2002 issue 103

Q+ Analog Filter Synthesizer

The Waldorf Q+ is a 16 part multi timbral virtual analog synthesizer with 32 voices, 16 discrete analog resonating 24 db per octave 4-pole cascade lowpass and highpass filter circuitry modules with self oscillation. In multi mode, up to 4 parts keep their 2 high quality effects, giving a total of 8 effect processors.
Each voice offers 3 LFOs, 3 oscillators with all classic shapes plus new algorithms, 2 filters with a sophisticated routing method and all filter types.
Furthermore, the Q+ offers unique Comb filter types in two flavours. The Waldorf Q+ has a powerful arpeggiator and a powerful step sequencer.

Available June 2oo2

General Features:

16 part multi timbral

300 single programs

100 multi programs

100 step sequencer patterns

20 drummaps

58 endless dials

39 buttons for editing

2 x 20 character display

5 octave keyboard

1 Pitch Bend Wheel

1 Modulation Wheel

2 Control Buttons

6 analog outputs (3 stereo outs)

2 analog inputs (1 stereo in)

1 S/PDIF output (44.1kHz)

MIDI In/Out/Thru

2 Switch Inputs (e.g. Sustain Pedal, Gate In etc.)

2 CV Inputs (e.g. Foot Pedal, external controller etc.)

built-in universal voltage power supply

Dimensions: Width 995mm, Height 135mm, Depth 360mm

rubyred colored

Per Voice:

32 voices

up to 5 Oscillators per voice

Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation,Sawtooth, Triangle, Sine

2 wavetables with 128 waves each plus Sub Oscillator per Alt Wave

Noise generator

Ring Modulator

Mixer with Balance, each signal source (oscillator, noise, ringmod, external audio material) can be balanced individually between filter 1 and filter 2

2 independent multimode filters with different types including a fat comb filter and legendary PPG filter

Modulation Matrix with 16 slots, freely routable

Pre-routed Modulation destinations, sources selectable

modulation update frequency in audio range to allow the oscillators to be used as modulation sources

4 Modifiers

Arpeggiator with user pattern, including accents, timing information, swing, glide, chords and more

Step Sequencer with 32 steps, polyphonic, different controller values per step

3 LFOs up to audio range (> 1000 Hz)

4 envelopes, enhanced ADSR configuration with loop and one shot function, bipolar

different trigger modes for each envelope, poly, mono, dual, unisono, manual trigger etc.

2 individual high-quality effects per sound, the first 4 sounds keep their effects in multi mode

Effect Types: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion, Delay, 5 FX, Vocoder

Dance & Techno
Construction Soundset

for Waldorf Q and microQ series.

The new "Dance & Techno Construction Soundset" from German dancefloor specialist Steve Kay: a wide range of fat leads, powerful basses, and analog drums and percussion :

300 single sounds

20 Multis

2 Drum Maps

Available on CD-ROM for PC/MAC (floppy disk version on request)

Waldorf Contacts

Italy - SoundWave / Mognol Virgilio
Austria - KS music - Kindler & Stiegler
Australia - Music Technology
China - Central Music
France - UM Distribution
Germany - TSi
UK - Arbiter Music Technology
Greece - Nakas Music House - tel: ++30-210 6686000 -
Hungaria - Absolute!
Iceland - Tonastodin
Indonesia - Soul Music
Japan - Mega Fusion
New Zealand - C-Sound Distribution
Poland - Mono
Portugal - Daniel Ruvina
Russia - Binar ProSound + Light
South Africa - Network 77 Music Evolution
Spain - Ventamatic
Switzerland - Sinec
Usa - GSF Agency



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