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Waldorf Q Rack 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: Pink Noise, Pulse, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Input, 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, Portamento, Sequencer
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    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: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", Full
    Controls: Aftertouch, Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Knobs, Sequencer, Switches, Tempo Knob, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 483 x 92 x 220
    Weight: 3,1kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, SPDIF, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo 3
    Audio Output Count: 7
    Inputs: 1/4"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: Maximum current consumption: 1.2A Maximum power consumption: 30W
    Year Released: 2000
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.waldorf-music.info
    Used Price: $689-$1,100 - convert
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