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163 posts since 13 Feb, 2013

Postby midi_transmission; Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:51 am Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

By the way, what do you guys think about the MDE-X effects. Usefull and unique or nothing special?
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163 posts since 13 Feb, 2013

Postby midi_transmission; Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:12 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

Just bought the M1 and Wavestation. Ohhh those pads. Love the sound so much. Why does most preset just so much better than any NI preset stuff? :)

I'm hope that I don't regret it later not to have bought the whole collection. :D No, I think it was the right decision, the M1 and Wavestation have exactly that unique rompler sound I was looking for and that is hard to recreate with other VSTi. I don't wanted another analogue sounding synth that I already have with Diva and Repro. I have to remember that...
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Postby egbert101; Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:49 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

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fluffy_little_something
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11681 posts since 5 Jun, 2012, from Portugal

Postby fluffy_little_something; Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:53 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

layzer wrote:M1 and WS even share some of the same samples.
they can both layer up to 8 patches in a performance/combination
consisting of 4osc for WS and 2osc for M1
but the M1's effects setup has individual inserts per patch layer, WS does not,
making the M1 quite powerful in its sound sculpting
abilities.


Well, I don't care much about effects, frankly. I am more interested in the instruments samples. Does the WS also come with the full spectrum, including pianos, strings, brass, drum sets etc.?
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fmr
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Postby fmr; Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:19 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

fluffy_little_something wrote:
layzer wrote:M1 and WS even share some of the same samples.
they can both layer up to 8 patches in a performance/combination
consisting of 4osc for WS and 2osc for M1
but the M1's effects setup has individual inserts per patch layer, WS does not,
making the M1 quite powerful in its sound sculpting
abilities.


Well, I don't care much about effects, frankly. I am more interested in the instruments samples. Does the WS also come with the full spectrum, including pianos, strings, brass, drum sets etc.?

The Wavestation is not a "workstation" like the M1. It is mainly a synthesizer (a digital synthesizer). That said, yes, you have some drum kits, pianos, brass, strings, etc. But those are clearly the minority of sounds.

The vast majority are long evolving pads (its strongest point, IMO), synth sounds, etc.
Fernando (FMR)
ramseysounds
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138 posts since 9 Jul, 2014, from London

Postby ramseysounds; Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:46 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

Fat line bass preset in Polysix is my goto bass sound. Instant gratification.
Each to their own.
Music rules - there are none
generaldiomedes
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503 posts since 14 Apr, 2017, from Canada

Postby generaldiomedes; Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:27 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

Would Polysix have anything over The Legend or Repro?
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Postby EnGee; Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:07 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

generaldiomedes wrote:Would Polysix have anything over The Legend or Repro?

I don't think so! But it has a nice character.

With only one oscillator, I find it amazing what I can get with it in spite of its simplicity.

Using Legacy Cell is opening a new door for great sounds. So, this is also a reason to have the Polysix ;)
My lovely setup: Windows 10, Reason 10, Cubase 9.5, Reaper 5, AudioBox iTwo, Casio PX-5S, Korg microKey 37 & 2 x nanoKontrol2 and a bunch of great soft synths and instruments :)
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fluffy_little_something
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11681 posts since 5 Jun, 2012, from Portugal

Postby fluffy_little_something; Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:21 am Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

ramseysounds wrote:Fat line bass preset in Polysix is my goto bass sound. Instant gratification.
Each to their own.


I don't know it, but it seems a simple bass one can easily make on other synths as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKvwvNkspuw
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2096 posts since 9 Mar, 2009, from Copenhagen, Denmark

Postby K-Bee; Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:30 am Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

I got the whole collection bundled with a Korg Taktile a few years ago but I'll have to admit that the M1 and Wavestation are the only ones are use. Both don't sound like anything else and are vital parts of the late 80s early 90s digital synth sound that I love. The analog emulations in the collection sound fine, don't get me wrong. It's just that the analog emulation market is over saturated with new synths (both free and commercial) are being released on an almost daily basis.
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Postby ramseysounds; Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:04 am Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

fluffy_little_something wrote:
ramseysounds wrote:Fat line bass preset in Polysix is my goto bass sound. Instant gratification.
Each to their own.


I don't know it, but it seems a simple bass one can easily make on other synths as well:

Undoubtedly. I was just using it as an example.
Music rules - there are none
generaldiomedes
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503 posts since 14 Apr, 2017, from Canada

Postby generaldiomedes; Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:19 am Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

I just bought the Wavestation. I listened to a bunch of M1 patch run-throughs and I think the Wavestation is more versatile, less dated, and fills a niche in my arsenal (long evolving pads). I will probably pick it up the M1 at some point, but in the mean time there are potentially better rompler options such as Xpand!2.
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djshire
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621 posts since 10 Jun, 2011, from Detroit

Postby djshire; Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:06 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

I own the M1 and WS (and Mono/Poly).

M1 Strengths
-Great variety of sounds.
-If you're going for a certain sound (like early 90s house), then this is great.

M1 Weaknesses
-You've heard this all before.
-Some of the sounds are dated.

WS Strenghths
-Sounds wonderful.
-Far easier editing than the real thing.
-You can get a lot out of each preset, because you can morph between them with the joystick.

WS Weaknesses
-The sounds can be a bit hard to get right in your mix (they take up a lot of space).
-Getting the joystick to do what you want in automation can be fiddly (at least in Logic 9).
-It may not work in your kind of music (whatever that may be).
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Postby layzer; Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:30 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

fluffy_little_something wrote:
ramseysounds wrote:Fat line bass preset in Polysix is my goto bass sound. Instant gratification.
Each to their own.


I don't know it, but it seems a simple bass one can easily make on other synths as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKvwvNkspuw


or you can use Charlatan, 100 times less cpu use than diva, better low end and free.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XngQx9Y0G_w
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Postby V0RT3X; Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:17 pm Re: just M1 and Wavestation vst - or should you get the complete Korg collection?

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