• Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2016-11-30
  • Current Version: 1.0.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 74.51 MB
  • Developer: KORG INC.
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 77 Ratings


Creating sounds with time-varying timbre, on your mobile device. KORG iWAVESTATION - A wave sequence synthesizer for iOS. The WAVESTATION synthesizer went on sale in 1990. This instrument featured an advanced vector synthesis system which created new sounds by combining and connecting multiple waveforms; it provided a mix/morphing function that let you use a joystick to change the balance of four oscillators, and a distinctive wave sequence function that allowed you to place waveforms in a desired sequence to create sequence patterns. To this day, it continues to be considered a legendary and still-unique instrument. Now in 2016, the WAVESTATION has been reborn as "KORG iWAVESTATION," an app for iPad/iPhone. In addition to completely reproducing the programs, it also features a renewed design that lets everyone experience the stupendous sound-shaping potential of the WAVESTATION. It features touch-based operation that's distinctive of iOS, in conjunction with a new graphic interface that allows you to visualize and edit the time-varying timbral changes that are distinctive of the WAVESTATION. [ Features ] - A faithful reproduction of the original WAVESTATION sound: In addition to providing the sounds from all PCM memories of the WAVESTATION, the new iWAVESTATION also reproduces in software every detail of the parameters, based on an analysis of the original hardware circuit diagram. - A new wave sequence view that can be graphically controlled: The iWAVESTATION, we advance another step with a graphical user interface that takes advantage of the touch operations that are a characteristic of iOS. Even more than ever, we've updated the screen design with an emphasis on creating sequences. - 1,500 sounds, more than 700 waveforms, 55 effects, and a powerful random sequence engine: This new instrument includes a stupendous number of presets and waveforms, covering all models of the series. iWAVESTATION also provides a new random sequence function which will give you different perspectives to inspire new sounds. - Produce music together with KORG Gadget integration: iWAVESTATION can be used in conjunction with the "KORG Gadget" music production DAW app that has won numerous awards around the world. If both apps are installed, it can be used as the "Milpitas" gadget inside the KORG Gadget app. More info at korg.com




  • Good while it lasted ?

    By kmmidkif
    Love all the korg synth app products , was enjoying this one as well till it stopped sending any audio out , I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it to no avail. Tried to look up any remedies online from Korg but nothing was there to help .
  • THIS!!

    By Mikes jello
    I have been making the journey from analog to digital synths and in my foray into the land of FM Synthesis I discovered a little Korg box that nails that DX technology that in turn led me towards this incredible synth. This iWAVEStATION is a godsend!! Thanks, Korg, for bringing it back to us in this form. I hope to see the iM1 available for iPhone too.
  • A Worthy Classic Made Even Better

    By BozoToo
    The Wavestation has always been a complex, beautiful beast. Adam Holzman (of the Miles Davis group, et al) was one of my electronic music students at Occidental College back in the 1970s and it was he who introduced me to the Wavestation a few years after he graduated. At the time digital synthesis was all the rage, modualrs were dying out and even analog keyboard synthesizers were showing weak in the marketplace. Then along came the Wavestation. Adam was such a brilliant keyboardist, composer and synth-geek that I had to take his recommendation seriously. I was not disappointed. I found that the Wavestation was deep enough that even the nerdiest, modular synthwonks (such as myself) could love it. It sounded rich enough that it made several movie soundtracks better and it was playable enough to have been dragged onto countless stages. While it was most often found in studios, as a live performance instrument it gave us enough sythowhacky horsepower to do what would have required a mini-van full of synthesizers and other gizmos to produce only a few years before it’s blessed advent. The Wavestation was never a deeply interactive synthesizer, however. It was a set-it-and-forget-it, preset machine. Interacting live with its deeper sound design features in a performance situation was simply out of the question. The iWAVESTATION preserves ALL of the Wavestation’s features -including the great sound, excellent effects actually expands on the original’s playability, using the keyboard, mod and pitch wheels and joystick- by adding a Kaos Pad. You get al this while at the same time reducing the physical footprint of a Wavestation to something a bit larger than the average cell phone. Simply amazing. Furthermore, the interface is even better than any hardware version of Korg’s original WS (and there were several). The iPad interface allows a far bigger, more accessible screen as a means to get at the sound design tools and all the other synth-goodness inherent in the original Wavestation. The addition of the Kaos Pad interface and the inclusion of so many additional samples and presets and tuning files, etc. all add up to make this even better than the original. There are a couple of downsides to the iWAVESTATION. One is the inherent complexity of the synthesis engine; but that is also one of the Wavestation’s many advantages. Secondly, as a keyboard instrument ...well, just use a MIDI keyboard or controller. The on-screen keyboard, like all other iPad virtual synthesizers, is nearly useless. Its okay for use during sound-design and not much more. I DO wish that Korg would take advantage of the iPad screen as a performance surface and add a keypad interface - something like what you see on the AniMoog and the TeraSynth and Thor and so many others. But set this puppy up right with a MIDI keyboard and a good sound system, flip over to the Kaos Pad/Joystick screen and I swear you can actually FLY with this thing. The iWAVESTATION is so good that I sold my Wavestation EX so that I could buy a big, fat, new iPad Pro 12.9 incher to go beyond where the EX could take me.
  • Wave station

