The Korg Wavestate sequencing synthesizer is the next big step in digital synthesis. Featuring the radically reimagined Wave Sequencing 2.0; Wavestate gives you astonishing, and ever-changing sounds with complete hands-on control.
Far from a nostalgic clone of the iconic Wavestation synth, the Wavestate has been designed from the ground up. As a result, the Wavestate is a new generation synth that’s perfect for musicians, producers, and composers. Drawing inspiration from a number of sources such as modular synths, groove boxes, as well as algorithmic composition. Housed in a compact chassis, the Wavestate features 37 full-sized keys. So it’s not only easy to transport but will fit neatly into any stage, studio, or desk set up.
Wavestate Sequencing 2.0
With the original Wavestation, each step of a Wave Sequence had a duration, sample, and pitch. Creating ear-catching patterns that would repeat the same way, over and over. Now, Wavestate’s Wave Sequencing 2.0 splits the timing, sequence, and melody. So you can manipulate each one independently. While also adding a number of new characteristics including shapes, gate times, and step sequencer values. Each of these is referred to as a “Lane”; which is able to have its own number of steps, as well as start, end, and loop points.
What’s more, Lanes can also randomize the step order every time they play. Giving you realtime control over the range of included steps. Finally, individual steps can also be randomly skipped, with a modulatable probability from 0 to 100%. Resuling in organic, and ever-changing sounds that uniquely respond to your control. For even more possibilities, four onboard arpeggiators are available to interact with your wave sequences.
Easily expressive. Exceptionally Deep.
Boasting several knobs and controls, the Korg Wavestate gives you plenty of options to explore. Including all the basics such as filters, envelopes, LFOs, and effects on the dedicated front-panel. While 8 programmable Mod Knobs can be customized to bring out the most in every sound and take them to entirely new directions. So use the knobs in your realtime performance, then save the results as new sounds. Not to mention, adding in Pitch Bend, Modulation Wheels, and the unique Vector Joystick gives you multiple dimensions of realtime expression.
For even deeper customization, almost all front-panel knobs and on-screen parameters of the Wavestate can be modulated. Mod Processors let you transform modulation signals using the quantization, smoothing, curvature, and more!
Randomization that inspires.
Roll the dice with the new intelligent randomization feature on the Korg Wavestate. Using the dedicated front-panel dice button, you can randomize your entire sound or just parts of it. Such as the filter, Sample Lane, or effects. Then use the results directly, or as a jumping-off point for your own creations.
An arsenal of Wavestate effects.
Sporting superb effects that deliver production-ready sounds. Each Layer on the Wavestate features three dedicated effects. While the Performance has an additional master reverb and parametric EQ. Along with all the standards such as compressors, EQs, choruses, flangers, phasers, and stereo delays. As well as a number of distinctive processors such as the Wave Shaper, Talking Modulator, Reverse Delay, Multiband Mod Delay, and Overb. Not to mention several modeled effects including VOX guitar amps, VOX wah, multi-head tape echo, and a collection of classic guitar pedals.
Ample samples. 64 stereo voices.
Boasting a sound library that’s a thousand times larger than its predecessor, the Wavestate’s sample library is packed to the brim! Offering a massive amount of great-sounding material for your Wave Sequences. Including a bank of samples from Plugin Guru, brand-new KORG samples, and a selection from Kronos and Krome Libraries. Not to mention all of the original Wavestation samples and a huge library of Wave Sequences. So you can play up to 64 stereo voices with pristine clarity, thanks to Korg’s proprietary anti-aliasing sample playback technology.
Multiply by four.
Packing all that power, you’d be excused for assuming the Wavestate could only play one sound at a time. But that’s just not the case, Wavestate lets you layer up to four Programs together in a Performance – each with their own effects and arpeggiator. While the Vector Envelope and Joystick mix the individual voices and can also modulate any other parameters!
Free bundle of software
Finally, the Korg Wavestate comes complete with a diverse range of software. Including Ozone Elements which lets you create songs, then master them using AI. Skoove, which helps you improve your keyboard-playing skills. As well as a copy of the Reason Lite DAW software, and numerous KORG software synths,
Above all, the Wavestate gives you everything you need to take your music to the next level!