Korg WAVESTATE SE Wave Sequencing Synthesizer – 61 Key

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Wavestate SE includes a premium 61-note keyboard with aftertouch, in an all-metal chassis. Built for a new era of musicians, composers, and producers, wavestate SE features hundreds of dynamic sounds, extensive hands-on control and 120 notes of polyphony to inspire new levels of creativity.

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Korg WAVESTATE SE Wave Sequencing Synthesizer – 61 Key

KORG is delighted to present the flagship wavestate SE. Made in Japan, the wavestate SE features KORG’s premium 61-note natural-touch keyboard with aftertouch, for the same superb feel as KORG’s high-end workstations. The metal body is sleek and strong, ready for gigs and studio alike. Under the hood, it also features an astounding 120 stereo voices of polyphony–almost twice as many as the original WAVESTATE.

Organic, Inspirational, And Mind-Blowingly Powerful.

The WAVESTATE SE comes with hundreds of sounds updated for aftertouch control. It’s also completely compatible with sounds and samples for both the original WAVESTATE and WAVESTATE native software, including many excellent third-party libraries.

High-End 61-Note Keyboard With Aftertouch

You asked, KORG listened: this is the WAVESTATE SE for professional keyboard players. Featuring KORG’s premium 61-note natural-touch keyboard, the WAVESTATE SE delivers the same superb feel as KORG’s high-end workstations. Furthermore, aftertouch provides fingertip control of the WAVESTATE’s unique, evolving sounds.

Premium aluminium And Metal Enclosure

Beauty, meet brawn. Specifically, the WAVESTATE SE’s elegant all-metal enclosure isn’t only gorgeous; it’s built to handle the rigours of the road. Also, the matte-black aluminium panel contrasts perfectly with the gloss-black metal side panels. Metal-plated knobs add a premium touch.

Exclusive Hard Case Included

The WAVESTATE SE ships in a dedicated hard case, including space for cables and a sustain pedal. Consequently, your instrument can travel protected, whether you’re carrying it to a rehearsal downtown or packing it up for a world tour.

WAVESTATE SE’s Wave Sequencing 2.0

The original WAVESTATION gave each step of a wave sequence a duration, a sample and a pitch. This created ear-catching repetitive patterns, giving rise to entirely new approaches to sound design. But what if the sounds could evolve in organic and unexpected ways, instead of just repeating?

Wave Sequencing 2.0 separates the timing, the sequence of samples, and the melody so that each can be manipulated independently. It also adds 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.

A New Way with WAVESTATE SE

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.

Lanes can also randomize the step order every time they play, with real-time 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 SE 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 real-time 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 real-time expression. Want to dig deeper? Almost all front-panel knobs, and most on-screen parameters, can be modulated.

Also, you can even modulate settings for individual Wave Sequence steps! Mod Processors let you transform modulation signals using quantization, smoothing, curvature, and more.

Randomization That Inspires.

Looking for even more inspiration? A dedicated front-panel button, marked by a “dice” icon, generates new sounds via intelligent randomization. Randomize the entire sound or just a part of it, such as the filter, the Sample Lane, or the effects. Use the results directly, or as a jumping-off point for your own creations.

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WAVESTATE SE’s Arsenal of Effects.

The WAVESTATE SE’s superb effects deliver production-ready sounds. Each layer has three dedicated effects; additionally, the Performance has a master reverb and parametric EQ.

Along with standards such as compressors, EQs, choruses, flangers, phasers, and stereo delays, you’ll find distinctive processors such as the Wave Shaper, Talking Modulator, Reverse Delay, Multiband Mod Delay, and Overb (from the OASYS), plus modelled effects including VOX guitar amps, VOX wah, multi-head tape echo, and a collection of classic guitar pedals.

Choose Your Filter with WAVESTATE SE.

Add vintage character to your sounds with the aggressive MS-20 Lowpass or Highpass filters, or the strong, sweet Polysix Lowpass. Shape and refine with a full collection of resonant 2-pole and 4-pole Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, and Band Reject filters. Or, step outside the box with KORG’s unique Multi Filter, which creates modulatable blends of multiple modes simultaneously.

Gigabytes of Samples. 120 Stereo Voices.

Totalling in gigabytes, the WAVESTATE SE’s sample library is more than a thousand times larger than that of the original WAVESTATION. That’s a lot of great-sounding raw material for Wave Sequences. There’s a bank of samples from Plugin Guru, brand-new samples from KORG, and a selection from the NAUTILUS, KRONOS and KROME libraries.

