King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

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King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Yekuku » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:13 pm

So which one is the king ? Fizmo or ASR-10 ?
yup I would love to have a 18 db resonant filter with hands on control but the ability to turn any sample into a transwave is priceless.
Also the need of a computer editor in order to edit all of the fizmo parameters is a huge drawback for me.
Does anybody know what are the differences in their synthesis engine?
If you had to choose only one for making transwaves, which one would you choose ?
Please discuss, many thanks
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Z » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:50 pm

Um, isn't the ASR-10 a sampler, not a transwave synth?

I've heard the VFX has transwaves. You loose the knobs the FIZMO has, but gain a screen which the FIZ lacks.
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby vcs3 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:49 pm

Fizmo I think.
Did you mean TS-10?
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Jabberwalky » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:56 pm

The Eps16+ does transwaves. The Asr10 should as well.
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Yekuku » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:37 am

Actually there were 2 commercial products about this: Waveboy Transwave Library and Soundengine's The Art Of Transwaves.
How much deep can an ASR 10 get into transwave synthesis?
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby rhino » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:01 am

Both are great synths, but...
While the Fizmo can only play Transwaves (yes, it does have a saw and square wave), The TS and ASR series can make transwaves out of user samples. It's a long fiddly process, but it does work.

Does poly aftertouch, floppy drive, loads of onboard waves, more mod routings do your deal, then the TS wins.
If large used sampling memory counts, the the ASR is on top
If many transwaves at once is your thing, then go for the Fizmo.
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby vicd » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:31 am

Do both ASR and TS series require an OS floppy to boot up and won't start (even empty) without that?

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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Ashe37 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:18 am

I think the TS needs a floppy for the sequencer.
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Yekuku » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:32 am

Many thanks for all the replies ;)
vicd wrote:Do both ASR and TS series require an OS floppy to boot up and won't start (even empty) without that?

The Asr does need a floppy with the OS, I dont know about the TS.


There is a windows program Tranzilon that can make transwaves for the EPS/ASR
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It seems that it can take 2 wavesample and create 100 transwaves out of them. Normally the modulation wheel can be used for sweeping between the transwaves but you can assign other modulation sources to do this.
It would be interesting to have a comparison chart about the transwave features that each synth has.
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby meatballfulton » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:57 pm

TS10 also has native transwaves, same as the VFX.
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby rhino » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:30 pm

meatballfulton wrote:TS10 also has native transwaves, same as the VFX.


Yeah, forgot to say that.
Also the TS has the sequencer in firmware and does not need a disk.
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Ashe37 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:29 am

rhino wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:TS10 also has native transwaves, same as the VFX.


Yeah, forgot to say that.
Also the TS has the sequencer in firmware and does not need a disk.


The SD-1 has transwaves at well. Rhino you oughtta know, you sold me one. :D
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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby rhino » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:32 am

Ashe37 wrote:
The SD-1 has transwaves at well. Rhino you oughtta know, you sold me one. :D


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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby Ashe37 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:08 am

rhino wrote:
Ashe37 wrote:
The SD-1 has transwaves at well. Rhino you oughtta know, you sold me one. :D


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Re: King of the transwaves... Fizmo or ASR-10 ?

Postby ninja6485 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:51 am

Isn't the Fizmo unique in some way that it handles transwaves? Like being able to fluidly morph through them in some unique way or something? I seem to remember discussion along this line from many moons ago onm the forum.
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