Largo is the first pure software synthesizer with Waldorf DNA. Largo
mirrors the technology used in Blofeld and Q hardware synthesizers. As with
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 multi-mode filters with steep cut-off,
resonance up to self-oscillation and a drive stage to add even more punch
and graininess 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, the developers
took utmost care in developing the filters. 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 sub-modules 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
Up to 256 voices per instance (depending on available CPU power).
Up to 4 layers per sound.
4 stereo outputs (alternatively 1 stereo sum).
Host automation of almost all parameters.
MIDI Controller automation of the most important parameters.
Largo V1.5 comes with almost 500 new sounds. Together with the sounds
shipping with earlier versions of Largo, this sums up to a total of more
than 700 sounds (we have counted 733 so far). A lot of these new sounds
take use of the new features of Largo. So, take a day off and carefully
listen to the great library we ship with this update.
The most prominent feature of Largo V1.5 is its powerful Browse page. It is
divided in two parts. On the left is a File Browser showing the files and
folders of your sound libraries on your hard disk, on the right is a table
showing the content of the currently loaded bank.
You can 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.
You can also drag and drop sounds from the file manager of your operating
system (Windows Explorer or Macintosh Finder), or copy and paste selected
sounds as a plain text list to a text editor for administrative work.
Search for sounds in the File Browser or Program Manager by typing in part
of the name or category and let Largo find the stuff for you. In the File
Browser, the search result is presented as a list while in the Program
Manager the matching sound are highlighted and the non-matching ones are
By popular demand, we have added three additional parameters per Oscillator
to allow finer control over their behaviour:
Startphase controls, as the name suggests, the phase with which the
Oscillator starts. Set it to around 90. for a sharp attack, set all
Oscillators to the same value to have them start in sync, or let the
Oscillators run freely as they do in real analog synthesizers.
Brilliance controls different aspects depending on the Oscillator model
used. On the Pulse and the Sawtooth waveform, it controls the mix of the
discharge impulse of the capacitor, effectively resulting in a waveform
with stronger high harmonics. With Wavetables, it controls their
interpolation smoothness from perfect interpolation to steps. Those steps
create additional harmonics especially in the lower keyboard ranges as they
happened in the good old PPG Wave and the Waldorf Microwave and Wave.
Last but not least, the Limit parameter controls if the "analog" waveforms
found at the end of most Wavetables are included into Wave Modulations or
if they are left out. This helps creating wavetable scans without always
keeping an eye of not hitting those accidentally.
The Arpeggiator now has the same power as the one found in Largos famous
ancestors, the Waldorf Q, Micro Q and Blofeld. It offers various step types
per step including fancy ones like Chord and Random. This means that you
are not limited to either have an arpeggio or a chord repeater, you can
have both depending on the step the arpeggiator is currently playing. And
it now offers a separate Glide per step for your classic Bassline
Chorus and other effects
Largos new Chorus comes in three flavours. The one with two stages you
already know from earlier versions, and now also with four and six stages
to create lush pads and strings. Spread controls the behaviour of the four
additional stages, when set to zero, all six stages run in sync with a fix
offset creating the ensemble effect of old string machines. When set
higher, the modulation is increasingly decorrelated to make the Chorus
thicker and wider. But we didn't stop here. We've also added Feedback to
make the Chorus effect even thicker. And together with the quite long delay
time, you can now abuse the Chorus as an additional Comb filter (as if the
Largo hadn't enough of them already).
We are not stopping here. Also by popular demand, we added the selection of
Delay and Reverb to the first effect slot. So, you can now create sounds
with a Delay and Reverb at once. Or use two Reverbs, one set to a small
room and the other to a large hall.
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