Time again for the big event and we can be sure that exciting news will pour in as NAMM opens its doors to the world of music production. KORG is one of the first ones out. They have unveiled their newest synthesizer, the Wavestate, a completely reimagined version of their legendary ’90s Wavestation.

Using the same Wave Sequencing synthesis that made the original so famous, the Wavestate has been built from the ground up as a modern and unparalleled synth with ever-evolving textures and sounds. The Wavestate also features modern modular synthesis inspired routing capabilities, as well as Six GB of PCM to deliver over 700 sounds and 240 performances, plus 1,000 Wavesequences to explore and storage for over 10,000 performances. 

The Wavestate will be available at the end of January for $799.

And here are the details:

Wave Sequencing 2.0 lets you split the timing, sequence of samples, and melody, and allows you to manipulate each independently.

KORG’s legendary Wavestation introduced the world to Wave Sequencing, transforming raw samples into sounds that no-one had ever heard before. The flagship OASYS and KRONOS keyboards developed Wave Sequencing even further, expanding on its unique palette of lush, evolving pads and driving rhythms.

Now, KORG is proud to announce the next step in digital synthesis: the wavestate. Featuring the radically re-imagined Wave Sequencing 2.0, the wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing sounds with extensive hands-on control.

Far from a nostalgic reissue, the wavestate is designed from the ground up for a new generation of musicians, producers, and composers, taking cues from sources as diverse as modular synths, groove boxes, and algorithmic composition. The compact form-factor, with 37 full-size keys, transports easily and fits neatly into any stage, studio, or desktop setup.

Wavestate features

  • Wave Sequencing 2.0.
  • Extensive modulation with hands-on control.
  • Gigabytes of samples.
  • Modeled filters, including MS-20 and Polysix.
  • 64 stereo voices.
  • 4 Layers with Vector control.
  • 14 simultaneous effects.
  • Set Lists and Smooth Sound Transitions.
  • Randomization.
  • Compact. Great design. 37 full-size keys.
  • Designed by Korg R&D in California.