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Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Captain Waves » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:36 am

My trusty old Korg Wavestation crashed last night after a particularly long & intense session. ( lots of SYSex loads & saves & inputting of too many notes & intense wavesequencing in a 5 hour session)

I was actually just changing patchs when it just got stuck with the 'KORG' Logo on continually & 'wavestation' flashing continually underneath in sequences of 3 flashs.

I wonder is there some way of rebooting the OS? Some sequence of holding down buttons when powering up eg?
Maybe a way to enter diagnostic mode?
Anyone familiar with this problem. I tried all the obvious & none of the 'Error' warnings mentioned in the manual showed, just the same as described. Looks like a 'system crash' to me.
I v never had a single problem with this synth since Ive been using it from the mid 1990s. I changed the battery last autumn. (fall)

I know that there is a technician out there ( probably many) who know how to reboot the synth when powering up.

I would greatly appreciate some help to get it working again without having to take it far away ( too far from here) .
I know I can download the software version & I will do that asap, but I still want to get my synth working as normal as its such a familiar & musical 'friend'.

Edit (later)

FYI

I tried the 'Wavestation initialisation' procedure which consists of:

(Initializing the Wavestation keyboard, EX, and A/D)

1. Turn the power on.

2. Wait for the Korg logo to come up.

3. While the logo is still flashing, press the down cursor and the "4" button simultaneously. This will take you to the SPECIAL SCREEN, most of whose options are for development and debugging purposes and will destroy user data.


This didnt work for me in this instance & unfortunately makes no difference to the screen or WS status.
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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Chevytraveller » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:15 am

try this

bottom of the page

You will probably need to restore your patches from a backup afterwards


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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Captain Waves » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:05 am


Thanks for the rapid response Cheytraveller, :)

& thats a useful page to have.

I already tried that ( many times tonight)& its still stuck unfortunately.
Someone on another forum suggested I take the battery out & put it back in again & then do a system initialisation as there might be a short. I very much doubt it though, but the person who advised me knew that I had changed the battery last September so hence that line of enquiry.
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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby desmond » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:14 am

Yes - take the battery out for about five minutes, then replace.

It will work - I recommend you perform a reset from the special page just to clear things out afterwards, then reinstall your patch data.

The battery thing will work, and is the often way of performing a full clear reset when the WS won't boot and the special page won't help.
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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Captain Waves » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:21 am

desmond wrote:Yes - take the battery out for about five minutes, then replace.

It will work - I recommend you perform a reset from the special page just to clear things out afterwards, then reinstall your patch data.

The battery thing will work, and is the often way of performing a full clear reset when the WS won't boot and the special page won't help.


Nice one Desmond,
Great advice , thanks a lot!
(void(0) = suppose3d to be cool gremlin with shades on, but didnt work?)
You've given me back some 'hope' in this situation, as I had just about given up & resigned myself to another broken synth standing against the wall waiting for an expensive service trip.
Ill do that when I get a chance & report. ~Thankyou :)
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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:07 pm

Good luck Captain Waves!

(I feel like I’m talking to a superhero :bouncy:)


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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby zenguitar » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:23 am

Martin Walker wrote:
(I feel like I’m talking to a superhero :bouncy:)
Martin

Or a VST !!

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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Captain Waves » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:07 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Good luck Captain Waves!

(I feel like I’m talking to a superhero :bouncy:)


Martin


Thanks Martin, I am a superhero ! ( as are you Im sure)
:)
It worked !! Yay ! Im delighted & over the moon!

thanks to Desmond & Chevy & all for help & general goodwill.

Taking the battery out forces the system to reinitialise as Desmond said.
Luckily I had backed up my patches before it crashed. I love my Wavestation!

Hey Martin, you actually helped me out greatly back in the late 1990s( I think)( when I had a different & not remembered username)
here on the old forum.
You gave me advice about my Wavestation ( loading sysex files & patch librarians etc then which was much appreciated .

My old G3 Imac blew up just around the millenium turn ( the radiation fallout turned me into a superhero )& I lost a lot of stuff including my original S.O.S. username & all my computer files etc void(0)
pretty rough at the time, but quite amusing 11 years later.

Thanks Desmond , Chev, Martin! :)
be well/ have fun -- Paul
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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:30 pm

Captain Waves wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:Good luck Captain Waves!

(I feel like I’m talking to a superhero :bouncy:)


Martin

Thanks Martin, I am a superhero ! ( as are you Im sure)
:)
It worked !! Yay ! Im delighted & over the moon!

Very pleased to hear it - hope your return trip is a safe one :D


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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby PJKeys » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:40 pm

Thank goodness for this thread! Picked a lovely one up just yesterday...been loading in some sysex files this evening & the EXACT same thing happened to mine.

Blipped off to boot page on a performance change

Tried the initializing (still flashing Wavestation & nothing else)

Back off, battery removed for 5 mins & hey presto....Panic over!

Thanks! Greatly appreciated ;-)
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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:06 am

Glad you’re sorted PJKeys! 8-)

The Wavestation is indeed a mighty beast :beamup:


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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Keith_in_AZ » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:26 pm

I wish that there was a way to transfer patches/programs from the Wavestation VST to the hardware Wavestation. VST's and the supporting OS come and go, but the hardware is (nearly) forever.
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Re: Help! Korg Wavestation 'crashed'

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:01 pm

A bucketload of the VST patches/programs use the sounds from the ‘extra’ ROM samples included with it. Personally I sold my hardware Wavestation when I got the VST version, as it sounds almost identical (apart from being cleaner because my PC’s D/A chain is better) but offers far more sounds 8-)


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