A post on Instagram and the odd tweet seems to indicate that Waldorf have a new synthesizer to show at Musikmesse this year. Update: And now a video has emerged!
SonicState were on the case with this before the show opened and put up an Instagram post last night (see below). Now they’ve released a video with Rolf Woehrmann from Waldorf going through the features of Quantum, their new prototype analogue/digital hybrid polysynth.
It features 3 oscillators, which can use regular wavetable waveforms, granular synthesis (called Particle) or resonators. There are two dual analogue filters which can be applied as inserts along with a section of digital effects, in any order. All the knobs have a single function and he reckons you can do about 80% of the editing on the panel alone.
The touch screen in the middle gives access to all six LFO’s with a full modulation matrix. You can do fine editing on the envelopes and filters and really get to grips with the digital aspects of the machine. There are two layers, sharing up to 8 voices configurable together or split.
They are looking to release by the end of the year and guesstimating the price at €3000.
It’s looking awesome and definitely has that signature Waldorf sound. Check out the video below for a full demonstration of the sonic capabilities.
Previously: The Instagram post from SonicState says that it’s an 8-voice hybrid polysynth. By the looks of it there’s loads of knobs, a big bright screen and the name “quantum” in the top left corner.
Meanwhile on twitter, a tweet from @DJchloeharris simply says “there’s a new Waldorf keyboard” with the above image.
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