Waldorf has announced the release of a keyboard version of Iridium, the high-class synthesizer in a compact desktop form factor. Taking the concept further forward, the Iridium Keyboard features a 49-key FATAR TP/8SK semi-weighted keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch pressure.

Iridium Keyboard is boosting an all-new 49-key FATAR TP/8SK semi-weighted polyphonic aftertouch pressure-providing keyboard as the first such implementation of that keyboard in the world, with an expanded front panel proffering one-knob-per-function control as a workflow-raising result of this high-class synthesizer’s palpable physical makeover, also allowing for six freely-programmable Macro buttons with which users can define functions from a wide range of features for additional performance control.

Tremendous tonal changes flow freely when playing the Iridium Keyboard live since polyphonic aftertouch is transmitted individually for each note played. Performers can conceivably play and hold down any number of keys simultaneously, subsequently moving each finger individually. In other words, individual keys are affected by the pressure applied by each finger, thereby creating, for instance, individual data streams for modulation purposes, whereas with monophonic (Channel) aftertouch all notes played will respond in the same way.

The Iridium Keyboard is available for a RRP of 2,989 EUR (including German tax).

More information: Waldorf Music