Tranzwave

Language Switch – English
49 € + VAT, Kontakt Player, NKS2 Ready

Introducing Tranzwave, a powerful wavetable Synthesizer, inspired by an unsung hero from the late 90’s: The Ensoniq Fizmo.
The flexible modulation engine, coupled with creative editing and randomization features, simplifies the creation of new, innovative sounds. Tranzwave brings all the wavetables from the Fizmo into the modern age for new creative explorations. With its user-friendly interface, Tranzwave provides complete control over wavetable and effect controls, making the creation of new sounds both fun and easy.

Tranzwave – A Tribute to Fizmo’s DNA

In the late 1990s Ensoniq pioneered “Transwaves”, a unique form of wavetable synthesis notably featured in their Fizmo synthesizer. Unlike earlier forms of wavetable synthesis, which could sometimes produce more static or stepped sounds, Ensoniq’s technology facilitated fluid transitions between different waveforms within a wavetable.
This innovation led to the creation of evolving, dynamic soundscapes. Ensoniq’s approach allowed for a more seamless and organic morphing of sounds, enabling musicians to craft rich, textured audio experiences that changed over time. This method offered a fresh and novel way to explore sonic possibilities, distinguishing it from the more digital and discrete transitions of previous wavetable synthesizers like the PPG Wave. Although the Ensoniq Fizmo, which utilized Transwaves, did not achieve widespread fame, its distinctive approach to wavetable synthesis marked a significant development in the evolution of electronic sound and influenced modern synthesis techniques.

Tranzwave brings this older, unique wavetable concept, known as Transwaves, into the modern era of music production. By sampling each frame of these Transwaves, Tranzwave offers a rich and dynamic sonic palette that captures the essence of these early digital synthesizers. It’s akin to having a vast library of colors and shades at your disposal, offering endless possibilities for creating new and innovative sounds.

The selection of wavetables in Tranzwave can be automated via MIDI or triggered directly by pressing a note, eliminating the need for menu diving and streamlining the browsing experience. This practical and user-friendly approach distinguishes Tranzwave from other wavetable synthesizer plugins, offering a more immediate and intuitive interaction with its sound library.

Spicing it up

The FX Engine in Tranzwave offers 4 insert FX slots, providing access to all Kontakt effects up to version 7.4. including the Convolution Reverb. Replika Delay, Psyche Delay,Verb, Ring Mod, Flair, Choral, and Phasis come equipped with a selection of effect presets, simplifying the process of sound alterations.

Twist it

The randomization feature in Tranzwave greatly simplifies the creation of sound variations, without the need for in-depth patching. This feature can be activated by note input or an arpeggiator. Modulators and wavetable controls can be gradually included or excluded in the randomization process offering a performative approach .

Tranzwave’s parameters are already set up for NKS 2 and offer the flexibility to be mapped to any MIDI controller or controlled via host automation.

Extend It

Tranzwave allows the import of up to 63 User Wavetables. Once imported these Wavetables become accessible at the same index position on all four Oscillators. For compatibility, each Wavetable has to have a format of 2048 samples per frame.

Watch

4 Wavetable Oscillators, each with a sub oscillator.
Access to 54 Wavetables + 1 Wavetable (containing Sinus, Square, and Sawtooth Wave from the original).
Wavetables are dynamically selectable and can be MIDI-automated.
63 User Wavetables.
Filter Types: 37
Modulators: 8 per Oscillator, including
2 LFOs
2 ENVs
Modwheel, Mono Aftertouch, Velocity and Keytracking
Fx Slots: 4
Includes all main Kontakt FX (up to version 7.4)
Presets for Replika Delay, Verb, Flair, Phasis, Choral, PsychDelay, and Ringmod.
Features:
Easy link and edit.
Hardware Link -> GUI Follows MIDI Controller.
Flexible and performative Random Engine.
Download Size: 86mb
NKS2 Ready: Mapped for the Komplete Kontrol Series (including the new Kontrol-S Keyboards) and Maschine.

Kontakt 7 or free Kontakt Player

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 11, 12 or 13 (latest update)

Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11, 12 or 13 (latest update)

Windows 10 or 11 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM

Graphics hardware support for Direct 3D 11.1 (Feature Level 11_0) or higher

4 GB RAM

SUPPORTED INTERFACES
macOS (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST3, AU, AAX

Windows (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST3, AAX

More Information here:
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-7-player/specifications/

NKS2 Ready

Q: Will Tranzwave sound exactly like the Fizmo?
A: In short, no. Tranzwave isn’t meant to be an exact replica of the Fizmo. Instead, it’s designed to be enjoyed for its unique qualities. The core feature of the Fizmo – its wavetables – is closely emulated in Tranzwave. However, there are differences: Tranzwave has fewer oscillators and envelopes compared to the Fizmo, and its effects are not modeled after the Fizmo’s. Based on the Kontakt Sampler Engine, Tranzwave has its own idiosyncrasies, making a 1:1 recreation of Fizmo patches unfeasible. But it does provide similar starting points, allowing you to closely replicate the Fizmo sound if desired. Moreover, Tranzwave offers its own distinctive capabilities, enabling you to explore sounds beyond what the Fizmo can produce.

Q: What are the differences in the Envelopes
A: The Fizmo features an additional envelope for each oscillator compared to Tranzwave. Its envelopes are highly flexible, offering looping capabilities that allow them to function somewhat like LFOs

Q:Is the Arpeggiator recreated in Tranzwave
A: No. The Arpeggiator in Tranzwave is comparbly simple and doesnt trigger Intervals.

Q: How can I make Tranzwave sound more like the Fizmo?
A: To closely mimic the Fizmo’s capabilities in Tranzwave, consider these steps:

  1. Stack multiple instances of Tranzwave as your CPU allows, to increase the number of oscillators.
  2. Utilize modulation tools available in your DAW to make up for the missing modulation sources and shapes in Tranzwave.
  3. For arpeggiator functions, employ midi fx such as chord generator or advanced sequencers.
  4. Although Tranzwave comes with versatile built-in effects, you can further refine the sound using different effects within your DAW to suit your taste.


Q: Is it possible to get a refund?
A: No, unfortunately not at this point.

Q: Will be Tranzwave be on sale in the future
A: At this point it is not planned to engage in any further Sales such as Black Friday


Installation

  1. Install Native Access: Download and install Native Access here.
  2. Enter Serial Number: Open Native Access and enter the Tranzwave serial number provided in your other email.
    If a pop-up window appears asking you to locate content, you can ignore it for now.
  3. Install Tranzwave: Go to the ‘Available’ tab, find Tranzwave, and click ‘Install’ to begin the installation process.
  4. Download Kontakt Player: If you don’t have it yet, download the free Kontakt Player here. Tranzwave also works with Kontakt 7 if you have a license for it.