Q, Q, Barney McGrew... 27/10/00
Waldorf has announced the release of a 'little brother' to the Q and Q-Rack, the Micro-Q Polyphonic Virtual Analog Synthesiser.
The Micro-Q gives you up to 25 voices - 75 with the expansion board; 300 sounds, 100 multis and 20 drum maps; and is 16-part multi-timbral.
There are six outputs (3x stereo) plus a headphone socket on the front; two inputs for external filtering; and naturally enough,MIDI in/out/thru. The 2U 19-inch rach is 95% compatible with the Waldorf Q, and is packed with oscillators, effects, LFOs and all that synthy stuff we love.
(All right, here's the lowdown:
Osc types: pulse, sawtooth, triangular, sine, 2 wavetables with 128 waves each - in total 260 waveforms available in the Micro-Q
Up to 5 oscillators: 3x analog or wave, sync, 3x pwm, 3x fm, plus up to 2x sub-osc
Up to 2 filters: each one of 12/24 db low/band/highpass and notch, comb+
Five effects in multi-mode; FX types: vocoder, reverb, phaser, chorus, flanger, distortion and more
25-band high-quality stereo vocoder usable for intelligible speech
Four envelopes with various envelope modes
UK suggested retail price is £629.95; in the US, we don't know. $800? This info came from our pals at the UK distributor, Arbiter, you see...