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Old 10th June 2020
  #31
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Even if it doesn’t have analog filters, it may still be interesting to me as a real time granular effect and a sort of hardware Omnisphere. Omnisphere is great, but it can be a CPU hog.
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Originally Posted by ToyBox ➡️
Looks great, but I fear some cramp factor, that's a lot of knobs in a small space.
Has a lot less controls than my old concept with full controls, no unified lfo controls etc.. from years ago when I was trying to have them make it. But even that would have been fine with JX-03/Supernova sized controls.. I printed out a test version to compare to my other racks
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  #33
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looks super cramped as someone has already mentioned. if thats a touch im not sure about the ergonomics of it with the knobs being right in front of it like that.
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Originally Posted by wagoo ➡️
Has a lot less controls than my old concept with full controls, no unified osc controls etc.. from years ago when I was trying to have them make it. But even that would have been fine with JX-03/Supernova sized controls.. I printed out a test version to compare to my other racks
your old concept looks great
Old 10th June 2020
  #35
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Its basically a Blofeld successor - all digital, desktop. The keyboard and analog filters for the Quantum were not of interest to me. I'm definitely getting one!
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing ➡️
Even if it doesn’t have analog filters, it may still be interesting to me as a real time granular effect and a sort of hardware Omnisphere. Omnisphere is great, but it can be a CPU hog.
Exactly my Qu is among many things Omnisphere on steroids.
Old 10th June 2020
  #37
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Shame it's only bitimbral. We need more multitimbral monsters.
Old 10th June 2020
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Well, depending on release I found my next synth.
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  #39
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ideally, i was hoping they would do an abridged key version. 37 note keybed would be impossible to turn down
Old 10th June 2020
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It still looks expensive.. I'm guessing around 3 grand.. still way too much for me.
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It still looks expensive.. I'm guessing around 3 grand.. still way too much for me.
The msrp is 1960 euros
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Well, depending on release I found my next synth.
Yeah me too... in about 10 years when I can pick one up used! Looks absolutely lovely.
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It still looks expensive.. I'm guessing around 3 grand.. still way too much for me.
1960 euro was read on the hp

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Yeah me too... in about 10 years when I can pick one up used! Looks absolutely lovely.
I hear you, assuming it’s around the Kyra price, which seems to be right based on MSRP in Euros, I plan to make a preorder as soon as possible. I’ve long wanted a quantum, but never thought I could afford it.
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You lose the Quantum’s analog VCFs and VCAs and the keyboard but you gain 8 more voices, a timbre, more affordability and a more compact a form factor. Hard to argue with this thing - it’s going to be awesome.

I am a bit surprised by the little pads... I can see the reasoning, but personally I would have preferred no pads and a bit more room between the controls. Unless it turns out they did something innovative with the pads we don’t know about yet, which is quite possible.
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You lose the Quantum’s analog VCFs and VCAs and the keyboard but you gain 8 more voices, a timbre, more affordability and a more compact a form factor. Hard to argue with this thing - it’s going to be awesome.

I am a bit surprised by the little pads... I can see the reasoning, but personally I would have preferred no pads and a bit more room between the controls. Unless it turns out they did something innovative with the pads we don’t know about yet, which is quite possible.
Completely agreed, apessino, I'm really liking this a lot.

The screen really should have been below the knobs...I can foresee a lot of bumped settings getting to the screen. I'm sure most people will tilt it on a stand, but even so, it will affect the usability of the screen.
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You lose the Quantum’s analog VCFs and VCAs and the keyboard but you gain 8 more voices, a timbre, more affordability and a more compact a form factor. Hard to argue with this thing - it’s going to be awesome.
Yesssss.

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I am a bit surprised by the little pads... I can see the reasoning, but personally I would have preferred no pads and a bit more room between the controls. Unless it turns out they did something innovative with the pads we don’t know about yet, which is quite possible.
I guess the pads are for the sequencing/techno crowd - which is absolutely fine, but I, too, would have preferred more room for the knobs. I find even the knobs on my Q a bit too crowded for my big fingers.
And btw, I've just invested in some new stuff. So I guess I'll get this one in 5 or 6 years....
Old 10th June 2020
  #48
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The knobs are too close together. Definitely not what I’d expect for that kind of money.
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  #49
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Originally Posted by ArtFluids ➡️
No, silly. There’s a gate out for what it’s worth, but even with only the inputs you could use this thing as a big eurorack oscillator. Plug the audio-out into your filter of choice -> then into a VCA -> then gate the Iridium and your envelope of choice at the same time.

Granted you need an external VCA and envelope but those are inexpensive. With a VCA like the Tallin you can give your sound some analog overdriven character.

This is a lot more exciting than just sticking an NW1 into your rack.
Agreed.
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  #50
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The msrp is 1960 euros
Wow ok, that's pretty impressive..
Old 10th June 2020
  #51
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Some of the pictures do have an embeded timestamp from August 15. 2019 and they apeare to be photos. Could be that we see them in the wild very soon.
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  #52
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is it bi-timbral? and if so, why only one set of stereo outs? that is a dealbreaker in my book.
Old 10th June 2020
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If this has MPE it'll very difficult to resist
Old 10th June 2020
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16x voices, 6x LFOs, and 6 Envs... but only 1x Gate In?

Bah humbug.
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If this has MPE it'll very difficult to resist
Same, but only bitimbral makes me doubt...
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  #56
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If this has MPE it'll very difficult to resist
im sorry, but what is MPE?
Old 10th June 2020
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Much more appealing than the Quantum. Going to be very hard to resist.
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im sorry, but what is MPE?
Polyphonic MIDI, basically.

MPE
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  #59
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Originally Posted by PuggaMahone ➡️
Same, but only bitimbral makes me doubt...
Doesn’t need multi-timbral functions to have MPE. Hydrasynth is an example.

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im sorry, but what is MPE?
MIDI Polyphonic Expression = MPE
Old 10th June 2020
  #60
just read a comment by synthanatomy on amazona.de that there might be more info on friday - some press outlets were shown a unit already, so no renders...

https://www.amazona.de/waldorf-iridi...m-als-desktop/
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