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Waldorf bloX is an AudioUnit and VST Editor / Librarian plug-in to control Waldorf Blofeld desktop / Blofeld Keyboard hardware synthesizers right from your DAW.

This plug-in works as AudioUnit and/or VST plug-in in all DAWs. Download the DEMO today, read the setup guide and give it a go, it will be worth it!

Compatible with:
Waldorf Blofeld and Blofeld Keyboard
Plug-in Format:
AudioUnit | VST
Plug-in bit depth:
32-bit | 64-bit
Minimum OS:
Windows 7 | macOS 10.7
with Plug-in Format compatible host
Other Notes:
AAX, VST3 and Standalone are in development
32-bit support will be discontinued with v3 release

Waldorf bloX AudioUnit & VST Librarian Editor Plug-in

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$ 49.95

Waldorf bloX is an AudioUnit and VST Editor / Librarian plug-in to control Waldorf Blofeld desktop / Blofeld Keyboard hardware synthesizers right from your DAW.

This plug-in works as AudioUnit and/or VST plug-in in all DAWs. Download the DEMO today, read the setup guide and give it a go, it will be worth it!

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Downloads

macOS 32/64-bit DEMO

macOS 10.6 – Catalina

Windows 32/64-bit DEMO

Windows XP or better

Waldorf bloX User Manual

Manual will be available with upcoming update

Waldorf bloX AudioUnit & VSTi Librarian Editor Plug-in

Waldorf bloX AudioUnit & VST Librarian Editor Plug-in, for one of the best synthesizers to date, Waldorf Blofeld series. Faster control and automation access than ever, bloX takes your Waldorf Blofeld into a whole new level in the game! Control the same way you use your VSTi and AudioUnit plug-ins. Connect your Hardware seamlessly into your DAW. bloX will recall your patch settings when you open your project and the data will be sent to your Waldorf Blofeld-series automatically once you open your project. The only thing you need to worry, is that you power-up your synth. We also added the ability to load in Waldorf microQ and Q patches! (WHAT? Yes!) You can run our plugin in Mac AudioUnit & VST format and PC VST format (both 32 & 64bit).

Waldorf bloX connected to Waldorf Blofeld

Make the connection, again.

Faster Workflow

Since there are a lot of great software synthesizers in the markets today and because they are so fast to use, we wanted to bring this functionality to every producer out there with bloX plugin and Waldorf Blofeld. It is now much faster to scroll thru patches & make edits within your DAW.

The best part is, when you reopen your project, you don’t have to worry about the patch data you had on your synth while producing: Our plugin stores all the data within the project and when you reopen the project, all of the used data gets sent to your hardware, automatically! No more external applications for saving, loading or transferring patch data. Welcome total recall.

  • Control Waldorf Blofeld desktop / Blofeld Keyboard synthesizer directly from your DAW.
  • Automate almost every parameter directly from your DAW.
  • No need to remember CC’s for each knobs / per synthesizer. Goodbye sticky notes!
  • Load, Edit and Store patches into hardware memory or in your HDD personal library.
  • Store any Waldorf microQ / Q / Blofeld compatible soundset in your HDD library folder and browse it from our plugin.
  • Send banks or individual patches from librarian to hardware.
  • Request banks or individual patches from hardware to librarian.
  • Total Recall: When you reopen your project, all of the data used in it, will be sent to the hardware, automatically!

Check Specifications tab for more info about the plug-in capabilities.

Setting Up the Connection

It is very easy to setup our plugin and to start using in your productions. Just follow the steps below and you can’t go wrong. Check our Articles for more guidance and troubleshooting.

DAW Settings:

  • Fire up your DAW and head to settings.
  • Make sure MIDI input from the terminal used with your synth is disabled or adjust a filter in settings to disable CC and SysEx messages passing through.
  • Load our bloX Plugin and select appropriate MIDI terminals from the upper right corner where your Blofeld is connected. Only MIDI in and out, MIDI thru is not supported.
  • Plugin is now ready to receive and send data to your Blofeld.

Synthesizer Settings:

Fire up your Waldorf Blofeld.

  • Enter Multimode.
  • Make sure Global has Ctl.send at Ctl+SysEx and receive is on.
  • Enable Program and Bank Changes.
  • Make sure Device ID matches with plug-in and hardware.
  • Blofeld is now ready to communicate with our plug-in.

