I also tried a parallel setup where busses A and B passed through a stereo multi-tap delay, while busses C and D passed through a rotary speaker effect this configuration would be useful if you wanted to process two sounds — say, a guitar and a Hammond organ patch — with different treatments. From the lushest pads, to magical, evolving timbral sequences, to rich imitations of orchestral instruments, to screaming leads and tortured guitars, the Wavestation is king. The natures of the Macros differ on each of the pages, but offer configurations appropriate to each. The bottom line with this whole package is great plug-ins, great sound, great results, great price! Of course, you are not limited to using the factory Macros, and as soon as you start to edit these elements of the sound, the Macro name changes to 'User', and the parameters are handled in the normal fashion. This means that, in addition to travelling around and looping within the mix path, the sound can be modulated between oscillators A and C and oscillators B and D in all manner of hideously complex ways. Excellent for today's standards but still with a truly analog character and warmth.
This procedure also gives you access to the registered users' download area, which allows you re-register the software if you change computer. If you choose not to register right away, you'll be able to use the software for 10 days, but after that time the plug-ins will fail to load. Shipping cost is dependent the item. This was a sadly under-used feature on the original, and no doubt will remain so within the Legacy Collection! I found that if I reduced the audio latency from its default setting of 5. Korg has recreated some of their most beloved and classic synthesizers here as software plug-ins - the mono-synth of the 1970's, the super fat analog synthesizer and the ground breaking digital synthesizer. Given the very different hardware involved, this is not surprising, although it's worth noting that the two original synths remain in perfect sync over periods lasting many minutes.
On 15 June 2016 Sound On Sound launched our new website. No matter, I could have made a better choice of waves, and there are other options that let you morph more smoothly from one sound to another. It offers 127 presets with plenty of room for your own combinations. Now, if Legacy Cell supported the Wavestation, everything would feel more integrated. This limited me to a maximum of, umm.
Various edit page views allow you to delve deep into tweaking wave sequences, performances groups of patches , patches, zones, and more. In its new software incarnation, the original editing structure has been preserved, while giving you a redesigned graphical user interface that takes advantage of the intuitive operation possible with software. If you have existing sequences containing real-time SysEx control messages, and you want to use these again, it seems that you cannot use the Legacy Wavestation to wholly replace your hardware synth s. Before starting to use the Legacy Wavestation, you'll want to set up the Global settings for your configuration. This month, we focus on the Wavestation plug-in.
This is the source of the Wavestation's ability to create evolving pads that are, in my view, unequalled by any synth before or since. Numerous examples exist if you look for them. It received numerous awards from around the world, including U. With its greatly improved vector synthesis and wave sequencing, this gave everyone access to the expensive, 'produced' sounds that were once the preserve of million-dollar studios. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. Special Conditions We offer a 14 day return policy.
This is the operating system, which hides the synth's sonic glories behind more than 40 impenetrable and wholly inadequate screens. So, although you could decide which of the Performances in the 'Multiset' were routed to the effects or not and in what proportions, this was a far cry from having 16 Wavestations at your disposal. But the Wavestation really stands out here just as the original did when it was introduced back in 1990. Some people used the lack of resonance as an excuse to criticise the Wavestations, and — to an extent — I have sympathy for this. I just turned to the Global page and inverted the response of the Y-axis. For the insert and master effects, you can choose from 19 different effect algorithms that Korg has developed and refined through its many years of technology.
It features a new graphical user interface that provides a revolutionary leap in ease of operation. This led to the hugely successful Wavestation Synthesizer which was based on Sequential's. The controller provides all the knobs, controls and patch points of the original unit at 84% of the original size, as well as providing a velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard. Programming is not exactly easy but this great digital synth is capable of lush ambient sounds and strange effects. As a result, Wavestations are not synths that many people program for fun, and few players have scratched much below the surface.
I'm very impressed with this degree of flexibility, and the fact that all the options worked perfectly, straight out of the box. With a wave sequence, a pad, and a couple of lead sounds playing simultaneously, the Wavestation was capable of producing what sounded like complete tracks, even without a sequencer. Its distinctive string and pad sounds are often heard to this day. Meet the Kronos in our world exclusive review. In fact, as far as I could tell, it sounds identical. As it happens, this choice of waves and loop is rather poor and results in a discontinuous sound.
You can even run each version of the program simultaneously, although this will place a high burden on any processor. You can configure these in two ways, in parallel and series helpfully, the routings are displayed graphically, as you can see from the screenshots on the next page. Take, for example, the Wavestation's filter. Items must be returned to us within 14 days of the original delivery date. The sound then travels along the line more properly called a 'vector'. Legacy Cell provides 256 different performance programs including controller assignments. Placing the effects processors in series above , and in parallel shown here.