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
joemac58
August 28, 2011 @ 7:20 am
I had one of these when it first came out loved the full sound that it produced never had a chance to get into programing it at the time.
Peke
June 30, 2011 @ 2:55 am
Korg DW-6000 in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjwgR05ZoaE
Peke
March 7, 2011 @ 1:40 pm
Just got this. 200 euro(cheap price in europe). Damn, this is a good synth! like it a lot! Very good warm string sounds. Good lead sounds and effects! Bad piano sounds, but i dont mind, goz if i want to play piano, i play the real thing. This is a really good synth, and if you like DX7 or Juno, you would probably like this too. Love it !
Guido
December 14, 2010 @ 5:40 am
Ich muss mich "Rainbow Jimmy" anschließen, ich habe den DW-6000 nur kurze Zeit benutzt, bis ich mir eine M1 zugelegt habe. Die Sounds sind dünn, keine Anschlagdynamik und eine gefühllose Tastatur. Eine neue Batterie müsste her und dann weg damit...
Userfriend
November 5, 2010 @ 7:27 am
No famous users? ok fellows, time to line them up:

Duran Duran
Men At Work
Page
The Smackos
Legowelt
 
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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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