Ahead of the 2020 NAMM Show, Korg has introduced the new Wavestate wave sequencing synthesizer.
The Wavestate is an updated take on Korg’s 90’s Wavestation, which featured wave sequencing and vector synthesis. They say the Wavestate is built from the ground up, though, “taking cues from sources as diverse as modular synths, groove boxes, and algorithmic composition.”
The Wavestate is also designed to be very tactile, with knobs and controllers for all the basics – giving envelopes, LFOs, and effects dedicated front-panel controls.
In addition, a front-panel button, marked by a “dice” icon, generates new sounds via intelligent randomization.
The Wavestate combines Korg’s Wavesequncing 2.0, deep modulation capabilities, plenty of polyphony (64 notes) and up to four parts and 14 effects simultaneously.
Though it has a compact form-factor, it features 37 full-size keys. Six GB of PCM delivers over 700 sounds and 240 performances, plus there are 1,000 Wavesequences to explore and storage for over 10,000 performances.
To help users get the most out of wavestate, eight hardware Mod Knobs provide musicians with instant access to key sound performance parameters.
Korg notes that the Wavestate was designed by their R&D department in San Diego, California, the same team that created the original Wavestation, co-created the OASYS and Kronos, and that developed fundamental technologies behind many other Korg instruments. They say that the Wavestate reflects their unique aesthetic, delivering stunning sound and deep flexibility via cutting-edge technologies.
Pricing and Availability
The Wavestate will be available in January of 2020 for $799.99