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Waldorf Q Synthesizer

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A German specialty since 1999 - and still one of the most powerful virtual-analog synthesizers in its class. Not least because its operating system has been regularly updated to keep features and performance up to date.
Q’s sound design abilities and its user-friendly design are simply outstanding. Here’s why: Its recipe combines ingredients like the legendary PPG-filter, a 25-band vocoder, wavetable generators including sub-oscillators, surround delay effects, comb-filter and a whole lot more. Take a bite!

The memory architecture of the Q is divided into three main sections as shown in the following
picture. All memory locations are freely programmable, so there is no separation into preset and user

100 Multi programs (Multi 001…100)
A Multi program stores information about how up to 16 Sound programs sound at once.
• 300 Sound programs (Sound A001…C100)
A Sound program stores information about the character of a sound.
• 20 Drum Maps (Drum Map D001...D020)
• 100 Pattern programs (Pattern 001…100)
A Pattern is used to store step sequencer information that can be used in a Sound or Multi

You can expand the number of program locations by using a memory card of the type Q-Card 256.


Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Virtual Analog, Wave Table
Oscillators: 3
Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Sub Oscillator, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Ring Modulation, Sequencer, Velocity
Envelopes: 4
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Looping
Envelope Notes::
Offers One Shot Enveloping
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Comb, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer
LFO: 4
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Sine, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 100
Patches ROM: 100
Multipatches RAM: 300
Multipatches ROM: 300
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Powerful Arpeggiator with accents, timing, swing, glide, chords

Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, AM, Delay, Reverb
Sequencer features 100 user patterns; 32 steps per pattern, polyphonic
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys
Controls: Aftertouch, Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Sequencer, Pedal - Sustain, Switches, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Dimensions (WxDxH): 987 x 120 x 350
Weight: 8kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, SPDIF, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo 3, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 9
Inputs: 1/4"
Power: 30W
Year Released: 1999
Manuals & Documents
Used Price: $1,600-$2,100 - convert

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