|Author||Topic: Wavestation VSTi - anyone know more details?|
Posted: 17th May 2003 08:27
I used to have the Wavestation SR and I miss it an awful lot. So the news that Korg are doing a VSTi Wavestation is very welcome.
Does anyone in the know (Korg spies?) have any specs and prices on it yet? Will it incorporate the same sample ROM and will it also use some of the additional PCM card samples that were available?
The ability to load in your own samples (or maybe use soundfonts) would be a good move on Korg's part.
Programming the SR was a pig - so doing so on a PC should be a welcome change?
Roll on release date!!
Posted: 17th May 2003 08:53
I donít have any info on the Korg virtual instruments other than that theyíre announced for a Q3 release.
By then the Xphraze from Steinberg should be out. Itís not advertized as a Wavestation clone, but thatís how it started out (back when it was still called Nexus).
Mike from ReFX (the original developer) was planning to use the original sample set from the Wavestation, but Korg was having none of it. Instead Mike made a deal with Steinberg/Wizoo to develop Xphraze, a new instrument with a completely new sample set.
There are some sound demos here:
Posted: 18th May 2003 14:58
Good news... I wondered if Nexus was ever going to come out. Especially useful now that my WS is starting to die. Still, there's always Crystal... not quite a WS, but does some of the business.
Posted: 18th May 2003 15:24
hmmm.... I looked at the pics and listened to the demo, and it sounds very promising. It looks as though it'll be fairly straight forward to use ( I could tell how you do the sequences straight away, which has got to be good). It'll be interesting to see how complex the envelopes are (esp the filter envelope... i.e can you set it so that you can individually adjust each .wav in the sequence? Looks like possibly it's got quite a few envelope points, so it should come close to it. And can you set the X-fade for each .wav like on the WS?
Now, will they release a demo of it when the time comes?
Posted: 19th May 2003 01:49
We can always hope, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The Steinies seem to be a bit stingy when it comes to downloadable demos, especially when samples are involved.
Edit: Oops, just noticed that they're offering a demo of Groove Agent. Way to go Steinberg!
Posted: 19th May 2003 06:08
Have you checked the demo at:
Posted: 19th May 2003 07:45
Damn! d/l'ed the video and there's no video player on my work PC... and the Korg videoplayer thing wouldn't work here either ...... there's no way I'm going to d/l a 17Meg demo at home on a dial-up \
i was looking forward to listening to that... Bah! But thanks for the link anyway.
|Michael Kleps from reFX|
Posted: 19th May 2003 07:51
to answer a few questions:
1) Yes, x-fade is supported.
2) Envelopes haves up to 128 points.
3) You can change cutoff, resonance etc. per step.
4) There will be a demo-version.
I am allowed to reveal that, when possible, every VST instrument from Steinberg will be available as a demo in the future. Groove Agent was just the start.
Posted: 19th May 2003 08:41
Ta for the info Michael....128 env points - nice. individual wav res/cutoffs - even nicer
And good work on the demo patches I'd say. It shows that it should be more than a one-trick pony (which I found the WS to be, to a fair degree)....more of a Melbourne Cup meeting perhaps? I for one won't even need a demo .... for a not-quite-dead-yet-hippy-wannabe type like myself to be able to indulge myself in all those long evolving sounds that I would have loved to be able to make on my WS-but-couldn't-because-it-was-a-half-finished-product... is a long-awaited blessing. And I'm sure I'll be able to make some pretty good drum loops and electro-sequences too.
I am salivating already...... a vastly improved and resonant Wavestation AND an OSC ar to come out soon
Posted: 19th May 2003 08:46
I have been looking for a good used Wavestation SR and even bid on a couple on ebay. I miss the one I owned a few years ago. Maybe I will hold off for a bit. Any idea when this VSTi will be ready?
|Michael Kleps from reFX|
Posted: 19th May 2003 08:51
From my side it's finished. Currently it is being manfucatured (CDs, manuals, packages etc.) and then shipped. I have no idea how long it takes until it hits the streets.
Posted: 19th May 2003 08:52
Thanks Mike. I'll start saving.
Posted: 19th May 2003 08:55
Posted: 21st May 2003 05:16
Hey Kritikon - there's a version of the Oscar coming out????? Can you give details? Who's making it, when is the theoretical release date? Any idea on pricing?
The original was supposed to be a brilliant bass synth. Still sells for a hefty price I beleive.
Posted: 21st May 2003 05:41
Posted: 21st May 2003 06:44
I just want to say that last week, I had a chance, along with other Montrealers like the one-and-only RealMarco, to hear/see a demo of Xphrase. It is f a n t a s t i c
Congratulations (again??!!) Michael, on a superb and forward looking synth.
Posted: 22nd May 2003 06:38
Thanks Yossarian. I'll add it to my list! But first Dr-008 and maybe slicydrummer.
|Michael Kleps from reFX|
Posted: 22nd May 2003 14:14
Posted: 22nd May 2003 15:23