Korg Wavestate

Wave sequencing synthesizer with 37 full sized keys


The Wavestate is an improved reiteration of the Korg Wavestation, a 1990’s wave sequencing synthesizer, which was derived from Sequential Circuits Vector Synthesis. Korg considers the Wavestate to use Wave Sequencing 2.0.

While this synth is clearly intended to ride the current popularity of ‘wave’ type synthesizers, it is important to note that Wave Sequencing is not the same thing as Wavetable Synthesis.

Kudos to Korg for using a full sized keyboard. There is no aftertouch on its keyboard, though polyphonic aftertouch is available from external MIDI, weird…



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  • Type: Keyboard Synthesizer
  • Sound Engine Type(s): Wave Sequencing 2.0
  • Analog/Digital: Digital
  • Number of Keys: 37
  • Type of Keys: Full-sized, Velocity-sensitive
  • Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod wheel, Vector X/Y Joystick
  • Polyphony: 64 Stereo Notes
  • Presets: 6GB PCM Sounds: 740 Programs, 240 Performances, 1000 Wave Sequences
  • LFO: 3 x LFO
  • Filter: Polysix, MS-20 Filters, 2-pole, 4-pole, Highpass, Lowpass, Bandpass, Multi Filter
  • Envelope Generator: 3 x Envelopes
  • Effects Types: 14 x Simultaneous FX: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Wah, Delay, Tape Echo, Reverb, Ring Modulator, Guitar Amp, Compressor
  • Arpeggiator: 4 x Arpeggiators
  • Sequencer: Step Sequencer Lane, Step Pulse
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (L/mono, R)
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
  • Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (damper)
  • Power Supply: 12V DC power supply (included)
  • Height: 3.66″
  • Width: 22.24″
  • Depth: 13.31″
  • Weight: 6.93 lbs.