Arising from the ashes
Even seven years after its introduction the Q is unrivalled in its emulation of analog circuits. And for those who want even more we offer the Q+, which comes with 16 real analog filters. With the Phoenix Edition we give you the last chance to become a proud owner of the Q or the Q+.
The Waldorf Q Series remains the standard for virtual modeled analog synthesizers.
Boasting no less than 58 endless rotaries for vital synthesis parameters, this front panel lends the term "generously appointed" new meaning.
Q Series synths leverage a remarkably flexible voicing section with up to five oscillators and two multimode filters per voice to deliver that peerless Waldorf sound.
The Q Plus even offers 16 real analog filters. Sumo-sized strings, ethereal pads, blistering lead sounds, bone-rattling bottom end, bizarre experimental soundscapes, coruscating arpeggio clusters – anything goes with the Q, and in up to 100 voices.
More than 15 years experience in synthesizer-building and sound design flowed into Q and Q Plus. And that’s what makes this series of instruments your first choice for professional applications in the studio and on stage. We brainstormed every feature for convenience in form and function, and structured parameters with clarity and easy, fast access in mind. Its sound delivers the sonic goods in every musical situation.
Seven years after their debut, Q synthesizers remain as hip and happening as in the first hour of their release. And the limited Phoenix Edition is your last chance to take one of these sought-after instruments home.
There are up to 100 voices offering up to 5 oscillators including wavetable generators, 3 LFOs, 4 envelopes and 2 filters with a sophisticated routing method and all filter types that you expect from a Waldorf synthesizer. Furthermore, the Q offers unique Comb filter types in two flavours. This enables the Q not only to create polyphonic Chorus or Flanger effects but previously unheard athmos or pluck sounds with great life.
On the Q Plus, up to 16 voices can be routed through the analog low pass filters. If wanted, two analog filters can be used simultaneously per voice, resulting in a maximum filter slope of 48 dB.
To top things off, the Waldorf Q has a very powerful arpeggiator and an even more powerful step sequencer. With 58 endless rotaries, the Waldorf Q easily doubles the number of controls of other synths.
• up to 100 voices on Q+ (up to 32 voices on Q)
• 16 part multi timbral
• 300 single programs
• 100 multi programs
• 100 step sequencer patterns
• 20 drum maps
• 58 endless dials
• 39 buttons for editing
• 2 x 20 character display
• 5 octave keyboard
• 1 Pitch Bend Wheel,1 Modulation Wheel
• 2 Control Buttons
• 6 analog outputs (3 stereo outs)
• 2 analog inputs (1 stereo in)
• 1 coax S/PDIF output (44.1kHz)
• MIDI In/Out/Thru
• 2 Switch Inputs (e.g. Sustain Pedal, Gate In etc.)
• 2 CV Inputs (e.g. Foot Pedal, external controller etc.)
• built-in universal voltage power supply
• Dimensions: Width 995mm, Height 135mm, Depth 360mm
• Phoenix Edition color scheme