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Waldorf Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer

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Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer

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Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer
Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer
Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer
Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer
Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer
Iridium Core 12-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer

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Iridium Core provides the core synthesis engine of the Quantum / Iridium platform. It is the heart of Waldorf's most advanced hardware-based synthesis. The essence of forward-looking sound. The Core.

Sonic Explorer
Iridium Core contains 5 synthesis engines: Wavetable, Multi- & Granular-Sampling, Waveform, Kernel FM and Resonator. Combined with a broad selection of digital filter and processing options Iridium Core lets you explore a huge sonic universe of electronic sound. Iridium Core's intuitive and easy graphical interface helps you to keep your flow of creativity.

Wave Traveller
The compact form factor makes Iridium Core an ideal companion to travel with you to all your sonic explorations and performances. It fits well into laptop-size bags, and in carry-on baggage it leaves enough space for all the other devices you need for your performances.

Driven by Inspiration
Iridium Core comes with a huge collection of more than 1700 factory presets and samples to drive your sonic Wanderlust. Get inspired by the broad and diverse array of sounds created to fuel your musical endeavours.

Team Player
Iridium Core integrates into various live performance and studio setups. It connects with your modular synths, drum machines, sequencers and computers. The compact form factor fits well into your tabletop or space limited setups.

Family Member
Iridium Core shares the same software platform as Quantum, Iridium Desktop and Iridium Keyboard. All instruments are powered by the Waldorf synthesiser OS and will receive joint updates. Thus, the whole family benefits from future enhancements and developments.

Performance features

• Advanced Arpeggiator
• Step-sequencer with up to 64 steps for notes and parameters
• 2x4 button pads assignable to notes or chords
• 4 user-assignable potentiometers
• 6 user-configurable macro buttons
• Favourites screen for quick patch recall
• XY control on touchscreen
• Wheels touchscreen for MIDI controls like mod wheel, pitch bend, aftertouch and velocity
• MPE capable
• Industrial-grade highly responsive touch screen with Brightness control
• 1024 x 600 pixels
• 12 voice polyphony
• Duo-timbral
• Mono, Legato and Unisono modes
• Over 1700 factory patches
• Capacity of 7000 patch memory slots (numbers 0000-9999 can be used)
• Patches from Quantum and other Iridium variants can be loaded and vice-versa
• Category filter for patch list
• 2.6 GB sample flash memory preloaded with 2 GB factory samples
• Stereo Audio Out: 2x TS jacks
• Stereo Audio In: 2x TS jacks
• Headphones TRS output with level control
• DIN MIDI IN & Out, mini-TRS Type A (two adapters to DIN MIDI sockets included)
• USB Type B (device) for MIDI connection to computer
• USB Type A (host) for storage media and MIDI devices
• MicroSD slot
• 2 high-resolution CV Inputs which can be used as modulation sources in the Mod-Matrix
• Analog clock In & Out with clock divider settings
• Sturdy metal case
• Dimensions: 346 mm wide by 200 mm depth by 64 mm height (including controls)
• Weight: 2.2 kg
• External Power Supply: Input 100-240 V / AC 50-60 Hz, Output 12 V DC / 3 A

In the Box:

- Iridium Core Synthesizer
- Two MIDI adapters: mini TRS to DIN sockets
- Power Supply
- Printed Quick Start


• Compatible with the Waldorf Quantum synth engine
• Software: Waldorf Synthesis Platform OS
3 Oscillators each capable of 5 synthesis modes:
- Wavetable
- Waveform (VA)
- Particle (Sampling and Granular Sampling)
- Resonator
- Kernels (up to 6 sub-oscillators which can be interlinked through FM, AM or Wavetable-position at audio rate)
Dual Stereo Filters per voice
True stereo path Dual Digital Filter with independent modes:
- 12/24dB LP/HP/BP in all combinations
- Nave, Largo, PPG, Quantum and StateVariable models
- Analyzer displayed in Filter view
- Filter curve animation when modulated (optional)
- Sophisticated filter routing options with modulatable panning and levels
Digital Former
- Filter models like State Variable, Waldorf Nave, Largo and PPG in HP/LP/BP/Notch
- Comb filters, Bit-Crusher, various Drives, Ring-Modulation
- 6 Envelopes
- 6 LFOs
- Komplex Modulator (LFO/Envelope combination with user-definable shape and morphing)
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
- 5 slots per layer
- Various parallel and sequential routing options
- Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Drive, EQ, Compressor, Tremolo


Waldorf Iridium Core TeaserWatch Video
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Iridium Core - Sound DemoWatch Video
Youtube video product demo

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instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
  • No Lemon Policy: Your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.
  • Convenient: Easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.
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  • Loaners Available: A loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.
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  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
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Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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