Waldorf Iridium

Waldorf 16 voice all-digital Iridium desktop

$2499.99

This has been officially announced Friday June 12, 2020. Inventories could be months away.

The Waldorf Quantum and the Sequential Prophet X are like the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster of the synthesizer world. It’s a BIG deal for an all digital desktop version of the Quantum to be released.

The Iridium has the same OS and same sound engine as the Quantum. Patches are interchangable. Notable differences aside from the obvious form factor differences, are there is no analog, no auxiliary outs, and there are CV connections and a 2nd type of sequencer with the pads (on/off, not for drumming).

Manufacturer’s website
https://waldorfmusic.com/en/iridium

Facebook user groups

Waldorf Quantum Iridium Synthesizer Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/184475775419027

Videos

revolutionOSC Waldorf Iridium YouTube Playlist

Useful Links

More revolutionOSC Waldorf related pages
Updated periodically – Wavetable Synth Comparisons
Updated periodically – Sequential Prophet X or Waldorf Quantum?
Updated periodically – Synthesizer Wavetables
Updated periodically – Wavetable Editing Tools
Updated periodically – Waldorf Quantum & Iridium Presets
Updated periodically – Waldorf Quantum
Updated periodically – Waldorf Iridium

More revolutionOSC Waldorf Quantum related posts
June 30, 2019 – Waldorf Quantum joins “Studio”
July 28, 2019 – First month thoughts about Waldorf Quantum
October 2, 2019 – Inside the Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer
December 15, 2019 – 6th month thoughts about the Waldorf Quantum
April 20, 2020 – New Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer is a Beauty

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Specifications

Waldorf Iridium

  • 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)