Waldorf’s Quantum MK2 gets polyphonic aftertouch, greater sampling storage, enhanced visuals

The Mk2 offers much needed upgrades from the original model.

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Via Waldorf Music

Waldorf has announced the release of the long-anticipated Quantum MK2 synth, which offers upgrades and improved features from the original model.

The synth manufacturer made the announcement on Instagram, noting that the Quantum MK2 was upgraded with a 61 keys polyphonic aftertouch keybed from Fatar, and increased sampling storage to 59 GB from the original 4 GB, which wasn’t seen as being entirely practical.

In addition to this, the new 3.0 firmware will also allow for up to 16 digital or any combination using the eight analogue filters with an additional eight digital.

The new MK2 synth also boasts an updated colour and material selection, allowing a higher quality display with extended viewing angle and improved mechanics on the LED screen

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The first Quantum was released in 2017, and combined classic Waldorf technology with four other forms of synthesis, before running everything through a choice of analogue or digital filter models.

The updated polyphonic aftertouch was an anticipated add to the new synth, as the original synth was released only a year or two before polyphonic aftertouch appeared on the Fatar TP8/SK keyboard.

The Quantum Mk2 will be available from the end of January for €4,819. For more information, visit Waldorf.com.


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