Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

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Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby jpeg27 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:52 pm

Currently owning a lovely orange beast called XT, I found a Fizmo in excellent condition, with fixed power supply; and at a 'fair' price (490 euros). I hesitate a lot to sell my XT and replace it by the Fizmo, which is on my G.A.S. list for a long time...
What's your opinion ? Keeping the XT, selling it for the Fizmo or keeping them both ???

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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby tallowwaters » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:59 pm

NO!

As somebody who has owned both, keep the XT!

While I did like the more oscillators I got with the Fizmo and the esoteric FX, it is fucking crippled with god awful interface. The XT is a dream to use and edit.

Trust me, you will regret flogging the XT.
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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby mome rath » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:21 pm

tallowwaters wrote:NO!

As somebody who has owned both, keep the XT!

While I did like the more oscillators I got with the Fizmo and the esoteric FX, it is fucking crippled with god awful interface. The XT is a dream to use and edit.

Trust me, you will regret flogging the XT.


to add to this, the software editor for the fizmo is bloody awful as well

the sounds I get out of my Fizmo are ridiculous, but I blindly twist and push and curse while I program it
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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby aeon » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:05 am

What they said. +1

I know my Waldorf MicroWave XTk30 is going nowhere!


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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby mome rath » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:04 am

aeon wrote:
I know my Waldorf MicroWave XTk30 is going nowhere!




neither is my fizmo, but i have no idea what i'm doing even after rtfm several times!
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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby impaler42 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:04 pm

man i really want to try out a fizmo. transwave synthesis sounds pretty interesting. and the fizmo looks so cool.
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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby Joey » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:55 pm

transwave = wavetable with a fancy name

do not be fooled
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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby seamonkey » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:22 pm

The Fizmo is in pretty high demand these days, if possible I would buy it before selling the XT. You can always resell it.
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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby Joey » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:52 am

just dont sell your XT for the fizmo

the XT is capable of so much more
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Re: Ensoniq Fizmo vs. Waldorf Microwave XT ?

Postby stikygum » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:58 am

mome rath wrote:
aeon wrote:
I know my Waldorf MicroWave XTk30 is going nowhere!




neither is my fizmo, but i have no idea what i'm doing even after rtfm several times!


No idea? There are the parameters that can only be accessed with the right Sysex (or NRPN), but if you read the manual, the Fiz is pretty straight forward in knowing what everything does.

Here's some Fiz stuff to check out:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron ... -talk.html

The Fiz can't replace the XT, but if it's worth it right now for you to do this, I'm always in favor of trying a different synth (unless it sucks to begin with, which the Fiz doesn't). If the XT suits you that much then you buy it again.
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