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Waldorf Iridium Core

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The Core Iridium Core provides the core synthesis engine of the Quantum / Iridium... more

Waldorf Iridium Core

The Core

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 to all your 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 what the broad and diverse array of sound designers have created to fuel your musical endeavours.
Team Player

Iridium Core integrates into various live performance and studio setups. Its 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 like Quantum, Iridium Desktop & Iridium Keyboard. All instruments are powered by the Waldorf synthesiser OS and will receive joint updates. Thus, the whole family participates from future enhancements and developments.

  • 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

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
  • 1024x600 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

What’s In the Box?

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