DAW MIDI Filtering:

It is important to filter hardware MIDI messages coming from the Blofeld to avoid double processing the messages. Double processing happens when message is first received via the plug-in MIDI interface and then again from DAW MIDI interface.

MIDI in Windows environment does not support recourse sharing (in most cases), so you would have to disable the MIDI ports from DAW anyway.

More info in our Setting MIDI Devices User Guide.

Check Downloads / Socials tab for detailed synthesizer settings.

What you CAN do with our Waldorf bloX plug-in:

  • Control your Waldorf Blofeld series hardware synthesizer directly from your DAW.
  • Edit almost every parameter of your synthesizer from single bloX plug-in instance.
  • We added a bit more than 3000 parameters to the plugin (16 parts) so the sound editing should be painless and quick task.
  • Automate almost every CC parameter in your DAW.
  • Easier to handle automations than trying to remember hundreds of #CC’s.
  • Layer multiple patches to create massive leads or such.
  • Mute, adjust levels, panning, outputs and such from the plugin, per channel.
  • Parameters that are available for automation will be listed on your DAW. (Ableton Live and other DAWs sees our parameters, when parameter is touched).
  • Total Recall of the sounds used when loading project containing our plug-in.
  • All of the current parameters from the plugin will be sent to the hardwares temp memory up on project reload!
  • Time saver when thinking about storing, naming and loading data from multiple hardwares per project.
  • Plugin reacts to hardware knob movements and displays knob, menu and button values within the plugin display.
  • Store banks to your Blofeld-series from the librarian.
  • Store patches to your Blofeld-series from the librarian.
  • Request banks from your Blofeld-series to the librarian.
  • Request patches from your Blofeld-series to the librarian.
  • Store requested or modified bank data to your own library (on your HDD).
  • View & edit patch name in plug-in interface.
  • View & edit category name in plug-in interface.
  • Librarian supports MIDI and SysEx soundset formats across all Blofeld, microQ and Q models.
  • Select next or previous librarian patch from hardware.
  • Select next or previous hardware patch from librarian.
  • Move patches from one bank to another and save as you like.
  • You can send patches from the plug-in to your synthesizers Temp memory buffer OR you can write user memory slots through our plug-in.
  • Download and import all of the Blofeld, microQ and Q series soundsets in one folder for quick access through the plugin.
  • Each part can have its own patch.
  • Each part has its own parameters which you can automate from your DAW.

What our plug-in can NOT do:

  • Transmit any audio. You have to plug your Synthesizers audio jacks into your mixer in order to hear the sound.
  • You can not remotely start and / or shut down your Synthesizer.

Operating system specified settings / limits:

Windows limitations

Since Windows platform CAN NOT share resources between applications, it is important that you disable the MIDI input and output from your DAWs settings which you are intending to use with our plugin. If you leave the port open, our plugin will see it and once you click to use it, it WILL crash your DAW and you will lose your data. Check our tutorials for videos and documents to get everything working properly!

macOS limitations

macOS works “out from the box” with resource sharing, you are good to go once you insert the plugin into your DAW. However, our plugin can cause you a MIDI loop if you leave the port open / unfiltered from your hardware to your DAW. You can set various filters in your DAW. (please refer to your DAW manual how to do it).

Requirements:

  • Waldorf Blofeld hardware synth.
    Waldorf Blofeld | Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard
  • MIDI interface (cheap interfaces & RME MIDI ports will not work).
  • macOS 10.6 or later with AudioUnit or VST host.
  • Windows XP or later with VSTi 2.4 compliant host.
  • at least 1500×757 pixel resolution on your display.

What you get up on purchase:

  • Mystery Islands Music bloX Editor & Librarian plugin for macOS and Windows platforms. AudioUnit and VST included for both, 32 and 64 bit DAWs.
  • Personal activation key, which is downloadable from “Downloads” page after purchase.
  • Full access to free updates, which can be downloaded from “Downloads” page after purchase.
  • Mystery Islands Music “Best Of Both Worlds” Soundset included.
  • Waldorf Blofeld Factory Preset Banks included.

