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 KORG DW6000 Hybrid Synthesizer

Korg DW6000 synthesizer
pic shows Korg DW-6000
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other KORG gear..
Built 1985
Type: digital
Hybrid: yes
6 Voice / Stimmen
1x Multitimbral
standard Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 150 (-)
Synthesis: subtractive

OSC Features dwgs digital wave
Wave Shapes saw square sine +5 digital noise
2 OSCs
1 Filter lpf reso 4 Pole
1 LFOs sine
2 Envelope Generators 2x ADBSSR

MIDI SYSEX Control / Triggering
61 Keys with no

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no
(ID 211)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT a cheaper version of the DW8000 unfortunately no dynamics on the DW6000 - kind of successor of the polysix "becoming more digital", the time of stepped parameters.. can be controlled by SysEX (surprise!)- cool unison mode (all voices at once)
ABOUT Sparversion des DW8000 - leider ohne Dynamik - Korg wird digital und bringt 16 Wellenformen als Basis und erweitert den niedrig auflösenden Poly61 deutlich, kann erstaunlicherweise per SysEx gesteuert werden (!) - toller unison mode (fetter)
DETAILS first digital synth by Korg with digital wave cycles (no samples) and first one with dynamic keyboard., the DWGS system does not say more than Digital Wave Generation Synthesis, sounded more "real" at that time, analog filters! and: it had a delay (quite unusual that time!) - its successor (dw8000) was one of the first, that had FX in it (as the poly800 and dss1 sampler it has a delay inside! - 512ms max), 8 voices (the smaller version dw6000 had 6 voices), 2 DCOs, analog filters (standard lpf). it has 64 patches and there has been an extension for splitting and layering sounds, anyway: normally the dw 8000 is in poly mode only. has velocity response. 2 special eg: ADBSSR envelopes! but dw6000 and dw8000 have analogue filters! the microkorg & ms2000 are of course VA / digital! - back to DW arpeggiator on board, too! one lfo (called mg (modulation generator) on korg synths). released in 1985. btw: the original dw series had 8 (DW6000) /16 (DW8000) dwgs waves, the ms2000 / MS2000R and microkorg got lots more! btw: if you turn the dwgs knob you can get a nice "wavetable-like" sound scan. the microkorg/ms2000 (same engine) also allow symmetry of all waveforms (saw etc..) with pulse it is called PWM ;) there is also the fm mode, it does not allow all waveforms, so you can have sine and the basic waveforms for fm. still cool for a lot of sounds. also able to ringmod and sync the oscs or both!.. 4 mod routings allow to change parameters by velocity. the real cool thing is the "arpeggiator" (more than that), where you can set every of the 8 (16 on the ms2000) "steps" like the roland TR drum machines. the number of waveforms are different.
DETAILS hier kam bei Korg auf, die Wellenformen etwas aufzumöbeln, ansonsten hat er analoge Filter, schöner Hybridsynthesizer mit Dynamik. die 8 Waves im DWGS System (nix anderes als Digital Wave Generator Synthesis) machten etwas "echtere" Klänge möglich, sind aber auch nur kurze Wellenzyklen, keine Samples. analog filters! ausserdem hatte der dw8000 ein Delay an Bord (nicht üblich zu der Zeit!)
SOUND analog standards and arpeggios. nice joystick for combined bending and modulating VCF and vibrato (not at the same time..) nice pads for its analog filters. big fat basses using unison mode
SOUND analog standards und arpeggios. schöner joystick mit bending und VCF und vibrato-funktion.. schöne pads durch seine analogen filter. fette bässe mit unison mode.

KORG known or written as Keio formerly Univox, Donca Matic, Diamond, Keio Organ

Mr Tsutomu Katoh, founder of KEIO
aka KORG = Keio ORGans.

Analogue Trigger Korg: gate pulse in/out 5V negative 5V pos to GROUND
MS-20 and some others are: 'S-Trig' (Moog Type) - Kurzschlusstrigger = to GND = shorting connection.
v-trig also.

Official Intl. Site :
ueber Synthesizer Hersteller KORG

Korg wurde von Tsutomu Katoh aus Japan gegründet.

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