MATRIXSYNTH: Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synth

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synth

via this auction

"This is the ultra rare and sought after 1998 Ensoniq Fizmo. It's the first Ensoniq to use real time controls but it came out when the company was already going under so not many of these were made. I have had over 50 synths and nothing else sounds like this. Each preset includes 4 layers that you can assign to any part of the keyboard so different parts can be layered or split in whatever way you want. There's the usual wave shapes (which sound really good) as well as a bunch of stranger wave shapes. Basically each preset ends up being 8 osc, 8 filters, 8 lfos with 7 waveforms each, 24 advanced envelopes to help shape and modulate everything, plus there's 41 built in effects to pick from, aftertouch, and all those real time knobs. Everything works. I've only had it one year but I've bought way too much stuff so some things have to go. All keys, presets, knobs, wheels work perfectly and I've used this with other midi sequencers and built and saved my own sounds as well. The volume knob has a little bit of wiggle to it but still works. A couple very minor scratches but as you can see it's in excellent shape and a real beauty. Includes the original manual and power adaptor. I just bought the brand new Fauxmo software that makes programming this thing a breeze. I'll see if there's a way I can transfer that to you but I'm not sure if that's possible or not. Comes from the Secret Records studio."

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