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Waldorf Q

keyboard (1999)

Classic digitally modelled analogue synthesizer


OVERVIEW 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch, lcd display (2x20 character),  72 LEDs, 58  edit knobs, red data encoder, waldorf menu matrix and headphones; exists in 3 outfits:
- yellow bird 
- dark grey
- phoenix limited edition 

-Q+ a ultimate edition from 2002 with analog filter
-rack is the module version with less controls

Terminal connectors:
2 pedal CV input
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
Digital SPDIF coaxial  (44.1kHz / 48kHz switchable)
Card slot for RAM CARD


OSCILLATORS 16 voices polyphony (can be expanded to 32 depending on board OS). Each voice is composed by 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-like ALTERNATIVE 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. LFO speed rate up to 2600Hz

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, sequencer and memory

EFFECTS  8 effects processors, 2 per sound that include Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Overdrive, AM, Delay, Reverb and special Vocoder with 25 bands

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

SEQUENCER 100 user patterns; 32 steps per pattern, polyphonic recording

MEMORY User Patches 300  + User Performances 100   + User Drum Kits 20. Can be expanded using RAM cards.

standard blue edition

Waldorf Q keyboard Specifications

Model: Q 
Brand: waldorf music
Year Released: 2000
Display_ 2x20 character 
Polyphony: 16 to 32 voices
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: 86dB
Dimensions: 987 mm x 120 mm x 350mm
Weight: 8 kg

yellow Q 

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Product description: 61 keys digital synthesizer emulation of ppg. Customer reviews:
a lot of controls, now rare and expensive now replaced by plugin> - by , April 1, 2009
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