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From: Ben Hall cb170@city.ac.uk X-Sender: cb170@swindon To: WaveStation List Subject: ** WS Card Stuff ** Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960203230419.4152A-100000@swindon> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Status: R

Ok, this is all the WS card stuf I have. Additions/errors and amendments are welcome

Ben

Korg Wavestation Program/PCM Cards

- PCM Cards:

WSC 1S

Piano

(WSC-01 PCM + WPC-01 PROG)

WSC 2S

Drums & Percussion (WSC-02 PCM + WPC-02 PROG)

WSC 3S

Synth & Timeslice

(WSC-03 PCM + WPC-03 PROG)

- ROM Cards:

WPC 00P WPC 00S WPC 11

WS 01

WS Preload Data (2 Cards) Demo Sequences Performance 1

WPC 12 WPC 13

Performance 2 Performance 3

by Timebase by Synthetic Productions

WPC 14 WPC 15

Analog & VS Dance / Top 40

by Sound Source Unlimited

WPC 16

WaveStation Omnibus by Voice Crystal

WPC 17

Studio Collection

by Key Clique

WPC 18 WPC 19 ex

U.K. Modern Film Textures

by Sound Source Unlimited

WPC 20 ex

Song Factory

WS 02

New Age Collection 1 New Age Collection 2

WS 03

Vector Athmospheres

WS 04

SY 77 Impressions

WS 05

Granular Emulations

WS 06

Hybrid Synthesis

- RAM Cards:

MCR 03 WS MCR 03 WS1 MCR 03 WS2 MCR 03 WS3

Legendary Prophet Sounds Standard Synthesis Sounds Future Pad Sounds Dancing WS

- PCM Cards for WS SR:

PSC 1S

Dance

PSC 2S

Synth Design

PSC 3S

Ethnics

- ROM Cards for WS SR:

- RAM Cards for WS SR:

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Individual Card Data - PCM Card Sets

- Synth/Timeslice Set (WSC 3S):

WSC-03 PCM Card Waves

(All data Copyright Korg INC./Tokyo Japan)

