NAMM 2018: Waldorf’s STVC is a string synth and vocoder with Streichfett heritage

NAMM 2018: We were rather taken with Waldorf’s Streichfett - a desktop module that emulated the kitsch vibe of ‘70s and ‘80s string synths - and now it looks like its engine is being used as the basis for a new 49-note keyboard instrument.

The STVC, as it appears to be known, has been listed by retailer B&H, and also features a vocoder and gooseneck microphone. We strongly suspect that this will be on display at the NAMM Show, where we expect further details to be forthcoming.

It looks like the STVC will cost $900 and be available later this month.

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Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.