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Waldorf Iridium

Polyphonic Synthesizer (2020)

Desktop version based on Waldorf expensive digital Quantum synthesizer with some extra with lower price

Overview

OVERVIEW The Waldorf Iridium is a 16-voice duo-timbral polyphonic synthesizer that can be rackmounted, it features 4×4 silicon pad matrix  (Pads can play notes, chords, arpeggios and sequences) with RGB backlights. The heart of the machine is digital , and each of the 16 voice features three oscillators, which can be any of five different oscillator types, dual stereo digital filters and many modulations features. Altought the Irridum has twice polyphony that its big expensive brother Quantum, it sacrifices the analog filters with digital one.

Terminal connectors:
- Midi Interface 
- sd card slot
- usb port
- CV connection 4 CV inputs plus Gate In, Trigger In, Clock In, Clock Out
- audio out
- audio input (Inputs can be used as modulation sources in the Mod Matrix)
- headphones

Sound

OSCILLATORS 3 Oscillators with different modes.
    Wavetable 
    Waveform (VA)
    Particle (Sampling and Granular Sampling)
    Resonator
    Kernels (up to 6 sub-oscillators which can be interlinked through FM at audio rate)

FILTERS  Iridium features three digital filters per voice.
Two in the Dual Filter section and another one in the Digital Former. Several types are available to choose from:
 -   12 or 24dB and Lowpass/Highpass/Bandpass with optional saturation or dirtiness. 
  -  Various filter models are available including those from Waldorf Nave, Largo and PPG 3V.
  -  The Dual Filter section can be controlled independently or together in several different link modes.
  -  The Digital Former offers all the filter types and models from the Dual Filter plus unusual models like Comb, Drive, Bitcrusher and more in addition.

LFO 6 LFOs Komplex Modulator (LFO/Envelope combination with user-definable shape)

MEMORY  Over 1000 factory sounds
Capacity of 7000 patch memory slots 
Patches from Quantum can be loaded and vice-versa
Category filter for patch list
2GB user sample flash memory
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Waldof Irrdium Specifications


    16-voice polyphony, duo-timbral
    Compatible with the Waldorf Quantum synth engine
3 Oscillators
Oscillator Modes:
    Wavetable
    Waveform (VA)
    Particle (Sampling and Granular Sampling)
    Resonator
    Kernels (up to 6 sub-oscillators which can be interlinked through FM at audio rate)
3 Stereo Filters per voice
True stereo path
Dual Digital Filter:
    Two filters with independable modes
    12/24dB LP/HP/BP in all combinations
    Nave, Largo, PPG, Quantum and StateVariable models
Digital Former:
    Filter models from Waldorf Nave, Largo and PPG in HP/LP/BP/Notch
    Comb filter
    Bitcrusher
    Drive
    RingMod
    StateVariable mode
    Analyzer displayed in Filter view
    Filter curve moves when modulated (optional)
    Sophisticated filter routing options with modulatable panning and levels
Modulators:
    6 Envelopes
    6 LFOs
    Komplex Modulator (LFO/Envelope combination with user-definable shape)
Mod Matrix:
    40 slots
    Fast assign mode
    One additional control amount per slot
    Identical Sources and Destinations can be used multiple times until the matrix is full
Pads:
    4×4 silicon pad matrix with RGB backlights
    Pads can play notes, chords, arpeggios and sequences
    Latch mode
Performance features:
    Arpeggiator
    Step sequencer with up to 32 steps for notes and parameters
    Favorites screen for quick patch recall
    Onscreen Mod Wheel, Pitch Bend and Aftertouch
Screen:
    Industrial-grade highly responsive touch screen
Patches:
    Over 1000 factory sounds
    Capacity of 7000 patch memory slots (numbers 0000-9999 can be used)
    Patches from Quantum can be loaded and vice-versa
    Category filter for patch list
    2GB user sample flash memory
Connections:
    2x TS output
    2x TS input
    Headphones output with Gain control
    DIN MIDI In/Out/Thru
    USB MIDI
    USB host for storage and MIDI devices
    MicroSD slot
    Kensington lock
CV connections:
    4 CV inputs plus Gate In, Trigger In, Clock In, Clock Out
    Inputs can be used as modulation sources in the Mod Matrix
Overall:
    Sturdy metal case with aluminum knobs
    Dimensions: 440mm wide by 305mm depth by 85mm height (including controls)
    Weight: 5.4kg
    19″ rack assembly parts available in near future
    MSRP: 1960€ (not including taxes)

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