this site exists for reference purposes for all those interested in learning about the original hardware + software from the late 1980s + early 1990s thanks for visiting
Who | MIDI hardware | Software | TIMELINE | PCI | ISA | ATARI ST | DOS/PC | WIN/PC | MAC | Drums | Synths | Modules |Sequencers | Samplers | Tape Rec | Mix Consoles |
Artists | Recent | VST | ios inst | E-mu | Ensoniq | Akai "S" | Roland "MC" | MPCs | Roland "S" | Drum Machines | Roland JV Addons | early 90s Synths | late 80s synths
guests are encouraged to: REGISTER for permission to  view file attachments + add relevant videos, downloads, resources. (credit your SOURCE!).
to post a youtube video simply paste the url! the embed will be automatically added

Offline chrisNova777

  • Administrator
  • Posts: 6218
  • Karma: +20/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • "Vintage MIDI Sequencing + Audio Production"
    • www.oldschooldaw.com | vintage audio production software + hardware info
waldorf wave (1993)
« on: August 25, 2017, 10:33:58 AM »
https://waldorfmusic.com/en/hardware-archive/wave
http://www.vintagesynth.com/waldorf/wald_wave.php
https://web.archive.org/web/20140915130234/http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/jul94/waldorfwave.html

Quote
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.

 Waldorf Wave Image

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.