Korg’s Wavestate is a new take on their original WaveStation from the 1990’s. It’s not a reissue, but rather a completely new synth with a much bigger sample library, more user friendly interface and modular style sequencing options, and it also has vector synthesis engine built in. In this video, I take a look at whether it’s easy to use, and of course explain both Wave Sequencing and Vector Synthesis:
1:00 What is Wave Sequencing 2.0?
3:00 Vector synthesis explained
7:10 Navigating the interface
10:40 Timing lane
13:45 Sample lane
15:15 Pitch lane
16:20 Shape lane
17:55 Gate lane
18:10 Step seq lane
18:40 Master lane
19:50 Lane controls
25:30 Vector envelope
29:10 Mod matrix
31:40 Mod knobs
37:20 Single v Waveseq
40:10 Pros & cons
6 thoughts on “Korg WAVESTATE Review and full tutorial”
This is off topic but I need to be pointed in the right direction. I’m getting my first hardware synth and have narrowed it down to a few now: Moog Grandmother, Sub Phatty, Behringer Deepmind 12, Digitone Elektron, and maybe the more monologue xd. Coming from the guitar monophony seems a bit weird to me but I’m okay with it.
My advice is to do the research and never listen to advice from others – listen to the synth…
Thanks for this very informative Wavestate video, very well done!
About the insanely long MSample list (video position 42:20+)
ok! you cannot search but doesn’t the little “ALL” tag behind “MSample” indicate that you might at least be able to filter by category?
I haven’t found any info on this in the manual.
Another thing that I’m highly interested in:
Do you know if there is any way to select a sample using MIDI NRPN or SysEx?
If so, I might be able to build a little handy Lemur template for much easier sample selection…
Thanks! Yes, you can choose from about a dozen categories. Re CC/sysex control I don’t have any additional info beyond the manual
Great review, and I’m watching it for the 3rd time as you explain things much better than the distracting manual. Thanks So Much.