Waldorf Wave

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Waldorf has realized and created one of the biggest and best wavetable synthesizers around. Wavetable synthesis has been widely used in early digital synths like the SCI ProphetVS, Korg Wavestations and the PPG Wave. At first glance the Wave could intimidate most. However for a digital synth, the Wave has a very clear and intuitive design and layout.

This is a digital synth. Samples of waveforms or wavetables are manipulated and combined to create exciting new sounds as well as complex sounds, drones and pads. The filters are analog! There are two, a 24dB low pass and a 12dB high pass. And they've got resonance, distortion and self oscillation. Other unique enhancements to the Wave involve expansion. It comes with 16 voices that can be expanded up to 48 voices. The Wave is also semi-modular with hardware and software expansion options.

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The Wave is one of Waldorfs' finest synthesizers and probably one of the most advanced wavetable synths ever. A much smaller rack version of the Wave is the Microwave series. The Wave is a professional instrument with a price tag that probably suites it for the most successful of musicians. Most of us interested in the Wave should consider the Microwave series for access to some of the same great sounds and power found in the Wave. It has been used by Eat Static, Enya, Hans Zimmer, Deep Forest, The Orb, and Depeche Mode.

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18 Visitor comments
December 10, 2009 @ 10:16 am
Magic sound or strong good for many style of music,real concept synth that sign th story of keyboard.After launch Musikmesse to Frankfurt when exit on market in the 1993 in europe the exatly price was to 9770 $ dollars ehehehe Untouchable!!!
Richard Molyneux
May 11, 2009 @ 3:32 pm
I remember working at Turnkey in London in 93-94 and they had one of these in the basement demo studio. Just an incredible instrument. I remember that the OS was not finished but it sounded insane.
February 17, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
this keyboard is a real rarity.when the waldorf has been decide to product this instruments put on the market only 300 piece and other 30 or 40 to various singles limited editions,
for example:one to red color,more in yellow color,more in 76 keys, ect.etc.
At today are presents e localized around 40 piece in the world,
most probability and for many reasons other musicians or collectionists man's don't wonts make know who are and where is your wave.this instruments is the Boss of wavetable syinthesis.
more info on:http://waldorf-wave.de
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 to 48 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 VCOs per voice + noise generator
  • Filter - Analog 24dB low pass filter, Analog 12dB high pass
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity and aftertouch)
  • Memory - 256 patches, 256 performances
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1993

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