The Korg Wavestate was presented at NAMM 2020, for which there are already many sound demos out. I have summarized the most important ones.
NAMM 2020 is history, but the Synthesizer market has become richer with new instruments. A highlight for many is the Korg Wavestate, an impressive further development of the Wavestation Synthesizer but also of the Wave Sequencing Engine. A video interview with the chief developer will follow shortly on the SYNTH ANATOMY youtube channel.
If you are dealing with the Wavestate you have to be clear: it is not a clone or reproduction of the Wavestation (Behringer like) but a new instrument. It can sound like a Wavestation from 1990 but it is not designed for that. The idea is to advance the concept of the wave sequencing engine and to adapt it with the new technologies that we have in 2020.
The feature set already shows that the Wavestate has little to do with the 1990 Wavestation: interface design with hands-on control, GB’s of sounds, 64 stereo voices, 4 layers with vector control, 14 simultaneous effects, randomization…
Some report that the Wavestate sounds very nostalgic. This can happen if you program it like the Wavestation. However, if you use more modern samples and take advantage of the new sequencing options, you get into sound regions that the original could not realize. Check out below the different sound demos to get a big overview of how the Korg Wavestate sounds.
Sound Demo By BoBeats
Demo By Red Means Recording
Demo By Jim Of Sonicstate
Demo By Pablo Synthmania
Demo By Mattias Holmgren
Demo By Bonedo
Demo By Korg
Korg Wavestate Synthesizer will be available in February of 2020 for $799,99 USD.
More information here: Korg
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