Waldorf Iridium Synthesizer Deep Dive

In this video, Waldorf CTO and developer Rolf Wöhrmann does a deep dive into the inner workings of their Iridium synthesizer.

The Waldorf Iridium requires a deep dive, because it builds on the Quantum’s synth engine, and features five synthesis models for each of its three oscillators per voice:

  • Wavetable
  • Waveform (Virtual Analog)
  • Particle (Sampling and Granular Sampling)
  • Resonator
  • Kernels

Kernel mode lets you turn an oscillator into 6 suboscillators that can be interlinked through FM. Add three filters, six envelopes and six LFO’s per voice and you’ve got some massive possibilities.