Well Its a hard Decision But I have decided to sell my beloved Waldorf Q ! I need to fly across the country for a family emergency and this is the one piece of gear with a price to cover that.
If you are looking at a Q I will assume you know what you are looking at ( Vintagesynth.com has all the specks and demo,s are all over you tube. )
So I will just describe the condition of mine below.
She is in Good to Great Condition, The front Panel with all the knobs is almost perfect, There is a couple small Chips or scratches in the paint job that I have taken Pics of, See last Picture. They are down under the keys where your palms might rest when playing. Please look at the Pictures, They should answer any questions.
All the Knobs work correctly and the Screen is Bright. The Sound…Well Amazing…It has a way of filling a room Like no other synth..
She will ship in a medium duty hard shell Anvil style case with the original owners manual, Power cord and a 256k Q card ( extra memory card for saving sounds and step sequences. ) She is the Halloween Edition with the best paint job and the real wood end caps. She is very gently used, The keybed is clean and straight and fires as it should, Its a delight to play!
I Have put her up for sale at a great price, So this is a deal no matter weather you bid or buy now ! Especially when you consider the Hard Case which is in good condition, The manual and the brand new Q card !” Link
“verkauft wird das abgebildete q rack von waldorf, in gelb.
das gerät ist technisch voll funktionstüchtig. regler , taster, display , alles geht.
optisch gibt es leichte gebrauchsspuren, nichts wildes, ordentlicher gesamteindruck.
os ist 3.02 , das aktuellste. 32 voice version , normaler q hat 16.
netzkabel, anleitung ( auch zusatz für os3.02, kopiert) und eine q.ram card 256 sind mit dabei.
der q wird verkauft , da ich noch einen blofeld habe, und beide so gut wie nicht benutze.” Link
“Waldorf Q rack. The top right rack ear has a slight bump in it. The ear was bent but then straightened out. You can get it flatter but I dont wanna risk damaging the paint anymore. I can barely tell when it’s racked and I’m extremely obsessive over my synth conditions.. Otherwise in mint condition. ” Link
@ 23 April 2013, Comments Off
“Up for sale is my Waldorf Q SYNTH.
Looks and sound amazing!
As you can see from the photos it really is in very nice condition, an excellent addition to any studio or collection.
Some small marks here and there, the overall appearance is very good.” Link
@ 16 April 2013, Comments Off
“Waldorf Q synthesiser
Excellent mint condition
Comes with power lead and a copy of the manual” Link
@ 16 April 2013, Comments Off
“The only Flaws are several, 4 I think, Small scratches or Chips in the paint just below the key bed. Where you might rest your palms when playing. The main synth face with all the knobs looks almost perfect!. There is some minimal wear on the most frequently used knobs.” Link
@ 09 April 2013, Comments Off
” Beautiful & amazing instrument,well looked after and in good cosmetic condition and full working order,apparently super rare now for the phoenix edition,buyer will not be disappointed with this machine for sure.
The machine does have a couple of overspray paint bubbles which are only visable at an angle,machine also shows signs of handling and general use but overall i think it looks good for its age,condition is good but not mint so only buy this machine if you are a genuine musician and not a secret reseller looking for a profit.
Looks even more superior in real life than in pics,just so many knobs
No original box but it will be very safely packed in a strong box with packing material,printed manual and power cable,see below for specs from the Waldorf site.” Link
@ 02 April 2013, Comments Off
” Waldorf Q Rack OS Version 3, Top Zustand, leichte Einbauspuren an den Rackohren.
Es handelt sich um die Version mit den längeren Drehknöpfen. Ich gebe ihn nur ab weil ich die Keyboard Version (expanded) habe.
Traumhafter Klang, viel logischere Bedienung als ein Access Virus Synthesizer. Der Stepsequenzer ist eine Freude.” Link
@ 19 February 2013, Comments Off
“Fully functional, power cord and manual included. Minor rack rash and the cap on one of the knobs is missing, see photo.” Link
@ 22 January 2013, Comments Off
“yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard……amazing soundingggg……a few knobs for rotaries are cracked due to poor packing when moving between shows, but actual rotaries work 100%. Just needs a few knobs, but works Perfectly. ” Link
@ 15 January 2013, Comments Off
“This synthesizer gets yearly maintenance to stay in top shape even if it does not need it – I am obsessive about my gear.