Of course, KORG also provides all of the WAVESTATION’s samples (including all options), plus a huge library of WAVESTATION Wave Sequences. Play up to 120 stereo voices with pristine clarity, using KORG’s proprietary anti-aliasing sample playback technology.

4GB of User Samples

Express yourself in your own unique voice. Import up to 4 GB of your own Multisamples into the WAVESTATE SE via the free Sample Builder application for Mac and Windows. Many third-party libraries are available, too! Use your new samples in Wave Sequences or as single Multisamples, just like the factory Multisamples.

Multiply By Four.

With all of that synthesis power, you might think the WAVESTATE SE would play only one sound at a time. Not a chance. For even more rich and complex results, layer up to four Programs together in a Performance–each with its own effects and arpeggiator. The Vector Envelope and Joystick mix the individual voices of the four Layers, and can also modulate any other parameters.

Set Lists and Smooth Sound Transitions.

Set Lists offer effortless organization of your wavestate SE Performances, and deliver instant access at the gig or in rehearsal. Smooth Sound Transitions allow previously-played voices and effects to continue to ring out naturally, even once a new sound has been selected.

Plays Well With Others.

Balanced stereo outputs connect to any recording or monitoring system, and a stereo headphone output is provided for private playing or onstage cueing. Din-style MIDI jacks ensure connection to other MIDI-equipped instruments and audio gear. The WAVESTATE SE supports class-compliant USB MIDI connections to Windows and Mac computers, and the WAVESTATE SE Editor/Librarian and Sample Builder programs are available as free downloads from KORG.

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WAVESTATE SE Editor/Librarian.

The Editor/Librarian acts as a second front panel for the WAVESTATE SE. In fact, realtime display of modulated parameter values and Wave Sequences gives you instant feedback on your creations. Copy and paste sounds, envelopes, LFOs, filter settings, and more. Furthermore, dive deep into Effects with access to all internal parameters and create your own Effects Presets.

Free Bundle Of Music Software.

The WAVESTATE SE 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, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.

In other words, the moment you get your hands on this synthesizer you’ll have a variety of tools to help you take your music to the next level.

Special Crossgrade To Wavestate Native Software.

Owners of any version of the hardware WAVESTATE SE are eligible for a crossgrade license to wavestate native at a special price. Apply via a coupon code tied to the WAVESTATE SE hardware’s unique ID. Using the hardware and software versions together, you can have the best of both worlds. SPecifically, a physical instrument that responds to your touch, and complete DAW integration.

Wavestate Native

Wavestate native is the fully-compatible software counterpart to the hardware wavestate synthesizer. Wavestate native is available in VST3, AAX, and standalone formats on both macOS and Windows. You can seamlessly exchange sounds between hardware and software.

Produce in your DAW with wavestate native, and then play the same sounds onstage using the wavestate hardware. Create sounds with the hardware’s hands-on interface, and then share them with a computer-based collaborator. Plus, you can use any of the many third-party sound and sample libraries available for the hardware wavestate.

WAVESTATE SE Key Highlights:

  • 61-note natural-feel keyboard with aftertouch
  • Hundreds of updated sounds
  • Elegant, road-worthy metal construction

Korg Wavestate

  • 61-note natural-feel keyboard with aftertouch
  • Hundreds of updated sounds
  • Elegant, road-worthy metal construction
  • Exclusive hard case included
  • Premium Japanese manufacturing
  • Wave Sequencing 2.0
  • Extensive modulation with hands-on control
  • Gigabytes of samples – and import up to 4GB of your own
  • Modelled filters, including MS-20 and Polysix
  • 120 stereo voices
  • 4 Layers with Vector control
  • 14 simultaneous effects
  • Set Lists and Smooth Sound Transitions
  • Randomization
  • Free Editor/Librarian and Sample Builder software for Mac and Windows
  • Designed by KORG R&D in California
  • Special crossgrade to wavestate native software

General
Keyboard: 61 keys (Natural touch keyboard with velocity and release-velocity sensitive, aftertouch)
Sound generating system: Wave Sequencing 2.0
Maximum Polyphony: 120 stereo voices
Sounds: Ships with 261 Performances, 799 Programs, and 1,042 Wave Sequences; Storage for tens of thousands of user Performances
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 x D x H): 1,014 x 344 x 108 mm/39.92” x 13.54” x 4.25”
Weight: 8.6 kg/18.96 lb.
Included items: AC adapter, Hardcase
Accessories (sold separately): DS-1H damper pedal, PS-1 pedal switch, PS-3 pedal switch

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

 

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