MATRIXSYNTH: KORG WAVESTATION EX - Sounds, Presets & Ambient Soundscapes | Synth Demo

Sunday, January 12, 2020

KORG WAVESTATION EX - Sounds, Presets & Ambient Soundscapes | Synth Demo

Published on Jan 12, 2020 synth4ever

"Demo of the Korg Wavestation EX digital vector / wavesequencing synthesizer. This Korg Wavestation EX synth demo features various sounds, presets, pads, textures, wavesequences and ambient soundscapes.

Released in 1990, the Korg Wavestation is an advanced vector synthesis synthesizer which allows for morphing of sounds between four points via the joystick. It also features wavesequencing, which enables short segments of sampled audio to be played sequentially and cross-faded into each other for more complex sounds.

The Korg Wavestation is well known for creating lush ambient pads, soundscapes, cinematic sounds, textures and strange effects. It also features a digital filter, multi-effects and enables you to get deep into sound editing, although there is a lot of menu-diving involved.

In 1991 Korg released the upgraded Wavestation EX, which added 150 more waveforms (4MB) including acoustic instruments and drums, plus 8 additional multi-effects: Mod Pitch Shift-Delay, Stereo Compressor-Limiter/Gate, Vocoder, Overdrive and Distortion effects, transposable keyboard and MIDI implementation and control.

In 2020, Korg announced the Wavestate, which is the successor to the Wavestation and features more hands-on control via knobs, more functionality, and upgraded wavesequencing with full control of each parameter. The Korg Wavestate expands on the Korg Wavestation's heritage in a significant way, and brings it into the modern era.

Nonetheless, Korg Wavestations can still be found for decent prices on the second-hand market, and still sound great to this date. If you are interested in cinematic sounds, ambient music, pads, and lush soundscapes, the Korg Wavestation is certainly worth considering."

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