The Complete Guide To The Korg Wavestate Synthesizer

The latest XNB video is a complete guide to the Korg Wavestate synthesizer.

Note that the Wavestate is a very deep synth, so part 1 of this guide is over 2 hours long, but focuses on the key features. Part 2, below, covers Wave Sequencing, and part 3 will cover features like user samples and the companion app.

Topics covered:

0:00 – Intro
06:18 – Layers & Samples
13:54 – Programs
17:18 – Program setting
29:16 – Saving
37:25 – Filter
46:49 – Filter env
52:35 – Filter mod
59:51 – Pitch
01:09:37 – AMP
01:14:45 – LFO’s
01:29:00 – FX’s
01:42:32 – MOD’s
01:57:09 – Mod/Pef Knobs
02:03:24 – Vector
02:15:58 – Zones
02:23:39 – Conclusion

Part 2 covers Wave Sequencing:

On this one we will cover wave sequencing, what it it and how it works, looping, steps, lanes and other things we need to know just to make it work.

Topics covered:

0:00 – Intro
01:14 – Wave sequencing theory
09:10 – Steps & lanes
16:23 – Add/Remove steps
29:11 – Sample lane
34:02 – Loop, Start, End
42:41 – Sample lane step
51:48 – Note advance/Loop mode
54:57 – Timing Lane
01:08:43 – Pitch Lane
01:22:32 – Shape Lane
01:30:51 – Gate Lane
01:35:44 – Step seq Lane
01:52:18 – Master Lane
01:55:36 – Sync notes
01:58:40 – Save/Use presets
02:07:04 – My opinion
02:09:17 – Set Lists
02:14:17 – Buy me a coffee 🙂

15 thoughts on “The Complete Guide To The Korg Wavestate Synthesizer

  1. You’ve outdone yourself this time, Fernando! This truly is a Wavestate course within itself. Enjoy your coffee 🙂

        1. Food prices haven’t and Korg’s employees have to eat! It’s inflation, not the chip shortage that will affect prices.

  2. I have a Wavestate n this ‘Complete Guide’ is a god send. Thank you Fernando for all the work it took to put this guide together. Truly amazing!!!

  3. Thanks for this. While I’m happy with the Wavestate’s sound and overall capabilities, it has the most vexing and frustrating interface of any synth I’ve ever owned.

  4. Hello. Just wanted to know if the Korg Wavestate Synthesizer is compatable with FL Studio. I’m sure there could be some adjustments but is it possible to combine the two for flawless music production. Thank you!

    1. The Wavestate is a hardware synthesizer that uses MIDI for communication with other devices. If you don’t know what that means, I suggest that you first determine what that means. FL Studio is one of the few DAWs I don’t have direct experience with. However, since it has been around for a long time and continues to exist in this DAW-rich market would suggest that it supports MIDI, and therefore, would be compatible with the Wavestate. Now, as to whether or not you could use the two products to produce “flawless music”, would be more a function of YOUR ability to produce “flawless music”. Never having ever produced “flawless music” myself, I’m not able to answer that part of your question.

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