32 HouseBass

50 Cobalt

68 StraTS-4

86 Res 2-1

33 Tech Bass

51 Kypton

69 StraTS-5

87 Res 2-2

34 MiniBas1

52 Xenon

70 StraTS-6

88 Res 2-3

35 MiniBas2

53 WavMlt1

71 StraTS-7

89 Res 2-4

36 MiniBas3

54 WavMlt2

72 StraTS-8

90 Res 2-5

37 X Bass

55 WavMlt3

73 StraTS-9

91 Res 2-6

38 NewAnaPad

56 WavMlt4

74 VoxFmt 1

92 Res 2-7

39 Gosties

57 WavMlt5

75 VoxFmt2

93 ClavTS-1

40 EtherBell

58 WavMlt6

76 Res 1-1

94 ClavTS-2

41 SynBrass

59 WavMlt7

77 Res 1-2

95 ClavTS-3

42 FreqShf1

60 WavMlt8

78 Res 1-3

96 ClavTS-4

43 FreqShf2

61 WavMlt9

79 Res 1-4

97 ClavTS-5

44 FreqShf3

62 WavMlt10

80 Res 1-5

45 StratPluck

63 WavMlt11

81 Res 1-6

46 Noise Hit

64 StraTS-0

82 Res 1-7

47 Down Zap

65 StraTS-1

83 Res 1-8

48 Up&DownZap

66 StraTS-2

84 Res 1-9

49 Cesium

67 StraTS-3

85 Res 1-10

WPC-03 Performance Data

Synth/Timeslice Performances

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00 Power Monsters

17 Pluck Organ

34 TecnoDanceSplit

01 Synsaw

18 WavingAtTheSun

35 Shifted Metals

02 Vokal Motion

19 JaminWithTheMan

36 Synth Bass 3

03 Ether Ghosts

20 Funky Thin Clav

37 Rezo Tines

04 Scream Lead

21 Octave Brass

38 Portals Of Ra

05 Pluck Bell

22 VectorVox

39 House Werk

06 Synth Bass 1

23 MegaBright Pad

40 Feather Split

07 Anna Piano 1

24 Full Synth

41 SynSyn Brass

08 Digitology

25 Nite Time Bells

42 My Full Moon

09 New World Man

26 Synth Bass 2

43 Ether Bottle

10 Thumper Clav

27 Lite Tines

44 Punchy Sweep

11 Top Brass

28 Twilight

45 Plucked Metals

12 Angelica

29 In The Round

46 Synth Bass 4

13 ToastedGhosties

30 Bang the Clav

47 Anna Piano 2

14 New Rez

31 Meat & Taters!!

48 Wavering

15 ShiftngVelocity

32 Surge Pad

49 Space Wars 1959

16 Stoopid Bass

33 Ether Bells

Synth/Timeslice Patches

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00 Ghostie

12 PluckEchos

24 AnnaPad

01 EtherBell

13 NiteBells

25 SurgePad

02 MinnieBass

14 PluckVectors

26 Full Moon

03 HouseBass

15 SkiperClav

27 Wavering

04 Mr X Bass

16 Slap Clav

28 Digitology

05 "Oo"Voice

17 New Rez

29 WerkBass

06 Lite Voice

18 ScreamLead

30 Zap/Poplets

07 VectrVox

19 PunchSweep

31 FunkyZaps

08 VokalMotion

20 StratSweep

32 Judgement

09 FreqShift

21 Res 2 Sweep

33 New Power

10 DigiPad

22 SynBrass

34 SpaceWars

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11 PluckMetal

23 Synsaw

Synth/Timeslice Wave Sequences

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00 NoizeHH

11 Zaplets

22 Yeowzah

01 HereBas

12 Poplets

23 ReSwep2

02 CycleBe

13 Surge 1

24 Rez5ths

03 Moon A

14 WaveStp

25 WaveMlt

04 Moon B

15 Bombers

26 FreekSh

05 Resonut

16 SpaZaps

27 FunkyZp

06 Busy VS

17 StrLead

28 FunkyZ2

07 5thPad

18 Hurry

29 Vokal

08 NewRez

19 WerkBas

30 StratSw

09 VeloWav

20 PrSweep

31 WavSwp1

10 NuClavi

21 BasMovr

All data produced by John Lehmkuhl, Jack Hotop and John Bowen

Individual Card Data - Program cards

- WPC-13 Performance 3

WPC-13 Performances

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00 Zenny

17 Unison "Heavy"

34 WaveBell 1

01 Syn Brass 1

18 5thsBraz&Pluck

35 AnalogComp 2

02 ProphecyStrings

19 ZargBreathWH+AF

36 Vocal&FiltSweep

03 Raw Synth

20 SteelBass split

37 SoloQuint

04 PacBell

21 Brass Orch.

38 Chiana

05 WaveComp

22 4 Part Strings

39 Carlos

06 SynChoir

23 Brass/SynthStak

40 Tabecon

07 Unison Feedback

24 BellString

41 Octave Brass 2

08 PluckHornString

