i don't have the manual for the SD-1, always thought it was pretty much the same as the VFX-SD, could be wrong though. the MR series seems like a sleeper to me, lots of transwaves but very limited editing from the front panel (can't even change the waveform). also not even listed on VSE!
thanks for the sound diver tip ninja6485! i found the link, will give that a try if i fail with MIDIQuest, i'd have to put together a "vintage" computer which is not exactly what i do for fun.
interesting about the SQR+ 32, i can't find the manual for that one either. indeed the Planet, Formant, and Resonant transwaves are so great sounding, along with Omega. i've used those so much, that's why i need more!