Stereoping expands its synth programmer for the Waldorf Microwave Synthesizer with deep user wave & wavetable editing functionalities.
The Waldorf Microwave is still very popular among vintage Synthesizer lovers to this day. This is mainly due to the fact that it is an instrument that is close to the PPG Wave, the legendary wavetable Synthesizer by Wolfgang Palm. Like the Wave, the Microwave features a digital/analog hybrid engine with digital wavetables and a Curtis-based analog filter. It has 8 has voices, 8-part multi-timbral, 4 envelopes, a speech Synthesizer, and can sound like the PPG.
However, the Waldorf Wave wasn’t perfect, in my opinion. Instead of turning it into a flagship Synthesizer with a keyboard, lots of knobs, and hands-on design, Waldorf decided on a rack version with very little control. Long after this release, the German manufacturer Stereoping came out with the hardware Synth Programmer that gives full access to the parameters of the Waldorf Microwave with 45 pots, 4 endless dials, display, and 7 old-school pushbuttons.
Stereoping Synth Programmer Microwave Edition
Anyone who can call the Microwave Synthesizer their own will appreciate the Stereoping hardware editor extremely. He gives the Microwave the hands-on interface that it never had. The developer has today updated its controller to firmware 1.6.2 that introduces new exciting features.
The editor now offers wavetable editing and randomizing directly on the interface. It also introduces user wave randomizing and drawing. This is a big feature that makes the controller even more interesting. At the same time, it opens up even deeper sound processing to Microwave users.
Further, there is a new preference setting optionally preventing the start wave knobs to run into the tri/sqr/saw waveforms to the end of each wavetable.
Stereoping Synth Programmer Microwave Edition is available now for 660€. The new firmware is free of charge for existing users.
More information here: Stereoping