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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.

    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"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 30W
    Year Released: 1999
    Manuals & Documents
    Used Price: $1,600-$2,100 - convert
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