New encoders and V2 knobs (Added 6 Months ago and less prone to cracking).
Bright Blue LCD Backlit display -(Added last year and matches the blue paint nicely)
Internal ribbon cables upgraded for better control signal integrity and reliability (Recommended by Waldorf)” Link
@ 18 December 2012, Comments Off
” Hier biete ich meinen WALDORF Q Rack zum Verkauf an.
Der Synthesizer ist in einem optisch und technisch sehr guten Zustand.
Lediglich zwei Farbtupfer , auf dem 2. Bild zu sehen, und minimalste Einbauspuren an den Racklöchern , sind anzumerken.
Ich nehme an , da die Oberfläche bei allen WALDORF`s empfindlich ist, hat mein Vorbesitzter es mal mit ein wenig Farbe versucht.
Dabei ist eine Speicherkarte mit den Sounds des Micro Q`s.
Ansonsten ein phantastisches Instrument. Kenner unter Ihnen wissen das aber.
Geliefert wird der Q mit passendem Netzkabel und der deutschen Bedienungsanleitung.
Nun noch das übliche:
Dies ist ein Privatverkauf, deshalb keine Gewährleistung, keine Rücknahme, kein Umtausch.” Link
@ 18 December 2012, Comments Off
“Fully tested works great. Includes a power cord. You will receive exactly whats in the photos.Rare Blue color!” Link
@ 27 November 2012, Comments Off
“Waldorf Q Rack Synthesizer.
Used, but in excellent condition. Kept in a smoke free studio.
Comes with original manual and power cable (2 pin – so will need converter).” Link
@ 13 November 2012, Comments Off
“THE BEST SYNTH ON THE PLANET
KING OF WAVETABLES, VIRTUAL ANALOGUE
Designed with PPG WAVE FILTERS from the original Waldorf Wave!
Has similar workings to that of the Microwave XT with much more!
SYNTH HAD BEEN USED SPARINGLY, MINT CONDITION!” Link
@ 13 November 2012, Comments Off
“Waldorf Q rack 16 voice in great condition, it has the brightest lit display I’ve ever seen from all the Waldorf’s I’ve come across. All the knob / pots are flawless and tight. There are some scuffs on it and a couple minor scratches(see pics) I would rate it a 8 out of 10 cosmetically, and 10 out of 10 mechanically! This synthesizer has amazing sound! I’ve used it for leads, bass, pads, and FX. It even has great drum sounds. I hate loosing it in my arsenal of synths but I’m gonna be a dad soon and can’t keep it all I hope it goes to a good home because its an amazing piece that will only gain value thru time. Comes with power chord, and beautiful binder printed manual. Good luck!” Link
@ 06 November 2012, Comments Off
“Waldorf Q rack (16 voice version); all lights, knobs, and buttons work, I’ve programmed patches with it sparingly because I just don’t have time to put it to good use. I will carefully package the rack and it will ship via UPS Ground, fully insured; unless the buyer has a different preference, in which case he/she must give me time to get a price quote for the chosen method of shipment. The same goes for any interested Canadians, let me know if you have a preference of carrier and I will get you a shipping quote. The knobs and red dial are the same type as those on the Micro-Q, not the XT variety. There are a few small cosmetic blemishes: a small, light red tinge of color on the upper left corner, a few small black marks like scuffs on the bottom left, and in 2 places almost immesearable flaking of the blue paint to reveal yellow underneath. The two blemishes on the left side of the rack can be seen in the last 2 photos, the flaking in 2 places should be visible if you mouse over the first photo, one place near the led screen and another at the blue Q. Includes the power cord and a set of printed instructions and an addendum for OS 3 (currently at 0S2.17) from .pdf’s if you want them.” Link
@ 16 October 2012, Comments Off
“Condition: 1 year old. This fully functioning and capable beast has been studio based ever since it was purchased and it has been used as one of the primary weapons of choice, to record a UK dance act’s first album (so it’s been treated with the upmost care).
