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Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:32 am
by Weirdofromouterspace
Waldorf presents a new flagship synth at Musikmesse Frankfurt:



http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2017/04/ ... brid-poly/
https://www.bonedo.de/artikel/einzelans ... sizer.html
https://www.amazona.de/live-musikmesse- ... f-quantum/

(The last two of these articles are in German language.)

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:36 am
by sounddoctorin
It sounds pretty great... I hear some stuff that is near identical to wavestation but with the great analog filters. I'd love to demo it for them... knowing the wavestation intimately of course I think we could drag some pretty great stuff out of it somehow

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:40 am
by Bitexion
"We don't think it will be cheap, though" :D

I remember when Jupiter-8 came out, it cost $8000 in stores. And was sold out almost immediately.
New synths were never cheap.

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:43 am
by Weirdofromouterspace
Bitexion wrote:"We don't think it will be cheap, though" :D
The Bonedo article expects more than 3,000 Euros:
Bonedo article linked above wrote:Preislich d├╝rfte er jenseits der 3000 Euro liegen
That roughly translates to "concerning the price, it likely will be over 3000 Euros".

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:09 am
by Bitexion
A brand new Oberheim OB-8 cost $7000..I wonder what that is in "now" money.

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:34 am
by Broadwave
Bitexion wrote:A brand new Oberheim OB-8 cost $7000..I wonder what that is in "now" money.
According to this inflation calculator - $7000 in 1983, now equates to $17,120.69 :o :shock:

I love the design of the Quantum, it's pretty stunning, but I'm not sure about the sound - I feel as if I've heard it all before.

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:44 pm
by Walter Ego
It seems like the ideal hybrid. Really powerful synthesis possibilities; can do traditional subtractive or digital wavestation style. But it also has a sampling input for granular synthesis. I think it represents the state of the art. For all those people who were clamoring for something new, I think this is it. Nothing revolutionary, but still a powerful combination of different synthesis methods, with a great mod routing system, AND 61 keys AND looks pretty. I am way more excited about this than about the clone wars over at Behringer.

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:20 pm
by AnalogKid
Although I do not own one, the Waldorf Q is one of my favorite synths. If this new Quantum is anything like the Q regarding sounds and features, I may have to use next year's tax return to buy a Quantum.

Go to this page and select the audio demo called qwerk, and you too will want a Q. Crank it (good speakers or headphones are a must):

http://www.waldorf-music.info/en/hardwa ... io%20Demos

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:33 pm
by Walter Ego
AnalogKid wrote:If this new Quantum is anything like the Q regarding sounds and features, I may have to use next year's tax return to buy a Quantum.
Aesthetically, it's also quite reminiscent of the Wave. A nice reminder of its pedigree.

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:44 pm
by meatballfulton
I hope the MIDI clocking works properly this time :roll:

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:00 pm
by Hybrid88
Yes touchscreen! Finally. Love the design and features but just never been into the Waldorf sound and this is no different. Nice synth though.

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:48 pm
by krzeppa
I really like this. As said, the sound is maybe nothing revolutionary, but I could seriously downsize my studio. This could easily take the place of 2-3 of my current synths. I thought is sounded pretty cool with the parallel filters going too. I wonder if they will make a rack version?

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:04 pm
by Psy_Free
Looks & sounds interesting. Price is a bit steep, but if it's better build quality & less bug-ridden than other Waldorf stuff it could be tempting.

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:04 pm
by philip
looking of it reminds me Wave

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:47 pm
by Mooger5
It was probably designed by Axel Hartmann.

https://www.design-box.de/english/music-electronics/