After the disappearance of the Waldorf website, there's been a buzz on the boards about Waldorf's suspected demise.
It seems that these fears are in fact based in truth, (for once!) as last week Waldorf Music AG and associated companies did indeed cease to exist. Access Music, the company responsible for the popular Virus range of synths have just sent out this press release to clarify their position in relation to TSi GmbH and assure everyone that they are not likely to be suffering the same fate.
It is with deep regret that we heard last week about the demise of Waldorf
Music AG and their associated companies.
We had much to thank them for through the distribution facilities supplied
to us both by TSi GmbH, and our growth as a leading synthesizer manufacturer
since 1996 has in part been a result of their early support.
We continued to utilise TSi as a distribution partner over the next 4 years
but then decided to undertake a commercial re-structure of our own
organisation in 1999. Access Music Electronics GmbH took over the
distribution and marketing of the Virus synthesizer. From early 2000, Access
and Waldorf were no longer being distributed together.
In the same year we founded Kemper Digital GmbH, who provide state of the
art OEM solutions to several renowned companies within the musical
instrument industry. In 2003, Kemper Digital took over the distribution of
Both Kemper Digital and Access are 100% privately-held companies, based in
Recklinghausen, Germany. In recent months, we have again expanded our R & D
team to meet the increased needs of our Access product range development and
OEM activities. If we were asked for a 2004 company mission statement, it
³the creation of next-generation musical instruments for future generations
Thank you for your support over the years. We look forward to rewarding that
support with ongoing superlative products for many years to come.