25 Synth Comp

42 SoftFill Split

09 Sunspots ^Wheel

26 Magic Chorus

43 Filter Sweep

10 VS Synth Piano

27 Unison Volkanik

44 WaveBell 2

11 Octave Brass 1

28 Synth Split |E4

45 Bass&Synth Splt

12 WS Strings

29 Film Music

46 Bell Choir

13 Bright Saws

30 Simple Organ

47 SoftHorn Blips

14 Glass & Bells

31 Syn Brass 2

48 SineWaveWhistle

15 Analog Comp 1

32 AFT Horn&String

49 Harmonium

16 GlassVox&Synth

33 Tobex

WPC-13 Patches

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00 VS Chorus

12 SynBrass2

24 Filter Open

01 Buzzy

13 Tobex

25 Big,Open,&Dirty

02 Filmusic

14 Bells VS

26 Carlos

03 Zenny 1

15 Chorus+WaveSeq

27 Pr.V Organ

04 Glass Voice

16 PacBell

28 Harmonium

05 WhiteNoise&Saw

17 Volkanik

29 Heavy

06 Syntetik 1

18 VS Detune

30 Saw VS

07 Medium Fill

19 Syntalk

31 5th Brass

08 AFTouch Brass

20 Simple Bass

32 Synth EP

09 Tabecon

21 Syntetik 2

33 SynPluck

10 PulseSaw

22 DW Bass

34 ProphecyStrings

11 EX 8000 Bass

23 Feedback

WPC-13 Wave Sequences

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00 Up Beat

11 WH+ATrz

22 Asylum1

01 Fido 1

12 Clav EP

23 Asylum2

02 RezWalk

13 Punchy1

24 ResX 2

03 Busy 16

14 Bass 2

25 Vocal 2

04 Europa

15 SaxSwp1

26 WavTalk

05 Cycle 1

16 SaxSwp2

27 HoseDnc

06 SeaBell

17 TuchFor

28 Strngs3

07 Pad 11

18 Mini 2

29 Byyaon

08 SloSwep

19 DanWave

30 TronBas

09 DigiPlk

20 Factry3

31 Fido 2

10 Pulses

21 SibDanc

- WPC-14 Analog & VS

WPC-14 Performances

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00 TUBULAR HALLS

17 V SPECTRUM

34 CYCLOTRON

01 DIGI-JACK CHAIN

18 FORMLAND

35 BIG RUNNER SPLT

02 MORE-AHKIN RYTH

19 MARIMBAREZ

36 WONDERON

03 ASHRA VOICE

20 WAVEPAD

37 TWINKLER

04 BELSANG

21 CHROME LO

38 LOW POWER

05 PYGMY CHANT

22 GODs COUNTRY II

39 PARSECK

06 MELLATRON WS

23 5th WORLD PULSE

40 WASTED!

07 SLOWLOW MOVES

24 COMPING POWER

41 Q SWEEP

08 NEWS BROADCAST

25 SAD SOUND

42 PULSEHEAD

09 AIRVOX SPLITTER

26 WATER BELOW

43 REZSTEPPER

10 RAZOR PHAZE

27 LOVELY CHURCH

44 RAD FUZZFACE

11 LAZERFUNK

28 EMERSONIAN

45 DIGILEAD II

12 MONSTA BASSWAVE

29 WORLDS ENDING

46 BELOW 2

13 CLAV-A-TUNER II

30 CONGLOMERAN II

47 7th WAVE SPLIT

14 ORCHEST STRINGY

31 PERCaSAX DELAY

48 VOICEKIAN II

15 PLAKA AS WELL

32 GARGANTUAN

49 CALIOPIAN II

16 STATIONING

33 RAZOR GATE

WPC-14 Patches

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00 Tubular

12 Flunky

24 Formland

01 DigiJak

13 Getter

25 Caliopian

02 Instant India

14 Plaka

26 VoiceWaves

03 Pulser

15 News

27 RezStep

04 DigiPad

16 ClavTune

28 Parseck

05 VoixKlav

17 Stringland

29 DigiLead

06 Belsanger

18 BaseWave

30 Organor

07 BassRun

19 13 - 13

31 MarimbaRez

08 Big

20 Twinkler

32 True VS

09 Sunk

21 V-Spect 1

33 CycleSync

10 Razor

22 Below

34 Wonderon

11 Lo Power

23 Pygmys

WPC-14 Wave Sequences

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00 Pulser

11 Caliop

22 String

01 India

12 VoiceK

23 VS Wave

02 DigiJak

13 RezStep

24 True VS

03 Formula

14 Hi Lead

25 News!

04 BelSang

15 Analogy

26 Sunk

05 Basless

16 Organor

27 LowSaw

06 Flunky3

17 Ethnos

28 VoxWave

07 RezRize

18 Pygmys

29 ClavTun

08 Plaka

19 Rezor

30 Big

09 Below

20 Melorez

31 Getter

10 13 - 13

21 Tubular

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- WPC-15 Dance/Top 40

WPC-15 Performances

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00 U Can't Touch !

