Korg Wavestate and Opsix for Win/Mac

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dumbledog
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715 posts since 25 Sep, 2014

Post Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:08 pm

Korg just dropped a couple bombshells:

https://youtu.be/Wxje0gdwAwo
https://youtu.be/GZuIwbjhHaM

The link doesn't work yet sadly:

https://www.korg.com/us/products/softwa ... te_native/

Welp.
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zerocrossing
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11996 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:50 pm

Wow, I’ll definitely purchase both of those. Then we can talk about how much worse they sound than the hardware versions. :lol:
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kritikon
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6278 posts since 24 May, 2002 from Tutukaka, New Zealand

Post Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:00 pm

Very surprised by this. I bought both keyboards, but not in the slightest regretful - I prefer hw with knobs on anyway and at the time the only option was hw. I might actually buy them both, not sure. I don't like programming synths by mouse (hate it actually) but something like the Wavestate might be easier on a big screen, and I can patch it in sw, transfer to the hw via librarian and play/tweak it properly live. Wavestation was definitely easier in sw. Opsix is much easier to program on the hw so not sure about that one.

Odd. Korg didn't seem like they were particularly interested in plugins, and they kept this one VERY quiet. I'm happy that more people might get to play with Wavestate - it's a beautiful synth.

Haptix
KVRist
133 posts since 18 Oct, 2019

Post Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:02 pm

Here you go...

https://korg.shop/software/natives.html ... re=english

(edit: ah the link is working now anyways... :) )
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dumbledog
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Post Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:05 pm

Opsix page is up, $150 as an intro price and $50 if you have the hardware, with cross-compatability:

https://korg.shop/opsix-native.html

Native Apple Silicon, don't see anything about MPE support.

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bftucker
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1250 posts since 30 Apr, 2004 from Louisville, KY

Post Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:48 pm

Korg bombshells blew me away…purchased Wavestate Native!
바보

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pixel85
KVRAF
1662 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:59 pm

Hmm... It makes my future purchase of Wavestate (just for a studio use) less reasonable.
Damn you Korg! :P
I'm curious what CPU/RAM usage will be in bigger performance patches and more importantly how's stability of VST version. Can plugin be controlled by hardware?
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

gaf_thit
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785 posts since 28 Sep, 2012 from Norway

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:11 am

Have had my eyes on the wavestate since it launched, but now I think I'll go for these instead.
Big surprise.

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DirkJ
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63 posts since 26 Jan, 2011 from Berlin, Germany

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:14 am

Would be nice if the modwave would follow!
I dont know, man...I just got here meself!

D-Fusion
KVRAF
3853 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:44 am

Awesome :party:
Was Thinking of getting the OPSiX Since i am already Covered with Subtractive so this was a Instantbuy from me :)

I think this is a Smart Move During these Chip Shortage Times.

Btw. I Noticed that the Vst3 Was Installed in my Vst2 Folder so be aware of that if it doesn't show up in your Daw.
The Solution is to Move the Vst3 File to your Vst3 Folder and you are good to go.
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SHall1000
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755 posts since 13 May, 2015

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:47 am

iPad apps would be nice!

cowby
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1124 posts since 2 Feb, 2005

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:14 am

I just bought UVI Vault 4 so my budget is a bit tight. Wondering if I have Blue2, Arturia DX7v and Tone 2 nemesis ... how OPSiX complement or redundant ?

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pixel85
KVRAF
1662 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:22 am

It looks like Opsix native can be a good alternative for those who were waiting for a new version of FM8 (that will never come).
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

JhimBhoy
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6 posts since 30 May, 2011

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:33 am

I have the Wavestate hardware. Wish they made the discount for the OpSix VST available to Wavestate HW owners (and vice-versa)

kritikon
KVRAF
6278 posts since 24 May, 2002 from Tutukaka, New Zealand

Post Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:44 am

cowby wrote: Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:14 am I just bought UVI Vault 4 so my budget is a bit tight. Wondering if I have Blue2, Arturia DX7v and Tone 2 nemesis ... how OPSiX complement or redundant ?
Opsix takes FM in some quite different directions. Firstly the waveforms are pretty varied - you're not just limited to bog standard sines etc. Then you have the FX operators (can act as carriers or modulators) which can make for some weird shit. I've had a few patches on Opsix that really do scream like the proverbial bastard. Can be immensely shrill when you push e.g distortion operators to extremes. Opsix can go pretty high and low too - the operators go down to 1/32 or something silly (can't remember off the top of my head). But you'd have to be a whale to hear the low end and a dog to hear the high end. Programming is a delight - Korg managed to make FM almost easy compared to the traditional way of doing it.

However - not sure I'd want 4 FM synths. Absolutely I'd pick Opsix over a DX7 any day of the week - it's several orders better. I can't think of anything the DX7 can do that Opsix can't, whereas a DX7 can't do quite a lot that Opsix can do...

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