Up for sale is my gently used 10-voice Waldorf Microwave XT synthesizer (version 2.33). I really hate to see this go, but I need to significantly downsize my home studio to make room for new field recording gear. All of the 44 knobs (yes, I said 44!) and buttons are 100% functional. With 44 knobs, this synth is a sound tweaker’s dream. The knobs are continuous, which avoids parameter jumps while turning them. I am the second owner of this XT and it has seen only gentle use in my smoke-free home studio. And if the 44 knobs of the XT aren’t enough to satisfy you, then you can also check out a fantastic new cross-platform software editor that gives you incredible control over the Microwave XT’s powerful sound engine and wavetables – MonstrumWaveXT available for purchase at http://www.monstrummedia.com/. I have not used the software, personally, but I have read glowing reviews. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in the Microwave XT. For those of you not familiar with these synths, Waldorf used different types of paint for different production runs. This XT was made with the flat, darker orange, Nextel paint giving it a slightly textured appearance and feel. It is in good condition, with only a few minor cosmetic blemishes as shown in the pictures (please look at the pictures carefully). There are a few very small nicks at the bottom left front edge of the synth, which are not visible when the synth is racked. There are also a couple of areas along the rounded bottom front edge where the Nextel paint appears slightly scuffed/darker. There is also some slight rack rash around the rack screw holes which is hidden by the rack screws. The original power supply failed two years ago. As the original power supplies are no longer manufactured, I replaced it with a high-quality, transformer-based power supply from Yamaha with the required specs as recommended to me by a Waldorf tech. This sale includes:Waldorf Microwave XT 10 voice rack synthesizer (version 2.33)Yamaha PA-5D power supplyCerloxed copy of the Microwave XT manual This Microwave XT will be carefully wrapped and cushioned and arrive at your door by UPS Ground service (or FedEx if you prefer) in a new electronics box. I always try to ship within one (1) business day of your purchase. You can buy this synth from me with confidence. I have 100% positive feedback. If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks for looking! —————————— If you would like to learn more about this synth, have a look at this article from Sound On Sound magazine: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct98/articles/waldorfmicrow.html Also from Vintage Synth: “The Microwave XT is a great big orange polyphonic rackmount synthesizer. While combining the power of the Wave and the compact design of Waldorf’s Microwave II, the XT adds a bit of knob-laden heaven. At first glance the top section completely resembles the 2-space rackmount version of the Microwave II. And then there are three more rack-spaces full of knobs and lots of knobs means lots of control. As far as enhancements, the XT model has 20-bit DSP functions but that’s about it. Its true power and features lie in the 44 hands-on knobs which make editing in real-time quick, easy and perfect for performance and studio work. All of the knobs transmit MIDI information as well!The 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 there are 64 waves that are mixed and combined into new sounds. The Microwave XT can easily emulate the sounds of the PPG wavetable synths as well as create squelchy acid-303 lines or boomy Moog bass. Also onboard is a nice arpeggiator, digital effects and more. The Microwave XT is definitely a powerful rackmount synth that can generate some highly unique and quality sounds. It is used by Astral Projection, The Crystal Method, Mirwais, and Cirrus.”
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