01 PandemoniumTime

02 Hip Hop Hit Me!

03 HouseMixBrassAT

04 LA Synth String

05 Classic dxBass

06 Janet'sEscapade

07 BlackCat Guitar

08 Digital Pad AT

09 IceIceBaby Bass

10 ChildDanceSynth

11 Don'tFallInLove

12 Welcm2RealWorld

13 ChildDanceBass

14 Tower Of Horns

15 ThievesInTemple

16 Big Synth Stabs

WPC-15 Patches

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00 F.M. Bass 1

01 TightAnalogBass

02 Pulse Mod Bass

03 Sampled Bass

04 Fat AnalogSynth

05 LA DigiStrings

06 Perc.ChoirLayer

07 TalkingPercussn

08 SyncLead1JCDFIL

09 Layer1Orch.Hit

10 Layer2Orch.Hit

11 Layer3Orch.Hit

WPC-15 Wave Sequences

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17 ThtGirlIsPoison

18 Paula'sMixBass

19 StraightUpBrass

20 Opposites Vox

21 ThisIsRightTime

22 Justify My Love

23 B.B.D. Clav

24 Whitney Ballad

25 English Synbass

26 D.ModePercusSyn

27 Policy Of Truth

28 A LA Modern

29 World N My Eyes

30 MondoSynthLead

31 Bassline Synth

32 Hi Comp Strings

33 Analog Pad AT

12 AnalogSynthComp

13 Digital E.Piano

14 Stab Brass AT

15 SynthVibesStack

16 Acoustic Guitar

17 Vox Humana

18 T.O.P.Tenor Sax

19 DigitalSynth1AT

20 Flanged Strings

21 Digi1PianoLayer

22 Digi2PianoLayer

23 Distortion Lead

34 Sustain Strings 35 R+B TenorSectn. 36 FunkyThumpBass 37 Taylor Danish 38 Pray 4 DovesCry 39 One+OnlyManOrgn 40 Slapped Bass 41 Rhythm E.Guitar 42 Love+Affection 43 Affection12Str. 44 ImYourBaby2Nite 45 Tight Synbass 46 Miles Away 47 Somethin2Believ 48 MixBrassOctaves 49 Glass EFX !

24 Classic D6 25 Ice Bass Drone 26 RhythmaticSynth 27 Res.Sweep EFX! 28 PaulaAnalogBras 29 Vangelic Ice 30 Digi Vox Grunge 31 Escapade Synth 32 X-Fade RezzBass 33 R+B Organ 34 LA Synth Organ

 

00 BasSwap

 

11 EFX2

22 B-Line1

01 Bass2

12 Stan1

23 B-Line2

02

BasSwp2

13 Stan2

24 B-Line3

03 BasSwp3

 

14 Stan3

25 B-Line4

04 Sup1Frk

15 DM1Bass

26 B-Line5

05

Sup2Frk

16 DM2Bass

27 B-Harm5

06 Sup3Frk

 

