Video: Jamming on the Wavestate and Opsix SEs With D. Strange

It’s obvious that Korg designed these special editions of the Wavestate SE and Opsix SE for dedicated keyboard players. After all they come with improved keybeds, enhanced voices, and chic travel cases. But we wanted to switch things up and see how they can be used for producing techno music.

Our host Fess Grandiose sits down with techno producer D.Strange to explore how the Wavestate SE's layers, multisampling, and wave sequencing can be used to build techno grooves.

Although it's not commonly used in techno or house music, this wave sequencing synthesizer has a polyphony of up to 120 voices and 14 built-in effects. But D.Strange emphasizes that the synthesizer is even more powerful than people may initially assume.

Wavestate SE Platinum
Wavestate SE Platinum
Opsix SE Platinum
Opsix SE Platinum

The synth has gigabytes of included samples and can also import up to 4GB of user samples. It includes free editor and sample builder software for Mac and Windows and features a randomizer. The combination of wave sequencing power with Korg's analog modeled filters and effects allows for the creation of highly distinct and intricate sounds.

Fess and D.Strange also throw a few other pieces in the mix including the new opsix SE that now offers up to 80 voices and six different synthesis types, including ring mod, filter, filter FM, and waveshaper. The opsix SE is especially user-friendly thanks to the Operator Mixer, which also appeared on the original opsix.

So, can these synths do techno? We'll let you be the judge of that. But one thing's for sure: The Wavestate SE and the Opsix SE offer a range of unique features and capabilities that make them worth exploring for musicians of all genres.

Don't miss out on your chance to get these special platinum editions, available exclusively from the Korg USA Reverb Direct shop.

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