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Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:08 pm
by nickle15
Well that's a nice change of pace! 61 keys with aftertouch and aluminum panel and knobs. Very nice!

https://youtu.be/uG-lZ2O5DaQ

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:13 pm
by blinddrew
But does it have an internal power supply?
;)

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:19 pm
by The Elf
^^ Wot 'e said!?!? :D

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:08 pm
by nickle15
Ohhhhhhhhh right. I forgot about the power supply issue! Well, moving on then... :D

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:13 pm
by Dave B
Please let it have a proper PSU .... it will look so good above a new K2700 if it does.... :)

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:16 pm
by blinddrew
at 0:57 in the video I'm pretty certain that's an external power supply plug (and symbol on the case).
Sorry.

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:23 pm
by The Elf
Another easy one to cross off my list! Well done, Korg! :thumbup:

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:28 pm
by Dave B
blinddrew wrote:at 0:57 in the video I'm pretty certain that's an external power supply plug (and symbol on the case).
Sorry.

Do you mean the plug high on the left? That looks like a midi plug - you can see the midi labelling.

But, alas, it does like the symbol for the external psu is on it. Hopefully, someone over in Japan will have a moment of sanity and fix that

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:36 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Maybe they'll make it available in a form with no power supply at all :crazy: :wtf: :D

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:30 pm
by The Elf
:lol:

I tried the VR audio system (not Korg) being demo-ed at Synthfest in 2019. I was absolutely flummoxed by most of it, but I managed to create some sounds. Everything I tried to do ended up sounding like dance music, though, which to me was very worrying! :? :oops: :sick:

I spent a happy 20 minutes in there trying to understand what the heck I was doing - it was to no avail.

The programmer told me I'd actually ended up in part of the program that was supposed to be locked out! :mrgreen: :headbang: :bouncy:

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:42 am
by Zukan
Can someone tell me exactly what the cost differential is between an internal 'man-up' ps compared to a 'man-down' wallwart? Surely it's not a bank buster?

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:59 am
by Dave B
I posted a comment on the youtube vid. Someone has come back with 'what's wrong with an external psu?'. Do I go into it all, or just let it go...?

(sigh)

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:01 pm
by ajay_m
I've never understood the concern over external PSUs. Just buy a spare if you're gigging a lot and be done with it. External PSUs are often fairly generic and hence cheap to buy a spare for anyway. If you're completely paranoid about putting the PSU on the floor and tripping over it then velcro the damn thing to one leg of the x stand and run a power lead to the base FFS. And yes, the plugs are a bit more fragile than an IEC connector. But so are all the knobs and keys on the keyboard so entirely why this is a big deal I don't know unless you're like the violinist in the Monty Python sketch.

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:58 pm
by blinddrew
Zukan wrote:Can someone tell me exactly what the cost differential is between an internal 'man-up' ps compared to a 'man-down' wallwart? Surely it's not a bank buster?
It's not about the cost differential of the unit, it's about whether your construction has to happen on a 'high voltage' assembly line or not. Basically it's about how you can set up your factory or manage the throughput on your different assembly lines.

Re: Korg wavestate SE

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:40 pm
by The Elf
ajay_m wrote:I've never understood the concern over external PSUs. Just buy a spare if you're gigging a lot and be done with it. External PSUs are often fairly generic and hence cheap to buy a spare for anyway.
No they aren't. Try finding a (new) MiniMoog PSU 30 minutes before a gig. I've seen it happen. And take a look at the price for a spare. My 1970s MiniMoog has an internal PSU - no probem - ever.

There is *NO* excuse for an external PSU on pro gear. It's not helpful and it suggests the accountants are in charge.

ajay_m wrote:If you're completely paranoid about putting the PSU on the floor and tripping over it then velcro the damn thing to one leg of the x stand and run a power lead to the base FFS.
Try doing that with the PSU for a Zoom LiveTrack mixer. The cable is about two feet long. Pitiful...

Put a PSU inside the case, add an IEC socket and let *ME* choose the type and length of cable *I* want for *MY* needs.

There is no way I'm carrying a case of every polarity, Voltage and connector type as spares for my gear. A few spare IEC cables on the other hand - simple.

I make no excuse for banging on about this. Until we make a stand the manufacturers will save the pennies and laugh at us.