimension. This was used on most of the songs on our album, most heavily on a song called “Someone Else.”