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KORG opsix

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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2020, 12:31:43 PM »
I'd be interested in a 61-key wavestate, and OPsix.   

A 61 key bi-timbral synth with both the Wavestate and OpSix engines would be a winner.

... and not necessarily that expensive.  They’re both digital engines after all.

... or make it a bit more interesting (and expensive, I guess) by making it 16 voice polyphonic with analog filters.
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Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2020, 04:38:42 PM »
Yeah, I don't get these mini keybeds.   NO poly synth should have 37 keys!  49 keys at absolute minimum.   61 is perfect.   I bought and then sold the Minilogue XD for this reason.. good synth engine, but 37 keys severely limits which musical keys you choose to compose in, and ability to play a low bass line under chords.   

If compact size is a priority, just release a desktop/rack unit.   

Mono/Para synths:  37 keys minimum, 49 keys ideal
Poly synths:  49 keys minimum, 61 keys ideal (76,88 are nice options too, though 61 feels right for synth style boards)   

I'd be interested in a 61-key wavestate, and OPsix.   

I wouldn't have a Minilogue XD in keyboard form due to the keys.  The module is $100 cheaper and paired with a good controller is a treat.

A Kadamo EssenceFM is one alternative (300 voices, 16 part multitimbral with a nice screen), but nobody seems to have them in stock at the moment.
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LoboLives

Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2020, 11:08:31 PM »
I'd be interested in a 61-key wavestate, and OPsix.   

A 61 key bi-timbral synth with both the Wavestate and OpSix engines would be a winner.

... and not necessarily that expensive.  They’re both digital engines after all.

... or make it a bit more interesting (and expensive, I guess) by making it 16 voice polyphonic with analog filters.

I’m shocked Korg decided against a full-size keyboard or module option on either of these. Makes no sense to me.

Re: KORG opsix
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2020, 12:59:37 PM »
I went and checked the specs on the Korg site and it seems that both the Wavestate and the op6 are wider by about three inches as they use full sized keys.  That is a good thing, and I hope that the next iteration of the Minologue uses this form factor as the mini keys are a deal breaker for me. 

I also agree with the consensus that these type of synthesizers require a larger screen and more octaves.  5 would be perfect for me.