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Polyphonic Synthesizer:

Modal 002
Modal 008 (for sale)
Moog One 16
Nonlinear Labs C15
Waldorf Quantum
Waldorf XTk30
Wersi Stage Performer

Monophonic Synthesizer:

ARP Pro-DGX
Casio VL-1 Tone
Dübreq Stylophone
Korg M500 MicroPreset (for sale)
MeeBlip (for sale)
Modal 001 (for sale)
Modal Craft Synth
Modal Skulpt
Modulus monoWave
Moog miniMoog (1979 & 2017)
Moog Minitaur
Moog Prodigy
Moog Sub Phatty
Moog Taurus III
Moog Voyager
Sequential Circuits Pro-One
VacoLoco Zira
Waldorf Pulse (for sale)
Waldorf Pulse 2

Modular:

Synth-Werk Modular
Synthesizers.com Modular

Semi-Modular:

Korg MS-20 mini (for sale)
TTSH (ARP 2600 clone)

String Machines:

ELKA Rhapsody 610
Eminent 310 theatre (for free!)
Hohner String Vox
Logan String Melody
Waldorf Streichfett

Other Keyboards:

Manikin Memotron
Mellotron Micro

Extras:

ARP Sequencer (clone)
Behringer Mixer MX2642A
Behringer Mixer MX8000
Behringer Rack Mixer RX1602
Boss DR-220E
Digital Raagini
EEH DS 500
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone
Georg Mahr Midi-Ratsche
Ibanez Digital Delay DM1000
IBK 10 Control
Kurzweil XM-1 Expression-Mate
Lexicon Model 200 reverb
Modal Craft Rhythm
Mode Machines Krautrock Phaser
Moogerfooger Ring Modulator 102
Moogerfooger 12-Stage Phaser 103
Moogerfooger Analog Delay 104Z
Moogerfooger Murf 105
Moog MP201
OTO Machines BAM
Roland TR-08
Schrittmacher
Schrittmacher's Inside
Schulte Compact Phaser (19")
Simmons SDS-V
Strymon Timeline
Synthoma Élkorus
VacoLoco Tron
Waldorf 4Pole
Waldorf EQ27
Wersi Voice (BBD FX)
Waldorf midiBay
Waldorf Becher/Mugs

Ex-Gear:

Access MicroWave controller
Alesis Andromeda A6
ARP (Korg mini) Odyssey
ARP Quartet
Crumar Multiman S
Crumar Performer
EES Midi CV7
ELKA PM13
ELKA Solist 505
ELKA x705
Emu Emax II
Farfisa Soundmaker
Farfisa Syntorchestra
Grp A4
Hohner ADAM
Hohner String Performer
Jen SX1000
Kawai SX-210
Keio Mini Pops 3
Korg PE1000 (Poly Ensemble)
Korg PE2000 (Poly Ensemble S)
Moog Satellite
Oberheim Matrix 6
PPG waves
PPG wave 2.3 (V8.3)
Rhythm Ace 2l
Roland TR 606
Roland M-VS1
SCI model 700
Seiko DS 202+310
Sound-Art Chameleon
Technosaurus Cyclodon
Vermona Piano-Strings
Waldorf Blofeld
Waldorf microQ keyboard
Waldorf Q
Waldorf XT30
Waldorf Gekko Chords
Waldorf Gekko Arp
Waldorf microWave
Waldorf rackAttack
Waldorf Wave
Waldorf waveSlave
Wersi Baß Synth
Wersi String Orchestra

Links:

[iNet-CAD.de]
EM Portal Forum
faq.waldorfian.info
unofficial.waldorf-wave.de
www.moogarchives.com
waldorf-music.info

Musik:

www.qwave.de
EL-KA
Favourits
K. Schulze's "Sense"


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Waldorf Quantum

Waldorf Quantum

The Waldorf Quantum is 4½ synths in one. Maybe even more. First you got 4½ different types of oscillator modes to choose from:

  • Wavetable engine a la Waldorf Nave (that is classic Waldorf wavetables plus spectral modulation and more)
  • VA oscillators waveshapes (including layering and detuning of shapes per oscillator)
  • Sampling with added Granualar Synthesis function (or is it the other way?)
    Including multisample, velocity switching, stereo and looping functions
  • Resonator

And you can select these modes individually on each of the three oscillators per voice.

It is a hybrid synth, as it features two analog lowpass filters per voice and digitale filters (trademark Waldorf ones including the digital PPG filter clone in 2 and 4-pole version) as well. The oscillators allow to route them via a crossfading parameter to the digital and7or analog one individual. And you can set the analog and digital filters in parallel or serial routing per sound.
The analogue filters got a s pleasing sound of their own. They are not distorting as the Pulse filters or good old CEMs. And they are not special "creamy" like a SSM 2044 filter with resonance. They are somewhere in between them, wich is very usable on a polyphonic instrument, where a too bold sound would be just too much.

  • 6 well equipped LFOs (3 of them on available on the front panel) and
  • 6 ADSR envelopes with variable slopes and loop function (again 3 of them directly accessible via panel knobs)
  • Komplexer (multistage LFO/envelope modulator)
  • a full modulation matrix
  • 5 digital effects per sound with user selectable FX type and order
  • a good Fatar TP/8SK keyboard with channel aftertouch
  • arpeggiator and step sequencer
  • about 4 GB internal memory for samples
  • SD-Card slot for data import/export
  • colour LCD touchscreen with encoders for editing menue values

This is not a Q+ on Steroid, it is more like this centuries WAVE.

Werner Schönenberger did a little tool to convert user wavetables of the Waldorf WAVE ready to import into a Waldorf Quantum synth (version 1.3 or higher). Download the Mac or Win version of it here (22 MB).

From the included Wave2Quantum.ReadMe.rtf:

Wave2Quantum is a small "drop-file-application" that converts WTB-files created by the Waldorf Wave into WAV-files which can be loaded into the Quantum.

First the wavetable has to be stored in the Waldorf Wave by using the <disk> menu to store it on a floppy or USB stick. Then the .WTB file has to be copied to a Mac or PC.

When starting Wave2Quantum, the .WTB files can be converted into .WAV-files. The tools shows a form where the user drops one or multiple files by use of drag and drop.

The tool creates four new files in the VERY SAME directory of the original .WTB file:

  • *.128.WAV - is a .WAV file with sample length of 128 samples
  • *-N.128.WAV - is a .WAV file with normalized waves with sample length of 128 samples
  • *.512.WAV - is a .WAV file with sample length of 512 samples where each sample is 4 times repeated with slight random values to create more harsh spectrum
  • *-N.512.WAV - is a .WAV file with normalized waves with sample length of 512 samples where each sample is 4 times repeated with slight random values to create more harsh spectrum.

E.g. the file "MyTable.WTB" will be converted into the following wavetables

  • "MyTable.128.WAV"
  • "MyTable-N.128.WAV"
  • "MyTable.512.WAV"
  • "MyTable-N.512.WAV"

The .WAV files are imported into the Quantum in the Wavetable mode by selecting the menu to load wavetables from WAV files. When importing the .WAV file the sample size has to be set corresponding to the file, either 128 samples or 512 samples per wave. The sound of the wavetable equals most to the Waldorf Wave if the Wavetable mode of the Quantum is set to "stepped".