Waldorf Micro Q

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The power of the Q synthesizer is now available in an affordable 2-unit rack module. Sound quality is not compromised, it sounds just as great as the more expensive Q! The main limitation is that there are only 6 knobs; however these knobs provide access to dozens of parameters at the push of a button. The Q's powerful arpeggiator is also on-board. There is no sequencer, but a rack module is usually destined for use with an external sequencer or controller anyway. There are two independent filters with low-pass, band-pass, high-pass, notch and comb filters. The filters are resonant and can self-oscillate too! There's also a Modulation Matrix where you can route your signal through flexible and complex processes to really shape your sounds. There's also a stereo vocoder and ring modulator on-board. A Voice Expansion board can boost polyphony in the Micro Q up to 75 voices!

The Micro Q is not an analog synth, but it can emulate them very well. It is great for punchy analog bass, 303 lines, synth leads, trance pads, swirling effects, analog drums, percussion, beats, and lots more! It's worth a listen! Wonderful preset sounds, a challenge to program...bottom line is affordable, incredible sounds! It has been used by Somatic Responses, RadioBomb, and Hardmakz.

Waldorf Micro Q keyboard

The Micro Q Keyboard is identical to the Micro Q, but packaged in a handy and portable 37 note keyboard. It also adds pedal inputs, pitch/mod wheels, and some front panel numeric buttons.

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63 Visitor comments
relic
May 13, 2012 @ 8:44 am
get one while you can .... prices going up! badd-ass machine for indusrial as well..
namnibor
May 5, 2012 @ 2:13 am
@Fvsr:
The Waldorf Synth's are ALL built like a tank and the *only* encoders I have ever heard of failing are actually the Blofeld's--FACT--not all, but known issue. NOT this case with the great Micro Q or even the Microwave XT, which has 44 encoders and are tight as a tick's a$$! Just scored a 75 voice uQ--but am keeping my yellow MicroQ too because the arps are simply awesome with access to all parameters so logically placed, it's no wonder Waldorf kept same in Blofeld and this Summer's release Pulse 2--ANALOG-backwards compatible--"From germany With Love"-Waldorf,Access,Radikal Tech..et al
Reivaj
April 18, 2012 @ 7:03 pm
@Fvsr:
The micro Q system does not freeze.
prosper donge
March 24, 2012 @ 10:38 am
I never bought such a fantastic and versatile synth for 200 euro! it has character and teaches me not to judge a synth to early. first i was impressed by the massive amount of cool arpeggios and the unique sound. then i started to propramme it myself. there is so much to explore and i can loose myself in its matrix. the q a keeper!
fvsr
December 29, 2011 @ 11:08 am
Both Micro Q and Blofeld are good synths, but have a weak construction, like encoders failling, sistem freezing and so on. By the way, why isn't Blofeld showed in this forum?
 
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  • Check Prices on eBay
  • The link above will take you to a search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Hear a bit of a Demo. Thick pads, resonant distorted basses, airy perc sounds, arpeggios and beats!

    Manual - Waldorf have made manuals for many of their products available on-line!

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 25 voices, expandable up to 75 voices
  • Oscillators - 5 oscillators per voice (Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation, Sawtooth, Triangle, Sine, 2 wavetables with 128 waves each and sub-oscillator per alt-wave); Noise generator
  • Memory - 300 single programs, 100 multi programs, 20 drum-maps
  • Filter - 2 Filters (including FM and distortion): Low Pass (12dB/24dB), Band Pass (12dB/24dB), High Pass (12dB/24dB), Notch (12dB/24dB), Comb Filter (positive/negative feedback)
  • VCA - 4 envelopes, enhanced ADSR configuration with loop and one shot function, bipolar; different trigger modes for each envelope, poly, mono, dual, unison, manual trigger etc.
  • Modulation - 3 LFOs up to audio range; Modulation Matrix with 16 slots, freely routable, pre-routed modulation destinations, sources selectable
  • Effects - 2 effects per program, up to 5 effects in Multimode (Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion, Delay, 5 FX, Vocoder)
  • Keyboard - 37 keys (Keyboard model)
  • Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator with 16 preset plus 1 user pattern, including accents, timing information, swing, glide, chords and more
  • Control - MIDI In/Out/Thru (16 parts)
  • Date Produced - 2000-2001

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