KORG Software Wavestate Native v1.3.5 U2B [WiN-MAC]

Wavestate native is the fully-compatible software counterpart to the hardware wavestate synthesizer
  • Publisher: KORG Software
  • Product: Wavestate Native
  • Release: R2R
  • Version: 1.3.5 U2B
  • Format: STANDALONE/AUi/VST3i

KORG’s revolutionary Wavestation broke new ground with its innovative Wave Sequencing, shaping raw samples into unexplored sonic realms. Building upon this legacy, the flagship OASYS and KRONOS keyboards pushed Wave Sequencing to new heights, enriching the sonic landscape with lush pads and dynamic rhythms.

Now, KORG proudly unveils the next evolution in digital synthesis: the wavestate. With Wave Sequencing 2.0 at its core, the wavestate unleashes a world of ever-evolving sounds, coupled with intuitive hands-on control.

Far beyond a mere homage, the wavestate is a forward-looking instrument crafted for today’s musicians, producers, and composers. Drawing inspiration from modular synths, groove boxes, and algorithmic composition, it offers a fresh approach to sound design. Its compact design, featuring 37 full-size keys, makes it effortlessly portable, fitting seamlessly into any stage, studio, or desktop setup.

Version 1.3.5

Known issues

Ableton Live: program changes are slower than expected for VST3 instruments in general, on both Windows and macOS. The slowness appears to be more noticeable for plug-ins with large numbers of automatable parameters, including wavestate native. On macOS, we suggest using the AU version of wavestate native as a workaround. Ableton is aware of this issue.

New Features

  • New user-requested modulation sources have been added:
  • Pitch Bend+ and Pitch Bend- use only positive or negative pitch bend movements as the modulation source, ignoring the other polarity.
  • Random 1+ and Random 2+ generate random positive numbers, unique per voice, at note-on.
  • Random 3 +/- and Random 4 +/- are similar, but the generated numbers may be either positive or negative.
  • Constant Max generates the maximum modulation value (which can be thought of as either 1.0 or 100).
  • All LFOs have been updated to include a Free-Run mode (including Trigger controls), Curve mode (Symmetric/Asymmetric), and Delay.
  • The new Sync Notes Mode parameter controls behavior when Sync Notes is On.
  • Sync Notes: start phase syncs to the oldest sounding note, but with note-specific modulation. This is the classic “Sync Notes” behavior.
  • Free Run: all notes share a single LFO, which starts when the sound is selected and only re-starts if specifically triggered.
  • Scale editing is now supported. To do so:
  • Go to the Librarian window.
  • Double-click on an unlocked Scale, or right-click on the Scale and select Open Scale Editor from the contextual menu. (If there are no unlocked Scales, create one by right-clicking on a locked Scale and select Duplicate from the contextual menu.)
  • There are three supported scale types:
  • Octave Scale is a standard 12-note scale which repeats every octave.
  • Octave Scale, A=Master Tune is similar to the above, except that the Scale is automatically adjusted so that the pitch for A matches the Master Tune setting (e.g., A=440Hz), regardless of the Scale Key.
  • 128 Note Scale allows separate tuning of each MIDI note, for Scales which don’t repeat on octave boundaries.
  • Changed the export file extension for scales to .korgscale. Older scales stored within bundles will still load as well. This is the first version to add user scale editing, so there should be no pre-existing user scale data.
  • New effect: Orange Phase V2, an updated version of the Orange Phase effect. The original Orange Phase is still available, for compatibility with existing sounds.
  • A set of effect presets must be installed separately: Orange_Phase_V2.wsbundle.zip

Other Improvements

  • Program Transpose is now split into two separate parameters: Octave (+/- 4) and Transpose (+/-12). Previous settings will be preserved in the new format; for example, an old Transpose setting of +30 will now be shown as Octave = +2 and Transpose = +6. Note: this invalidates previously created automation of Transpose.
  • Previously, in the Librarian, if multiple items were selected, clicking on the Info panel’s Favorite icon could inadvertently edit the item names. This has now been fixed.
  • A progress bar now appears during long Librarian operations.
  • Previously, Favorite status would be turned off after undoing a delete or duplicate action. This has now been fixed.
  • Previously, clicking on the heart icon in the Librarian inspector caused keyboard focus to move to the Name text editor. It now moves to the main Librarian list instead.
  • The Librarian now prevents empty sound names; if you delete all characters, the name reverts to the previous text.
  • Previously, the on-screen graphics for LFO waveforms Random 1 and Random 4 might have displayed incorrectly. This has now been fixed.
  • Improved Paste/Insert of multiple Steps in Wave Sequences.

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