It comes boxed and almost as new with a complete and almost perfect manual, power cable and unit. This old school piece of kit really has everything you need to lock and load into that perfect synthesis.” Link
@ 16 October 2012, Comments Off
“You are bidding on an original Waldorf Q rack in near mint condition. It has been carefully taken care of in my smoke free studio. Everything on this unit works perfectly. This unit is exceptionally clean, all the lettering is perfect, all the lights shine bright, all the knobs and buttons feel & look great.
This Q rack is extremely clean and has a “newness” to it that will be appreciated by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Cosmetically it is in near mint condition. There are 2 very small blemishes in the paint – one just under the “Q” logo and the other on the top edge of the unit, near the middle, both scratches are less than 1/16″. Also, the top right corner of the unit shows some wear (about 1/8″ long) and there is also a thin layer of paint that has worn away on the edge of the rack just below the top right corner. I’ve made sure to document these blemishes in my photos so you can see what I’m talking about. They’re pretty minor but take the unit from being in “Absolute Mint” condition to “Near Mint” in my opinion.
Previously i owned the full keyboard version of the Q, This rack unit has All the functionality of the full keyboard version minus the keys, and pitch and mod wheels. It has both the highly sought after Sequencer and Arpegiator which are extremely powerful and programable. (the smaller Q rack does not have the sequencer)
I’m including the power chord and manual which i have downloaded, printed, and placed in a binder. ” Link
@ 02 October 2012, Comments Off
“This Waldorf Q Rack virtual analogue synthesiser is as distinctive sonically as it is visually and generates sounds from the powerful to the pristine with equal aplomb. It has been safely stored in a smoke free studio and has had very little use as I also have the keyboard version. There is no sign of wear on the screen printing.
Loaded with latest OS Version 3.02.” Link
@ 25 September 2012, Comments Off
“This auction is for a Waldorf Q Rack synth module, in excellent condition and full working order, complete with mains lead. I have tested all the encoders and all work correctly, with no jumps or glitches that I could detect. The overall cosmetic condition is excellent, apart from a small amount of wear to the graphic around the cutoff knob. This is a standard 16-voice version and has been updated to the latest OS 3.02. I have owned this synth for the last ten years or so, during which time it has been safely racked in my home studio and well looked after. And it sounds awesome!” Link
@ 25 September 2012, Comments Off
“Original Waldorf Q keyboard in a unique design.
I purchased the instrument in January 2004, shortly before the insolvency of Waldorf Music.
The original bill of Waldorf Music AG exists. To my knowledge this is the one and only study design in this presentation.
The device was never played and just unpacked for photography. The functionality and technical status of the series corresponds 1:1 to the Q Phoenix Edition – you can test the unit before bidding.
Delivered with complete new accessories, instruction manuals in German and English, U.S. and Euro power cord, in the original Package.” Link
@ 14 August 2012, Comments Off
“used Waldorf Blue Q Rack synthesizer LN + mint = 100% working , hard to find Q in super condition .PLEASE take a look pictures” Link
@ 07 August 2012, Comments Off
“I purchased this Waldorf Q about 12 years or so ago and it has received light use in my smoke free home studio. Cosmettically it is in excellent condition and sounds great as well.The Waldorf Q is a Digital Synth with Analog Controls as is obvious by all the knobs.
There is one issue, however, and that is that the Global Button sticks and will not allow you to easily change Global settings. All the presets play perfectly and as far as i know all the other knobs work fine. I’m not sure if this is an easy fix on the Global Knob so i’m selling the item as is with No Returns.” Link
“Excellent condition Waldorf Q rack mount synthesizer!
Has latest OS V3.02
Everything works 100%.
there’s one missing knob cap but no other issue. Missing knob cap is
hardly noticable, it still looks black, never bothered me, see pic” Link
“The legendary Waldorf Q, this is the desktop version with all the all the knobs that the keyboard version has, you probably know the legendary sound already, but in my opinion this is one of the best VA’s ever produced, a must for the studio with its not so common and distinct sounds, it definitely gives your music a new dimension and edge over the regurgitated and saturated sounds we often hear. The Q is becoming rarer every day and save some money, as the keyboard versions are going in excess of $2000, to $3000. this is in perfect condition, and I am anal about keeping my equipment mint.
