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Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby Pulse Emitter » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:04 pm

i adore my VFX-SD but have been using its transwaves too much, i need more! so i went through the manuals of all the transwave synths and compiled a list of just the transwaves from the wave lists. a Fizmo is out of my price range at this moment, so based on my research i just got an MR Rack. unfortunately you can’t edit much from the front panel and i’m going to have to find an editor (preliminary experiments with the MIDIQuest demo didn’t work...). the MR series also has the EXP expansion boards which i’ve heard add even more transwaves!? i don’t have the manuals for those though. if anyone has more data for me i’ll add it to this post.

i didn't list all the redundant models in each series, you can fill in the blanks (SQR = SQ1, etc.)

there's also The Art of Transwaves CD-ROM for the ASR-10, didn't list that.

VFX-SD
SPECTRAL-X
DIGITAL-X
VOCAL-X
DOCTOR-X
INHARM-X
SYNCHRO-X
OMEGA-X
ESQBELL-X
FORMANT-X
PLANET-X
ELECTRO-X
PULSE.1-X
PULSE.2-X
RESONANT1
RESONANT2
RESONANT3
RESONANT4

SQR
FORMANT-X
PLANET-X
ELECTRO-X
PULSE 1-X
PLUSE 2-X
RESONANT 1-X
RESONANT 2-X
RESONANT 3-X
RESONANT 4-X

TS-10
BELL-XWV1
BELL-XWV2
RESONANCE
XWAVE-EE
XWAVE-AY
XWAVE-AA
XWAVE-OH
XWAVE-Z

MR-Rack
TRANSWAVE
AAH OOH XW
ANA BS XWAVE
ANA VOX-X
ANALOG PAD X
BELL XWAVE 1
BELL XWAVE 2
BELL XWAVE 3
BELL XWAVE 4
DRAWBAR XW
MELLOW SWEEP
MULTI BELL
ORGAN XWAVE
OSC SYNC XW 1
OSC SYNC XW 2
PHASE SYNC
PULSE X
RAP BS XWAVE
RESONANCE
REZ BS XWAVE
REZ SWEEP
REZO-X 4
REZO-X 3
REZO-X 2
REZO-X 1
SCRATCH WAVE
SOFT ANALOG
TECHNO BASS
TINE XWAVE
TRANSWAVE AA
TRANSWAVE AH
TRANSWAVE EE
TRANSWAVE OO
TRANSWAVE Z
TRI SWEEP
WAKKA WAKKA

FIZMO
LONG GONG 2
CHIME-X
MIRROR-X
SPARKLERS
TUBULAR-X
BELL XWAVE 3
BELL XWAVE 4
MULTI BELL
REZ LOOPS-2
FAT SQUAREZ
SAW REZ SWEEP
TRANS BOY
QUITE ODD
STEPS REZ
REZ SWEEP
TINE XWAVE
REZ POP ATAKS
VOWELS
SYLLABLES
VODER-X
TRANSWAVE AA
TRANSWAVE AH
TRANSWAVE EE
TRANSWAVE OO
HARMONIX
BASS REZ 2
CYBORG
TRANS E.PIANO
FRANKENWAVE
TRANZGRUV 04
LIGHT YEARS
TRANZGRUV 05
RAT BREATH X
PULSEWAVEMOD
SAMPLE & HOLD
GREEN TRANCE
YELLOW TRANCE
COLOR WHEEL
1K TEST SINE
TRAN-REZ BASS
ANA BS XWAVE
TRANZGRUV 09
TRANZGRUV 10
STEPS
CLAVINEX
TRANZGRUV 02
U B RANDOM
STEP UP
REZ SQUARE
GET EVEN
POLYMOD SWEEP
ANALOG PAD X
ORGAN XWAVE
TRI SWEEP
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby meatballfulton » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Wow, I'm surprised the list for TS10 is so short since it was the follow-on to the VFX.
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby Pulse Emitter » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:44 pm

i know, it's interesting that they reduced the number of transwaves in their synths before finally increasing it.

(the list is in the order that the synths were produced)
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby Ashe37 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:43 am

Is the Sd-1 list the same as the VFX list?

Didn't realize the MR was that well stocked.
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby ninja6485 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:49 am

I think you can use sound diver, or the sound diver fizmo to edit the Mr rack. I see some option for it when I log on, and I think you can download it from fizmotropolis
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby mpa1104 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:53 pm

It's been a number of years since I've been without it, but I seem to recall that the SQR+ 32 Voice module had a few more transwaves additional to the SQR list. The Formant, Planet, and Resonant waves I remember well, and used them in quite a few sounds. Rather miss them on occasion.
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby Pulse Emitter » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:51 pm

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!
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby Ashe37 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:21 am

I checked, the SD-1/32 has the same transwave list as the VFX-SD
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby Crawling Wind » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:49 am

I think EVERY synth should have a waveform called Rat Breath X :!:
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby corndogssg » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:31 pm

lol
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Postby Pulse Emitter » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:59 pm

Got a request to make an update on this. MIDIQuest did not work for me at all (surprise, surprise), really glad for the tip from Ninja6485 to try the free Fizmo SoundDiver editor available at http://www.ugoaudio.com/fizmo/ because upon startup you can load a template for MR Rack! It worked immediately! So I have my MR Rack editing system but haven't used it much yet, plan to this winter some.
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