Waldorf Microwave XTk

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The Microwave XTk is a keyboard version of the powerful Microwave XT. It's a great big orange polyphonic performance synthesizer with 49 full sized velocity sensitive keys. There are 44 rotaries of knob-laden heaven and lots of control. All of the knobs transmit MIDI information as well! It's perfect for performance and studio work.

The Microwave XT synthesizer engine is relatively the same as the Microwave II and Wave synths that came before it. Digital wavetable synthesis and FM synthesis in which waves are mixed and combined into new sounds. The Microwave XTk can easily emulate the sounds of the PPG wavetable synths as well as create squelchy acid-303 lines or boomy Moog bass.

Other great functions include a programmable arpeggiator, 4 integrated digital effects and stereo audio inputs. A sinus shaper 12dB low pass filter, a wave shaper 12dB low pass filter, sample & hold with a 12dB low pass filter, dual parallel filters with 12dB low pass and 12dB band pass, a 12dB low pass filter with filter FM (cutoff modulation through oscillator 2). Top that off with 8 part multitimbrality, 256 sounds and 128 multi-patches for one mega-powerful performance synthesizer perfect in any live or studio application where fat analog sounds are needed!

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23 Visitor comments
rtype909
July 8, 2012 @ 5:39 am
yup. waiting on caps from Waldorf. It was boxed and I have cleaned it outside and in -taking it apart. really nice keys, with a Fatar board which must have pushed the price up, when it was first released. I am pushing the sound through a oto biscuit - 8 bit - analog filter, and it helps me get those PPG timbres esp with envelope filters ghosting the sound.
noisemonkey
June 28, 2012 @ 11:58 am
I guess you got the one from Spain missing the knob caps? My one was mint with manual
Rtype909
June 28, 2012 @ 6:15 am
I purchased a 30-voice, XTK on eBay for 960 euros/1192 USD.
June 2012
noisemonkey
June 26, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
I recently bought a 30 voice one for $1784 or £1200. This was a 30 voice also
Xian
June 17, 2012 @ 4:13 pm
Thanks Karim, but I was looking for a dollar figure from anyone who has an idea. I know what my 30 voice XTk is worth to me.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 10 voices (expandable to 30)
  • Oscillators - 2 oscillators per voice, 64 ROM wavetables, 32 RAM wavetables, 64 waves per wavetable, 500 waves
  • Memory - 256 sounds, 128 multi-patches
  • Filter - 2 multi mode filters, filter 1: low pass 12dB/24dB, band pass 12dB, high pass 12dB and more; filter 2: low pass 6dB, high pass 6dB; Filter envelope ADSR
  • LFO - 2 LFOs with MIDI sync
  • Keyboard - 49 velocity sensitive keys with aftertouch
  • Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator with MIDI sync
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1999

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