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Restoring factory presets in the Waldorf Microwave

When I got the Microwave it had a lot of german 90’s techno sounding presets strangely named like “Horny Bitch” and so on (Horny Bitch wasn’t even a brass patch = FAIL).

I guess this isn't a factory preset. Read my other post on how to restore the factory presets.
I guess this isn’t a factory preset. Read my other post on how to restore the factory presets.

I had to get the factory presets back! Fortunately Waldorf supplies these on their homepage.

Go to the Sounds folder and download the midi version. In the zip you’ll find the factory presets and some bonus presets. To transfer them to the MW, simply open the midi file and run it in the sequencer. For me it worked directly, some settings might have to be set first, instructions are in the zip file.

My favorites so far are:

  • factory.mid – The factory banks
  • ppg/mwave2_3.mid – I think these are the factory patches from the PPG Wave 2.3
  • wavepool/digital.mid – A lot of lofi digital sounding patches, very PPG:ish