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Old 25th July 2020
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Here is the next and last in the series of videos for the Waldorf Iridium. This video is part 9. A deeper dive into the Iridium's Pros and Cons.

Old 25th July 2020 | Show parent
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Here is the next and last in the series of videos for the Waldorf Iridium. This video is part 9. A deeper dive into the Iridium's Pros and Cons.

Thank you for taking the time to make another video on the Iridium.
Old 25th July 2020 | Show parent
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I just called and they said they were expecting a shipment to arrive on August 2nd, hopefully shipping the 3rd.

I may just grip the Quantum if I have to keep waiting. I was originally saving up for one before the Iridium dropped. I do like its form factor because space is an issue but I also prefer having built in keys.
Jeez, I don't know what to believe, now. I wonder if there's two shipments. I checked this morning and it went from 'processing' back to 'backordered'.

As long as I get it in the next month, I'll be happy, I have a new drum machine and a Wavestate to learn, in the meantime.
Old 25th July 2020 | Show parent
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Thank you for taking the time to make another video on the Iridium.
Thanks for watching. I might make some more sound oriented videos later on (read that as less me, more Iridium) after I complete another project I have on deck.
Old 27th July 2020 | Show parent
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Does anyone else have problems with their OSC 1 Semitone/Octave knob?

With mine, I can turn the knob and increment in semitones, but pushing it down to jump octaves doesn't work. Osc 2 & 3 work fine.

Wondering if this is a software bug or some hardware defect.
Old 27th July 2020
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pushing osc 1 semitones changes it to octaves on the unit I have here
Old 27th July 2020 | Show parent
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With mine, I can turn the knob and increment in semitones, but pushing it down to jump octaves doesn't work. Osc 2 & 3 work fine.
Just to be sure. Pushing the button switches between semi and octave. Turning the knob scrolls through octaves or semitones.
Old 27th July 2020
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Just got an update from Musicians Friend in the US. Thursday, they told me shipped today... today they say possibly Aug 22...

Does anyone know why these delays are happening? Did they stop production to fix something? Anyone with a connection at Waldorf that would know? I mean, it is what it is, but this is a bit frustrating.
Old 27th July 2020 | Show parent
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So, I just checked with Musician's Friend, they told me it should be shipping Monday, not August, not October. Wonder why there's so much conflicting info, out there.
And is your Iridium shipped today as promised?
Old 27th July 2020 | Show parent
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And is your Iridium shipped today as promised?
Nope, as I mentioned above, now it's late August.
Old 27th July 2020 | Show parent
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Nope, as I mentioned above, now it's late August.
Count on it that that date will be delayed too, they are afraid that people will cancel their orders. Just a commercial trick. My information is end september/october.
Old 27th July 2020 | Show parent
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Nope, as I mentioned above, now it's late August.
when I called them last they said August 2nd. fingers crossed.
Old 27th July 2020
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This is a new video series I'm calling "Pairings". The idea is to pair up different gear in unexpected ways for fun sounds. Episode 1 features the Boss SY-1000, Waldorf Iridium, and Morningstar MC8.

Old 28th July 2020 | Show parent
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pushing osc 1 semitones changes it to octaves on the unit I have here

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Just to be sure. Pushing the button switches between semi and octave. Turning the knob scrolls through octaves or semitones.
I wasn't aware of locking the mode by just pushing once. I thought it was a push and hold function.

Anyways, it's still not working for OSC 1 It still increases/decreases only by a semitone.

It works fine with OSC 2 & 3.
Old 28th July 2020 | Show parent
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when I called them last they said August 2nd. fingers crossed.
Might wanna call again, as it's changed 3 times in the last week.
Old 28th July 2020 | Show parent
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I wasn't aware of locking the mode by just pushing once. I thought it was a push and hold function.

Anyways, it's still not working for OSC 1 It still increases/decreases only by a semitone.

It works fine with OSC 2 & 3.
so if you go osc1 > control > press and release the dedicated osc 1 semitones knob (not the soft-encoder next to the screen) - does the parameter label for the top left screen encoder change from "semitones" to "octaves"?
Old 28th July 2020 | Show parent
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so if you go osc1 > control > press and release the dedicated osc 1 semitones knob (not the soft-encoder next to the screen) - does the parameter label for the top left screen encoder change from "semitones" to "octaves"?
Nope, it doesn't change to 'Octaves' for OSC 1. I'm guessing it's a hardware defect.

