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Studiologic Sledge is a digital synthesizer which Italian famous keybed manufacturer Fatar released with the brand "Studiologic" in 2012. "ENGINE by waldorf" is printed. The synth engine is the same as Waldolf Blofeld and Blofeld Keyboard. However, Sledge has less parameters, less functions. However, Sledge has some advantages compared with Blofeld Keyboard. 61 keys, expression pedal connector, big knobs and switches, numeric keypad. At Sledge, the destination of modulatio wheel and aftertouch is the same. I agree. With SL(Sampling License) option, we can put sample waves in about 60MB flash memory. With version 2, split/layer is possible. If you do not like yellow, you can afford "Blask Edition". I do not say Sledge is a all-round type synth, but, a huge, light-weight, enjoyable synth.

Information

Sound: Index

Sound: Factory Presets (OS 2.1)

With OS 2.1, I played and recorded first 40 presets.

SoundComment
001 SLEDGE POWER
Wavetable with modulation are used. OK, this is waldorf.
002 ILLUSION
Polyphonic portament is a special feature of Sledge.
003 TRUMPET MOON
When I attended to wind ensemble at junior high school, the first song I learned is the national anthem, 2nd is alma matter, 3rd is "Washington Post". I love the march.
004 OMNI LORD
When I selected mono mode, portament is fingered. Vibrato wave is square.
005 EMO CHORD
Sledge has 3 oscillators. In this program, 3 oscs make chord memory like sound.
006 WHO FLASH
The category is bass. I am not sure how to play this sound.
007 EIGHT BRASS
Maybe Jupiter-8 brass. I added too much vibrato.
008 EIGHT LEAF
Digital brassy lead. I played the introduction of "Off The Stage", composed by Tsutomu Sakae.
009 SINTHETICARP
An arpegio example. Filter envelope is working well.
010 VINTAGE SINE
Osc1 is 32 feet, osc2 is 2 feet. Departed, but not organ like. Good job.
011 MICRO SINE
Sine energy.
012 SQUARE ARP
Shaking arpegio. Maybe chorus.
013 WELCOME !!!
Filter modulated with sample and hold. Waldorf filter.
014 SWEET PAD
Nice pad. Not much high frequencies.
015 PEARL PAD
One more nice pad. Osc1 and 2 is saw, 3 is PWM. Good taste.
016 SWEEP PAD
Osc3 modulated by LFO1 ramp. It makes sweep.
017 SCREAM WAVE
An insect monster. Awful.
018 FUSION CLAVI
Wavetable is used. I do not know which wave is used. Difficult. Wavetable knob should be a clicked encoder.
019 GHOST
OK, it's a ghost. LFO1, 2 and wheel modulate osc1. LFO1 and 2 are sine, different speed. Wheel is ramp. Great job.
020 JUPITER WIND
This sound has very long release. Because Sledge does not stop the sound when I switched to other sound, I could not stop this sound. Panic.
021 INFABULUS
Osc1 is wavetable. Osc 2 and 3 are also working. Unique reverb character, polyphonic portament. Sledge(Blofeld)'s digital sound.
022 MINI CLICK
Sledge has some kind of click noise, I guess.
023 QUADRA TRIO
Is it ARP QUADRA? Heavy and comfortable sine modulation.
024 SPACE JUPI 4
Maybe Roland JUPTER-4. Cutoff is modulated by square wave. Tasty.
025 SL TIGER
Organ sound made by wavetable. Sledge has wavetable, PCM samples, and be possible to add 2 oscs more. Those facilities are good for organ sound. However, no distortion, no rotary. We should use drive knob and chorus.
026 SL CLAVI
Clave wave is included. Rotating WAVE knob is fun.
027 HELICOPTER
Keys change sound slightly. Nice.
028 OBERH PAD
Is it Oberheim? Maybe Matrix 1000. I sold the synth.
029 ANYA BRASS
3 saws brass. It sounds like PCM synth.
030 VIBES
Vibraphone using wavetable. Not real, but I like it.
031 SIRE LEAD
Pulse lead. Unique pulse or filter.
032 ANALOG PAD
Is it analog? Waldorf Wave and Microwave with analog filters are imagined?
033 ANALOGSTRING
Prophet like strings. Aftertouch controls filter cutoff.
034 MICRO SAX
Pulse sax. Nice taste. Vibrato wave is square. It's easy to change to other wave.
035 KE9 LEAD
I guess this sound is from "Karn Evil 9 Suite" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. At YouTube, a cover band play this song very well(ELP KE9 1st Impression Part1 cover by a virtual ELP Cover Band).
036 AQUA LEAD
3 oscs lead. Cool.
037 MULTI BASS
Modulated bass. One proposal.
038 SQUARE PAD
Too much modulation, too. But, I should learn how to modulate my Sledge with this sound.
039 1 OSC ARP
Simple sound has much pressure.
040 ORGAN BRAKE
No rotated organ. With rotating WAVE knob, lots of organ waves come.

Sound: SL option examples (OS 2.1)

I bought SL option. I loaded some waves downloaded from Studiologic and Waldorf web sites and recorded mp3s below.

SoundComment
CONCERTGRND1
Original program has no highs, I changed filter to 12dB/Oct and open it. 1990's PCM piano sound. Usable.
Power GRAND1
"Power Grand" reminds me of MOTIF 1st generation. This sound is not as good as MOTIF. But I do not delete.
STUDIO GRND1
Sweeping piano. I should have played higher range.

Sound: Factory Presets (OS 2.5.1)

In December 2017, I updated my Sledge os to 2.5.1. With 2.5.1, SL option is open for all users. I should have not paid. Factory wave data for SL option and Factory Presets are renewed. I played first 10 presets below. In my opinion, too much techno taste. With 2.5.1, output level is higher. Some things are gone.

SoundComment
001 SLEDGE
Wavetable modulation sound. Sledge has a "WALDORF" engine, I know.
002 NICE WAVES
Cold German techno sound.
003 WAVEQUENCE
Truly techno synth, now.
004 CHILLAR
Cold.
005 RESOPACKED
After recording, I normalize to zero dB. Something is wrong. I put a 1.5dB space at the top.
006 BP SWEEP
Vivid Waldorf filter. Beautiful?
007 COLD DREAM
One more cold sound.
008 FORMATA
Difficult to play with beat.
009 BIG DANCE
Bottom has gone at recording. Why?
010 HOLD&CRY
I moved modulation wheel up and down.

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