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Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer

Legendary synthesis, radically re-imagined. Organic, inspirational, and mind-blowingly powerful

KORG’s legendary Wavestation introduced the world to Wave Sequencing, transforming raw samples into sounds that no-one had ever heard before. The flagship OASYS and KRONOS keyboards developed Wave Sequencing even further, expanding on its unique palette of lush, evolving pads and driving rhythms.

Now, KORG is proud to announce the next step in digital synthesis: the wavestate. Featuring the radically reimagined Wave Sequencing 2.0, the wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing sounds with extensive hands-on control.

Far from a nostalgic reissue, the wavestate is designed from the ground up for a new generation of musicians, producers, and composers, taking cues from sources as diverse as modular synths, groove boxes, and algorithmic composition. The compact form-factor, with 37 full-size keys, transports easily and fits neatly into any stage, studio, or desktop setup.

Ample samples. 64 stereo voices. Totaling in the gigabytes, the wavestate’s sample library is more than a thousand times larger than that of the original Wavestation. That’s a lot of great-sounding raw material for Wave Sequences. There’s a bank of samples from Plugin Guru, brand-new samples from KORG, and a selection from the Kronos and Krome libraries. Of course, KORG also provides all of the Wavestation’s samples (including all options), plus a huge library of Wavestation Wave Sequences. Play up to 64 stereo voices with pristine clarity, using KORG’s proprietary anti-aliasing sample playback technology

Choose your filter. Add vintage character to your sounds with the aggressive MS-20 Lowpass or Highpass filters, or the strong, sweet Polysix Lowpass. Shape and refine with a full collection of resonant 2-pole and 4-pole Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, and Band Reject filters. Or, step outside the box with KORG’s unique Multi Filter, which creates modulatable blends of multiple modes simultaneously.

Multiply by four. With all of that synthesis power, you might think the wavestate would play only one sound at a time. Not a chance. For even more rich and complex results, layer up to four Programs together in a Performance–each with their own effects and arpeggiator. The Vector Envelope and Joystick mix the individual voices of the four Layers, and can also modulate any other parameters.

An arsenal of effects. The wavestate’s superb effects deliver production-ready sounds. Each Layer has three dedicated effects; additionally, the Performance has a master reverb and parametric EQ. Along with standards such as compressors, EQs, choruses, flangers, phasers, and stereo delays, you’ll find distinctive processors such as the Wave Shaper, Talking Modulator, Reverse Delay, Multiband Mod Delay, and Overb (from the OASYS), plus modelled effects including VOX guitar amps, VOX wah, multi-head tape echo, and a collection of classic guitar pedals.

  • Wave Sequencing 2.0
  • Extensive modulation with hands-on control
  • Gigabytes of samples
  • Modelled filters, including MS-20 and Polysix
  • 64 stereo voices
  • 4 Layers with Vector control
  • 14 simultaneous effects
  • Set Lists and Smooth Sound Transitions
  • Randomisation
  • Compact. Great design. 37 full-size keys.
  • Designed by Korg R&D in California

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  • Chris

    07/9/2020

    needs user sampling to be a true great.. too many bells and clangy samples. But the concept is brilliant, once you get the sub menus mastered.. pc editor to the rescue please!

  • Kevin Marlow

    26/8/2020

    It gives me a 'next generation' experience at an affordable price. Delighted by the included samples which combine in a very musical way - hard to sound bad! It's also a very comprehensive and deep synth with lots to explore. Korg have built to a budget, but I'm pleased they have included a keyboard as it makes it possible to use stand alone.

  • Colin Shaw

    26/8/2020

    Thanks good

  • Andrew John Kenneth

    10/8/2020

    Great sounding Synth a good update on the original much smaller and lighter than the original. Only criticism is that the power button is not so easy to switch the unit off. However it does have a function where it switches off automatically after 4 hours. This might be better if you could select 2 hours. Other than that great!

  • Ron

    14/7/2020

    Complex and interesting sound creation possibilities but even on a basic level you can create new sounds with ease with a bit of knob-twiddling!

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