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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Bo a part-time user from Houston writes:
A year and a half after getting my Wave and I want another one. Wow. Anyone who ever thought this was difficult has not spent time with it. I had a micro wave XT at one time but dumped it because the Wave just sounds SO BIG.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-07-2006 at 13:53
olli a part-time user from france writes:
without effects, the synth with the best sound out there. no need for effects, it is stereo and can sound so large and airy as no other synth. very easy to program even the building of wavetables is VERY intuitive. anybody who claims the opposite probably never even has seen the synth. only weak point are the wavetables extracted out of samples. not a very relaiable feature. still my number one.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-08-2005 at 16:53
Bo McKenzie a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Its funny, there are people here like Till who I know own one (or more?) of these beasts and they know what they are talking about. Then there are people whos comments appear to have little to back them up.

Anyone who owns or has spent more than 30 seconds with a Wave knows that this is a one of a kind instrument. True, it is a wavetable synth, but it doesn't sound like any digital synth I own. I also think I remember this thing has analog filters, which is quite a bit different than any of the VAs out there.

Someone once said that the sound of a Wave was sort of like having a dentist drill stuck in your ear! Well, yes it can do that. It can also create some moody evolving textures and some fat bass or lead lines.

Compare it to a Prohpet VS? Why do people insist on comparing classic synths to anything else. They are good for their own unique identities. I own about 20 or synths. The ones I DON'T use are the ones that do everything. Those are up for sale.

I scored my Wave for about 4500 US. I am not sure that I would be a seller at double that price. I seem to remember that there are only about 300 or so around so my guess is that they will hold their value or increase in the years to come.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-22-2004 at 12:47
Bales a professional user from NYC writes:
Obviously a massive monster in looks and sounds. A bugger to program even though it looks dead easy(ish.) Doesn't sound as good as a Prophet VS. Still, a wonderful creation. Some of the comments here are stupid. A beast in every way. There are better synths but this still deserves five marks...well of course it's a Waldorf Wave for crying out loud.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-03-2004 at 12:21
Till "Qwave" Kopper a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
The WAVE is my favourite synth in terms of sound, user interface and design (it won a german design price in mid 90ies). I am so in love with its special sound: - its not sounding muddy. Nor thin - nice emphasis in the upper mids - great analog like bass if programm it the right way - pads and real nice string are sounding silky smooth and briant and just cut their way through a thick mix.

Right now I got two WAVEs. Yes, this is kind of crazy. And it is like having two wifes. But its nice anyway... ;-)

keep on turning these knobs

Till "Qwave" Kopper

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Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-12-2003 at 05:02
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