Reinhold Heil will be appearing at a talk at Superbooth2021 on September 16, at 17:30 Berlin Time. The topic will be using Waldorf’s super synth Quantum in a quadrophonic surround setting. With Dolby Atmos emerging as a delivery format for music on Apple Music, the time is now to take your synths multichannel!
There will also be a discussion of using the Quantum’s modulation matrix like you would use your modular system by creating some self-generating processes while keeping the performance element that a synth with a traditional keyboard provides. It’s a hybrid approach that isn’t used a lot these days.
People seem to be stuck in either camp: either the traditional synthesist as performing instrumentalist or the experimental modular fiend who uses an increasing number of digital modules with preset settings that only look very much like your Moog Modular from the late 1960s. Why not use the ridiculous horsepower and clever user interface of a modern hardware synth for your weird experiments and creative sound design?
Patches that show how to get started with your own surround creations on the Quantum will be provided for free on the Waldorf website, as well as right here!