Latest in the Patch Base collection of patch editors and librarians for hardware synthesizers is an editor/librarian for the Korg DW-8000 and EX-8000 synths. Spokesperson, Chadwick, had this to say...
Today we bring you an editor for the Korg DW-8000, a digital/analog hybrid keyboard released in 1985, and its rack-mounted sibling the Korg EX-8000. All available in the latest updates to Patch Base for Mac and iPad. It has 2 digital oscillators with 16 different single-cycle waveforms to choose from (also a noise source), and an analog filter and amp. It's a pretty simple affair: the filter and amp each have their own envelope. There's 1 LFO for modulating the pitch and/or the filter. And there's a digital delay that can sweeten and thicken things up. All of it fits nicely onto a single page for patch editing, and with Patch Base's librarian feature, you can organize the bank of 64 sounds in the synth's memory as well. The synths don't have a patch naming feature though, so names don't get kept in the banks. But you can name your single patches within Patch Base to help keep track of things.
The short demo video is designed to let you see Patch Base in action and actually hear what the synths can do. It offers a brief demo of the DW-8000, starting from an Init patch, shaping things up, and then exploring a few random patches as well.
Pricing and Availability:
Patch Base is free. Editors are in-app purchases.
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