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Where would a Korg workstation be without KARMA? The algorithmic phrase generation software takes the concept of the arpeggiator to incredible heights. This second reincarnation of KARMA allows each note to trigger a separate sample of waveform. Driving KARMA via the control surface section of the OASYS is both fun and inspiring and, what’s more, easy to recreate when you actually want to repeat your computer-assisted creations.
It features Korg's OASYS ( for OpenArchitecture SYnthesisStudio) technology, which allows multiplesynthesis engines to be used simultaneously. The OASYS alsoincludes second-generation KARMA technology (with the firstgeneration having first appeared in the ). It has either a 76 keysynth-action, or 88 key hammer-action keyboard.
The LAC-1 features enhanced versions of two classic Korg analog synths, using Korg's proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology): the MS-20EX and PolysixEX. Much more than simple re-creations of their acclaimed vintage predecessors, these EXi take their concepts to the next level-with many new features unique to the OASYS. For more information, see .
The OASYS is a released in early 2005, 1 year after the successful . Unlike the Triton series, the OASYS uses a custom that was designed to be arbitrarily expandable via software updates, with its functionality limited only by the -like hardware.
Production of the OASYS was officially discontinued in April 2009. Korg sold just over 3000 units worldwide. The final software update was released on November 24, 2009.
The OASYSis a released in early 2005, 1 yearafter the successful . Unlike the Tritonseries, the OASYS was implemented on a custom and was designed tobe arbitrarily expandable via software updates, with itsfunctionality limited only by the -like hardware. It was officiallydiscontinued in April 2009.
It features Korg's OASYS ( for Open Architecture SYnthesis Studio) technology, which allows multiple synthesis engines to be used simultaneously. The OASYS also includes second-generation KARMA technology (with the first generation having first appeared in the ). It has either a 76 key synth-action, or 88 key hammer-action keyboard.
Powered by an ultra fast computer processor, and running newly-developed proprietary software atop Linux underpinnings, OASYS offers all the benefits of a variable software system, backed by the hardware integrity that can only come from a fully-integrated instrument design.
The workings under the bonnet of the OASYS are a culmination of Korg’s entire synthesis arsenal. The first of which is standard PCM synthesis. The waveforms included in the PCM stable account for 640MB, with many of the waveforms including four-layer velocity switching maps. Multimode true resonant filters are augmented by an analogue-esque drive mode for added oomph. Each voice can utilise three LFOs, a swag of envelope generators and its own personal three-band EQ. The polyphony of this section alone will allow up to 172 notes – dependant upon voice complexity and effects usage. Good old vector synthesis (as found in the Wavestation) gets a revamp with the ability to change swing and duration modulation of wave sequences, and far more accurate tempo synchronisation. Sequences can hold up to 64 steps and are also clockable to bars.
The third synthesis engine to be shoehorned into this hulking chassis is the recently revived CX-3 organ. Modelled after the original CX-3 from 1976, the 2000 model became known for its outstanding tone-wheel organ emulation. Adding up to 172 notes of polyphony to the OASYS, the CX-3 offers dual drawbars along with control over leakage, key click and adjustable percussion levels. Of course there’s a complete rotary speaker emulation but Korg has opted to push the organic sound to further levels with the addition of further harmonics and percussion tunings. Drawbars are, of course, of the virtual variety but using drawbar functions on the large LCD display will almost have you believing you’re using the real thing – as large as life. For more of a hands-on approach, the nine faders of the control surface section will act as your drawbar controls.
Easily standing out with its tilt-up 10.5-inch color TouchView screen and well-lit multi-function control surface, OASYS is actually three synthesizers in one: Korg's all-new HD-1 High Definition PCM synthesizer plus two additional EXi Expansion Instruments, the powerful AL-1 Virtual Analog synth and an enhanced CX-3 Tonewheel Organ. OASYS is not only a new instrument but also Korg's new development platform for years to come.
What’s most invigorating about the OASYS ship is the ability to combine all these reproduction methods into a single patch. In Combination mode the vector synthesis functions will allow seamless blends between any of the vast array of synthesis and sample playback methods. Here, up to 16 patches (or ‘Timbres’ in Korg-speak) can be combined for some incredible performance setups. The system comes loaded with 1152 programmed sounds with room for 1664. As for combinations, 384 arrive preloaded in the machine with room for 1792. That, I’m sure, is plenty of patch locations for even the most eccentric and obsessive of synthesists.