The Quantum MK2 combines the legendary synthesizer technology of his predecessor with new features. The device now features a new FATAR TP/8SK keyboard with 61 semi-weighted keys and polyphonic aftertouch. Furthermore, the internal flash memory for samples storage has been expanded to 59GB. The flexibility emanating from Quantum’s powerful oscillators and their interaction with one another allows for a wide sonic bandwidth.
Quantum combines the raw power of a classic digital & analog hybrid synthesizer, with futuristic sounds that are only possible with today’s software synthesizers.
Its 3 Oscillators offer five synthesis algorithms each:
• Waldorf-style Wavetables with the latest additions from Nave, including speech synthesis and wavetable generation from audio
• Classic Synthesizer Waveforms with multiple waves for an ultra fat sounds right out of the oscillators
• Granular Sampler with multi sampling plus traditional sampling mode
• Resonator for virtual sound sculpting
• New Kernel synthesis with possibilities from classic 6 operator FM to innovative audio rate wavetable modulations
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 synthesizer 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 synthesizer 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.