17 Tamb1

28 B-Line6

07 Trump1

18 Fall1

29 B-Harm6

08 Ice1

19 Fall2

30 AgiStr1

09 Rezz1

20 Fall3

31 AgiStr2

10 EFX1

21 Gliss1

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WPC-17 Studio Collection

WPC-17 Performances

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00 GoldnGate/Pad w

17 Sparkles

34 Ana Solo

w+a

01 Mello Bell Wave

18 Pluk Voce

35 Brassolo *mono

w

v

02 HarpArpegio w+a

19 Harmonics

w

36 Fretless

03

Resonance

w

20 Electroacoustic

37 Stick Bass

04

Orchestra Pad w

21 Mad Harpies

38 Super Bass

05

Etwo meets WS

22 Happipluck

39 EthDrum

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06 ModularObie w+a

23 VS ElPianet

w

40 Bass Marimba

v

07 Angel's Breath

24 Synthicord

w

41 Fluid Vibes

08 Velocity Vocal

25 Steel String

42 Perc Ahh

w

09 Big 5 Voice w+a

26 Dulcimer

43 Teutonic Waves

10 Air Pipes

w

27 E.Piano ala VS

44 Perc. Jam

11 Swept Voices

28 Old Friend

w

45 Sequence!

w+a

12 Outback

13 Singing Glass v

14 Child's Eyes

15 WS Bells

29 Clav (MorFxPls)

30 Perc Synth

31 Eastern Flute

32 Touch Strings

46 Bass & RapVoice 47 Solar Wind

w 48 Stellar Ocean w 49 INIT Perf.

