Korg Wavestation Trading Post Help
In order to use these patches, you need the following:
- The Wavestation Trading Post SYSEX files -
You will need to download one of these files to your computer as the first
step to getting it into your Wavestation.
- Software that can handle ZIP files - ZIP is a standard
compressed file format. It originated on the PC, but unzipping utilties
now exist for every major computer platform. If you need an unzipper, you
can find a freeware or shareware one at your favorite shareware site, or
see PKWare. You will
find each ZIP file to contain a SYX file and a TXT file. The TXT file is
(surprise!) a descriptive text file. The SYX file is a binary image of the
Korg Wavestation SYSEX transfer and can be sent directly to the
- A MIDI connection from your computer to your Wavestation -
I don't recall any Wavestation models having floppy drives, so you'll have to
speak MIDI to get data into your Wavestation from your computer. You will
need some kind of device that plugs into to your computer to connect to your
Wavestation, if your computer doesn't speak MIDI natively (most don't). I use
a Roland MPU-401 and it has always worked well for me.
- Software to effect the SYSEX transfer to your Wavestation -
There are many free, shareware and commercial packages that can do this for
each platform. I use
Cakewalk Pro for Windows version 1.03 (which is very old), and highly
recommend it, but am not familiar with anything else.
SYSEX got you down?
Would you rather ftp these files? Do you have trouble with raw sysex? Then
WS Patch Archive FTP Site
graciously set up by
Ben Hall. This archive includes, in
addition to the SYX format offered here, Sound Diver and MIDI file versions of
I'd be glad to help if I can, but I really don't know much beyond what I
use personally, a PC running Cakewalk Pro talking to a WS-EX. If you want
the real experts, try the Korg
Wavestation Mailing List.
It is a superb forum for all matters Wavestation, and you will find lots of
knowledgeable and helpful people on the list. Even if you don't need help,
join the list. You're guaranteed to learn a thing or two.
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Copyright © 1997 Rick and Jennifer Gutleber
Last modified 8 May 1997