Pyramid and Blofeld? or Romplers and Samplers?

You’re absolutely right, I was wondering about some of them, and seen some on eBay, have been looking on utube to listen to sample banks. Was a bit disappointed with drum and bass bank…

Thanks for the tips and reply.

here’s my „Electropunk Hammond“
E-Mu Definitive B-3 ROM rocks :metal:t3:

p.s. regarding Blofeld + Pyramid combo.
Pyramid has very cool Sync Load option (in Settings — MIDI Out).
if it’s set to Send Clock , Pyramid continues to send clock while loading another project.
why it’s so cool — because nasty Blofeld arpeggiator timing bug gets triggered only on clock restart, which does not happen in this case.


Is it Emu porn thread hijack?


challenge accepted



i have an idea to pair the yellow one with my new shiny Roland MC-707 :grin:
(and Pyramid, of course.)

p.s. that is old photo, currently i have three working Command Stations.




You’re a maniac :wink:

You two are making me depressed…:wink:

Well I think I was lucky, found a different JV 1080 with 4 extensions.
World, Pop, Orchestral and Super sound set and a memory card. The diodes were changed on all four.

Hope it’s in great condition as the seller says.


Oh, that’s just the way it goes. You buy the first and are content with it for a good while. Then you buy the second one, and then shortly after you’ll find yourself thinking about a third one. From there on, things start really escalating :joy:

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yes, eye M.
but that Hammond sound with Z-Plane filters …

Now that was the workaround I was looking for! Thanks for the tip, I’ll try this out today. Hope it works…

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Just wanted to say thanks :blush: for the idea of Romplers, specially Roland.

Really happy with the JV-1080 with 4 + 2 extension boards/cards (that came with it). Started to get my head around the system and logic, it is really impressive.
I think it goes great with Pyramid.
So far no glitches running 6 synths and drums.
The PC is great too, easy to setup and save.


Hello UpTop.

I am jumping in here for your advice in regards to the Blofeld and its use of samples. I have transferred a couple of samples across, mainly chords and small breaks but they never seem to be recognisable, which isn’t a bad thing by any means but means the purchase of the Blofeld sample licence was a bit of a con… unless I am doing something terribly wrong. As a further aside, have you managed to transferred user waves over to your unit? Regards Henry

ha! well yeah, if you’re expecting the sample license to give you a full blown rompler experience, it’s gonna feel like a con. Always good to keep expectations low :slight_smile:

That said, it does drive me crazy that it has to be “unlocked” in the first place, but I do find it to be a good value. I mainly use it for drum/percussion samples. The main beef is the lack of synthesis that one can apply to the samples and the insanely limited storage considering the price. But for my old rhythm box sounds, I can fit thousands of them in there and sequence some nice beats using a couple channels in multimode and still run a couple synth patches to boot.

Not sure what you mean by “unrecognisable”, I seem to get out whatever I put in.

Thank you for coming back to me. I don’t know what I was expecting but it may be the fuzzy old samples that seem to intrigue me these days. I have yet to get into multimode in the few months I have had the Blofeld but will follow your lead. I must add that the Blofeld and the Pyramid are a dream coupling.

Hello. I apologize for such a late response. Somehow I missed your post. There are a few things to consider when using samples with the Blofeld, and probably the most important thing is formatting the samples so they’re proper. Each .wav should be 44.1 khz and mono according to the documentation. The funny thing is, I was trying to sort out another issue recently and I contacted Waldorf support. In our troubleshooting they recommended setting my .wav files for my samples at 48khz mono. What’s even stranger is I have all of my samples at 44.1khz STEREO, and while there are still some issues, for the most part it works great. Since I spent so much time working out issues with samples on the Blofeld, I wrote this pretty lengthy post about my experience in the hopes that it would help someone. Check it out -