16

Low Bell Splt v

33 Baroque

WPC-17 Patches

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00 Synthicord

12 Botl Wack

24 Slo/FstStrings

01 Happipatch

13 FluteWaves

25 BrassChoir

02 VS Hybrid

14 Crystal

26 Tabla&Seq

03 Digitaleridoo

15 Pluk Voce

27 Marimba

04 13BELL Pad

16 WS Bells

28 Vibes 2

05 Harp Arps

17 Wave Bells 1

29 Vibe Efx

06 Res Waves

18 Harmonics

30 Perc Vox

07 OB Tres

19 Dulciharp

31 13VOICE Comp

08 Son of Debussy

20 Stick Bass

32 Perc Jam

09 Voice Wave

21 Tiney Pno

33 CnsonantFunk

10

OB Pulses

22 Perc Ana

34 Sea Waves

11

Whisper Wind

23 Flute 1

WPC-17 Wave Sequences

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00 Abo Wv1

11 WindSeq

22 TchPerc

01 Abo Wv2

12 FltHrmc

23 TmbaCab

02 HarpGls

13 PlkVoce

24 CnsntFk

03

SineGls

14 Wndrmnt

25 13BELL1

04

ResWav1

15 BelSeq1

26 13BELL2

05

ResWav2

16 BelSeq2

27 INIT WS

06 OB Tres

17 GtrHrmc

28 INIT WS

07 VoxWave

18 SftSeq2

29 INIT WS

08 OB Puls

19 Cmplx 2

30 INIT WS

09 OB Res

20 Strum 1

31 INIT WS

10

Dream 2

21 Strum 2

- WS-05 Granular Emulations

WS-05 Performances

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00

Frippertronics

17 Poly Pizz.

34 Oxygen

01 Mt. Everest

18 Air Bass Duo

35 Liquid Sky

02 News Update

19 Majestic

36 Striking Breath

03

Stringency

20 Harmo Guitar

37 Metal Fatigue

04 Purple Haze

21 Low Brassyn

38 Choice Strings

05 B3 Assault

22 Peer Pressure

39 Woody Allen

06 Opium Of Masses

23 Pluck Breath

40 Silk Roads

07 Brassier

24 Stratosphere

41 Clavintense

08 Green Giant

25 Orchestra Blitz

42 Syn From Hell

09 Paulina

26 Analog Unison

43 RHODES

10 Synthetic I.Q.

27 Mod & AT Poly

44 Individualistic

11 Electrik Keys

28 Tubular Dude

45 Rock Organ

12 Symetry

29 Lazer In A 4est

46 Brass Polish

13 Attack Art

30 Technology

47 Astral Wizard

14 Lead 2 Gold

31 Cathedral

48 Cyber Bassix

15 Polycrystal

32 Poly Gone

49 THXtc.

16 Bass Meant

33 ModWheel Attaks

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WS-05 Patches

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00 Stringency

12 DIVINE

24 INSPIRES

01 Bass Attack

13 Oral 6.

25 4THS

02 Coputer Thinks

14 PERK PAD

26 Plucked Breath

03 Horny

15 Moog Bass

27 Poly Filler

04 thx

16 5th Solo

28 Frippertronics

05 Soloist

17 Maxi Pad

29 Opiate

06 Tines 1

18 Church

30 Virtuoso

07 Picked

19 Techno Riff

31 GUIPAD

08 Clavinet

20 Mean Attack

32 RIPPIN

09 Organic

21 Belly

33 Brass Bass

10 Would He?

22 AtPoly

34 SCHIZOPHRENIA

11 Orchestra Swat

23 S/HATTACK-SWELL

WS-05 Wave Sequences

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00 Strinze

11 MINIPAD

22 Fripp A

01 Strince

12 Resweep

23 Fripp B

02 Taurust

13 Techno

24 Templar

03 Compute

14 MeanWav

25 XString

04 solo

15 S&H

26 Stringz

05 ModSync

16 WETDREM

27 Atstrng

06 Clavnet

17 4THLEAD

28 KOTOPAD

07 Organic

18 CHANGES

29 FEEDBCK

08 Woody

19 THICKLY

30 SKIZOID

09 BLISS

20 WAITING

31 ATTAKS

10 In Hail

21 POLYSEQ

Miscellaneous card reviews

WS01 - New Age Vol II -- Programmed by Michael Peake.

This is a bank of mostly useful patches, though hardly New Age for the most part. There are a couple that are real

gems, but most are something less (though still useful, "one man's garbage

").

A lot of the pers here are programmed quite wide (using effects and pan to place elements to and fro, in contrast to

other 'in your face' center place patches). Too many of the patches are plucky here, which means they probably devoted

to much patch space to it (and when you only have 34 patches for 50 performances, you will have to reuse predominant

patches again and again). If you're a pluck fan (sharp percussive attack), then these will twist your tail because they're

done well. I also don't like the output level of this bank. The SSI folk acknowledged it when I asked about the New Age Vol II (which isn't nearly as low). You can adjust the main WS volume, but you'll run into this again when you combine these patches with those from other banks).

Other than the those gripes, I would say that the programming level was high and the variety of sounds were good. The

bang for the buck value here is

okay.

WS03 - Vector Atmospheres, vol II -- Programmed by Rob Campenella

I gotta say, this is one of the *least* musically useful, but one of my faves! I have to ammend my musical useful description for this one bank--if you looking for deep and moving pads, there's a lot to grab here. Then there's a lot of

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"non-traditional" areas that these might be useful in. Also (and perhaps more than anything), the programmer here really understands image placement--he did a great job of using pan and effect-buss placement in conjunction with vector modulation to make some very moving patches. At $19.95, this one would be worth it for just the heck of playing with the far out patches, as well as learing something from how he did it.

More specific description: Many of these are of the 'long evolving pad' category, with many things happening in the back and some of them require a few minutes to fully resolve. Also (and perhaps more valuable) are the fact that there's extensive use of short vector programming, making some very interesting attacks. There's many 'space' sounds and even a few demostrations of more traditional instruments starting with sharp transients and moving the body with that 'evolving' vector' control. Add to that wave-sequencing (he's no slouch with these either, and filled up the bank with them), and there's are some very interesting perfs.

Note: Most are *single patch perfs*!! (the only ones that are not are the splits that he did in the last dozen or so. Also, *every* patch is in RAM (well, I guess given that they're mostly one patch perfs) -- other patch banks use a mix of there own in RAM and the factory supplied ones in ROM (which pissed the heck out of Christain a few months back with some ProRec banks)

WS04 -- SY77 Impressions -- Programmed by Dr. Manny Fernadez

This one is probably the most useful to the gigging musician looking for established sounds patches. As the name implies, these are emulations of the SY77 (and DX) style patches used in many 70s and 80s music from pop to Chick Corea's music.

It starts off with some incredible stinkie acoustic painos (really bad, IMO, but I will note that a lot of work went into them, with different 'body' and 'pianos harmonics' patches.

The electric pianos (DX, suitcase rhodes and the like) are very nice, ranging from the sharp glassy variety to the mellow tremolo modulated fender rhodes pianos.

