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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:05 am

Well, maybe (hopefully) Sweetwater is full of shit. “ We expect these to arrive in a few months.“ says the site.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by wigwig » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:15 am

Sweetwater also says: ‘Large (6GB) sample library’

I think danatkorg can tell us about this, too.
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:00 am

yeah, they need to get their info straight. They do have it as 2GB under the specs though.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:29 am

Wrote them and asked again, they say “ Our current ETA for these is first week of March. ”

Oh well, I’ll try to be patient....

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by danatkorg » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:42 pm

Zymos wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:00 am
yeah, they need to get their info straight. They do have it as 2GB under the specs though.
Not their fault; a typo in the info they received.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:44 pm

danatkorg wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Zymos wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:00 am
yeah, they need to get their info straight. They do have it as 2GB under the specs though.
Not their fault; a typo in the info they received.
And what about the release date?
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:56 pm

Apparently Sweetwater is now shipping these...
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:19 am

Apparently I’m not in the front of the line... :cry:

(I asked, they only got a small shipment, mine is in the next one in a couple of weeks)
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by ludotex » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:50 am

I ordered from Andertons, because they say they'd have stocks in february... until they changed it to end of march.
I have a feeling it's now a common trend for online shops to leave bogus dates to get as much pre order as they can... :bang:
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 am

AMS showed these as “in stock” last week. I called them, and yes, they were in stock, but no, you couldn’t actually buy one of those because they were all spoken for by preorders. But they’d still happily take your order and tell you it would be delivered in 3 days, even though in reality you’d be waiting for weeks until they got another shipment in. Downright dishonest is what it is....

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by 12eightyfive » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:59 pm

Been stung so many times by pre orders that now I just wait and check to see who gets stuff in stock first. Wonder if manufacturers scrutinize this practice or if they love the sales up front even if they can't deliver.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by mmp » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:49 pm

I tried one in a local shop today. I liked the sound engine a lot, but the package is just really cheap. I came prepared to purchase, but the build quality just turned me off for the price they are asking. Flimsy plastic case and a sub standard keyboard. I will wait for the module version, I guess.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by onthebandwagon » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:28 pm

mmp wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:49 pm
I tried one in a local shop today. I liked the sound engine a lot, but the package is just really cheap. I came prepared to purchase, but the build quality just turned me off for the price they are asking. Flimsy plastic case and a sub standard keyboard. I will wait for the module version, I guess.
I had to give up my slot in the first round of preorders due to finances, maybe it was a good thing as I read much of the same from those on gearslutz from those who got theirs... not like the module will be any cheaper tho.
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by wigwig » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:46 pm

This video made me want one...

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Dave Peck » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:35 pm

wigwig wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:46 pm
This video made me want one...


Yes! Like the stuff that starts at about 15 minutes. This is the kind of stuff that makes me want a polyphonic wavetable hardware synth.

And I'm pretty amazed at how cheap this synth is. In fact I wouldn't hesitate to pay a lot more - like twice as much - for a 'deluxe' version with a decent five octave keyboard with aftertouch (and for the love of God put the pitch & mod wheels to the left of the keyboard, not above it!).

I'm also curious about the learning curve for creating patches from scratch...

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by mutierend » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:21 pm

Dave Peck wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:35 pm
This is the kind of stuff that makes me want a polyphonic wavetable hardware synth.
The Wavestate is not a wavetable hardware synth. It's a wave sequencing synth. Totally different thing. If you're looking for a polyphonic wavetable synth, the Hydrasynth or the Argon 8 are great choices.

Just wanted to make sure you knew what you were getting into. :)

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:21 pm

Or pick up a used Blofeld for a couple hundred bucks!

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