Waldorf Iridium has made the impossible possible. The mighty synth engine from Quantum is now available in a compact form.

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Waldorf Iridium has made the impossible possible. The mighty synth engine from Quantum is now available in a compact form. Tracing the footsteps of its bigger brother, Iridium features all the synthesis elements of Quantum as well in a rack-compatible format. The combination of the powerful engine, incredible flexibility and detailed sound shaping facilities creates sheer endless possibilities of sound. Yet, the comprehensive layout and easy-to-understand structure lets you design your own sounds in no time. Sporting a solid metal casing and the same high level of craftsmanship like Quantum, Iridium is now ready to take over studios and stages throughout the world.

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

3 Oscillators
Oscillator Modes:

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

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


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


4×4 silicon pad matrix with RGB backlights
Pads can play notes, chords, arpeggios and sequences
Latch mode

Performance features:

Step sequencer with up to 32 steps for notes and parameters
Favorites screen for quick patch recall
Onscreen Mod Wheel, Pitch Bend and Aftertouch


Industrial-grade highly responsive touch screen


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


2x TS output
2x TS input
Headphones output with Gain control
DIN MIDI In/Out/Thru
USB host for storage and MIDI devices
MicroSD slot
Kensington® lock

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


Sturdy metal case with aluminum knobs
Dimensions: 440mm wide by 305mm depth by 85mm height (including controls)
Weight: 5.4kg
19″ rack assembly parts available in near future

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