Bid with confidence and read my comments that make my 100% rating, thanks and good luck.” Link
“WALDORF MICRO Q
If you like the basic sound and aren’t a rocket scientist the Sound Tower folks make excellent editor software. ” Link
“The legendary Waldorf Q, this is the desktop version with all the all the knobs that the keyboard version has, you probably know the legendary sound already, but in my opinion this is one of the best VA’s ever produced, a must for the studio with its not so common and distinct sounds, it definitely gives your music a new dimension and edge over the regurgitated and saturated sounds we often hear. The Q is becoming rarer every day and save some money, as the keyboard versions are going in excess of $2000, to $3000. this is in perfect condition.” Link
“Die Waldorf Q Serie ist nach wie vor der Maßstab für virtuell modellierte Analog-Synthesizer. Der Q bietet Sounddesign-Möglichkeiten vom Feinsten – gepaart mit einer extrem benutzerfreundlichen Bedienoberfläche. Um nur einige Highlights aufzuzählen: legendäres PPG-Filter, 25-Band-Vocoder, Wavetable-Generatoren mit Suboszillator, Surround-Delays, Kammfilter und vieles, vieles mehr….
Den User erwartet ein im wahrsten Sinne großartiges Frontpanel, das nicht weniger als 58 Endlosregler für die wichtigsten Syntheseparameter zur Verfügung stellt.
Mit seiner extrem flexiblen Stimmenarchitektur, bis zu fünf Oszillatoren und zwei Multimode-Filtern pro Stimme generiert dieser Synthesizer den unvergleichlichen Waldorf-Sound.
Dichte oder luftige Flächen, beißende kraftstrotzende Leads, fundamentale, ultratiefe Bässe, experimentelle Klanggebilde oder wabernde Arpeggio-Cluster – mit dem Q ist alles möglich.
Ein Fakt, der die Instrumente dieser Serie für den professionellen Studio- und Live-Einsatz prädestiniert. Alle Funktionen sind durchdacht, die Parameter klar strukturiert und schnell erreichbar. Und der Klang besticht in jeder musikalischen Situation.” Link
“Ihr bietet hier auf meinen guten alten Freund
WALDORF Q RAck Version in Gelb
Sehr guter zustand, da wenig in gebrauch…
am liebsten an Selbstabholer, kann aber auch versenden.
Wie auf dem Bild zu sehen fehlen 3 Knöpfe…
Sind aber sicherlich ohne probleme nach zu ordern…
VIEL SPAß BEIM BIETEN” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 24 April 2012, Comments Off
“This synth is in GREAT condition. OS 3.02 is installed! There is a thin black line mark on the right side. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 03 April 2012, Comments Off
“Waldorf Q Virtual Analog Synthesizer Rack *Rare
It’s Waldorf Q Virtual Analog Synthesizer Rack.
This item has some scratches here and there but great working condition.
8-9 knobs were missed, so i replaced them.
As you know it’s hard to find, rare item.
This Auction includes…
1. Waldorf Q Rack unit
2. Power cable” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 27 March 2012, Comments Off
“Verkaufe meine Waldorf Q + Benutzerhandbuch
Auch hier dürfte es kaum Fragen geben. Definitiv einer der besten Synthesizer seiner Zeit und auch heute noch ein Schmuckstück in jedem Studio. Leider komm ich zu selten dazu ihn zu benutzen. Er ist in einem tadellosen Zustand. Optisch wie Technich und wurde selten genutzt.
Bei Fragen bitte vorher via Mail melden und nicht erst im Nachhinein. Rücknahme ist ausgeschlossen, sowie Garantie und Gewährleistung, da es sich um einen Privatverkauf handelt. Das wird mit dem Gebot akzeptiert.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 13 March 2012, Comments Off
“Wegen Hobbyaufgabe biete ich hier meinen gut gepflegten Waldorf Q an: Aus Nichtraucher-Heimstudio” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
@ 06 March 2012, Comments Off
“Up for auction is a Waldorf Q. Always Racked . Great condition. Original manual is not included as it has been lost but I will include a printed out copy in a binder pictured. The OS is version 3.00. There is a scratch on the back that my finger is pointing to in the picture.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.