Waldorf Iridium Keyboard with polyphonic (!) aftertouch

After introducing Iridium synthesizer in a compact desktop form, Waldorf takes the concept further forward with the Iridium Keyboard. It boosts a 49-key FATAR TP/8SK semi-weighted polyphonic aftertouch keyboard, an expanded front panel (one-knob-per-function controls) and six freely-programmable Macro buttons.

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

There are – like with the desktop version – a large number of filter types (including a dedicated “Quantum” filter type), sequencer, arpeggiator and, in addition to the classic digital connections , various CV/gate connections.

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

Unchanged: The 16-voice polyphony. Also unchanged: the digital filters. New: The luxurious surface. The keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch. Macro buttons for flexible performances.

FEATURES

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard

  • 16-voice polyphony, duo-timbral
  • Compatible with the Waldorf Quantum synth engine

3 Oscillators
Oscillator Modes:

  • Wavetable
  • Waveform (VA)
  • Particle (Sampling and Granular Sampling)
  • Resonator
  • Kernels (up to 6 sub-oscillators which can be interlinked through FM at audio rate)

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

3 Stereo Filters per voice
True stereo path

Dual Digital Filter:

  • Two filters with independable modes
  • 12/24dB LP/HP/BP in all combinations
  • Nave, Largo, PPG, Quantum and StateVariable models

Digital Former:

  • Filter models from Waldorf Nave, Largo and PPG in HP/LP/BP/Notch
  • Comb filter
  • Bitcrusher
  • Drive
  • RingMod
  • StateVariable mode

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

  • Analyzer displayed in Filter view
  • Filter curve moves when modulated (optional)
  • Sophisticated filter routing options with modulatable panning and levels

Modulators:

  • 6 Envelopes
  • 6 LFOs
  • Komplex Modulator (LFO/Envelope combination with user-definable shape)

Mod Matrix:

  • 40 slots
  • Fast assign mode
  • One additional control amount per slot
  • Identical Sources and Destinations can be used multiple times until the matrix is full

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

Keyboard:

  • 49 keys Fatar TP/8SK keyboard
  • Semi-weighted sensitive keys with polyphonic aftertouch
  • Latch mode

Performance features:

  • Arpeggiator
  • Step sequencer with up to 32 steps for notes and parameters
  • Favorites screen for quick patch recall
  • Mod Wheel, Pitch Bend and Poly-Aftertouch
  • MPE capable
  • 6 Macro buttons (six freely-programmable buttons to switch on and off functions)

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

Screen:

  • Industrial-grade highly responsive touch screen

Patches:

  • Over 1000 factory sounds
  • Capacity of 7000 patch memory slots (numbers 0000-9999 can be used)
  • Patches from Quantum can be loaded and vice-versa
  • Category filter for patch list
  • 2GB user sample flash memory

Connections:

  • 2x TS output
  • 2x TS input
  • Headphones output with Gain control
  • DIN MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • USB Type B for MIDI connection to computers / DAWs
  • USB Type A for direct connection of storage devices and MIDI controllers
  • MicroSD slot
  • Kensington® lock

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

CV connections:

  • 4 CV inputs plus Gate In, Trigger In, Clock In, Clock Out
  • Inputs can be used as modulation sources in the Mod Matrix

Overall:

  • Sturdy metal case
  • Dimensions: 851 mm wide by 355 mm depth by 110 mm height (including controls)
  • Weight: 14 kg

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Synthesizer

Iridium keyboard contains 1680 sounds from first-rate sound-designers such as Howard Scarr, Richard Devine, Kurt Ader, BT, Matt Johnson, Reinhold Heil, Jörg Hüttner, Mike Huckaby, Thorsten Quaeschning and Sascha Dikiciyan.


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Waldorf Iridium Keyboard

16-voice duo-timbral synthesizer
3 oscillators, 3 stereo-filter per voice
digitaler former (Bitcrusher etc.), mod-matrix (40 Slots)
sequencer, arpeggiator and a keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch 

Price:
2.849 Euros

Link:
www.waldorfmusic.com

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