Waldorf Q Editor and Librarian

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Waldorf Q Editor / Librarian is designed to control Waldorf Q / Q+ hardware synthesizers right from your DAW.

This plug-in works as AudioUnit and/or VST plug-in in all DAWs. Download the DEMO today, read the setup guide and give it a go, it will be worth it!

Compatible with:
Plug-in Format:
AudioUnit | VST
Plug-in bit depth:
32-bit | 64-bit
Minimum OS:
Windows 7 | macOS 10.7
with Plug-in Format compatible host
Other Notes:
AAX, VST3 and Standalone are in development
32-bit support will be discontinued with v3 release
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Waldorf Q Editor / Librarian

Waldorf Q Editor / Librarian, for one of the best synthesizers to date, Waldorf Q series. Faster control and automation access than ever, Waldorf Q Editor takes your Waldorf Q or Q+ into a whole new level in the game! Control the same way you use your VSTi and AudioUnit plug-ins. Connect your Hardware seamlessly into your DAW. Waldorf Q Editor will recall your patch settings when you open your project and the data will be sent to your Waldorf Q-series automatically once you open your project. The only thing you need to worry, is that you power-up your synth. We also added the ability to load in Waldorf Blofeld and microQ patches! (WHAT? Yes!) You can run our plugin in Mac AudioUnit & VST format and PC VST format (both 32 & 64bit).

Waldorf qXr connected to Waldorf Q Rack

Make the connection, again.

Faster Workflow

Since there are a lot of great software synthesizers in the markets today and because they are so fast to use, we wanted to bring this functionality to every producer out there with qXr plugin and Waldorf Q. It is now much faster to scroll thru patches & make edits within your DAW.

The best part is, when you reopen your project, you don’t have to worry about the patch data you had on your synth while producing: Our plugin stores all the data within the project and when you reopen the project, all of the used data gets sent to your hardware, automatically! No more external applications for saving, loading or transferring patch data. Welcome total recall.

  • Control Waldorf Q / Q+ synthesizer directly from your DAW.
  • Automate almost every parameter directly from your DAW.
  • No need to remember CC’s for each knobs / per synthesizer. Goodbye sticky notes!
  • Load, Edit and Store patches into hardware memory or in your HDD personal library.
  • Store any Waldorf microQ / Q / Blofeld compatible soundset in your HDD library folder and browse it from our plugin.
  • Send banks or individual patches from librarian to hardware.
  • Request banks or individual patches from hardware to librarian.
  • Total Recall: When you reopen your project, all of the data used in it, will be sent to the hardware, automatically!

Setting Up the Connection

It is very easy to setup our plugin and to start using in your productions. Just follow the steps below and you can’t go wrong. Check our Articles for more guidance and troubleshooting.

DAW Settings:

  • Fire up your DAW and head to settings.
  • Make sure MIDI input from the terminal used with your synth is disabled or adjust a filter in settings to disable CC and SysEx messages passing through.
  • Load our qXr Plugin and select appropriate MIDI terminals from the upper right corner where your Q is connected. Only MIDI in and out, MIDI thru is not supported.
  • Plugin is now ready to receive and send data to your Q or Q+.

Synthesizer Settings:

Fire up your Waldorf Q / Q+.

  • Enter Multimode.
  • Make sure Global has Ctl.send at Ctl+SysEx and receive is on.
  • Enable Program and Bank Changes.
  • Make sure Device ID matches with plug-in and hardware.
  • Q / Q+ is now ready to communicate with our plug-in.

DAW MIDI Filtering:

It is important to filter hardware MIDI messages coming from the Q Rack / Q Keyboard to avoid double processing the messages. Double processing happens when message is first received via the plug-in MIDI interface and then again from DAW MIDI interface.

MIDI in Windows environment does not support recourse sharing (in most cases), so you would have to disable the MIDI ports from DAW anyway.

More info in our Setting MIDI Devices User Guide.

Check Downloads / Socials tab for detailed synthesizer settings.

What you CAN do with our Waldorf qXr plug-in:

  • Control your Waldorf Q / Q+ series hardware synthesizer directly from your DAW.
  • Edit almost every parameter of your synthesizer from single qXr plug-in instance.
  • We added a bit more than 3000 parameters to the plugin (16 parts) so the sound editing should be painless and quick task.
  • Automate almost every CC parameter in your DAW.
  • Easier to handle automations than trying to remember hundreds of #CC’s.
  • Layer multiple patches to create massive leads or such.
  • Changing part from plugin changes part in hardware if function switched on.
  • Mute, adjust levels, panning, outputs and such from the plugin, per channel.
  • Parameters that are available for automation will be listed on your DAW. (Ableton Live sees our parameters, when parameter is touched).
  • Total Recall of the sounds used up on project reload.
  • All of the current parameters from the plugin will be sent to the hardwares temp memory up on project reload!
  • Time saver when thinking about storing, naming and loading data from multiple hardwares per project.
  • Plugin reacts to hardware knob movements and displays knob, menu and button values within the plugin display.
  • Q-series model selector in “multimode view” allows to show the parameters which are available to your Q-series model.
  • Store banks to your Q-series from the librarian.
  • Store patches to your Q-series from the librarian.
  • Request banks from your Q-series to the librarian.
  • Request patches from your Q-series to the librarian.
  • Store requested or modified bank data to your own library (on your HDD).
  • View & edit patch name in plug-in interface.
  • Librarian supports MIDI and SysEx soundset formats across all Q-series, microQ-series and Blofeld models.
  • Select next or previous librarian patch from hardware.
  • Select next or previous hardware patch from librarian.
  • Move patches from one bank to another and save as you like.
  • You can send patches from the plug-in to your synthesizers Temp memory buffer OR you can write user memory slots through our plug-in.
  • Download and import all of the microQ, Q or Blofeld series soundsets in one folder for quick access through the plugin.
  • Each part can have its own patch.
  • Each part patch name can be set from the plugin window.
  • Each part has its own parameters which you can automate from your DAW.

