Korg Modwave mkII Wavetable Synthesizer

Create endless sounds and textures with the Modwave mkII, a powerful wavetable synth that's easy to tweak, customize, and perform with live or in-studio.

The Korg Modwave mkII synthesizer improves on its predecessor with almost double the polyphony, expanded free-running LFOs, and more! A Synthesis powerhouse with distinctive wavetable timbres, Kaoss Physics, and Motion Sequencing 2.0.

In 1985, KORG's DW-8000 combined digital wavetables with rich analog filters to give users sounds which were impossible to create with analog oscillators. It's still a cult favorite today.

Modwave builds on the DW legacy and transforms it into a modern monster synth, featuring incredibly deep wavetable oscillators, gorgeous filters, wildly flexible modulation, unmatched polyphony, comprehensive pattern sequencing, and immediately satisfying hands-on control to deliver unique, powerful, and easily customizable sounds and phrases.

Modwave also introduces two unique tools for creating dynamic motion: Kaoss Physics and Motion Sequencing 2.0. Kaoss Physics combines an x/y Kaoss pad with modulatable game physics to create a responsive, interactive controller that, besides being powerful, is a lot of fun to explore. Motion Sequencing 2.0 brings the organic, continuously evolving patterns of the wavestate's Wave Sequencing 2.0 into the world of motion sequencing, including multiple lanes and real-time recording to help you create complex and evolving phrases that other step sequencers cannot.

Like Wave Sequencing 2.0 (wavestate) and altered FM (opsix), Modwave's evolved wavetable synthesis delivers its own brand of completely unique sounds and a knob-per-function read more layout that makes customizing those sounds fast and easy. There are hundreds of preset sounds empowered by this architecture, organized by front-panel category buttons, and all instantly customizable via the four Mod Knobs. Modwave's distinctive wavetable timbres start with aggressive basses & leads, and lush ambient pads which will add a new dimension to your tracks. But that is just the beginning.

Those who want to dig deeper will find an endless source of discovery; with the Modwave's unique synth architecture, you'll be finding new things for a long, long time. Save as many of your sounds as you like; there's room for thousands more. You can also load your own samples, import wavetables in standard formats, and create your own wavetables using the free WaveEdit software.

The Modwave mkII provides an astonishing 60 voices of polyphony - almost double the original Modwave's 32, and an unprecedented number for a wavetable synth at any price. Responding to user requests, Korg has updated all LFOs with options for free running, delayed start, and retriggering. They have also added a pre/post switch for reverb sends, new modulation sources, and more.

Modwave Synthesis Engine
When Korg calls the wavetable oscillators "deep," they are not kidding. Start with over 200 wavetables, each containing up to 64 waveforms from thousands of individual waves. Use the 30+ Modifiers to change their basic character, and the 13 Morph Types to process them in real-time. Create new hybrids from any two wavetables using the unique, realtime A/B Blend. Quick math: that's over 230 million wavetable variations out of the box, and that's before you even add modulation.

No need to stop there, though! Expand your palette even more by importing new wavetables using the Editor/Librarian software. Try the many free and commercial wavetable libraries in the standard Serum format*, or create your own using the free, cross-platform WaveEdit, available in a custom version for the Modwave. Layer wavetables with samples from the built-in, multi-gigabyte PCM library, or import up to 4 GB of your own samples using Korg's Sample Builder software.


- Modwave synthesis engine, wavetable
- 37 Full Size (velocity and release-velocity sensitive) keys
- Controls: mod wheel, pitch wheel, kaoss physics, 4x Mod knobs
- Presets: Hundreds + 200 Wavetables with up to 64 waveforms in each + GB's of PCM
- 5x Arpeggiator (dual arp on board)
- Motion sequencing 2.0 16 steps per sequence
- Effects: Triple multieffects processor per part + master EQ and reverb
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- Keyboard: 37 keys (velocity and release-velocity sensitive)
- Sound generating system: Modwave synthesis engine
- Controllers: Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Kaoss Physics, 4x Mod Knobs
- Connectivity:
OUT: L/MONO and R (impedance balanced 6.3 mm TRS phone jacks)
Headphone (6.3 mm stereo phone jack),
DAMPER (6.3 mm phone jack, half damper not supported)
USB B port
MIDI IN and OUT connectors
- Power Supply Included: AC adapter (DC12V, 2500mA)
- Power consumption: 5 W
- Dimensions (W D H): 565 338 92 mm/22.24" 13.31" 3.62"
- Weight: 2.9 kg/6.93 lbs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 8.95 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MODWAVEMK2
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 5.46 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 10 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MODWAVEMK2
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 8.8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MODWAVEMK2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800
Web: https://www.korgusa.com/support


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