Waldorf

Q Keyboard

Synthesizer

Main Details
Maker Waldorf Company
Function
Form Factor Keyboard
Signal Path Digital Hardware
Made In Germany
Date Produced 1999-
Notes "The Waldorf Q is a 16 part multi timbral virtual analogue synthesizer with 16 voices, expandable to a total of 32 voices. In multi mode, up to 4 parts keep their 2 high quality effects, giving a total of 8 effect processors. Each voice offers 3 LFOs, 3 oscillators with all classic shapes plus new algorithms, 2 filters with a sophisticated routing method and all filter types that you expect from a virtual analog synthesizer.

Furthermore, the Q offers unique Comb filter types in two flavours.
This enables the Q not only to create polyphonic Chorus or Flanger effects but previously unheard athmos or pluck sounds with great life. To top things off, the Waldorf Q has a very powerful arpeggiator and an even more powerful step sequencer. And with 58 endless rotaries, the Waldorf Q easily doubles the number of controls of other synths.

General Features
* 16 voices, expandable to 32 voices
* 16 part multi timbral
* 300 single programs
* 100 multi programs
* 100 step sequencer patterns
* 20 drum maps
* card slot for optional RAM card
* 58 endless dials
* 39 buttons for editing
* 2 x 20 character display
* 5 octave keyboard with aftertouch
* 1 Pitch Bend Wheel, 1 Modulation Wheel
* 2 Control Buttons
* 6 analog outputs (3 stereo outs)
* 2 analog inputs (1 stereo in)
* 1 coax S/PDIF output (44.1kHz)
* MIDI In/Out/Thru
* 2 Switch Inputs (e.g. Sustain Pedal, Gate In etc.)
* 2 CV Inputs (e.g. Foot Pedal, external controller etc.)
* built-in universal voltage power supply
* Dimensions: Width 995mm, Height 135mm, Depth 360mm
* classic blue

Per Voice:
* up to 5 Oscillators per voice
o Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation
o Sawtooth
o Triangle
o Sine
o 2 wavetables with 128 waves each plus Sub Oscillator per Alt Wave
* FM and Oscillator sync
* Noise generator
* Ring Modulator
* Mixer with Balance, each signal source (oscillator, noise, ringmod, external audio material) can be balanced individually between filter 1 and filter 2
* 2 Filters, different types, all including FM and distortion
o Low Pass (12dB/24dB)
o legendary PPG filter
o Band Pass (12dB/24dB)
o High Pass (12dB/24dB)
o Notch (12dB/24dB)
o Comb Filter (positive/negative feedback)
* Modulation Matrix with 16 slots, freely routable
* Pre-routed Modulation destinations, sources selectable
* modulation update frequency in audio range to allow the oscillators to be used as modulation sources
* 4 Modifiers
* Arpeggiator with user pattern, including accents, timing information, swing, glide, chords and more
* Step Sequencer with 32 steps, polyphonic, different controller values per step
* 3 LFOs up to audio range (> 5000 Hz)
* 4 envelopes, enhanced ADSR configuration with loop and one shot function, bipolar
* Poly, Mono, Dual, Unisono modes
* HMT for realtime tuning
* 2 individual high-quality effects per sound
* Effect Types:
o Reverb
o 2 x Surround Delay
o Tap Delay
o Chorus
o Flanger
o Phaser
o Distortion
o Delay
o 5 FX
o Vocoder with 25 bands
* and lots lots more..."

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