Korg Wavestation A/D

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The Wavestation A/D is essentially a compact rackmount module of the Wavestation EX. It has the 4MB of advanced Vector Synthesis and Wave Sequencing synthesis and editing capabilities. The A/D also has a joystick controller to aid editing the Vectors. A new feature is a stereo analog input for filtering and modulating any external audio sources. They can even be used as part of the vector wave shaping, vocoder and more to incorporate it into your sound. The Wavestation A/D also has a wealth of on-board digital multi-effects for sweet synth sounds and pads! Wavestations are used by Orbital, Depeche Mode, and The Future Sound of London.

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6 Visitor comments
February 8, 2013 @ 11:33 pm
Amazing rack synth! Unlike every other wavestation hardware THIS one has a great reason to be used over the Software. Those audio inputs!!! Magic can be had there either as a great vocoder or as a place to input your own waves and mangle them through the wave sequences! Also this thing looks bad-ass in your rack set up! Absolute classic 90s sounds here - and digital 90s synth sounds will be making a comeback soon just like the 80s synths did.
November 6, 2012 @ 12:45 pm
You can emulate Waldorf/PPG wavetables with wavesquences and the huge numbers of 1-cycle waveforms sampled on big great analog synths!
The inputs accepts microphones, guitars and line levels. There's also balanced XLR outputs (wired in old standard).
October 27, 2011 @ 12:06 pm
The wavestation is an odd instrument. It takes a long time to understand the architecture of this instrument. Even with its big screen and lots of buttons it is taunting to navagate. My units screen was toast when I got it so I replaced the entire screen with a brand new Newhaven blue LCD screen. The sound is different then anything out there. Very digital sounding (in a good way like a Roland JD-800) but the real magic happens in the wave sequencing. I need more time to play with this instrument but I think the possabilities could be very rewarding.
Mad Al
November 27, 2009 @ 9:07 pm
The WS A/D can process the external stereo input in three ways: the unit can run it through the effects, separately or in combination (vocoder programs, or mixed) with internal audio; it can replace two oscillators in a vector mix; and it can be addressed as two waves for wave-sequencing (do some weird stereo pseudo-gating effects)... all at the same time!

Calling it "compact" is a little inaccurate... it's one of the deepest rack modules around, and weighs quite a bit. And unfortunately, the trim controls for the stereo input pre-amps are on the back of the unit.
May 12, 2009 @ 4:35 pm
Best hardware synth i owned.Amazing pad machine with exciting rhythm capabilities.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 10 to 32 voices
  • Oscillators - 1 to 4; 4MB ROM, 3 RAM banks, and 1 card bank; 484 sampled and single cycle waveforms
  • Multitimbral - 16 parts
  • Filter - 1 LowPass filter per voice
  • Effects - 55 digital effects programs (6 simultaneous) with dynamic modulation
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 140 patches, 200 performances
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1991
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