With Iridium, Waldorf has taken the best of their advanced synthesis technology and put into a formidable desktop module. Containing Waldorfâ€™s groundbreaking wavetable oscillator along with a host of paradigm-shifting sound sources and modulators, Iridium excels at generating complex, evolving soundscapes, from brilliant celestial pads to boneshaking synth bass and laser beam leads. Synthesists at Leaseville found Iridiumâ€™s numerous parameters and fathomless tweakability easy to access via its tactile control knobs, high-resolution display, and 16-pad touch matrix. An elegantly crafted module for serious sound designers, there is no end to Iridiumâ€™s creative potential and ability to inspire countless hours of sonic exploration!
With three oscillators capable of operating in five different modes â€”Wavetable, Waveform, Resonator, Particle Generator, and Kernel Synthesis, Iridium starts the signal chain with a bang! Like the Waldorf Quantum, Iridium features Waldorfâ€™s proprietary wavetable oscillator, which produces dramatic, sweeping sound-generation. Standard waveforms, such as sawtooth, triangle, and square, are available, with additional waveshaping options, including warp, which lets you dynamically morph between waveforms. Resonator, Particle Generator, and Kernel Synthesis modes push the boundaries of synthesis, providing revolutionary ways for manipulating raw sounds into never before heard auditory emanations.
Iridium is a sound designerâ€™s dream synth, packed with a slew of powerful modulators. Leveraging its digital topology, Iridium serves up a dual filter, six envelope generators, six LFOs, and a Komplex Modulator that exhibit a level a precision and flexibility unavailable on other synths. Additionally, Iridiumâ€™s Digital Former gives you access to even more modulation tools â€” comb filtering, bitcrushing, and ring modulation, among others. Gritty and grimy. Clean and surgical. Iridiumâ€™s modulators can do it all. Moreover, Iridium empowers you with limitless routing options through its 40-slot Modulation Matrix.
With a synth this deep, one might expect to encounter convoluted menu navigation that can bog down the creative process. However, Waldorf went out of their way to deliver a streamlined experience. With its numerous knobs and classic synthesizer layout, Iridium is an impressive instrument that can be played like the subtractive synths of yore. But if you want to fully immerse yourself in Iridiumâ€™s sonic potential, dive into its gorgeous and intuitive high-resolution multi-touch display, which is designed to keep pace with your creativity and inspire you to sculpt evermore complex sounds