Korg Wavestate wave-sequencing synthesizer
We're almost inundated with reissues of synth-concepts from the '60s, '70s and 80's in varying forms. Most vintage synths are reappearing as software plug-ins or an exact physical replica and sometimes, a homage made by an entirely different brand. Most of these models are emulating classic analogue synthesizers, organs, string-machines or electric pianos while, waiting patiently in the mists of time was the Korg Wavestation: an incredibly unique instrument for its time that could do things its contemporaries could either only dream of, or have great difficulty attempting. With the Wavestate, Korg offer not just a reissue but an entire reworking of this potent '70s wave-sequencer.
Features of the Korg Wavestate
In essence, this instrument places sections of sounds one after the other, allowing them to overlap. The Wavestate houses 1,000 of these wave-sequences alongside a massive array of synthesis-potential including an army of filters, a mass of modulation options and an overwhelming bank crammed with effects. Since the Wavestation was notoriously awkward and laborious to programme (due to the sheer volume of parameters and sheer lack of controls to operate them), the Wavestate has thankfully been improved with a number of much more friendly control elements to create highly unique, atmospheric filmic textures.
Who Needs This?
Since the Wavestation was famously used by New-Age writers, and, we're now sitting in a resurgence of fascination among musicians and dance producers with the synths that created these particular soundscapes, the Wavestate will get more than enough attention. The Wavestate could be seen as yet another function-heavy synth but nothing could be further from the truth. Korg's quality team didn't just twiddle their moustaches for a bit and then whack out yet another button-box since, of all the synths popping up right now, this really is perhaps the most unique; the one that barely resembles any other contemporary synth. The XY-stick above the pitchbender is a perfect example of this. This little joy-stick is used to determine the balance between the four layers. This is the kind of stuff you just don't get to see that often.
- 19 tums rackformat ej tillämpbart
- Antal tangenter 37
- Arpeggiator/sequencer arpeggiator, sequencer
- Kategori Synthesizer
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- Kontroll sustain (input)
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