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Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer

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Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer

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

Features
• 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 design with 37 full-size keys
• Designed by Korg R&D in California

Wave Sequencing 2.0
With the Wavestation, each step of a Wave Sequence had a duration, a sample, and a pitch. This created ear-catching patterns - but the patterns repeated the same way, over and over. What if they could evolve in organic, unexpected ways, instead of just repeating?

Wave Sequencing 2.0 splits apart the timing, the sequence of samples, and the melody, so that each can be manipulated independently. Also added are new characteristics including shapes, gate times, and step sequencer values. Each of these is a "Lane," and each Lane can have a different number of steps and its own start, end, and loop points.

Every time the sequence moves forward, the individual Lanes are combined to create the output. For instance, a sample may be matched with a different duration, pitch, shape, gate length, and step sequence value every time that it plays. You can modulate each Lane's start, end, and loop points separately for every note, using velocity, LFOs, envelopes, Mod knobs, or other controllers. Each note in a chord can be playing something different!

Lanes can also randomize the step order every time they play, with realtime control over the range of included steps. Finally, individual steps can be randomly skipped, with a modulatable probability from 0 to 100%. The result is organic, ever-changing sounds that respond to your control. The four onboard arpeggiators can interact with Wave Sequences for even more possibilities.

Easily expressive. Exceptionally deep.
Bursting with knobs and controllers, the wavestate invites you to explore. All of the basics - filter, envelopes, LFOs, effects - are at your fingertips with dedicated front-panel controls. Eight programmable Mod Knobs are customized to bring out the most in every sound, often taking them in entirely new directions. Use the knobs in realtime performance, and also save the results as new sounds. Add in the Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels and the unique Vector Joystick, and you'll always have multiple dimensions of realtime expression.

Free bundle of music software
The wavestate comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including "Ozone Elements" which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, "Skoove" which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, "Reason Lite" DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.

Specifications

Keyboard: 37 keys (velocity and release-velocity sensitive)

Sound generating system: Wave Sequencing 2.0

Maximum Polyphony: 64 stereo voices

Sounds: Ships with over 240 Performances, 740 Programs, and 1,000 Wave Sequences
Storage for tens of thousands of user Performances

Structure
Performance: 4 Layers, Reverb, EQ; all edits are stored in the Performance, DAW-style (saving as separate Programs, Wave Sequences etc. is supported but not required)
Layer: Program, Arpeggiator, Key and Velocity Zones
Program: Wave Sequence, Filter, Amp, Pre FX, Mod FX, Delay

Filters: 2-pole LPF, 2-pole HPF, 2-pole BPF, 2-pole Band Reject, 4-pole LPF, 4-pole HPF, 4-pole BPF, 4-pole Band Reject, Multi Filter, MS-20 LPF, MS-20 HPF, Polysix

Modulation
Controllers: Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Vector Joystick X/Y, 8x Program/Performance Mod Knobs
Other Sources: 3x Envelopes, Vector Envelope, 3x LFOs, 2x Mod Processors, 2x Key Track, Step Sequencer Lane, Step Pulse, Tempo, Program/Performance Note Count, Program/Performance Voice Count, Poly Legato, Velocity, Exponential Velocity, Release Velocity, Gate/Gate+Damper, Note-On Trigger/Note-On Trigger+Damper, Note Number, Aftertouch/Poly Aftertouch (external MIDI only), MIDI CCs +/-, MIDI CCs +
Destinations: Most parameters can be modulated, including parameters of individual Wave Sequence Steps. Depending on Wave Sequence length, there can be more than 1,000 potential modulation targets per Program.

