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Anon :Acquired 1986. Fairly easy to write or alter patches. Very good viol/viola patch done from scratch. Brass hard to get convincing attack. Factory patches ok, but not spectacular. Solid construction. Need to replace the memory battery but the original one is still hanging in there as of 13 Jun 95. Home-brew patches are accurately resettable: there are 86 variables with recordable numerical values (usually 0-31) for each parameter.

Tom Rule : The DW is a hybrid synth - in essence, an 8-osciallator digitally controlled analog synthesizer. It was also the first synth to incorporate an effects unit (the digital delay - brand new idea at the time!)

Mike Byrne mjb@wiau.mb.man.ac.uk Acquired 1986. Fairly easy to write or alter patches. Very good viol/viola patch done from scratch. Brass hard to get convincing attack. Factory patches ok, but not spectacular. Solid construction. Need to replace the memory battery but the original one is still hanging in there as of 13 Jun 95. Home-brew patches are accurately resettable: there are 86 variables with recordable numerical values (usually 0-31) for each parameter.

Comments About the Sounds:
Digital Waveforms (hence DW) through analog VCF VCA path. Filter (~12 dB/8va) with resonance Great pre-DX7 synth. Organs & analog brass great. No sync.


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x Bollich-Music-Factory - I'm Leaving Instrumental popsong with DW-6000 & DW-8000 in action.
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x The Patch King The Best Korg Sounds @ The Best Prices. Thousands of new sounds for dozens of Korg Synths. Check us Out!
x Chris Scurrah's Homepage Loads of Patches for Korg DW8000 in SysEx Format
x EX8000/DW8000 Korg factory patches Patches and editor/librarian software
x DW8000 Virtual Clone It sounds just like the real synth!
x Korg DW-8000 Review
x Korg DW8000 Users Group Yahoo Group for DW/EX-8000 owners
x PXP MUSIC Electronic New Age and Ambient - have used this synth amongst many others!
x Korg DW8000/EX8000 Users Group Korg DW8000/EX8000 users group for duscussion, tips, patches, etc.
x Philipp Koltsov's studio free patches collection DW8000 custom patches

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