NAMM 2018: New Waldorf Hybrid Synth and A Fat String and Vocoder Ensemble


We invite you to have a first look at two products from Waldorf, which will be shown during the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim this week on our website at B&H Photo Video: The Quantum synthesizer and STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder.

Starting with Waldorf's wavetable technology, developed decades ago, the challenge has been to give instruments a powerful, yet flexible beating heart. The company's digital oscillators and analog filters, combined with power, started the revolution in the 1980s. Introducing Quantum offers to cement Waldorf's legacy in the pantheon of legendary synthesizers.

Waldorf Quantum

Waldorf's Quantum combines the raw power of a classic digital and analog hybrid synthesizer with futuristic sounds that are only possible with today's programmable soft synths, accessible in a user interface, and designed with the modern synthesist in mind. Featuring a large, multi-touch screen, an inviting control panel, and a 61-key Fatar TP8 keybed, Quantum is equipped with digital-analog hybrid architecture, eight voices, plus multitimbrality, and three stereo digital oscillators per voice, each capable of four synthesis algorithms, and more.

In addition, Waldorf's Wavetable oscillator technology forms the basis for the Quantum. However, Quantum goes beyond what was previously possible, with more oscillators, more algorithms, and more ways to modulate them. Combine that with Waldorf's incredible analog filters, and a hybrid synth like no other is born.

Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder

Another new product from Waldorf is the STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder. It is based on the popular Streichfett (translated means "Fat Strings") keyboard. The STVC String Synthesizer combines the power of the Streitchfett with a powerful vocoder, and built inside a rugged metal chassis. It is designed with a 49-key keybed and configured like Waldorf's blofeld synthesizer, which is small and compact. The included goose-neck microphone attaches to the XLR input on the front panel.