Waldorf Q

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The Waldorf Q is a professional virtual analog synthesizer well suited for demanding performance and studio work! The Q was a large and bright yellow beast but now they come in a sleek dark grey look. Through digital emulation the Q faithfully reproduces the sounds and programming characteristics of virtually any sophisticated analog synthesizer with state of the art control and precision.

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With 16 to 32 voices and 16 multitimbral parts, the Q is well adapted for reliable live use. Waldorf's excellent analog sound emulation is complemented by sophisticated yet familiar analog-type controls and parameters. There are 3 oscillators per voice, 3 LFOs with ramp, sine, square, etc. and 2 12/24dB Filters (Low pass, band pass, hi pass, notch, comb, ring mod and more). A powerful arpeggiator and sequencer are also on-board for creating complex accompaniment or arpeggios. There are 58 knobs to aid you in tweaking away at creating amazing sounds! All knobs and edit parameters are MIDI controllable. The Waldorf Q is topped off with 8 effects processors (2 per sound that include Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, AM, Delay, Reverb, etc.), 2 analog audio inputs, 6 outputs and 1 S/PDIF output (44.1kHz / 48kHz switchable) and vocoding capability. The Q is a professional-grade virtual analog synth that combines the raw power of analog synthesis with modern technology, stability and creativity. It has been used by Überzone and Kekko.

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In addition to the Q there is also a Waldorf Q+ (pictured above) synthesizer, wich is similar to the Q Keyboard but adds 16 analog filters and up to 100 voices polyphony.

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43 Visitor comments
rtype909
July 24, 2011 @ 4:52 am
I think this synth (referring to Q+) produces a wide range of timbres and the oscs and comb filter is exceptional for plucked sounds. However, I think it does sound as fat as the Virus TI for bass or even for phasy sounds. This even with the analog filter which can produce 48db slope for dramatic sweeps. Would buy the Virus before this but if money was no object would have kept it alongside my Virus.
AUDIOPHONICs
July 8, 2011 @ 2:48 am
~http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2d8TEf00Z0&feature=channel_video_title~ JEXUS rules!
Neil
July 7, 2011 @ 12:02 am
Just got a Q rack for $450. Gotta say that this synth is absolutely amazing. The only other synth I own is a Roland JX-8P and the Q rack makes a perfect sonic complement. While the JX-8P brings that analog bite, the Q brings the infinite sonic capabilities of a incredible sounding virtual synthesizer. All in all a highly recommended synth, I would have paid upwards of $750 if not more. Definitely a great investment.
DINNOZ
June 9, 2011 @ 5:50 am
something that the link is not working
http://soundcloud.com/paranoiak/waldorf-q-plus-b096-rudis-bass
DINNOZ
June 9, 2011 @ 5:46 am
Gorgeous synth, cool sound
Everything is always just throw more discussion is not the case
and as for bass, I found here
http://soundcloud.com/paranoiak/waldorf-q-plus-b096-rudis-бас
actually on youtube are very few movies with this synth, so you should go to the store and listen to it
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 to 32 voices
  • Oscillators - 3 per voice (sawtooth, triangle, sine, PWM, new oscillator algorithms, waves and a noise generator)
  • Memory - 300 single programs, 100 multi programs
  • Filter - 2 12dB/24dB Filters (Low pass, band pass, hi pass, notch, comb, ring mod and more; FM and distortion)
  • VCA - 4 envelopes (ADSR with loop and one shot function, bipolar)
  • Keyboard - 61 notes (velocity and aftertouch)
  • Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator: Many user patterns (accents, timing, swing, glide, chords and more); Sequencer: 100 user patterns; 32 steps per pattern, polyphonic
  • Control - MIDI (16 parts), CV
  • Date Produced - 1999

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