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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by scttcmpbll » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:54 pm

jonne74 wrote:
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What the hell is that on the wall? Looks like a huge synth with built-in speakers. Could it be a show floor prop?
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by lmgrovllum » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:17 pm

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Sounds good enough for my use. Instant pre-order.
That’s insane...
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by lmgrovllum » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:34 pm

Whoops, didn't see that was already answered!

About the Wavestate - looks fantastic..., especially if they open up adding your own samples :hmm:

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Christopher Winkels » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:42 am

Will there be an option in the System menu to add a high-pitched whine to the signal chain, thereby emulating the original Wavestation's noisy display? :hihi:

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by kinkujin » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:13 am

Nope, I don't want this ... I really don't ... I .......... d-o-n-'-t !

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Voltcontrol » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:55 am

Talking to a couple of music making friends, this is seems to be a HIGHLY divisive synth. Instant want to some, biggest MEH ever to others. Whichever camp you're in, from my perspective Korg is to be applauded for revisiting this form of synthesis in hardware hardware form.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Gribs » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:01 pm

Voltcontrol wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:55 am
Talking to a couple of music making friends, this is seems to be a HIGHLY divisive synth. Instant want to some, biggest MEH ever to others. Whichever camp you're in, from my perspective Korg is to be applauded for revisiting this form of synthesis in hardware hardware form.
I am in the middle. It is definitely not an "oh I have to have that" sort of thing for me. It is an "if they come out with a module I will consider it" thing.

I am still fence-sitting on the Minilogue XD module. There are just too many other more interesting (to me) modulation monsters out there. The damn thing is the price of a single high-end Euro module but I am fence-sitting on it.
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by coolshirtdotjpg » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:28 pm

Considering the fact that google "neural" synth was actually a wavestation style synth under the hood (according to multiple people I know who took apart the code), there's obviously more to this than 90s new age sound. I recently bought an Ensoniq TS-12 because I love the sounds, unfortunately, I am moving soon so carrying around a giant 80+ lb keyboard isn't going to work. Anyway, I was looking at a wavestation A/D and, I still want one, but this honestly looks super exciting.
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:14 pm

Preordered, couldn't resist any longer :oops: Now the waiting....

If they ever add sample import I'll be overjoyed, but if they don't I think I'll still be very very happy.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by shaft9000 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:05 pm

coolshirtdotjpg wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:28 pm
there's obviously more to this than 90s new age sound.
haha oh yeah there is
turn off/down any post- fx and decays, wind up the bpm to like 160+ and run the output through some drive circuit(s) for different flavors of distortion :headbang: ...well, it was fun as fuck when i was 22 yr old raver lunatic, anyway
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Lux A Turner » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:46 pm

Voltcontrol wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:55 am
Talking to a couple of music making friends, this is seems to be a HIGHLY divisive synth. Instant want to some, biggest MEH ever to others. Whichever camp you're in, from my perspective Korg is to be applauded for revisiting this form of synthesis in hardware hardware form.
Agreed: this form of synthesis deserves hardware representation.

It's odd, though... I've steadfastly refused to sell any existing keyboards to fund modules; now the Wavestate comes along and I'm suddenly looking at one or two of them in a different light...
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by coolshirtdotjpg » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 pm

shaft9000 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:05 pm
coolshirtdotjpg wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:28 pm
there's obviously more to this than 90s new age sound.
haha oh yeah there is
turn off/down any post- fx and decays, wind up the bpm to like 160+ and run the output through some drive circuit(s) for different flavors of distortion :headbang: ...well, it was fun as fuck when i was 22 yr old raver lunatic, anyway
Sounds great to me :)
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by digitalganesha » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:29 am

I have been dreaming of this for seriously a decade... never did I expect it to actually happen and become a reality, especially in the era of 'analogue overload.' Thank you Korg for not putting an analogue filter on this. However, the 37 key form factor lacking aftertouch - on synth like this is unfortunate... but that's what controllers are for, and I'll be one of those suckers who will be buying it immediately to make waiting, to purchase the module, tolerable. And I'll be a happy sucker! :sb:

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:21 pm

Sweetwater is saying the release date was pushed back a couple of months. :'(

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by shaft9000 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:28 pm

digitalganesha wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:29 am
Thank you Korg for not putting an analogue filter on this.
I agree. There's no need on a wavestation.
Besides, to have an analog filter per-voice with 64 poly it would need as many filters, plus D/A & A/D conversion before and after every filter...even with SMD it might not fit in there.
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Neo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:55 pm

Would have been nice if you could have the decimator between the oscillators and the filters, that way you could better approximate 80's gear like the Mirage or the VS. Maybe a later firmware revision, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by onthebandwagon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:29 pm

Zymos wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Sweetwater is saying the release date was pushed back a couple of months. :'(
We’ll, that’s good news for me... I received an email too but it was less specific.
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:57 pm

They called me up just to tell me! Even though it said the same thing on their site :roll:

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by MindMachine » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:45 am

Gribs wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Voltcontrol wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:55 am
Talking to a couple of music making friends, this is seems to be a HIGHLY divisive synth. Instant want to some, biggest MEH ever to others. Whichever camp you're in, from my perspective Korg is to be applauded for revisiting this form of synthesis in hardware hardware form.
I am in the middle. It is definitely not an "oh I have to have that" sort of thing for me. It is an "if they come out with a module I will consider it" thing.

I am still fence-sitting on the Minilogue XD module. There are just too many other more interesting (to me) modulation monsters out there. The damn thing is the price of a single high-end Euro module but I am fence-sitting on it.
Exactly. $500.00 USD who cares. Bite or wait. For the dough it is a killer.
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by digitalganesha » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:39 am

shaft9000 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:28 pm
I agree. There's no need on a wavestation.
Besides, to have an analog filter per-voice with 64 poly it would need as many filters, plus D/A & A/D conversion before and after every filter...even with SMD it might not fit in there.
Yes, exactly why I am happy they did not, because then it would have been limited to one layer and 8 note polyphony which would render it useless as a digital synthesizer to me. I was getting so sick/jaded of the "hybrids" being limited by the analog filter thing... can't make multilayered swirling clouds of psychedelic euphoria with those limitations. :sb:

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by deftinwulf » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:38 am

Zymos wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Sweetwater is saying the release date was pushed back a couple of months. :'(
This is one of the reasons I hate these "Day 0 Media Embargo-Lift Youtube Onslaughts" the hype train always runs nowadays! Out of nowhere we get all 15 big synth channels announcing new kit with in-depth reviews as though it's on store shelves tomorrow, and then inevitably it's months off. Just sell me shit when I can actually buy it, and piss off until then. :bang:

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by onthebandwagon » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 am

Zymos wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:57 pm
They called me up just to tell me! Even though it said the same thing on their site :roll:
Did the person you talked to also say a couple months until it’s available?
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by Zymos » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 am

Yes, they did. I pressed for clarification because some sites said it was supposed to ship by the end of January. Sweetwater’s had always said a couple of months, but I had hoped that was just an overestimate.

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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by onthebandwagon » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:08 am

Zymos wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:59 am
Yes, they did. I pressed for clarification because some sites said it was supposed to ship by the end of January. Sweetwater’s had always said a couple of months, but I had hoped that was just an overestimate.
Well, to least they don’t take your money ahead of time and simple tell you it should arrive soon...
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Re: Korg Wavestate

Post by danatkorg » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:02 am

Well - it's my product, and if it's actually delayed, that's news to me.

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