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Wavestation patches

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:03 am
by midi2
i was looking for some patch bakns for the original wavestation keyboard...The most banks out there are performance banks only and the correct patches are missing,so all the sounds are wrong

Re: Wavestation patches

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:30 pm
by Spadz
Weird. What I have downloaded here and there on the net, that I have tried, have everything. The only annoying thing I have found is that the Bank number is included in the sysex, and I haven't got the time to figure out where to "fix" the file.
I didn't test all of them, I prefer to make my own when time permits.

They must be somewhere on my pc... If you want them, I could send them to you some place.

Re: Wavestation patches

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:30 am
by astro_tiki
I've been frustrated many times by the Wavestation's OS and its clunky "performance" structure. If you're copying performances between banks, you have to make sure and keep track of all the dependencies -- which probably means firing up Excel and kicking it spreadsheet style. I recently purchased the WaveStation SE editor from Sound Tower since it was mentioned as a Windows application that would allow for copying performances between banks while maintaining dependencies, but I can figure the app out to save my life. And I work for a software company, so it shouldn't be all that hard, right? Anyway, I've emailed the developers to see if there's a user manual floating around, but no luck yet on a response. Guess the search will have to continue for an easy way to copy performances.

As an aside, have the major synth makers gotten better at patch management? It seems like a lot of those late '80s early '90s synths had overly complicated patch structures, making it difficult to move sounds around. The last new synth I bought was a SidStation and it was pretty easy to organize patches, but I haven't bought anything new from Roland/Yamaha/Korg, et at recently to compare.

Re: Wavestation patches

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:58 pm
by rap and country
http://danphillips.com/wavestation/ws_sysex.htm some of these are really good

can anybody recommend a good wavestation editor/librarian that works on XP or OS X?

Re: Wavestation patches

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:23 pm
by Spadz
Dan Philip's site is definitly a good one for the Wavestation.
When I got mine, I tried MusiQuest and Sound Tower's editor and I found the Sound Tower's was better "adapted" to the Wavestation.

But, I tried them. I'm not a fan of software editor's for keyboards. Prefer being on the keyboard itself. For racks though, it's a different story sometimes.

Such an amazing machine the Wavestation. I have the EX and I couldn't get rid of it. Even if I don't use it all the time, it's always there for me. Experimenting with wave sequencing is so much fun. Too bad Mr. Smith thought that resonant filters were overrated at the time (I guess! I wish I could ask him).

Re: Wavestation patches

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:53 pm
by gcoudert
I have just uploaded several 3rd party Wavestation sysex banks to SendSpace.

The link to the zipped file is: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ecdkvi

Content:
File name, Made by, Loads in WSSR bank, Name
British.syx, ?, 2
Presets1.syx, Korg, 1, WS-SR Factory presets RAM1
Presets2.syx, Korg, 2, WS-SR Factory presets RAM2
Presets3.syx, Korg, 3, WS-SR Factory presets RAM3
SSource1.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2
SSource2.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2
SSource5.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 1
Thazama.syx, ?, 2
Valhala1.syx, Valhala, 2
VoiceXL3.syx, ?, 2
WPC003.syx, Korg, 2
WPC11.syx, Korg, 2, "Performance 1"
WPC12.syx, Time Base, 2, "Performance 2"
WPC13.syx, Synthetic Productions, 2, "Performance 3"
WPC14.syx, Korg, 2, "Analog & VS"
WPC15.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2, "Dance/Top 40"
WPC16.syx, Voice Crystal, 2, "Wavestation Omnibus"
WPC17.syx, Key Clique, 2, "Studio Collection"
WPC18.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2, "U.K. Modern"
WPC19EX.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2, "Film Textures"

Gilles

Re: Wavestation patches

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:16 pm
by Tigrar
Hi Giles,

unfortunately this link is down.
Could you please offer it again?

Thanks

Re: Wavestation patches

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:36 pm
by SerialSinger
gcoudert wrote:
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:53 pm
I have just uploaded several 3rd party Wavestation sysex banks to SendSpace.

The link to the zipped file is: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ecdkvi

Content:
File name, Made by, Loads in WSSR bank, Name
British.syx, ?, 2
Presets1.syx, Korg, 1, WS-SR Factory presets RAM1
Presets2.syx, Korg, 2, WS-SR Factory presets RAM2
Presets3.syx, Korg, 3, WS-SR Factory presets RAM3
SSource1.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2
SSource2.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2
SSource5.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 1
Thazama.syx, ?, 2
Valhala1.syx, Valhala, 2
VoiceXL3.syx, ?, 2
WPC003.syx, Korg, 2
WPC11.syx, Korg, 2, "Performance 1"
WPC12.syx, Time Base, 2, "Performance 2"
WPC13.syx, Synthetic Productions, 2, "Performance 3"
WPC14.syx, Korg, 2, "Analog & VS"
WPC15.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2, "Dance/Top 40"
WPC16.syx, Voice Crystal, 2, "Wavestation Omnibus"
WPC17.syx, Key Clique, 2, "Studio Collection"
WPC18.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2, "U.K. Modern"
WPC19EX.syx, Sound Source Unlimited, 2, "Film Textures"

Gilles
Gilles, I tried to find these files too but they are not available anywhere else. Could you please share them again?
Thanks so much!
Claudio