Thursday, April 9, 2009

Waldorf - Q

Waldorf Q, wavetable digital synthesizer.

Main characteristics ( from Waldorf site ) :
  • Polyphony : 16 / 32 voices
  • 16 parts multi timbral
  • Up to 5 Oscillators per voice (Pulse,Sawtooth,Triangle,Sine,2 wavetables )
  • FM and Oscillator sync
  • Noise generator
  • Ring Modulator
  • 2 Filters (LP (12db/24db), PPG , BP (12dB/24dB) ,HP (12dB/24dB) ,Notch (12dB/24dB), Comb Filter (positive/negative feedback)
  • Modulation Matrix with 16 slots, freely routable
  • Step Sequencer with 32 steps, polyphonic, different controller values per step
  • 3 LFOs up to audio range (> 5000 Hz)
  • 4 envelopes, enhanced ADSR configuration with loop and one shot function, bipolar
  • Poly, Mono, Dual, Unisono modes

Exploring the Waldorf Q Keyboard

Text from the video :
  • This a probably a boring video if you are not interested in the Waldorf Q Keyboard. The Doepfer MAQ16/3 sequencer is driving the with a bass sound and the self-built Modular with the accompanying melody. The internal sequencer of the Waldorf Q Keyboard is synchronized with the MAQ16/3 MIDI clock doing a 8 step sequence which I transpose with the keyboard (to make the music a little bit less boring ;-). Fiddling with various dials but mainly the pulse width dials on VCO 1 and 2 to scan through the wave tables of the Alt1 wave selection, with the cutoff, resonance and envelop amount for the 24dB lowpass filter and with the decay for the filter ADSR. At 09:35 I switch to the PPG filter but then the video almost ends. You can see or download the full version from my website in a few days.

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