Waldorf microQ Editor

Waldorf microQ Editor & Librarian is made to control Waldorf microQ Keyboard, microQ Rack and microQ lite hardware synthesizers right from your DAW.

You can find user manuals, related articles and frequently asked questions below. If you need help with setup, configuration etc, jump over to our Discord server and our team & community will help out.

This plug-in works as AudioUnit and/or VST plug-in in all DAWs. Version 3 update is on its way and our team is working hard to get it ready for Apple Silicon chips among many other updates, fixes and feature additions, including standalone application for macOS and Windows. Update to version 3 is free for everyone. Download the DEMO today, read the setup guides and give it a go, it will be worth it!

Learn More button takes you to our online store where you can purchase full license and Downloads button takes you to our product downloads page.

Compatible with:
Waldorf microQ and microQ Keyboard
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


AURA Plugins microQ Editor & Librarian Plug-in is the first and the only plug-in to control your Waldorf microQ right from your DAW. With microQ Editor, you can work with your Waldorf microQ by the same way you use your VSTi and AudioUnit plug-ins.

microQ Editor will recall your patch settings when you open your project and the data will be sent to your Waldorf microQ automatically once you open your project. The only thing you need to worry, is that you power-up your Waldorf microQ synth.

Start with Waldorf microQ Editor here

Most Helpful FAQ for Waldorf microQ Editor

Why Editor says reload license after copying license to right folder?

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are usually two reasons for that:

  1. Plug-in has failed to read the license file. Make sure the license is called “license.key” in the plug-in data folder and not “license.key.txt”. If you see .txt appended, rename the file to “license.key” and try to validate again.
  2. Plug-in has failed to locate the license.key. Make sure the license is in the plug-in data folder (all versions before v3):
    Macintosh HD/Library/Audio/Presets/Mystery Islands Music/(plugin name)/license.key

Note that Version 3 has a new location AND name for license.key. License should be placed in /Users/(your username)/Music/AURA Plugins/(“plug-in name”)/”plug-in name”.license

Sample below:

[macOS] ~/Music/AURA Plugins/Access Virus Editor/Access Virus Editor.license
[Windows] ~\Music\AURA Plugins\Access Virus Editor\Access Virus Editor.license

Do I need a internet connection to activate the Editor?

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can purchase the Editor license from our store and download the license.key + full installers and take them to your offline computer for setup. Internet connection has advantages like automated update check which usually is something big!

I just purchased the Editor, where can I download the license?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Login at https://auraplugins.com/my-account/
  2. Click Downloads page link. Once you are there, select product you are looking for and you can download the license.key and Editor full installers for macOS and Windows.


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