Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer review

The Korg Wavestate is a brand new compact synth designed for the latest generation of musicians, producers, and composers. Assembling on the iconic Wave Sequencing technology of the first Korg Wavestation, the Wavestate requires this platform even further with Wave Sequencing 2.0.
As Korg says,”includes the radically re-imagined Wave Sequencing 2.0, the Wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing noises with extensive hands-on control”
What’s Wave Sequencing 2.0?
Wave Sequencing 2.0 is the latest development of Wave Sequencing, initially found at the Korg Wavestation. Wave Sequencing 1.0 allowed users to control the length, pitch and sample in each step of a Wave Sequence, creating repeated patterns.
Wave Sequencing 2.0 takes this technology further by enabling users to evolve these routines in unanticipated ways. Users may split the time, the arrangement of samples, and the melody of a Wave Sequence. Each step can then be manipulated separately, while new attributes can be added for example shapes, gate occasions, and measure sequencer values.


The outcome is a group of”Lanes” (4 max), each of which may have its own start, stop, and loop points. These lanes are layered and combined each time the sequence moves forward, leading to a sample with various values each time it plays.
Picture a sample which features a different length, pitch, shape, gate length, and measure arrangement, every time it plays… that is just part of the unexpected and ever-changing potential Wave Sequencing 2.0 provides!
Lanes may even be randomised with real time management within the assortment of included steps, in addition to skipped randomly according to a modulable probability.
The Wavestate is filled with front panel controls and dials offering comprehensive tactile control; it is an open invitation to imaginative exploration.
Users have immediate access to filters, envelopes, LFOs, effects, and much more. Eight programmable mod knobs are customised to bring out the best features of every sound, while the Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel, and Vector Joystick provide even more room for creative expression.
Virtually all the front panel controls and onscreen parameters could be modulated, as well as the settings for person Wave Sequence Measures.
If you’re searching for true inspiration, then a”dice” front-panel button creates new sounds with intelligent randomisation. You may choose just how much of the noise that you want to randomise, if that’s the filter, Sample Lane, or effects.


Wavestate additional features
In addition to the new Wave Sequencing 2.0 technologies, the Wavestate includes gigabytes of built-in samples from Plugin Guru, fresh samples from Korg, along with a choice in the Kronos and Krome libraries.
Wavestate additionally has modelled filters including the competitive MS-20 low-pass/high-pass, the sweet Polysix high-pass, an assortment of resonant 2-pole/4-pole filters, also Korg’s unique Multi Filter which creates modulatable blends of multiple modes simultaneously.
The Wavestate contains 64 stereo voices, 14 side effects (3 per Lane plus master reverb and EQ), Set Lists for live use with Smooth Transtitions, and a wide range of connectivity for studio and stage.
Korg Wavestate Sequencing Synthesizer
Korg Wavestate
Produced by Korg’s Californian R&D section, the Wavestate builds on the Wave Station synth in Addition to the OASYS and KRONOS keyboards. Three of the original Wavestation designers were employed to create the incredible Wavestate audio library (John Bowen, John”Skippy” Lehmkuhl — Plugin Guru, and Peter”Ski” Schwartz, alongside Rogue artist Airwave).
Using its most recent version Wave Sequencing technologies, Wavestate is perfect for musicians and manufacturers pushing the boundaries of sound design. And with its compact form factor, tactile controls, programmable presests, and rugged build quality, this is the perfect instrument for studio and live use.