Polyphonic aftertouch has long been a feature limited to a select few high-end classic synths. As a result, many synthesists don’t know how it works or even know why they should care.
But in the last few years, manufacturers have started offering new keyboards and keyboard controllers with polyphonic aftertouch, like they ASM Hydrasynth and the Waldorf Iridium.
In this video, synthesist Martin Stürtzer takes a look at the expressive sound design possibilities offered by polyphonic aftertouch support on the Iridium.
“As a first day user of the Waldorf Iridium I was excited to get the keyboard version! Waldorf included a new keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch that allows the design of dynamic and “playable” ambient pads. In this tutorial I walk you through a first patch. Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next, as I plan to record more videos with the Iridium Keys.”