Introducing the New Korg Opsix SE / Opsix SE Platinum
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.
- 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
Special crossgrade to opsix native (software)
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.
Six in One Synthesis
The core of opsix is nothing short of exponential. Since waveforms can be arranged and modulated in nearly infinite ways, opsix can easily do the sonic work that is similar to numerous types of synthesis:
Removing parts of the sound to get the sound you want; the most widely-used synthesis. opsix uses up to six envelopes and multi-modeled filters to achieve many cutting-edge and classical analog synthesis tones.
Rerouting signal paths to change the sound. A spin through the Alogorithm section will dramatically reshape the sound by changing how the signal routing between the operators work together, and no patch cables are needed.
Analog-style controls and plenty of stackable waveforms take you from digital to analog-sounding in no time. Enjoy deep basses, crisp leads, thick pad sounds, fuzzy brass tones, and so much more.
Adding intentional distortion to the waveforms to achieve aggressive overtones that are either harmonic or inharmonic. This will help you achieve gritty, bitey tones dripping with character.
Stacking waveforms and blending their harmonics is key to an expansive range of harmonious, dissonant, and tension-driven sounds. With six operators available, the complete FM experience is possible, including the ability to go back in time for classic sounds you have heard throughout recording history.
Last but certainly not least, opsix’s highly flexible and powerful architecture starts with true six-Operator FM. As a result, it easily delivers signature sounds you have surely heard on thousands of hits from the ‘80s on through today, and with far more polyphony than other standalone FM synths available today.
With all of these ways to realize and explore sounds, opsix SE is uniquely suited as a “future-modern-classic” synth!
Premium metal design
The opsix SE showcases a notable upgrade in aesthetics. A slim body, specifically designed for this instrument, features a striking brown painted aluminum control panel, paying homage to vintage machines. Together with the vivid, illuminating LEDs, it brings a vibrant energy to any stage performance. The side panels, painted in a sleek black metal, amplify the overall aesthetics for a luxurious finish.
Exclusive hard case included
The opsix SE ships in a dedicated hard case, including space for cables and a sustain pedal. Your instrument can travel protected, whether you're carrying it to a rehearsal downtown or packing it up for a tour.
Free bundle of music software
The opsix SE comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.
In other words, the moment you get your hands on this synthesizer you'll have a variety of tools to help you take your music to the next level.
Special crossgrade to opsix native (software)
Korg have prepared a package for those who have the opsix series hardware to crossgrade to opsix native (software) at a special price. They can obtain a coupon code via opsix librarian software, which allows them to purchase it at a special price of $49.99 from the KORG Shop. Users will become able to use opsix series hardware on stage and opsix native in a DAW, making it usable in various environments.
* Requires opsix Sound Librarian v1.0.1 or later.
1. opsix and opsix SE owners: Download and install the latest version of the opsix Editor/Librarian.
2. Open the file menu of the Editor/Librarian and select "Get Plug-in Coupon...".
3. A dialog will appear and a coupon code will be displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen and redeem the coupon at the KORG Shop.
Expect the Opsix SE Models in Store at the end of July