MATRIXSYNTH: Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth


via this auction

"This is an amazing synthesizer, you could probably create an entire soundtrack on this alone. It is in excellent shape and had a new battery/Regulator installed.

The Fizmo is a 48-voice synthesizer which uses 2nd-generation Transwave technology to create very organic sounds unlike any other synth available. Every programming function has its own dedicated knob or button, useful 4-character LCD display. The Fizmo features an Arpeggiator and 24-bit VLSI effects with 41 algorithms, including a Vocoder and the ability to process incoming audio through the Vocoder and effects.

Transwave synthesis uses wavetables of sound data with layered variations in harmonic structures such that their timbres progress naturally from one end to the other. This allows for sounds to modulate over time, or by velocity, wheel, pressure, or any number of other options.

There are 2 oscillators available for each of the 4 presets allowing for 8 unique oscillators at the same time, not to mention individual LFO and Noise generators for each Osc. Another wonderful feature is the ability to stack up to four individual presets together into one sound and map them across the keyboard. This synth is very capable of some very complex sounds.

The built-in Arpeggiator has 118 presets which can be easily edited to your liking, and 26 real-time control/editing knobs make mutating your sound a pleasure. All controls may be recorded in real-time to an external sequencer."

1 comment:

  1. Used to be able to get a Fizmo for three or four hundred dollars. If you want the same thing for a reasonable price, get an MR or Rack with an EXP-3 card. Fizmo is nothing more than an MR with more knobs and nothing but transwaves. There is nothing special about it. The Fizmo software editor works with the MR exactly the same way.

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