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Waldorf | Quantum


Waldorf have revealed a new polysynth at Musikmesse that is said to be an 8 voice digital and analog hybrid synthesizer that is said to be partly designed by Axel Hartmann. 

The engine features three oscillators that can use any of four different types of synthesis that include their Wavetable technology, Virtual Analog model, Particle that is granular sampling type, and the last is a Resonator Filter-bank synthesis model.

The Quantum also features 2 analog filters, 6 envelopes, 6 LFOs, on-board arpeggiator, touch display control and built-in mutil-effects with up to 3 different effects per patch.

The sound of the synthesizer offers a nice hybrid of analog type filter sounds that can be mixed or used on many crystalline sounding digital wavetable, VA and other digital textures such as ambient chords, plucks, and symphonic sounds. 

The editing panel not only features an enhanced touch scree, but also offers special led activated knobs that show the modulation routing and destinations to the available parameter knobs for easy sound control access.
Engine TypeDigital
EngineWave, WT, Granular, Resonator
Voices (max)8
LFO6 Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
Engine DetailedWavetable - waldorf wavetables Waveform - traditional analog waveforms Partical - granular sampler Resonator - resonator filter bank. Nave synthesizer with speech and spectrum functionality built in - waveform & spectrum will display on the screen like in the app.
Sampler2 GB sample memory, 1 GB factory samples. 24 bit, 44.1 kHz, Granular, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample
Filter (VCF)2 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Comb, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance
Envelope (VCA)6
Arpeggiator7 Modes, 7 sort orders, 3 velocity modes
Key typeKeys
Audio2 Stereo out, 1 stereo in
MidiI-O-T, USB
CV-gateCV in
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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