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Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Pulse Emitter » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:04 pm

i adore my VFX-SD but have been using its transwaves too much, i need more! so i went through the manuals of all the transwave synths and compiled a list of just the transwaves from the wave lists. a Fizmo is out of my price range at this moment, so based on my research i just got an MR Rack. unfortunately you can’t edit much from the front panel and i’m going to have to find an editor (preliminary experiments with the MIDIQuest demo didn’t work...). the MR series also has the EXP expansion boards which i’ve heard add even more transwaves!? i don’t have the manuals for those though. if anyone has more data for me i’ll add it to this post.

i didn't list all the redundant models in each series, you can fill in the blanks (SQR = SQ1, etc.)

there's also The Art of Transwaves CD-ROM for the ASR-10, didn't list that.

VFX-SD
SPECTRAL-X
DIGITAL-X
VOCAL-X
DOCTOR-X
INHARM-X
SYNCHRO-X
OMEGA-X
ESQBELL-X
FORMANT-X
PLANET-X
ELECTRO-X
PULSE.1-X
PULSE.2-X
RESONANT1
RESONANT2
RESONANT3
RESONANT4

SQR
FORMANT-X
PLANET-X
ELECTRO-X
PULSE 1-X
PLUSE 2-X
RESONANT 1-X
RESONANT 2-X
RESONANT 3-X
RESONANT 4-X

TS-10
BELL-XWV1
BELL-XWV2
RESONANCE
XWAVE-EE
XWAVE-AY
XWAVE-AA
XWAVE-OH
XWAVE-Z

MR-Rack
TRANSWAVE
AAH OOH XW
ANA BS XWAVE
ANA VOX-X
ANALOG PAD X
BELL XWAVE 1
BELL XWAVE 2
BELL XWAVE 3
BELL XWAVE 4
DRAWBAR XW
MELLOW SWEEP
MULTI BELL
ORGAN XWAVE
OSC SYNC XW 1
OSC SYNC XW 2
PHASE SYNC
PULSE X
RAP BS XWAVE
RESONANCE
REZ BS XWAVE
REZ SWEEP
REZO-X 4
REZO-X 3
REZO-X 2
REZO-X 1
SCRATCH WAVE
SOFT ANALOG
TECHNO BASS
TINE XWAVE
TRANSWAVE AA
TRANSWAVE AH
TRANSWAVE EE
TRANSWAVE OO
TRANSWAVE Z
TRI SWEEP
WAKKA WAKKA

FIZMO
LONG GONG 2
CHIME-X
MIRROR-X
SPARKLERS
TUBULAR-X
BELL XWAVE 3
BELL XWAVE 4
MULTI BELL
REZ LOOPS-2
FAT SQUAREZ
SAW REZ SWEEP
TRANS BOY
QUITE ODD
STEPS REZ
REZ SWEEP
TINE XWAVE
REZ POP ATAKS
VOWELS
SYLLABLES
VODER-X
TRANSWAVE AA
TRANSWAVE AH
TRANSWAVE EE
TRANSWAVE OO
HARMONIX
BASS REZ 2
CYBORG
TRANS E.PIANO
FRANKENWAVE
TRANZGRUV 04
LIGHT YEARS
TRANZGRUV 05
RAT BREATH X
PULSEWAVEMOD
SAMPLE & HOLD
GREEN TRANCE
YELLOW TRANCE
COLOR WHEEL
1K TEST SINE
TRAN-REZ BASS
ANA BS XWAVE
TRANZGRUV 09
TRANZGRUV 10
STEPS
CLAVINEX
TRANZGRUV 02
U B RANDOM
STEP UP
REZ SQUARE
GET EVEN
POLYMOD SWEEP
ANALOG PAD X
ORGAN XWAVE
TRI SWEEP
BRAINIAC

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Wow, I'm surprised the list for TS10 is so short since it was the follow-on to the VFX.
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Pulse Emitter » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:44 pm

i know, it's interesting that they reduced the number of transwaves in their synths before finally increasing it.

(the list is in the order that the synths were produced)

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:43 am

Is the Sd-1 list the same as the VFX list?

Didn't realize the MR was that well stocked.

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by ninja6485 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:49 am

I think you can use sound diver, or the sound diver fizmo to edit the Mr rack. I see some option for it when I log on, and I think you can download it from fizmotropolis
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by mpa1104 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:53 pm

It's been a number of years since I've been without it, but I seem to recall that the SQR+ 32 Voice module had a few more transwaves additional to the SQR list. The Formant, Planet, and Resonant waves I remember well, and used them in quite a few sounds. Rather miss them on occasion.
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Pulse Emitter » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:51 pm

i don't have the manual for the SD-1, always thought it was pretty much the same as the VFX-SD, could be wrong though. the MR series seems like a sleeper to me, lots of transwaves but very limited editing from the front panel (can't even change the waveform). also not even listed on VSE!

thanks for the sound diver tip ninja6485! i found the link, will give that a try if i fail with MIDIQuest, i'd have to put together a "vintage" computer which is not exactly what i do for fun.

interesting about the SQR+ 32, i can't find the manual for that one either. indeed the Planet, Formant, and Resonant transwaves are so great sounding, along with Omega. i've used those so much, that's why i need more!

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Ashe37 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:21 am

I checked, the SD-1/32 has the same transwave list as the VFX-SD

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Post by Crawling Wind » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:49 am

I think EVERY synth should have a waveform called Rat Breath X :!:

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Post by corndogssg » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:31 pm

lol

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Pulse Emitter » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:59 pm

Got a request to make an update on this. MIDIQuest did not work for me at all (surprise, surprise), really glad for the tip from Ninja6485 to try the free Fizmo SoundDiver editor available at http://www.ugoaudio.com/fizmo/ because upon startup you can load a template for MR Rack! It worked immediately! So I have my MR Rack editing system but haven't used it much yet, plan to this winter some.

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by ramjet » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:42 pm

REVELATION is shown on its disk as being a transwave for the ASR-10, but I can't make it do anything. I don't think it will currently do anything as the loopstart & end are both the same as the samplestart & end points so the loop can't be shifted in the sample unless I have the methodology completely wrong.

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Baus » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:04 pm

You got that right ramjet.

Any sample can be made into a Transwave in the EPS-16 Plus and ASR-10 by adjusting those parameters.

I am currently 'in my lab' diving deeper into this transwave matter with the EPS-16 Plus and I am amazed.

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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by gridsleep » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:32 am

Does anyone know of a list or lists of the Transwaves in the Ensoniq EXP cards? Tom Ellard in his web site says the MR Rack + EXP 3 = Fizmo (all the Transwaves) but does not provide a list of the additions.
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Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Post by Swiss Frank » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:51 am

Any sample can be made into a Transwave in the EPS-16 Plus and ASR-10 by adjusting those parameters.
OK, so next question, are the Transwaves from the other Ensoniqs available as samples so they can be loaded into these keyboards?

Or more generally does anyone know if the Transwaves are available as samples full stop?

I don't see in my TS-10 manual how to save a transwave, but could we make a patch that plays each wave one time, and record the output and this?

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