Polyphonic Synthesizer:

Modal 002
Modal 008
Nonlinear Labs C15
Waldorf Blofeld
Waldorf Quantum
Waldorf rackAttack
Waldorf XTk30
Wersi Stage Performer

Monophonic Synthesizer:

ARP (Korg mini) Odyssey
Casio VL-1 Tone
Dübreq Stylophone
Korg M500 MicroPreset
Modal 001
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
Waldorf Pulse 2


Synth-Werk Modular
Synthesizers.com Modular


Korg MS-20 mini
TTSH (ARP 2600 clone)

String Machines:

ELKA Rhapsody 610
Eminent 310 theatre
Hohner String Vox
Logan String Melody
Waldorf Streichfett

Other Keyboards:

Manikin Memotron
Mellotron Micro


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'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


Access MicroWave controller
Alesis Andromeda A6
ARP Quartet
Crumar Multiman S
Crumar Performer
EES Midi CV7
ELKA Solist 505
ELKA x705
Emu Emax II
Farfisa Soundmaker
Farfisa Syntorchestra
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 microQ keyboard
Waldorf Q
Waldorf XT30
Waldorf Gekko Chords
Waldorf Gekko Arp
Waldorf microWave
Waldorf Wave
Waldorf waveSlave
Wersi Baß Synth
Wersi String Orchestra


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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 TP8S 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.