Korg has released an operating system update for its monster Oasys workstation. Version 1.3 of the OS is available now, and provides further evidence of Korg´s willingness to add new functionality to its synth flagship.
The update contains an improved version (2.1) of the Karma engine; this offers a number of interface and workflow enhancements. There´s new system functionality too, which relates specifically to the handling of Korg´s EX expansion sample sets.
Also onboard is a demo version of the new EXi MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM synthesizer. This semi-modular beast is said to be great for creating cutting-edge digital synth sounds and features Variable Phase Modulation, waveshaping, ring modulation, PCM sample playback/manipulation and subtractive synthesis technologies.
The demo enables you to try the synth for free. If you like it, you can purchase an unlock code for $249.
Also new for the Oasys is the Brass & Woodwind Expansion Library. This features 700MB of sounds and costs $149 (again, a demo version is available).
For further details, go to the Korg user website.