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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Martin a hobbyist user from Netherlands writes:
The MicroQ is extremely versatile. It can sound fluid in pads, but also dirty in basses.

I own an omega version (75 voices), which offers some more space to create more complex sounds.

The synth engine gives you the typical Waldorf sound, which is not easy to describe. You either like it or hate it. But it has character to say the least.

Don't let yourself get fooled by it's cheap looking interface (meaning only a couple of knobs available compared to virus A or novation nova), there are more modulation possibilies available than you could ever dream of (in 16 slots if I'm not wrong).

Considering its extremely low price tag nowadays, this is a must get synth.

My keys version, offering a 3 octave keyboard with mod/pitch wheels, num pads for easier preset selection, extra audio outputs and cv/pedal inputs is a sweet synth I would hate to part from.

Go get one

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jan-03-2005 at 08:12
Obscurantist from M(x,y) writes:
There's only one thing not to love about this synth. The shift+Sound Store and Shirt+Global Utility function. It's the worst thing, sometimes it doesn't even work, so you have no choice but to press the two buttons over and over and over until you arrive at the desire location. Then when you arrived at the desire location, you then again have to press the two buttons such that your sound can be stored or named or whatever intentions your in desire of.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-13-2004 at 02:50
Dr Loser a part-time user from NL writes:
I've had this synth for a couple of months now, but the more time I spend programming it, the more I come to appreciate its character.

I believe it would do wrong to catagorize this as a VA synth (even though it's been partially designed this way), this is a wild beast of a synth, something for adventurous explorers to consider. Ofcourse, it doesn't hold its own against a Virus or NORD, but that's why you shouldn't compare this one with the premier VA class...

A classic!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-05-2004 at 09:57
Mike from Canada writes:
The sound quality of this unit is excellent and the user interface is easy enough to get around on. Comparing it to the Supernova you can get a greater variety of sounds on the Micro Q and it sounds a bit cleaner but the Supernova's internal effects are a bit better and the user interface is far superior. It's very easy to run out of voices when using 3 Osc's and the internal effects on the Micro Q. Given the choice between the two I'd pick the Micro Q over the Supernova just because of it's unique sound and the variety of sounds that it can make.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-01-2004 at 03:19
Man In Space a hobbyist user from Belgium writes:
I now have the µQ for three weeks, for 400€. I had previously owned a Virus B, but sold it because I wanted something smaller I could fit into a rack and needed money for some other gear. My music and sounds tend mostly towards 70's prog and BBC radiophonic scifi effects. Because the µQ's presets are aimed towards those horrible 80's newwave sounds, I wasn't completely sure that I could get out of it what I wanted. Well, I'm in seventh heaven. Among the many free banks, I've found brilliant Moog, Oberheim, ARP and Prophet presets, along with tons of scifi effects. There are even presets called Blakes Seven, a fave series of mine with a great theme! I also got me a Evolution mk449c keyboard with lots of controllers, and now editing is a breeze. I have programmed my old Prodigy and SH2 sounds on the µQ much faster than I did on the Virus B. This is a great allround VA, for vintage, electro, trance and more. Only snag : the arpegiator doesn't have up AND down! Damn, I never expected that, and it's something I use a lot. Still it gets a five from me, 4.5 would be more appropiate, 4 definitely too little.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-24-2004 at 04:38
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