Free Software Synth Emulates ’80s Korg Classics

Full Bucket Music has introduced FB-7999, a virtual instrument for macOS & Windows that emulates the KORG DW-6000 and DW-8000 synthesizers from the 1980s.


  • Two digital oscillators with 16 + 16 different waveforms
  • Poly and Unison modes
  • Built-in pseudo-stereo delay
  • SysEx data communication, import and export
  • Extended polyphony (up to 64 voices)
  • Supports MTS-ESP by ODDSound dynamic micro-tuning
  • Resizable user interface (not “N” version!)
  • MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
  • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)

Video Demo:

Pricing and Availability

It’s available now as a free download.

4 thoughts on “Free Software Synth Emulates ’80s Korg Classics

  1. Full Bucket makes great emulations in general. This one just needed a little more beef. I can beat 16 waveforms with anything else I have. I play several Korgs; the sound & dual voices nail it, within its limits. I don’t mind the simple delay or missing arpeggiator, either. I just wish the voice was enlarged a bit and not quite so vintage-accurate. Its still a good building block synth, though.

  2. This is just ace. A good freeware synth that I actually will use – with a zoomable GUI in a time when many highly priced VSTi’s still have tiny hard-to-read graphics (Yes! I am looking at you Reaktor), is just plain awesome. The fact that FBM use a prewar webpage just adds to the funny side of this. They concentrate on making good stuff instead of marketing. IMHO well worth a donation.

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