Modwave from Korg is the third synth in this form factor, this time with a focus on wavetable synthesis, but it can also play samples from a built in 2GB library. Aside from that it also has a unique take on the concept of an XY pad called Kaoss Physics, an interesting generative style motion sequencer, and fairly gigantic mod matrix.
In this video I take an in-depth look at all its features, including pros and cons – and play you a bunch of its presets at the end:
1:45 vs Wavestate
15:10 A/B blend
18:20 Osc env/LFO
23:25 Motion seq
24:35 Shape lane
26:10 Misc seq
27:30 Mod matrix
30:00 Kaoss physics
40:45 Misc features
41:50 Pros & cons
44:35 70 presets
5 thoughts on “KORG MODWAVE Review, tutorial and comparison to Wavestate”
Thank you for this video. It is helpful, as are all your videos. But, I’m still not understanding the difference between the Wavestate and the Modwave. I can only afford one or the other. My guess there are others in the same boat. Thank you.
Thanks and sorry I do my best to explain it in the video
Are your custom-made performances (like “LOOPOP Piano Reverb”) anyhow available?
Occasionally on Patreon but not that one sorry
Having purchased a Modwave and love it, your tutorial was a massive help in understanding the synth. I do have a question about the motion sequencing regards triggering from external sequencer, e.g. Ableton. Can the Modwave loop through its 16 steps of motion sequencing despite being retriggered by Midi from ableton? I.e. a midi note from ableton plays the next step in the motion sequencer ‘lanes’?
I haven’t managed to work this out as I would quite like the envelopes to retrigger but keeping the modulation changes on the Modwave?