Support:

  • As long as you have purchased valid license from our store, you are entitled to support and updates for life-time.
  • Our Documentation & Knowledge Base can be accessed here: Waldorf bloX Documentation Home

New users: download the DEMO version and give it a go!

Downloads should be available in the downloads bar above

DEMO limitations:

  • Automating parameters is disabled.
  • Total Recall is disabled.
  • Some librarian functions are disabled.
  • DEMO can not be registered. FULL version downloads will appear here once purchased and logged in.

Plug-in license owners can download full installers from Downloads Page

Prepare your Waldorf Blofeld Desktop or Blofeld Keyboard for the plug-in

Waldorf Blofeld Settings

  • GlobalChn = we prefer to set this at channel 16.
  • SysEx ID = 1 preferred. This will be auto detected once the MIDI in and MIDI out is set at the plug-in.
  • Arp Send = your choice.
  • Ctl.send = Ctl+SysEx.
  • Ctl receive = on.
  • Clock = Auto.
  • Rx PrgChg = Nmb.+Bank.
  • Tx PrgChg = Nmb.+Bank.

Waldorf bloX Documentation Home

  • NOTE: If Blofeld is your master keyboard, you might want to set Local Control to OFF so that sound in the synth won’t change when controlling other plug-ins.

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Digital Audio Workstation Guides

Setting MIDI Devices

Setting MIDI Devices - macOS MIDI Setup config step 01 MIDI Setup Instructions for Windows and macOS users.
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Ableton Live Config 23 Ableton Live User Guide for Windows and macOS users.
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Apple Logic Pro User Guide

Apple Logic Config 18 Apple Logic User Guide for macOS users.
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Check out our YouTube channel for Instruction videos. We don’t have many of them, due to a lot changes in the Plug-in Core system. We try to update the video content every now and then!

Plug-in Support Documents are available in https://docs.mysteryislands-music.com

General Q&A

Do you accept Refunds?

Since we deliver digital download product with lifetime license, refunds are only given at the discretion of the management. You should download the DEMO first to give it a go and read our guides through properly.

Does your prices include taxes / vat?

No. Our payment processor, FastSpring is handling all of the tax / vat calculations during the checkout process. You can view the final price in your own currency at checkout and any taxes / vat applied to the products.

What payment methods do you accept?

Our payments are handled via FastSpring which is one of the biggest Ecommerce payment gateways used. They have several different options from PayPal to Credit Cards and even Online Banking options for some countries.

Add some products to cart and see what options you have!

If I place preorder for upcoming plug-in product, will I have access to beta version?

Yes. We will provide beta version of your product as soon as possible.

Is the preorder charged upfront or at release date?

Pre-orders are charged immediately. This is a great opportunity for you to save some cash before the product is released and you will get early access to the plug-in.

What is the best way to contact you?

If you have pre-sale questions, please use the chat option OR use contact form in the contact us page. In store purchase cases, use support tickets to file in your support request.

Does this plug-in generate sound?

Not at the moment. You can only control the real synthesizer with our plug-in.
In future, there will be PRO upgrades available, which will eliminate the need of the hardware completely and our plug-in works as a regular VSTi / AudioUnit / AAX instrument plug-in.

What are the plug-in requirements?

You need the real hardware synthesizer which the editor is made for. If PRO upgrade is available, hardware is not required. List for requirements:

  • You need the real hardware synth, which the editor is made for.
  • 32/64-bit AudioUnit / VST host for Mac or PC.
  • MIDI interface. A good one which supports SysEx messages. Don’t buy anything which is less than 50€.
  • Direct MIDI in / out connection between your synth and the MIDI interface. No MIDI Thru connections or MIDI in only / MIDI out only connections.
  • Audio cables from the synth to soundcard or mixer in order to hear the sound.
  • At least 1600×1024 pixels resolution.

Why my DAW crashes when I set MIDI in / out from the plug-in?

It appears that your MIDI device might be in use by your DAW or other application. Be sure to follow our User Guides to setup your DAW environment properly before using our plug-ins.

Which functions are not available in the DEMO version?

  1. User can not save requested data from synthesizer to HDD.
  2. User can not store patches from librarian to synthesizer.
  3. Total Recall is disabled. This means, your last used plug-in settings will not be sent to your synthesizer up on loading the project.
  4. Plug-in parameters are not visible for DAW to automate.
  5. Demo version can not be registered.