    By Kerr-Ja
    I was fine until it stopped working. No sound even though midi works and you can see the waves in action but no sound. Every other app I have works flawlessly except this one. I am going to take it off and reinstall or else I want my money back if it still does not work. Removing the app and reinstalling solved the problem. It is now working perfectly. Some issues with the interface when creating user patches. It works but a little odd at times.
  • Pristine Recreation

    By Rhcole
    Korg’s iWavestation is one of the best synths on iOS. First: To fully appreciate this synth, you need to buy-in to the concept that this is a recreation of a classic synth from 25 years ago. Sure, some of the patches sound dated and a few of the percussion patches are cartoonish. But, that is what it sounded like! Get past that and there is much here to love: incredible rolling digital textures, animated swirls, thick chords, and wirey leads. The quality is stunning, because Korg replicated the original synth engine itself. Now, when you listen to the entire library of patches you will notice many of the patches are similar. That’s okay, read the manual and make your own! It’s more complex than a standard analog synth, but if you can tackle, say, a modular synth, then you will be fine with this. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but this is a top-notch product.
  • TEMPO adjustment still not fixed

    By Conrad Keely
    This hasn’t been resolved. I’m guessing it would take a developer half an hour to fix this? As it is, there is no easy way to set the tempo to a simple whole number, it is in increments of 100th’s (second decimal place), and adjusting this not at all easy. This makes it very difficult to sync all the sequenced motion patches within the app to external devices. For one, do you need a tempo to the second decimal place? Who sets a song to 90.54 bpm? For another, why can’t we type the tempo in, so that we don’t have to hassle with the impossible way they’ve designed the number selector? Other than that, this app is fantastic.
  • Underrated synth

    By magnusxelsv
    I’m really confused as to why this has such a low score, not only is this a 1-1 port in terms of sonic quality compared to the VST but the devs also crafted a gorgeous, totally custom UI for iOS to help edit patches and navigate modulation options. It’s also worth mentioning that unlike the lauded Odyssey, the Wavestation synth is an original Korg product whose design has always been digital, thus you are getting essentially the same product people payed lotsa $$ for in the 90’s. No it’s not the same as programming the subtractive synth, but it’s meant to be a unique way of combining/layering preset synth samples over time. Complaints that the WS presets are dated is understandable but since you can edit each sample/layer’s level, pitch,asdr,lfo mod, built in fx and more, I don’t see what’s got people convinced that this is a Seinfeld music machine only. Take some time to read the manual and expand yr mind past Moog clones.
  • No AUv3 leaves KORG in the dust....

    By k9d
    I wish I could use this synth with any of my other favorite music apps... AUv3 please KORG!
  • A+

    By AprilRoxStudios
    As a professional musician, iWAVESTATION provides a wealth of sounds to compose and perform with. The sounds are comparable to some of the top desktop VST's. Korg has A+ sounds, instruments and apps. -AprilRox
  • Worth every penny

    By andy_marks
    I don’t know why I’ve been overlooking this synth.Korg did good.I really enjoy using the Kaoss pad and all the other parameters!