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Waldorf Micro Q

Rackmount (2000)

Cutdown version of classic digitally modelled analogue synth Waldorf Q with less pots and features


OVERVIEW 2 units, full metal jacket , lcd display (2x20 character), 7 endless dials, red data encoder, waldorf menu matrix and headphones; exists in 3 outfits:
- yellow bird ugly
- blue metal (standard)
- phoenix, limited edition after waldorf bankruptcy

-MicroQ lite a crippled version with less voices and effects, can be upgraded for free now by software
-MicroQ Omega is an hardware upgrade with 75 voices polyphony
-MicroQ keyboard same with 3 octaves keys

Terminal connectors:
Stereo External In jack for feeding external audio signals into the Mixer section.
Main Out jacks
Sub Out 1 jacks AUX stereo
Sub Out 2 jacks AUX stereo
Midi interface IN OUT THRU
PSU external 12VDC positive center -(+


OSCILLATORS Up to 3 digital oscillators + 2 sub-oscillators are available per voice .
Shapes: choosing between pulse (variable width also assignable to modula ion) ,sawtooth, triangle, sinewave or two PPG'esque wavetables with128 waves each (called "Alt1" and "Alt2"). Mixer between OSC1/OSC2 with Balance, each signal source (oscillator, noise, ringmod, external audio signal) can be balanced individually between filter 1 and filter 2 (see below)

ENVELOPE 4 bipolar envelopes, enhanced ADSR configuration with loop and one shot function

LFO three LFOs and a16-way modulation matrix.

FILTER 2 Filters (serial and parallel routing switchable), different types, all including FM and distortion:
Low Pass (12dB/24dB)
Band Pass (12dB/24dB)
High Pass (12dB/24dB)
Notch (12dB/24dB)
Comb Filter (positive/negative feedback)

Effect , arpeggiator and memory

EFFECTS  Big digital dedicated DSP: Reverb, 2 x Surround Delay ,Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion, Delay and special Vocoder with 25 bands

ARPEGGIATOR with user pattern, including accents, timing information, swing, glide and chords.

MEMORY User Patches 300  + User Performances 100   + User Drum Kits 20 
>micro Q reset hold "Instr3"+"Global" 

waldorf microQ phoenix limited edition 500 pieces...same stuff

Waldorf microQ rack Specifications

Model: MicroQ rack
Brand: waldorf music
Year Released: 2000
Display_: 2x20 character 
Polyphony: 25 notes (normal) 12 (lite) 75 (omega)
Performance: 16 part Multi mode.
Filter Types (digital): 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Comb, Formant, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance

LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle

Envelopes: 4   Parameters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

User Patches: 300 
User Performances: 100 
User Drum Kits: 20 

Power Consumption: 12 watts 
Frequency range:0Hz-24kHz
Dynamic range:110dB
Dimensions: 483 mm x 92 mm x 89 mm 
Weight: 4.5 kg 

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Product description: 2 units rackmount digital synthesizer module. Customer reviews:
Sounds bad today, better plugins - by , April 1, 2009
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