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Waldorf MicroWave

MicroWave, Hybrid synthesizer from Waldorf in the MicroWave series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 6 reviews )
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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).
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.