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 Wavestation by Korg is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
Product Wavestation
Developer Korg
Price (MSRP) $49.99
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
 1.6.3  - Released
 1.6.7  - Released
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionOnline Activation (Challenge / Response)
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Wavestation: The Huge Leap Forward
Originally part of the first Korg Legacy Collection and later the Korg Legacy Collection: Digital Edition the Wavestation is now available individually.


  • 256-note polyphony (Maximum).
  • 1 Part.
  • Over1,400 Preset sounds.
  • 700 PCM Waveforms.
  • 55 Types of on-board effects.

In 1990, the Wavestation introduced the world to both Advanced Vector Synthesis and Wave Sequencing, winning numerous awards and legions of fans. The software addition of a graphic interface and the possibilities of MIDI sync have breathed new life into the Wavestation. The addition of resonant filters is another triumph for the fans of this unique instrument. In addition to the entire series' RAM and ROM banks, the Wavestation adds all the data contained in the six long-sought-after ROM cards for a total of over 1,450 sounds.

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14 January 2014 at 3:27amarkmabat

Some of these user-made presets work with the vst:


(Inside Wavestation click File>Import>RawData)

14 January 2014 at 3:41amarkmabat

The Paul_WS folder contains a really deep patch called "Poseidon's Pad". It seems to be free, he just asks to be credited if you use it commercially.

14 January 2014 at 4:07pmBlackWinny

Neat double info! Thank you both.

31 March 2014 at 12:39pmdwozzle

Does anyone know for certain where the factory patches are stored on disk? Is it here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\KORG\KORG Legacy\Presets\WAVESTATION.fxb

Want to make sure I have backup of those someplace handy (as opposed to my regular full machine backups).

31 March 2014 at 3:35pmBlackWinny

No, it is.




All the factory banks of the Legacy collection are in the subdirectories of.


Have fun.

31 March 2014 at 3:47pmBlackWinny

And of course you'll put your own banks (those that you make yourself and those that you buy, download, etc.) in a personal directory. My advice: never place any personal file, even musical banks or patches, in subfolders of "C:\Program files" nor "C:\Program files (x86)". Because these trees may cause problems due to security restrictions of use for the owner.

ALL my VST's are put in subfolders of a totally independent tree, as long as it is allowed by the installation program (here at home my tree for music applications is "C:\!MAO" and for VSTs I have "C:\!MAO\32" and "C:\!MAO\64" but you can name all that as you want). And all their presets are in subfolders of each VST (except of course those automatically put in "C;\ProgramData" or in the "Documents" tree by the installation programs, but these special files are always found by the VST without any problem).

31 March 2014 at 3:51pmBlackWinny

That's curious, the text editor of KVR systematically replaces the backslashes by slashes. That's really bothering...

And it has also a very bad management of the punctuation at the end of the paragraphs.


28 July 2015 at 5:50pmtbritton

Just a note to add: They no longer use the "dongle" copy protection. They use the online form of copy protection. You can run it on only one computer at a time, but it is easy to go online from the new computer and update the protection keys so it now works on the new computer. (Have to be online, though!)

A truly great synth. They added another bank of "card" sounds as well.


28 July 2015 at 6:35pmBlackWinny

Yes, and it's been while that all the copy protection of the KLC is like that, without any dongle.

All the KLC collection is within my top 10 synths forever. MS-20, Mono/Poly, Polisyx, Wavestation, and M1. And they feature all the original banks and extra-banks which were made by Korg + plus many third party banks. Thousands and thousands of presets to enjoy.

28 July 2015 at 6:40pmMFXxx

Great plugins. The c/r copy protection for Korg is a right royal PITA. Twice yearly with the summer change it all has to be re-authorised, every single plugin on every single daw. When ever a new daw is installed and in some cases updated, again authorisation for every plugin. I much preferred the dongle. Keep thinking there's a better option however so far really resisted it.

Otherwise very sound plugins, although the GUIs could do with a resize with today's higher and larger res monitors. Still for the money they are excellent and you get exactly what you pay for imho.

22 August 2016 at 2:30amNotbob

I bought the Korg Taktile 25 controller to have keys to play my Volca hdwr. synth, and the KLC came free with the purchase. These plugins were my introduction to soft synths. I think they're very nice sounding, easy to use synth plugins.The controller and all 5 plugins... for $50 (I had a coupon). What a deal! Even for the full price, they seem very reasonably priced for what they are.

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