korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

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korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by theundertakermc » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:13 pm

why is the korg dw 8000 rated at 4.7/5 ? i mean .... is it that good ? its even rated better that a jupiter 8 ? did i missed something ?

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by Mr Knesh » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:08 pm

I went to see crystal castles last year. They had a dw8000. The basses and leads that came out of that synth were freaking amazing! There were several time during that evening that I was compelled to leave the dance floor to relieve myself in the restroom. Because of bass.

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by metrosonus » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:16 pm

are you sure it was plugged in? :lol:

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by Solderman » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:35 pm

Seems well respected in this post, probably to do with its price/performance ratio, and those gooey drones/sweeps you get with its filter and delay.
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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by AstroDan » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:18 am

For $150 - $200 I would say it is not over-rated.

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:40 am

Nah it's notover-ratted at all. For the money, it's one of the best sounding and useful Synths you can buy. Great basses and leads, especially in unison, warm pads, really brought to life by the Analogue VCF and a simple but wonderful arpeggiator to boot. It's actually my favorite Korg, wish i had one. The build quallity is a little too plastic and cheap, but apart from that it's a beast of a Synth.
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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by supermel74 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:50 am

theundertakermc wrote:why is the korg dw 8000 rated at 4.7/5 ? i mean .... is it that good ? its even rated better that a jupiter 8 ? did i missed something ?
People who were selling theirs probably rated it as a 5 many many times. :wink:

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by solderguy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:35 am

Got rid of my JP-8 and kept the DW... haven't missed the JP-8 at all. DW is good / great at a lot of things, including some soft brass sounds which could not be done satisfactorily on the JP-8 ( multistage env on the DW helps there, along with pitch envelope and velocity / aftertouch ). Seeing that each of the four voice cards on the JP-8 contains around $500.00 + of increasingly hard-to-obtain Roland custom chips factored into the decision as well ( and I have been building / repairing synths since the 70s so quite comfortable doing my own repairs). If you miss the layered mode on the JP-8 just midi the DW to an FM synth. DW8000 certainly isn't the be-all / end-all of synths, but is a steal for the prices they currently go for.

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by Gianni » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:08 am

It's even better without the crappy keyboard. [Read: EX-8000]

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by 8bit9bot » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:31 am

over-rated definitely - thin... lifeless... dead... i tried to like it but i just couldnt do it

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by Spadz » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:41 am

It's one of the fattest, largest sounding synth I've had and tried. In fact, some pads are so large it's hard to make them fit in a mix.
I fail to see how you can find thin... Really, it's the first time I see a comment of the Dw8000 as thin.

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by tom Cadillac » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:25 am

Seems a good rating to me - it is fragile though. Mine has had two accidents - but this also meant I got the aftertouch back as it should be, which is worth doing.
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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by 30h5 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:24 am

I ended up selling mine with no regrets and continually seeing the praise it gets makes me wonder if I missed something. I had an EX-8000 and it didn't do much for me. The unison was cool on it, no doubt. If I saw it cheap enough, I might be inclined to give it another shot.

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by iProg » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:57 pm

Kevin Moore's favorite...definately a performance synth!

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Re: korg dw 8000 overated or not ?

Post by Spadz » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:22 pm

30h5 wrote:I ended up selling mine with no regrets and continually seeing the praise it gets makes me wonder if I missed something. I had an EX-8000 and it didn't do much for me. The unison was cool on it, no doubt. If I saw it cheap enough, I might be inclined to give it another shot.
The first time I had tried one at the store (yeah, brand new...I'm old ok) and I felt it sounded pretty dull and not very impressive.
Some like 15 years after that, I got one for cheap and told myself I'd give it a try... The presets suck in general. It's the moment I started experimenting with it that it really came to life.

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