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Korg DW-8000 Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesizer

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    Korg released the DW-8000 Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesizer the bigger cousin to the DW-6000 seen previously.

    The DW-8000 sported 16 DWG waveforms that are processed through the synth's envelope, filter, and effects. Many of the earlier features like key assign and unison were still available but a it also has a stereo digital delay that could be used for delay, chorus, and flanging.

    Another addition to the instrument is an arpeggiator offering up to 64 notes. MIDI IN/OUT/THRU and tape storage IN/OUT were also standard.

    The waveforms included are waveforms such as sine, sawtooth, and pulse waveforms, but more unusually featured waveforms such as acoustic piano and saxophone.

    The DW-8000 had the same front panel matrix as the DW-6000 and earlier DCO Korg synths of it's time.
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive, Wave Table
    Oscillators: 2
    Oscillator Notes:
    2 DCO oscillators per voice
    16 DWG waveforms (digitally sampled waveforms)
    plus noise generator
    Envelope Notes::
    1 ABSSR 6 stage envelope
    Filter Notes:
    1 VCF filter
    LFO Notes::
    1 LFO
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches RAM: 64
    Storage: Internal, 6
    Editing: DIN, MIDI
    1 arpeggiator with up to 64 notes
    1 digital delay
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Joy Stick, Knobs
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): w 998mm h 101mm d 338mm
    Weight: 10.9kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    Inputs: Tape IN/OUT, footswitch
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 31w
    Year Released: 1985
    Year Discontinued: 1987
    Used By
    Depeche Mode, Keith Emerson, Joe Zawinul,
    Manuals & Documents
    Editors & Software:
    MSRP List Price: $1,700 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1600 - convert
    Used Price: $150-600 - convert
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