I guess I'll have to get in touch with Waldorf.
Old 28th July 2020 | Show parent
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Have you tried restarting? I had this happen once but the problem disappeared after power cycling.
Old 29th July 2020 | Show parent
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Have you tried restarting? I had this happen once but the problem disappeared after power cycling.
Yep, I've gone through multiple power cycles and this has never worked unfortunately.
Old 30th July 2020 | Show parent
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Yep, I've gone through multiple power cycles and this has never worked unfortunately.
Can you reflash the latest firmware?
Old 30th July 2020
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Still waiting for my Iridium!

But... I already have my printed Manual!

Better than nothing, isn’t it?
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Old 30th July 2020 | Show parent
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Ambient Soundscapes with Waldorf Iridium

Old 30th July 2020
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Lovely demo.
Old 31st July 2020
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Its easy to get lost in the Iridium's particle and kernel oscillators, but you can still have fun with just its standard waveforms, this is a a patch with couple of square waves and pink noise.

Old 31st July 2020
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Lovely what’s going on with the patch I’d love to re-create it?
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Lovely what’s going on with the patch I’d love to re-create it?
I can send it you if you like, I've not tried exporting patches to usb but should be straightforward can I could try it later.
Old 31st July 2020
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I don't know why (and not that there's something wrong or bad with the sounds coming out of the iridium) but so far there have been many demos from different users and for some reason, this supersynth capable of almost every synthesizer technique known to man seems to lend it self mainly to drones, long evolving pads or ambient textures, although i bet it can do almost everything.
What i mostly hear and see are presets that involve pressing a key and holding it for two minutes.
I'm sure it is capable of basses, leads, plucks, arps, hybrid sounds that combine samples and wavetables (such as a "new piano" for example) or whatnot.
Is this because of the synth? Does it simply lend itself to these kind of sounds? Or is it the person programming the synth? Why most of the demos sound like this?
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I don't know why (and not that there's something wrong or bad with the sounds coming out of the iridium) but so far there have been many demos from different users and for some reason, this supersynth capable of almost every synthesizer technique known to man seems to lend it self mainly to drones, long evolving pads or ambient textures, although i bet it can do almost everything.
What i mostly hear and see are presets that involve pressing a key and holding it for two minutes.
I'm sure it is capable of basses, leads, plucks, arps, hybrid sounds that combine samples and wavetables (such as a "new piano" for example) or whatnot.
Is this because of the synth? Does it simply lend itself to these kind of sounds? Or is it the person programming the synth? Why most of the demos sound like this?
I think because that’s where it sounds extra unique. You could do anything on this including deep keygroup, emulating analog, wavetable, etc.
Old 31st July 2020 | Show parent
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I don't know why (and not that there's something wrong or bad with the sounds coming out of the iridium) but so far there have been many demos from different users and for some reason, this supersynth capable of almost every synthesizer technique known to man seems to lend it self mainly to drones, long evolving pads or ambient textures, although i bet it can do almost everything.
What i mostly hear and see are presets that involve pressing a key and holding it for two minutes.
I'm sure it is capable of basses, leads, plucks, arps, hybrid sounds that combine samples and wavetables (such as a "new piano" for example) or whatnot.
Is this because of the synth? Does it simply lend itself to these kind of sounds? Or is it the person programming the synth? Why most of the demos sound like this?
I think it can do all sorts of things. Here's something from R Beny which isn't a drone https://www.instagram.com/p/CCXiFC-hT98/. With the resonators in particular its good for plucks. Looking around for some Quantum examples on YouTube would turn up some stuff which isn't a drone or ambient texture.
Old 31st July 2020 | Show parent
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I don't know why (and not that there's something wrong or bad with the sounds coming out of the iridium) but so far there have been many demos from different users and for some reason, this supersynth capable of almost every synthesizer technique known to man seems to lend it self mainly to drones, long evolving pads or ambient textures, although i bet it can do almost everything.
What i mostly hear and see are presets that involve pressing a key and holding it for two minutes.
I'm sure it is capable of basses, leads, plucks, arps, hybrid sounds that combine samples and wavetables (such as a "new piano" for example) or whatnot.
Is this because of the synth? Does it simply lend itself to these kind of sounds? Or is it the person programming the synth? Why most of the demos sound like this?
I have posted many many examples of things other than drones, pads, and ambiences (and a few of those too). Heck there's even some country guitar licks in there too if you look. It can do bass, leads, arps, plucky stuff and anything you want.
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