Based on the functional design of the Waldorf Wave, using the Creamware Waldorf oscillators and the LP filter from the Pro One emulation (with an additional 12 dB HP filter). It is structured as a 4-part synth, meaning there are 4 individual synths inside the device. Stereo Flanger and Delay are included, or you can route each of the four synths separately from 4 Aux outputs.
My thanks also to all those who participated in the development of this product: Stephen Hummel, Benoist Guitton, Carl Lofgren, Celmar Engel, Brent Garlow, Christian Schellschmidt, and Paul Kuchar.
Originally a custom project for Hans Zimmer, it is based on the functional design of the Waldorf Wave, using the Creamware Waldorf oscillators and the LP filter from the Pro One emulation (with an additional 12 dB HP filter). It is structured as a 4-part synth, meaning there are 4 individual synths inside the device (this being my first multi-timbre synth project). Potential customers should note that the Creamware version of the Waldorf oscillator does not produce the same quality of aliasing as the original, and therefore you should not expect the Quantum Wave to produce a faithful emulation of the Wave's sound.
It is not meant to be a 1:1 emulation of the Waldorf Wave, though I was able to get most of the Wave's functions implemented, adding or removing some things as necessary with a softsynth design. (For example, there was no need to emulate the way the Wave's display screen showed the parameter values; rather, I organised the surface to have parameter displays close to each knob.)
Other additional features:
1) you can use any RD compatible oscillators or filters with the Q-Wave to expand sonic capability. (These include my RD modules II, and the full line of satellite modules by SpaceF).
2) Both oscillators can be used as audio rate modulation sources, and also appear processed through a ring modulator in the mixer section.
3) Stereo Flanger and Delay effects have been added.
4) Each of the 4 parts are available at separate aux outputs.
There are two caveats - one, the amount of DSP usage can be very high, especially if all 4 synths are enabled; two, the surface is not as 'paged' as I usually would make it, as I wanted to have more information visible at once, so the surface is large, making it optimal for only higher resolution settings (1280 x 1024 is recommended).
For this version, no user-editable waveshapes or tables are possible, however, a future update could provide this, depending on sales and user demand. This is also true for other factors of the original Wave's sound, such as the extreme amount of 'stepping' found in LFO frequency modulation or the envelope generator outputs, which was not implemented as a matter of choice.
To purchase, click here. If you'd like to receive a Demo version to try out, just send me an e-mail request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Price: 299 EUR
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