Where is the plug-in User Manual located?

UPDATE 2020-April-03

Plug-ins which include User Manual in PDF format to date:
Roland JP-80×0 – Waldorf Pulse2X

You can also view User Manual in online format at User Guides section.

While we are working to write User Manuals for all of our products, you can find all the details for setting up the plug-in and synthesizer from the User Guides & Knowledge Base.

You can also find our YouTube playlist for Access VirusHC plug-in, which covers most of the DAWs in Mac and PC environment.

Why plug-in displays DEMO version after purchasing the license?

You need to download and install FULL version of the plug-in in order to register it. Check next question for instructions.

Do I need to remove the DEMO before installing FULL version?

No. FULL installer will overwrite the DEMO version from your harddrive.

Can I transfer my license to someone else or include it when I sell the synth?

No. Once you purchase the license for the plug-in, you are solely entitled to lifetime support for the plug-in. It does not make sense to us, that once you sell the license, we would have to start supporting a new “client”.

Can I use my license on multiple computers?

Yes, as long as the computer is yours. If we get support requests made with your license, by someone else than you, your license will be deleted.

Do I need a internet connection to activate the plug-in?

No, you can purchase the plug-in license from our store and download the license.key and full installers and bring them to your offline computer for setup.

I just purchased the plug-in, where can I download the license?

Click Downloads – Plug-ins link. Once you are there, you can download the license.key and plug-in full installers from there.

How do I add the license.key for the plug-in to register?

UPDATE 2020-April-03

license.key needs to be located in:

[ WINDOWS ] \”login username”\Documents\Mystery Islands Music\”plug-in name”\
[ macOS * ] /Library/Audio/Presets/Mystery Islands Music/”plug-in name”/

…in order to register. Reload your project or plug-in instance in order to validate.

  • Access VirusHC still needs to locate the license.key in ~/Documents/Mystery Islands Music/”plug-in name”/ until macOS Catalina supported release is ready!

Can I support your development in any way?

Yes sure! We have two options:

  1. Get subscription for one of our plug-in bundles, or
  2. Support us via Patreon. When you become a Patron, you are entitled to get deeper insights of our developments and you have a chance to make a big difference in our future development.

Do you have a roadmap for future projects?

Yes we do. You can follow up on our future project on the roadmap page.

Patrons have a special opportunity to change the direction of our development!

Why plug-in says reload license after copying license to right folder?

There are usually two reasons for that:

  1. Plug-in has failed to read the license file. Make sure the license is called “license.key” in the plug-in folder and not “license.key.txt”. If you see .txt appended, rename the file to “license.key” and try to validate again.
  2. Plug-in has failed to locate the license.key. Make sure the license is in the plug-in folder, ie: Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Presets/Mystery Islands Music/(plugin name)/license.key

 

Not satisfied? Leave us a question via chat or head down to our Tickets page and lets take it from there!

Realistic Bi-directional Graphical User Interface

Our graphical user interface design has been made to make everything from sound design to patch editing as smooth as possible. When you move a slider, push a button or twist a knob in your hardware, software will respond at appropriate layer/part.

All the edits are stored within the project, so once the project is opened up again, Total Recall will send the data to hardware automatically.

Waldorf bloX Oscillators White

Patch and Performance mode management

Waldorf bloX comes with ability to control all 16 parts from the plug-in. You can send patches from Librarian Browser to your selected part. Click desired part and double click a patch on the librarian to send the patch on selected part. Click different part number to send another patch for current part.

Waldorf bloX Patch Librarian Black

Waldorf bloX and Automation

 

With FULL version of Waldorf bloX plug-in, you can automate almost every parameter right from your DAW without having to remember all of the MIDI CC’s.

This can be done easily by setting your DAW automation to Write or Latch mode and then turning the knob from the hardware or the plug-in.

Some of the SysEx parameters are not available due to a lot bandwidth taken from the MIDI cable.

Check Support Portal to learn more about DAW Automation

 

Waldorf bloX Automation in Logic Pro

Waldorf bloX screenshots with different skins

With lifetime free updates, support and continuous development, Waldorf bloX Editor & Librarian is the best investment for your Waldorf Blofeld Desktop or Blofeld Keyboard.

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