KORG DW-8000 80's Vintage Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesiser - 240V

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KORG DW-8000 80's Vintage Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesiser - 240V

Take Korg's first digitally controlled analog synth hybrid, the DW-6000 two steps higher and you get the more popular DW-8000. Sound is digitally generated from the Digital Waveform Generator System and has been doubled from 8 sampled digital waveforms to 16 simple analog to complex digital waveforms. The DW-8000 has 8 voice polyphony in two modes, or one monophonic mode with all eight voices stacked. The analog VCF resonant filter and VCA both have independent ADBSSR envelopes. Parameters can be altered in real time via a single programmable slider. There are 64 presets that can be reprogrammed by the user.

The DW-8000 also features a velocity sensitive keyboard with programmable aftertouch, auto-bend, a simple arpeggiator and a digital delay unit. The Digital Delay was an astonishing good for the time, offering up to 512ms delay, phasing, flanging, chorusing and other time effects. Both the Arpeggiator, Auto-Bend and Digital Delay make this synth an inspiring and great sounding machine to use for great 303 basslines, techno and house bass and synth sounds and more! It has been used by Rick Wakeman, Juno Reactor, Geoff Nicholls, YES, Depeche Mode, Dream Theater, Lyle Mays, Joe Zawinul, Espen Kraft, and Keith Emerson.


• This is a used unit.

• This unit shows some minor wear but overall is in great condition for a synth released in 1985. Please see photos.

• This unit has has a minor service. Any faulty parts were replaced. A new memory battery has been installed. 

• This unit has been thoroughly tested and we can confirm it is working as it should.

• Please be aware this unit is has been converted to 240V! This means it is ready to plug and play within Australia and New Zealand. An IEC will be included for AU and NZ buyers. International buyers may need a step-down transformer. Please get in touch before purchase if you are unsure. 

• This sale is for the unit only. Nothing else is included in this sale unless mentioned above.


Polyphony - 8 voices

Oscillators - 2 DWGSs per voice; 16 sampled digital waveforms (including saw, sqr and sin)
Filter - Analog Low-pass resonant filter with ADBSSR 6-parameter envelope generator
VCA - ADBSSR 6-parameter envelope generator

Keyboard - 61

Arpeg/Seq - 64 note arpeggiator

Effects - Digital Delay

Control - MIDI

Date Produced - 1985-87



Standard postage within Australia is free. We have tried to estimate express postage, however if you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 

International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Return Policy:

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you. We do not accept refunds for change of mind or incorrect purchase. Paypal fees are not refunded anymore.