The Quantum combines the raw power of a classic digital & analog hybrid synthesiser with futuristic sounds that are only possible with today's software synthesisers
Its 3 Oscillators offer four synthesis algorithms each:
Waldorf-style Wavetables with the latest additions from Nave, including speech synthesis and wavetable generation from audioClassic Synthesizer Waveforms with multiple waves for an ultra fat sounds right out of the oscillatorsGranular Sampler with multi sampling plus traditional sampling modeResonator for virtual sound sculpting
The flexibility emanating from Quantum's powerful oscillators and their interaction with one another is simply breath-taking. Never before has it ever been possible to create such a wide sonic bandwidth with one synthesizer. Stretching from classic analog, with precise sample playback, through to harsh or animated digital sounds, escalating all the way up to sound and sequence clusters, that can only be achieved with a modular synthesiser system.
Quantum's beautiful ergonomic and intuitive user panel supports an artist's workflow with a previously unknown elegance. The carefully crafted array of aluminium knobs and encoders surround an ultra hi-resolution multi touch display. Waldorf engineers spent many long hours perfecting the interaction between the display and the physical control elements. The stunning display is a highly flexible extension of the tactile experience, and is light-years ahead of any synthesiser currently on the market today.
To help understand functional correlations between one knob and another, each control knob is individually illuminated by a multi colour LED. This makes it instantly obvious when viewing complex settings and modulation settings, where related parameters can be adjusted quickly and efficiently. With the help once again of the gorgeous central display, precise settings can be handled with ease, much the same as the experience when using your cutting edge computer tablet.
When the Waldorf engineers decided to develop Quantum, little did they realise it would take several years of painstaking work. There were areas of Quantum that our years of experience with sound generation were bought to the fore. But Quantum is so powerful it took our team into uncharted territory, involving both sound and the way it was felt the musician would interact with it.
Quantum was designed and developed by our dedicated team in Germany. All essential components have been designed, manufactured and assembled here in Germany. This has allowed us to manufacture Quantum with an unparalleled build quality. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank a world class array of sound designers that have contributed to a multi-facetted factory sound set.
Digital-Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer61 Keys high-quality Fatar TP8S keybed8 voicesDual timbral: split or layered mode with separate stereo audio outputs3 stereo digital oscillators each capable of four synthesis algorithmsWavetable: Waldorf style with latest additions from Nave including speech synthesis, wavetable generation from audio and new featuresWaveform: Waveform with up to 8 simultaneous waves per Oscillator in detuned or chordal mode with hard-sync, warp & PWM as well as tunable noiseParticle: Sampler in traditional and granular mode using multi-samples or live inputResonator: Exciter using multi-sampling plus filter bank sound model.Two analogue lowpass filters per voice each in 24 or 12 dB configuration using innovative link modesDigital former: Additional digital algorithms per voice like comb filter, high-pass, band-pass & notch filters (Nave, Largo or PPG models), bit-crusher, drive and moreFlexible routing system for order of analog filters & digital former and individual oscillator routings6 LFOs in poly and global mode with extensive parameter set6 loopable envelopesKomplex: multistage LFO/envelope modulatorExtensive modulation matrix with 40 slots and easy via-controller assignmentsIntuitive modulation assignment via panel elements and control LEDsMaster effect rack of 5 slots for each timbre choosing from FX like phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, drive, eq and more.Compressor for main outputStep sequencer with step recording, parameter automation and scale-based pitch quantizationMicrotonal pitch configurations capable of importing Skala scl filesCapable of polyphonic aftertouch via external MIDI inputsChord and latch buttonsUnisono modeModule-based preset system for effects, oscillators, step-sequenzer and Komplex modulatorSingle-function potentiometer and encoder controls for intuitive editingVisualisation and deeper sound editing via context-sensitive high-resolution capacitive multi-touch displaySpectrum Analyzer and Oscilloscope at various processing stagesUp to 10,000 sound patch capacity organized by banks, attributes, author and patch number.Favourites lists for quick recall of sound patches like for set-lists etc.Pre-loaded with wide variety of patches by acclaimed sound designers like Howard ScarrMIDI output of local keyboard, wheels and assignable panel elementsAutomation of sound parameters from MIDI inputs via MIDI CC learn functionRecording of samples from audio inputs or self-recording of audio outputs4 GB*) internal Flash memory for presets, samples and wavetablesPre-loaded with more then 1 GB sample dataExport & import of presets, sample & wavetable via SD cardImport of Nave presetsMod wheel can be assigned to any parameter which can be modulated in the matrix or via quick assignPitch wheel can be assigned to each oscillator individually
Each of the 3 Oscillators of a single timbre can be used in one of three modes using samples
Stereo Multi-Sampler with loopingGranular Sampler with extensive parameter setResonator model using sampler as exciter
Samples are organized using key and velocity maps, selections rules like round robin, random etc., and individual pitch, gain and pan settings.
Samples are stored in internal Flash memory of about 2GB capacity pre-filled with over 1GB specially made for Quantum factory samples.
New samples can be recorded from external stereo audio inputs, or from self-recording Quantums own engine.
Samples can also be imported an stored to internal Flash via SD card using WAV file format (44.1kHz sample rate).
The Quantum allows for a huge range of sample-based sound design capabilities from classical synths sounds to uncharted territories.
It's worth noting that the sample use in the Quantum is always within a synthesizer's sonic context, and it is not meant to work as a "bread and butter" sample keyboard to play back like traditional sampling instruments nor third party libraries.
Huge range of arpeggiator parameters
7 Algorithms to choose from like up, down, random etc.Octave range7 Sort Orders3 Velocity ModesGate lengthSwingBPMBeat DivisionRhythmic patternsReset ModesKeyboard Latch chordal and non-chordal
If that's not enough, individual patterns can be created in the step-sequencer including transpositions and scale quantisations.
2x stereo audio out for main and aux timbresStereo audio input for sample recording and real-time processingHigh-Quality 24bit A/D and D/A convertersHeadphone out with separate level adjustmentSustain pedal inputControl pedal connector also capable of CV input (0-5V sensitivity)USB host type A connector for interfacing MIDI controllerUSB device type B connector for interfacing computer or other class-compliant MIDI USB hosts like iOS devices **)SD Card for sample/preset exchange and software updatesDIN MIDI In, Out & ThruIntegrated power supply unit
Manufacturer Part Number : Quantum