Waldorf are celebrating their 30th birthday in style, with the unveiling of the sleek and modern limited edition of the Quantum Shadow. This hybrid synthesizer combines classic waveforms with wavetable, granular and resonator generators.
Wavetable synthesis is a technology used in certain digital music synthesizers to produce natural tone-like sounds. The company were at the forefront of Wavetable synthesis in the late ’80s with the introduction of products such as the Microwave 1 unit, allowing users a new approach to sculpting soundscapes.
Waldorf Quantum combines the raw power of hybrid synthesizers, with futuristic sounds that are only possible with today’s software synthesizers.
With the renaissance of Wavetable synthesis, VST wavetable emulations such as Xfer Serum, Spectrasonics Omnisphere and Waves Codex have become staples in the software synth market. With its sleek and futuristic appearance, elegance and powerful sound engine, Waldorf’s Quantum synth series is a modern synth enthusiast’s dream.
Looking somewhat more like a Sith Lord’s weapon than a musical instrument, the Quantum Shadow brings a fresh approach to Wavetable synthesis and yes, it’s as powerful as it looks. Features include 61 keys, 8-voice polyphony, 5 master effects with separate sections for each timbral, main output compressor, 3 digital oscillators for each voice.
Head over to the website for more information and take a look at Waldorf’s impressive history in this video below: