Following on from their Wavestate SE announcement, Korg have done what many people were asking for last week! They’ve given the 61-note keyboard SE treatment to their digital 6-operator FM synth, the Opsix, greatly expanding both the power and performance capability of their DX-7-inspired instrument.
Seems like Korg were saying “Oh yeah, you liked that 61-note version of the Wavestate? Well, how about this!” Five new synth models in a week! Please slow down we only have so many fingers and licks to play. The new Opsix SE models feature the same premium Japanese natural-touch keybed with after-touch and sturdy aluminum housing. Along with the dedicated hard case they now have a more versatile performance model for players to consider. Like the original Wavestate, the Opsix is an extremely versatile synth and capable of a wide range of sound possibilities. Introducing a 61-note model really does allow the instrument to be played in a different way and makes it way more enticing for keyboard players looking for a well-built performance synthesizer.
Like the new Wavestate models, Opsix SE now has increased polyphony and a number of stereo voices taking full advantage of the increased octave range.
Here’s what Korg is saying:
The Ultimate Union of Power and Performance
opsix SE is a digital synth like no other. With a premium all-metal design, 61-keys, and aftertouch, it unlocks a new world of sonic capabilities. Building on the expansive sound engine in the original opsix, opsix SE enhances it with increased polyphony and voicing, resulting in a synthesizer created for superior performance and precise control.
The opsix Operator Mixer simplified FM synthesis for the first time, making it not just comprehensible but also controllable. With the addition of extra synthesis capabilities and programming, it offered a more efficient workflow and an even richer sound.
The opsix SE takes this even further. It is equipped with Korg’s premium 61-key natural-touch keyboard, complete with aftertouch, delivering the exceptional tactile experience expected from Korg’s flagship workstations. With a sleek, robust metal body, it’s built for both the intensity of live gigs and the precision of studio sessions. The metallic knobs are optimally weighted for effortless adjustments. Underneath its exterior, the opsix SE boasts an incredible capacity of 80 stereo voices of polyphony.
The opsix SE arrives preloaded with hundreds of sounds enhanced for aftertouch control. Moreover, it is fully compatible with the sounds and samples from both the original opsix and the opsix Native software, including numerous high-quality libraries.
Limited Platinum Edition
Celebrating the release of the long awaited opsix SE, a gorgeous Platinum model (*) will be available in very limited numbers. * Differences are only cosmetic, specifications are exactly the same as the standard model. opsix SE Platinum includes an exclusive set of stickers. https://www.korg.com/products/synthesizers/opsix_se_platinum/
• Build to play
• Premium metal design
• Exclusive hard case included
• Premium Japanese manufacturing
• Limited Platinum edition
• Get Illuminated with the Operator Mixer
• Direct Hands-on Control
• Six in One Synthesis
• Altered FM architecture delivers sounds across a vast spectrum
• Powerful Effects Processing
• Automatable 16-step sequencer
• Monster Modulation Matrix
• Use the Randomize
• Dice to generate new, unique sounds
• Free Librarian Software
• Many ready-to-go sound packs are now available at KORG Shop https://korg.shop/sound-libraries/opsix.html
• Special crossgrade to opsix native (software)
Expect the Opsix SE models in stores at the end of July