Korg DW-6000

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Korg's first digitally controlled analog synth hybrid; 8 sampled digital waveforms, analog resonant filter with separate VCF and VCA ADBSSR envelopes. Parameters can be altered in real time via a single programmable slider. 6 voice polyphony in two modes, or one monophonic mode with all six voices stacked. 12 digital oscillators (2 per voice) with 8 simple to complex waveforms, 1 de-tunable and with programmable interval. 64 presets that can be reprogrammed by the user.

Awesome fat basses, lovely warm sounding, pulsing strings, and hard, nasal leads. Some wonderful swirling effects can be found. Imagine a Poly 800 with 8 waveforms instead of 2, and you get the picture.

Due to reliance on sampled waveforms, it does not sit well through distortion, and some waveforms do not go well in a mix when used as a pad. Overall, an exceptional and underrated bass and lead machine with some nice pad sounds to boot.

The DW-6000 was quickly surpassed by the DW-8000: it expanded it to 8 notes polyphony, 16 sampled waveforms, a velocity sensitive keyboard with programmable aftertouch, auto-bend, a simple arpeggiator and a digital delay unit.

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37 Visitor comments
MartinL
April 2, 2009 @ 3:36 am
I play this Digital synthetiser DW6000.
I use for chords or Solo .
But i build sound too...It's a good synthetiser like add...
Sorry for my bad english ! bye !
Mitch
February 9, 2009 @ 6:13 pm
This was one of my first synths. personally I hate the sound of it now but sometimes I can get some good sounds out of it. Oh yeah and my BIOS battery is dead....so yeah every time I turn it off....all my settings goes away.....boooo-urns....
Ray
January 2, 2009 @ 5:02 pm
This synth is expandable. Check out this cool mod:

Korg DW6000 256 Waveforms Mod:
Boost the waveform count by increasing the size of the wave ROMs.
http://71.18.227.106/dw6000.shtml
Sean
December 27, 2008 @ 3:31 pm
bought one in 1985 for £1000 IRL a lot of money back then, never had the heart to get rid of still have in tucked away in a room :)
robgs
December 11, 2008 @ 8:18 am
Well made, but the sounds can sound a little thin - it needs extra processing or mixing with another synth.
 
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  • Demos & Media
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    Korg DW-6000
    by TheVoltageControl

    Audio Clip 1 - A demo track made with the DW-6000 by Paul K of TRANZISTA. All sounds including the drums are coming from the DW-6000 with outboard delay unit.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 DCOs per voice; DWGS: 8 sampled digital waveforms
  • LFO - YES
  • Filter - Analog Low-pass resonant filter with ADBSSR 6-parameter envelope generator
  • VCA - ADBSSR 6-parameter envelope generator
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (no velocity or aftertouch)
  • Memory - 64 patches
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1985
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from German Garfunkel.

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