MATRIXSYNTH: KORG 03R/W | The Most Fascinating Soundscapes | HD DEMO

Thursday, May 05, 2016

KORG 03R/W | The Most Fascinating Soundscapes | HD DEMO

Published on May 5, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the KORG 03R/W digital synthesizer from 1992 - The Most Fascinating Soundscapes.

All sounds come from a single Korg 03R/W played live (I played only programs, not combis) without additional effects - right from the stereo outputs of the Korg 03R/W. I played factory sounds and sounds from the ROM CARD "Sound Alternatives - UPC-11". With this card, you get a library of fantastic digital synth sounds.

Soundwise, it is similar to the Korg Wavestation, it has many VS waveforms from the Wavestation series, and also the effect processors sound very similar. But there is no Vector Synthesis nor Wave Sequencing. But instead it's much easier to program than the Wavestation SR.

The 03R/W can be seen as the successor of the Korg M3R (but is has a different sound structure - the sound structure is like on the M1). The 03 is basically a downgraded Korg 01R/W, but it has different waveforms, so it sounds different and takes less space in your rack.

To my ears, it sounds better than the Korg 01/W and better than its then rival Yamaha TG55. It's also very cheap, it's a good choice if you like digital synth sounds from the nineties!

Jean Michel Jarre used the 03R/W."

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