Polyphonic Synthesizer:

Kawai SX-210
Modulus 002
Waldorf Blofeld
Waldorf rackAttack
Waldorf Wave
Waldorf XTk30
Wersi Stage Performer

Monophonic Synthesizer:

Casio VL-1 Tone
Dübreq Stylophone
Korg M500 MicroPreset
Modulus monoWave
Moog miniMoog
Moog Minitaur
Moog Prodigy
Moog Sub Phatty
Moog Taurus III
Moog Voyager
Synthesizers.com Modular
VacoLoco Zira
Waldorf Pulse
Waldorf Pulse 2

String Machines:

Crumar Performer
ELKA Rhapsody 610
Eminent 310 theatre
Hohner String Performer
Hohner String Vox
Logan String Melody
Waldorf Streichfett

Other Keyboards:

Manikin Memotron


Behringer Mixer MX2642A
Behringer Mixer MX8000
Behringer Rack Mixer RX1602
Boss DR-220E
Digital Raagini
EEH DS 500
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone
Georg Mahr Midi-Ratsche
Ibanez Digital Delay DM1000
Lexicon Model 200 reverb
Mode Machines Krautrock Phaser
Moogerfooger Ring Modulator 102
Moogerfooger 12-Stage Phaser 103
Moogerfooger Analog Delay 104Z
Moog MP201
Schrittmacher's Inside
Schulte Compact Phaser
Simmons SDS-V (w/o drum pads)
Synthoma Élkorus
VacoLoco Tron
Waldorf 4Pole
Waldorf EQ27
Wersi Voice (BBD FX)
Waldorf midiBay
Waldorf Becher/Mugs


Access MicroWave controller
Alesis Andromeda A6
ARP Quartet
EES Midi CV7
Crumar Multiman S
ELKA Solist 505
ELKA x705
Emu Emax II
Farfisa Soundmaker
Farfisa Syntorchestra
Hohner ADAM
Jen SX1000
Keio Mini Pops 3
Korg PE1000 (Poly Ensemble)
Korg PE2000 (Poly Ensemble S)
Moog Satellite
Oberheim Matrix 6
PPG waves
PPG wave 2.3 (V8.3)
Rhythm Ace 2l
Roland TR 606
Roland M-VS1
SCI model 700
Seiko DS 202+310
Sound-Art Chameleon
Technosaurus Cyclodon
Vermona Piano-Strings
Waldorf microQ keyboard
Waldorf Q
Waldorf XT30
Waldorf Gekko Chords
Waldorf Gekko Arp
Waldorf microWave
Waldorf waveSlave
Wersi Baß Synth
Wersi String Orchestra


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Waldorf MicroWave

Über / about

Der MicroWave war der erste Waldorf Synthesizer (1989). Er hat innen (wie 4 Jahre später auch der Waldorf WAVE) den von Wolfgang Palm (Mister PPG) entwickelten ASIC, der die meisten digitalen Funktionen der Soundgenerierung der PPG wave Serie auf einen Chip integrierte.

The MicroWave was the first Waldorf synth (1989). It got a ASIC designed by Wolfgang Palm (Mr. PPG). These feature most of the digital sound functions of the PPG waves. They were later used inside the Waldorf WAVE too.

Innenleben / inside

Siehe auch hier
see also here

  • 1 ASIC (designed by Wolfgang Palm to reduce most of the PPG wave digital board into a single chip)
  • 1 Motorola MC 68000 P8 CPU
  • 8 CEM3389 VC Signal Processor (4 pole VC lowpass and 4 VCAs) for revision A.
    Revision B had the Curtis CEM 3387 (the same filter as found in the big Waldorf WAVE, but somewhat not sounding that smooth here).
  • 8 CEM 5508H Octal Sample & Hold

The RAM card (the same type as used for the Korg M1) use a CR2016 battery

Filter calibration

Any MW1 users who have a working unit: DON'T DO THE FOLLOWING!!

To tune the filters, you have to go into the Service Mode.

  • Press Mode and switch on the MW. As soon as you can read "Welcome to.." release the Mode button.
  • Press OK to confirm the warning message.
  • With the Mode button, step through the pages until you read "Filter Test"
  • With OK you can toggle each of the eight filters on and off.
  • With the alpha dial, you can tune the filters. I think you should try 440Hz, but if you can't reach it with one or more filters, try to find a close frequency and tune the other filters to that, too.
  • When you're done, switch the MW off and back on. Now the filters are tuned again.

Again: all others shouldn't do that, **only** if they experience *major* tuning problems.

Wolfram Franke (Waldorf) on the Waldorf mailing list