Synth Site: Waldorf: Micro Wave 2: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.9 out of 5
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Pat McNeil a professional user from Canada writes:
This is an extraordinary machine. I've had mine for a few months now and am only now starting (starting!) to feel comfortable with it.

I have but two small complaints with the unit. First, the rotary encoders can be a wee be touchy at times. A minor complaint. More seriously, the sysex dumping is goofy in the extreme, and it often takes several tries to get stuff to the MWII as it waits to optimize memory. Once in a while the unit will get confused when you bombard it with a bunch of controllers and momentarily seize.

Now for the good stuff. The sonics of this box are incredible. It is the only machine I have (except for my Rickenbacker bass) that lives up to the hype that surrounds it. I can get almost any sound I can think of from it, and a good many I never thought of! It is truly an experiementer's paradise. You can do weird FMish noises, analog-alikes, and seriously mutated things.

In this world of Grooveboxes and boring PCM playback machines, the Waldorf machines really do stand out as unique. Try the Microwave, you owe it to yourself if you're experimental.

A shame the company's on the ropes, I'd really like to see what they had planned for the future.

4.5/5 stars if I could, but they only let me pick between 4 & 5 so 5 it is.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-04-2004 at 09:19
SYNTEX77 a professional user from Italy writes:
With this synth you can make (with an audio sequencer), a complete production of electronic music... This can make any type of synth sound that you wont, and all sound is ok, pads, bass, efx, bell, Fm, ppg emulation ecc... The only problem of this synth is polyphony of 10 notes ( if you wont use it multitimbral) and the real time control, but if you wont pay for have those you can buy a microwave xt with 30 voice espansion...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-13-2004 at 10:41
chemical burnout from germany writes:
Great piece of gear! If you`re in EBM, Ă­ndustrial it`s the right choice. Excellent filters,fast envelopes, and a the wavetablesynthesis is just ... different...Now I`m looking for the XT

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-04-2001 at 18:03
Enz32 a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Well, I've had this thing 6 mos. already and man does this thing get wilder and weirder. I have never owned a synth like this. I'm beyond analog emulation here. The weird sounds are incredible and easy to get once you get to know the beast. And I still haven't scratched the surface. Although I want the XT/XTk for the knobs and keys and input, the MW2 is just a great rack module for out of this world sound exploration. Don't even get me started on the multi-arpeggiator. Sad that they(MW2) are being discontinued. But there's still the XTs. If you want to go beyond the analog stuff, pick one of these and get ready for lift off. Long live Spectral Wavetables and Waldorf !!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-09-2000 at 01:41
Jasper a part-time user from UK writes:
Simply stunning!

I think my moment was when I got a self-oscilating filter to sound excactly like this great sound that the techno artist 'surgeon' has on one of his tracks.

It sort of came from no-where... After my first 8 hours I have 7 very useable sounds created.

Brilliant! A pure techno synth.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-12-2000 at 08:28
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