Effects
Pre FX: Decimator, Graphic EQ, Guitar Amp, Modern Compressor, Parametric EQ, Red Compressor, Ring Modulator, Tremolo, Wave Shaper
Mod FX: Black Chorus/Flanger, Black Phase, CX-3 Vibrato Chorus, EP Chorus, Harmonic Chorus, Modern Chorus, Modern Phaser, Orange Phase, Polysix Ensemble, Small Phase, Talking Modulator, Vintage Chorus, Vintage Flanger, Vintage/Custom Wah, Vox Wah

Delay: L/C/R Delay, Multiband Mod Delay, Reverse Delay, Stereo/Cross Delay, Tape Echo
Reverb: Early Reflections, Overb
Performance EQ: 4-band parametric EQ

Inputs/outputs
Headphone (6.3 mm stereo phone jack)
OUTPUT L/MONO and R (impedance-balanced 6.3 mm TRS phone jacks)
DAMPER (6.3 mm phone jack)
MIDI IN and OUT connectors
USB B port

Power supply: AC adapter (DC12V, 2500mA)
Power consumption: 5 W

Dimensions (W D H): 565 x 338 x 92 mm/22.24" x 13.31" x 3.62"
Weight: 2.9 kg/6.93 lbs.

Included items: AC adapter, Precautions, Quick Start Guide

Accessories (sold separately): DS-1H damper pedal, PS-1 pedal switch, PS-3 pedal switch

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Astounding synth BUT 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Chinook, Alberta
make sure you upgrade to those Ultimate Patches. The factory presets were "ok" but now my synth is my go-to synth in the studio after the upgrade.
Posted by John on Aug 30, 2022
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This synth is amazing! 9 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
If I'm honest, it had been a long time since followed Korg's product offering as closely as others. I came across Wavestate on L&M website and started researching it a little more. Turns out this very inspiring instrument is exactly what I was looking for. I enjoy many genres of music and this fits with all the styles I work within. It can be super simple and play classic sounds. You can import 3rd party multisample instruments and use them within the Wavestate. You can control each of the 4 layers via an external midi sequencer / controller and get real crazy. It can be immediate or you can spend hours getting lost in building a patch from the INIT Performance. The UI takes a little familiarizing and there is menu diving. I can't see the level of depth without menus so I'm good with it. Once that is out of the way, it feels intuitive and well laid out. I often get bored with a device quickly. This synth can go deep and that will keep my interest for quite some time. I'm so impressed with Wavestate, I'm now investigating the Modwave and OpSix.
Posted by Leo on Jan 29, 2022
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Deeply Inspiring 11 of 12 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Wall St), Manitoba
I have had my Wavestate for about 8 months and I am still learning all its intricacies. Despite that, so much of it is accessible from Day 1, and you can very easily create all the bread and butter sounds you'll ever need, if they're not already in the vast amount of presets. The hands on nature of this instrument is a big deal, considering how deep it is. I have composed many pieces starting with ideas sketched in this synth, just the timbral qualities alone are enough to get ideas flowing. It's small enough to fit on my desk, light enough to take wherever, and is built pretty well considering its weight. If I was just starting out and looking for a good starter synth, this would be great, though it's just as useful to me as someone with many years of synth experience. If I had any complaints, it would be the quality of the keybed, but it's pretty manageable considering the price (and at least the keys are full size!) If you get one of these, try assigning the speed macro at max value on the timing lane. You can turn a drum loop into a drone, or do weird granular things with random step order at high speeds, with hands on control!
Posted by Alison on Apr 16, 2021
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My favourite new synth in years! 18 of 19 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Bedford, Nova Scotia
MicroFreak is close to my favourite...but for its March 2020 price, $929, the Wavestate is an incredible instrument. I ordered it sight unseen, as is so often required when my favourite music store doesn't stock enough synths...lol. ...but the reviews and videos were very enthusiastic, and it hasn't disappointed. It has a complexity of sound unlike anything else on the market, although Kronos comes close, for 4 times the price. But for under a grand this is an awesome unit. Yes it does "standard" patches like leads and pads and basses, even piano (organ not so much), but its specialty is complex soundscapes like film soundtracks etc...long evolving pads often with a rhythmic aspect, but not just drums. That makes it a perfect partner for a drum machine or groovebox. I do wish it had 5 octaves, and aftertouch, but then it would be twice the price for sure. It is an instant inspiration for composing big huge and sinister synth washes...which can be tweaked insanely, really quite random, but always musical. It always SOUNDS like I know what I'm doing! This is a great synth for players that are still developing their keyboard chops as well...I promise if you show up to an audition/rehearsal with this thing, plug it into the PA, you don't have be a keyboard wizard to drop a few jaws! 5 stars all around, my first perfect score.
Posted by John David Peer on Apr 6, 2020
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