What our plug-in can NOT do:

  • Transmit any audio. You have to plug your Synthesizers audio jacks into your mixer in order to hear the sound.
  • You can not remotely start and / or shut down your Synthesizer.

Operating system specified settings / limits:

Windows limitations

Since Windows platform CAN NOT share resources between applications, it is important that you disable the MIDI input and output from your DAWs settings which you are intending to use with our plugin. If you leave the port open, our plugin will see it and once you click to use it, it WILL crash your DAW and you will lose your data. Check our tutorials for videos and documents to get everything working properly!

macOS limitations

macOS works “out from the box” with resource sharing, you are good to go once you insert the plugin into your DAW. However, our plugin can cause you a MIDI loop if you leave the port open / unfiltered from your hardware to your DAW. You can set various filters in your DAW. (please refer to your DAW manual how to do it).


  • Waldorf Q-series Synthesizer.
    Q Rack, Q & Q+ Keyboard | Q & Q+ Phoenix Edition
  • MIDI interface (cheap interfaces & RME MIDI ports will not work).
  • macOS 10.6 or later with AudioUnit or VST host.
  • Windows XP or later with VSTi 2.4 compliant host.
  • at least 1500×757 pixel resolution on your display.

What you get up on purchase:

  • Mystery Islands Music qXr Editor & Librarian plugin for macOS and Windows platforms. AudioUnit and VST included for both, 32 and 64 bit DAWs.
  • Personal activation key, which is downloadable from “Downloads” page after purchase.
  • Full access to free updates, which can be downloaded from “Downloads” page after purchase.
  • Mystery Islands Music “Best Of Both Worlds” Soundset included.
  • Waldorf Q Factory Preset Banks included.


  • As long as you have purchased valid license from our store, you are entitled to support and updates for life-time.
  • Our Documentation & Knowledge Base can be accessed here: Waldorf qXr Documentation Home

New users: download the DEMO version and give it a go!

Downloads should be available in the downloads bar above

DEMO limitations:

  • Automating parameters is disabled.
  • Total Recall is disabled.
  • Some librarian functions are disabled.
  • DEMO can not be registered. FULL version downloads will appear here once purchased and logged in.

Plug-in license owners can download full installers from Downloads Page

Prepare your Waldorf Q Rack, Q or Q+ Keyboard for the plug-in

Waldorf Q Settings

  • GlobalChn = we prefer to set this at channel 16.
  • SysEx ID = 1 preferred. This will be auto detected once the MIDI in and MIDI out is set at the plug-in.
  • Arp Send = your choice.
  • Ctl.send = Ctl+SysEx.
  • Ctl receive = on.
  • Clock = Auto.
  • Rx PrgChg = Nmb.+Bank.
  • Tx PrgChg = Nmb.+Bank.

Waldorf qXr Documentation Home

  • NOTE: If Q is your master keyboard, you might want to set Local Control to OFF so that sound in the synth won’t change when controlling other plug-ins.

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Check out our YouTube channel for Instruction videos. We don’t have many of them, due to a lot changes in the Plug-in Core system. We try to update the video content every now and then!

Plug-in Support Documents are available in https://docs.mysteryislands-music.com

Realistic Bi-directional Graphical User Interface

Our graphical user interface design has been made to make everything from sound design to patch editing as smooth as possible. When you move a slider, push a button or twist a knob in your hardware, software will respond at appropriate layer/part.

All the edits are stored within the project, so once the project is opened up again, Total Recall will send the data to hardware automatically.

Waldorf qXr Main User Interface with Red skin

Patch, Multi and Pattern mode management

Waldorf Q Editor comes with ability to control all 16 parts from the plug-in. You can send patches from Librarian Browser to your selected part. Click desired part and double click a patch on the librarian to send the patch on selected part. Click different part number to send another patch for current part.

Waldorf qXr Patch Librarian with Yellow skin

Waldorf Q Editor and Automation


With FULL version of Waldorf Q Editor you can automate almost every parameter right from your DAW without having to remember all of the MIDI CC’s.

This can be done easily by setting your DAW automation to Write or Latch mode and then turning the knob from the hardware or the plug-in.

Some of the SysEx parameters are not available due to a lot bandwidth taken from the MIDI cable.

Check Support Portal to learn more about DAW Automation


Waldorf qXr Automation in Logic Pro

Waldorf Q Editor screenshots with different skins

With lifetime free updates, support and continuous development, Waldorf Q Editor & Librarian is the best investment for your Waldorf Q Rack or Q Keyboard.

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