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A new era of synthesizers is here with the Korg modwave, a synthesis powerhouse that pays homage to the legendary DW-8000 from 1985. The DW-8000, known for combining digital wavetables with analog filters, remains a cult favorite, and the modwave brings that legacy to new heights, transforming it into a more modern synth.
Building on the DW legacy, the modwave has incredibly deep wavetable oscillators, filters, comprehensive pattern sequencing, extremely flexible modulation, unmatched polyphony, and hands-on control for delivering unique, powerful, and easily customizable sounds.
Two inventive tools, Kaoss Physics and Motion Sequencing 2.0, elevate the modwave's dynamic capabilities. Kaoss Physics introduces a new level of control, modeling a ball rolling on a surface with adjustable bumps, walls, and friction. It's a new approach to automated modulation, resulting in evolving modulations that amplify your physical gestures into complex musical expressions. This controller is not only powerful, but lots of fun to explore.
Motion Sequencing 2.0 then introduces continuously evolving patterns, enabling the creation of complex and evolving phrases that other step sequencers cannot create.
The modwave's evolved wavetable synthesis, similar to Wave Sequencing 2.0 (wavestate) and altered FM (opsix), delivers its own style of unique sounds. With a knob-per-function layout, hundreds of preset sounds, and distinctive wavetable timbres ranging from aggressive basses to ambient pads, the modwave offers a vast sonic palette for every music creator.
For those who want to delve deeper, the modwave invites endless exploration. Save your sounds, load your own samples, import wavetables, and create custom wavetables using the free WaveEdit software. The wavetable oscillators are no joke—they start with over 200 wavetables, each containing up to 64 waveforms, offering over 230 million wavetable variations before even adding modulation.
Each Program features two full-featured wavetable oscillators, a sub oscillator/noise generator, and a dozen stereo filter types. The modulation system, with triggerable envelopes, LFOs, dual mod processors, and more, offers unprecedented flexibility.
Despite its immense power, the modwave maintains a 32-voice polyphony, allowing you to play up to four simultaneous wavetables per voice in a single Program. Users can also layer two programs together for twice the sonic possibilities.
Motion Sequencing 2.0, evolved from wavestate’s Wave Sequencing 2.0, adds a deeper level of customization to phrase and modulation recording. The result is organic, ever-changing sounds that respond to your control, offering endless creative possibilities.
In the world of synthesis, the Korg modwave stands as a trailblazer, offering a perfect blend of vintage inspiration and cutting-edge innovation. Explore the endless sonic possibilities and experience the joy of creating music with a synth that's as powerful as it is fun. The future of sound is here, and it's called modwave.
- New era with Korg modwave: a synth powerhouse.
- Deep wavetable oscillators, filters, and pattern sequencing.
- Kaoss Physics: innovative control for evolving modulations.
- Motion Sequencing 2.0: create complex, evolving phrases.
- Evolved wavetable synthesis, knob-per-function layout.
- Endless exploration: save, load, import wavetables, and more.
- 32-voice polyphony, layering for sonic possibilities.
- Motion Sequencing 2.0: deeper customization for organic sounds.
|Sound Engine:||Wave Sequencing 2.0|
|Number of Keys:||37|
|Type of Keys:||Full-size|
|Other Controllers:||Pitchbend, Mod wheel, Joystick|
|Polyphony:||96 Stereo Voices|
|Number of Presets:||2102 factory, 4GB User Presets|
|Presets:||261 performances, 799 programs, 1042 wave sequences|
|LFO:||3 x LFO|
|Filter:||12 x filters|
|Effects Types:||14 x Simultaneous FX (9 x Pre FX, 15 x Mod FX, 5 x Delay, 2 x Reverb)|
|Arpeggiator:||4 x Arpeggiators|
|Sequencer:||Step Sequencer Lane, Step Pulse|
|Audio Outputs:||2 x 1/4" (L/mono, R)|
|Headphones:||1 x 1/4"|
|USB:||1 x Type B|
|MIDI I/O:||In, Out, USB|
|Pedal Inputs:||1 x 1/4" (damper)|
|Software:||Wavestate MkII Editor/Librarian|
|OS Requirements - Mac:||OS X 10.12 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC:||Windows 7 or later|
|Power Source:||12V DC power supply (sold separately)|