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The DW-8000 was Korg's second digitally controlled analog hybrid synthesizer released in 1985. It has 8-voice polyphony and the the sound is generated by Korg's DWGS (Digital Waveform Generator System) and offers 16 digital basic and complex waveforms that can be split to 8, 4 or 1 huge monophonic voice with the 8 oscillators stacked. Additionally, the DW-8000 features an all-analog VCF and ADBSSR envelopes, 1024 presets, and great arpeggiator and an on-board digital delay making this fantastic synth for layered and split keyboard sounds. There is also a rack version of this synthesizer; The EX-8000

Notable Users: Depeche Mode, Keith Emerson, Dream Theatre

Product Specs

  • DW 8000
  • Black
  • 1985 - 1987
Made In
  • Japan

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  • A DW 8000, back home again

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    My first DW-8000 was stolen around '94 (along with the Fender guitar case that fit it perfectly) so I was glad to find this one that I was able to pick up in person. Lots of patches available online, great organ, string & horn sounds as well as those great swoopy 80's sweeps. This is really fun to …

  • I had a DW-8000 for about 10 years or so...wish I had never sold it. Very versatile. You could get anything from DX7ish digital pianos to very acceptable B-3s, to grungy sawtooth based synths like the Obies. (I had a great fat synth patch for “Jump”) Decent arpeggiator and portamento.. Velocity …

  • 80s Sound

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    I've wanted a Korg DW-8000 for many years. This is an incredible synthesizer. Two digitally-generated waveforms can be mixed and combined through a fairly intricate effects stage to create extremely iconic 80s sounds or something quite unique and unusual. The effects stages are all analog, with vary…