Ensoniq Fizmo Synthesizer

This synth was used on the song Decomputerization (The main synth groove sound)

This is a fun machine to noodle around on. It’s a bit digital-thin on most the sounds it makes, but it can make an interesting array of sounds. I’m very careful with this synth as it feels cheaply made. The buttons are a bit clunky and the readout seems like it will stop any day now. In fact, the little LCD readout pretty much sucks. Outside of that, I love this machine.

Specs! Specs! Get yer specs here….

  • Polyphony – 48 voices
  • Oscillators – 4 MB of 16-bit internal wave ROM, featuring Transwaves 58 waveforms
  • LFO Time – 8 LFO’s (7 waveform choices, can sync to Arpeggiator or external MIDI clock)
  • Filter – Resonant LP & BP 4 pole filters.
  • Effects – 41 digital VLSI 24-bit effects
    • 8 Global Reverbs,
    • Chorus,
    • Flanger,
    • DDL,
    • Distortion,
    • Tunable Speaker,
    • Chatter Box,
    • Vocal Morph,
    • Auto-Wah,
    • Vocoder
  • Keyboard – 61 semi-weighted keys
  • Memory – 128 ROM sounds, Up to 128 RAM, 64 Presets

Tech Notes:

Reset the Fixmo: Hold the “save” button and press “Compare”. At the propmt, press “yes”.

Acquired: 2000

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