There's many other instruments, including standard but nice pads, synth string patches, comps and stacks, and even some distorted guitrs (like I said, useful for gigging). Not my fav, but for more than a few of patches which are real gems, it was worth it.

WS05 -- Granular Emulations -- Programmed by Simeon Spiegel & Brian Fedirko

NOTE: This is the SAME bank that is out on the FTP site (WSNEW*.SYX), but I'm pretty sure that it was on the site before SSI ever got the rights to distribute it. Also, I believe that many of these patches made it into the WSSR ROM banks as well, but I'm not positive.

No review required, since most of us have heard it (I didn't take notes on it recently), but here's a blurb from the liner notes (yeah, I ended up buying the damned thing too):

"What our bank does deliver is some of the most unique,hard hitting Wavestation sounds around. These patches usethe unique wavesequencing and vector capabilities of theWavestation while providing that critical, often overlooked item so important to working musicians: sounds you can use."

WSC-3S -- Synth & Timeslice

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Reviewed by Ben Hall

This comprises of two cards, a PCM card and a program ROM, and comes in a CD-type case, with a sleeve containing a commented contents listing. It is probably the most useful of Korg's PCM cards for the original Wavestation series, being the one containing a decentselection of new synth waveforms.

Waves - There are 65 new waves on the PCM card, covering some very nice bass waves (much more meaty than the ones on the original WS), a decent selection of digital-synth-type waves, some more resonant waves and more miscellaneous ones. My faves are the basses and NewAnaPad. For a complete listing see the wave list above.

Performances - Again, a typically mixed bag of patches, ranging from the mundane to the really nice. Special mention goes to the first three performances, "Power Monsters" (powerful synth stabs), "Synsaw" (mean analog echoed brass), and "Vokal Motion" (really useful vocal pad, without being too breathy). 22 "VectorVox" is nice and ambient (makes a good whalesong substitute!), and the last performance, "Space Wars 1959" is basically the opening of Terminator 2! (the futuristic battle scene, not the motorway!)

A few too many clavs and organs and other 'basic' sounds for my liking, although it does contain a good handful of

one-note jams. The sound-programming is of very high quality though - better than most of the third-party stuff IMHO.

The patches are very clear and with a high-output level, and really show off the quality of the WS output.

Verdict: Well, these cards are pretty sought after, so if you see one, get it! Worth having if you can find it, although few people let go of them once they have them.

WPC-15 -- Dance/Top40 by Sound Source Unlimited

Reviewed by Ben Hall

This is supposed to be very chart-orientated synth stuff, so you will find such recognisable names as "U Can't Touch !"

and "Justify My Love". How close these come to the actual originals is debateable, but there is quite a high percentage

of stuff in this bank I liked. What you won't find is good examples of the Wavestation's power - there isn't really any

great examples of wave sequencing or vector stuff - most sounds are pretty straightforward digital synth stuff (but none the less useable for it).

My favourite of the bunch is 11 "Don'tFallInLove" - a nice echoey lead, along the lines of the hook sound in Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill". Nice.

Verdict: If you're doing way out synth stuff, you probably won't find much of interest here, but if your tastes lie along more straightforward 'pop' lines you'll find it useful - bells, pads, synth noises, basses and digital synth stuff.

WPC-17 -- Studio Collection by Key Clique

Reviewed by Ben Hall

This is quite a nice varied collection that is a little more "out-there" than the Top40 collection, and certainly more WS- ish. Big moving WS-ish pads, synth textures, analog stuff and a fair bit of 'plucky' stuff that I didn't find particularly

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useful.

Fave performance: "Big 5 Voice", a smooth analog pad with filter being opened up by aftertouch or the mod wheel. There's also quite a nice fretless bass that I would use, too. No real stand out patches though.

I liked the method of cataloging the sounds - the names include some information about the real-time performance controls - for instance, a 'w' means that the mod wheel does something, an 'a' for aftertouch and a 'V' for velocity.

Verdict: I personally didn't find this bank as useful, although it's good quality stuff throughout.

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Time is nature's way of making sure everything doesn't happen at once.