Large images ..Available from 01/03/1990 until 11/30/1999
The MicroWave rack-mount module is a very popular and powerful little synthesizer despite the fact that it is a slimmed-down 'micro' version of Waldorf's megalithic Wave synthesizer.
The MicroWave is a modern digital polyphonic wavetable synth module that can emulate classic analog sounds as well as create new and unique sounds through digital wavetable modeling. It's got 8 voice polyphony, 64 memory patches, full MIDI implementation and sounds very good! There are tons of waves / wavetables for shaping all kinds of sounds, flexible resonant filters, a noise generator, a ring modulator, a programmable rhythmic arpeggiator and effects!
A few years later came the anticipated MicroWave II (pictured above). Polyphony was increased up to 10 voices and it became a completely digital wavetable and FM synthesizer - the original had analog filters. Patch memory was also increased from 64 to 256 user patches and from 64 to 128 performance patches. Most recently in 1998 came the latest incarnation - the MicroWave XT, an incredibly advanced new take on the MicroWave series.
Polyphony - 8 voice (10) Synthesis - 64 ROM wavetables and waveform samples Memory - 64 internal patches, 64 external card (256 user / 128 performance) Filter - Microwave I - Analog 24 dB Lowpass filter
Microwave II - Digital 6/12/24 dB Low/Hi/Band/Notch filter VCA - 4 envelopes Keyboard - none Arpeg/Seq - Programmable rhythmic arpeggiator (Microwave II only) Control - MIDI
Information above courtesy of www.vintagesynth.com