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Post by memedesigner » Wed May 07, 2008 7:27 am

lnerell wrote:As good as a Prophet VS is its no replacement for the Wavestation. The Wavestation has more waveforms and while the VS has a resonant filter it can't do wavesequencing. What you should do is get both. :D
Or you can run the Wavestation throught external filter :shock: why havent I thought about this before: wavesequences synced to midi clock, run through external filter with EG triggered by something synced to the same midi clock ... oh yeah! :D

Ok, well that wont bring along the missing body of the Wavestation tone, but hey, not every sound needs to be ... like ... phat. (sorry)

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Post by crystalmsc » Wed May 07, 2008 9:14 am

I'm a Wavestation fan with the original/EX/SR. I should say that the keyboard sounds bigger than the SR. Love both the Hardware and Software version, which sounds different but complementing each other. Jan Hammer's albums are a great showcase of the Wavestation in use. Also on Tony Banks work such as We Can't Dance, Fading Lights, and Hold on my Heart.
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Post by RedSky » Thu May 08, 2008 12:30 am

Marching Pig wrote:I know Mark Snow used a Wavestation extensively for scoring the X-files, and the rather distinctive echoed whistle pattern comes from a wavestation. Apparently, he gave up in frustration at the prospect of having to compose a theme, and brought his arm down on the keyboard, and BAM! X-files theme hook.

Other than that, Gary Numan uses one heaps, almost to the exclusion of other instruments on his "Exile" Album. The album's not great, but the sounds on it are AWESOME!!!!!
I don't hear it that much on Exile, more the Quadrasynth, JD800 etc. Sacrifice is partially built from wavestation sounds- vox concrete in particular.

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Post by The Manitou » Wed May 14, 2008 7:27 pm

Hi,

As well as the albums by Numan already mentioned (Sacrifice in particular) you'll hear a lot of wave-sequences on his Outland and Machine & Soul albums, plus "Human" the collection of mood pieces composed during the sessions for The Unborn soundtrack.

One of the distinctive metallic wave-sequences can also be heard on Bjork's "Human Behaviour."

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Post by RedSky » Thu May 15, 2008 1:33 am

Other than wavesequencing, is there the possibility of real programming or is the wavestation just an imaginative rompler?

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Post by synapsecollapse » Thu May 15, 2008 3:35 am

there is "real" programing.

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Post by saft » Sun May 18, 2008 5:57 pm

Björk´s "Human Behaviour" uses wavestation. The wave rhythm patch. A little modified though, but still very recognisable.

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Post by rockmanrock » Mon May 19, 2008 12:59 am

RedSky wrote:Other than wavesequencing, is there the possibility of real programming or is the wavestation just an imaginative rompler?
I'd say it's an imaginative rompler that requires some serious programming!

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Post by cram1960 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:22 pm

xpander wrote:
b3groover wrote:How is the plug-in compared to the real deal?
i used to use a Wavestation AD, the soft version actually sounds better to my ears, it's the best sounding softsynth i've used. no vocoder, though.
I didn't believe you when I saw this, so I tried it out myself, and Voila! you are correct, sir. The software sounds wider and smoother than the Wavestation SR...using the same patches.

Out goes the WSSR.

thanks!

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Post by gcoudert » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:42 pm

rockmanrock wrote:
RedSky wrote:Other than wavesequencing, is there the possibility of real programming or is the wavestation just an imaginative rompler?
I'd say it's an imaginative rompler that requires some serious programming!
I had an SR until about 5 years ago. I liked the way you can say, modulate pitch with an LFO, and then modulate that LFO with an envelope, for example. Not many synths can do that. My E4K can.
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