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MicroWave, Hybrid synthesizer from Waldorf in the MicroWave series.


6 user reviews

Waldorf MicroWave tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Waldorf
  • Model:MicroWave
  • Series:MicroWave
  • Category:Hybrid synthesizers
  • Added in our database on: 03/18/2005

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Waldorf MicroWave user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
 4 reviews67 %
 2 reviews33 %
sin05/05/2012

sin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A LEGEND!"

Waldorf MicroWave
MIDI expander 2 digital to analog units.
Wavetable synthesis dynamics directly from the latest PPG Wave 2 and created by Wolfgang Palm.
8 voice polyphony and multitimbral 8 votes.
Analog filters and envelopes (Curtis CEM).
2 LFO.
6 audio outputs (L / R + 4 singles).
MIDI IN / OUT / THRU.

UTILIZATION

It's actually quite convenient to use his big red nose. The hierarchy is clear and well-grouped settings. once one knows the synthesis it is relatively easy to program directly on the facade.
Just remember that he has nine edit buffers (!) ...

SOUNDS

The synthesis is HUGE! Well there are many tables of waves from the PPG Wave 2.3 MicroWave board but can do much more ... Obviously the pads and tablecloths are scalable analog and desire, the waveforms "pure" found at the end of each wavetable sound conceited and when applying the filter that sends a square wood! The 2 LFO and modulation in general is very powerful allowing a beautiful palette of sounds. Thanks to the circuit EMC (1 + 3 VCF VCA), the attack is. accurate and timely release and can last more than 8 min ... The filter is just wonderful (I own the rev. B). I also add that the pan (also analog) is indeed very important in the design of sounds and not many bikes attach as much importance (the TG77 with its macros Pan?).
In short a world of synth sounds very fat or metal, analog or digital ;)

OVERALL OPINION

Being a fan of DM, I had to have a PPG rack ;)
The wavetables in analog filters and envelopes EMC is happiness!
I recommend it to all lovers of true synthesis ...
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SpootniK03/01/2005

SpootniK's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waldorf MicroWave
Analog filter and envelope.

Two oscillating

Two Lfo

Envelope: volume, filter, pitch.

Filter: 24dB

8 point envelope can control the LFO, filter, volume .....

Reoit 4 controllers customizable, can be a pressure control.

Glide.

Note Polyphony 8.

8 analog mono outputs.

each envelope, filter, LFO, oscillator, can s'inter-drive them.

The synthesis of microwave is quite surprising compared to other machines.
CRER the sound source is from two different frequencies, which can import noon, divided into 64 sub frequencies from the first the last.

Single mode, one plays are 8 multiplayer sounds.

UTILIZATION

Enormously values ​​for the analog machine, alas a tiny screen and abbreviations are not intuitive that this machine is not readily accessible.

The search for sound is more pleasant with software midi.trs long the screen of the microwave.

the patient is required.

But once the machine is well understood, a better, but learning is long, in my opinion.

SOUNDS

Huge possibilities, especially sounds strange, but Crystaline, hot, amazing, unique sound.

The envelope has 8 points to create a sound in the evolution with great capacity.

The filter does not sound like no other.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been two years since I used and only discover new possibilities of sonorit.Je regret it is no more possibility of control of south.

But the sound is unique.
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H.Noury05/06/2005

H.Noury's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waldorf MicroWave
The Microwave is an open rack on the TRS MIDI Controller since reconnat all, and everyone can enter the chain modulation matrix, any o. .. You just set (and a love, which is my case). Otherwise, there is an exit Stereo, mono and four outputs, if you want to get a lead or bass indpendamment, it is used, but they are a voice for monophonic (that is a bizard little, but you get used to ...)

UTILIZATION

The configuration is not done too badly if you know what a modular programming or matrix. Personally, I have played in a studio rack of Kobol and AKS, which allowed me to quickly go TRS in programming. It is so flexible that after 10 years of employment, I still discovering new opportunities (and yet I am much used).

SOUNDS

The sound of Microwave trs is beautiful, rich, analog, even if it allows the digital effects like piano or organ DX7 crystal thrs pads, etc ... The medium and low serious can be good Submitted. Only the Minimoog is rounder, the filter remember that the Prophet V. In fact, it's a great synthse between numrique (wavetable, memory, MIDI ...) and analog (filters, VCA, modulation matrix ...).

OVERALL OPINION

I have this instrument for 10 years, and it is still my favorite. Council to make a piano DX7: CRER with wavetable ddies the sound when playing loud. Filter the sound up then get her sweet. VLOC assign the filter to find the sensitivity of the keyboard. Modulate the decay of the envelope for VCA ... VCA envelope (yes, it's possible!) as the sound decreases along a curve more "natural" than a normal right slope. Ds I do rsonance percussion sound, I make this manip ... And this is a beautiful piano sound digital trs round (because I lgrement dsaccord the two oscillators), and trs (too if desired) dynamic ... I do not speak the rest, we can all imagine, or almost.
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Moog.Fighter07/30/2005

Moog.Fighter's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waldorf MicroWave
The series of Microwave has gone through several versions: Microwave 1, 2, XT, XTK. Of all these versions only the Microwave 1 is provided of the famous real 24dB low pass analog filter of Waldorf as on his great ERRF the Wave. Its analog circuits are:
8 CEM3389 VC Signal Processor (4 pole lowpass and 4 VCAs VC)
EMC 5508H 8 Octal Sample & Hold
All the following versions of Microwave (2, XT, XTK), same if their technical specifications are richer (polyphony wavetable numbers, types of filters), however, are ... Fully Digital Riquer. The Difference? The kind of sounds good sr. The Microwave is a share in the Microwave SERIES. It has the richness of synthse wavetable and warmth and color binding analog. A shuffled Dtonn!
Powerful bass sounds harsh, dirty, "Acid" or ... the subtlety comparable to the Yamaha DX. Versions of postrieures Microwave (2, XT, XTK) although trs rich and powerful in terms of synthse, sound more numrique.
The MW1 excels in the leads, pads, basses and big effects, and sounds sr evolutive typical synthse wavetable.
Beware the two versions of OS MW1 existed OS 1.25 and OS 2.0. Prfrez OS version 2.0 with greater possibilities.

UTILIZATION

There are a programmer for the hardware manufactured by a Microwave Access. It is used to control much of paramtres with knobs and live like on the XT. Needless to prciser it is an indispensable tool to make the bottom of the BTE. The programmer is rare and sought but not found. I found mine on ebay for $ 400.

8 / 10 with the program

SOUNDS

The Microwave is a share in the Microwave SERIES. It has the richness of synthse wavetable and warmth and color binding analog. A shuffled Dtonn!
Powerful bass sounds harsh, dirty, "Acid" or ... the subtlety comparable to the Yamaha DX. Versions of postrieures Microwave (2, XT, XTK) although trs rich and powerful in terms of synthse, sound more numrique.
The MW1 excels in the leads, pads, basses and big effects, and sounds sr evolutive typical synthse wavetable.
Beware the two versions of OS MW1 existed OS 1.25 and OS 2.0. Prfrez OS version 2.0 with greater possibilities.

OVERALL OPINION

For me, Microwave synthesis is a "hybrid" wavetable / analog I gladly class in the range of "vintage" like the PPG. Microwave The following are great synths, powerful but although its a "typquot; Waldorf sound for me too" numriques "or digital and can certainly be one day be replaced by the quivalant in soft.
Finally there is little prs the same type of diffrence between a Waldorf Q (filter numriques) and Q + (analog filters).
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