Korg DW-8000

“This is Beautiful and Rare
KORG DW-8000
Polyphonic 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer, 61- Key Keyboard
1985
Made in JAPAN
Excellent Professional Vintage Instrument
in a Good Working shape.
Has some age stains, a lot of surface blemishes and scratches,
but Nothing major. Just a Cosmetic issues.
Recently Serviced with a New 3V Battery and holder.
Replaced All 22 Top Panel Button Tact Switches.
All buttons, sliders, keys, OS system Tested and works Great,
except an Arpeggio Option.
ARPEGGIATOR mode Not working. Its a common and mostly unfixable DW-8000 problem.
Uploaded All Original Factory Sound patches.
All Keys works great ! Joystick 100% works.
Sounds Really Amazing !” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Korg DW-8000 Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesizer in fair condition. All keys, buttons, dials, sliders and functions work. The korg needs an internal battery replacement, Will have to hold down both the value UP and DOWN buttons together while turning on the unit and works fine when doing so. There is a small chip on the under side of one of the keys( doesn’t affect playability) comes with power cord and a lot of potential. A simple change of the internal battery and you’ve got yourself a very nice Korg.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“In perfect working condition. Internal battery was recently replaced. Includes power cord, soft case, manual & program sheet. Some of these patches are custom made. Nice fat sounds. This is an Eight voice poly-phonic hybrid digital-analog 61 note keyboard instrument released in 1985. Totally programmable by using numeric codes to change the parameters (synth/voice, tone, etc.). This is highly regarded as being Korg’s first knob-less synthesizer.”
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Korg DW-8000

“Korg DW8000 Classic polyphonic synthesizer. 1985. Fully working. Lovely condition. Been looked after well. Had this since 1990’s. 8 note poly synth with aftertouch. This is a hybrid synth because it uses digital single cycle waveforms to trigger the digitally controlled analogue oscilators. As well as the usual saw, square, tri .its got approximations of other instruments which gives it more scope for sonic variation. the filters are powerful self resonating analogue with its own character. This synth can sound big dark and deep. Has loads of editing parameters with full midi control. also has a lovely arpeggiater. Manual and original power cord.”
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Korg DW-8000

“Vintage Korg DW-8000 synthesizer.

In perfect working condition. Internal battery was recently replaced. Includes power cord, soft case, manual & program sheet. Some of these patches are custom made. Nice fat sounds. This is an Eight voice poly-phonic hybrid digital-analog 61 note keyboard instrument released in 1985. Totally programmable by using numeric codes to changes the parameters (synth/voice, tone.etc.) This is highly regarded as being Korg’s first knob-less synthesizer.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Korg DW-8000 Programable Digital Waveform Synthesizer ( needs a new cord)

The cord is cracked and has been electrically capped. It powered up on first plug in and then stopped powering.

Otherwise it should work fine when the cord is replaced. Sold as is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Korg DW8000 Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesizer
For Parts Repair Restoration As-Is Good Condition.

This keyboard has worked for several years but after removing from storage and replacing the battery it doesn’t – none of the display LEDs light up after turning the power on.

Note: The original soldered battery holder was replaced by an earlier owner.
Some screws are missing on the bottom of the keyboard case.

Power cable is included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000 Project Machine

“THIS KORG DW-8000 TURNS ON BUT ONLY ABOUT 20 KEYS WORK. THE NUMBER 3 DOESNT SEEM TO REGISTER PLUS SOME OF THE SETTINGS. I CAN GET ONE SOUND OUT OF THE SYNTH BUT THAT MIGHT JUST BE ME. THE TOGGLE IS A LITTLE CRACKLY AND ONLY WORKS UP AND DOWN. DOESNT SEEM TO SOUND SIDE TO SIDE.

THIS KEYBOARD WILL REQUIRE PLENTY OF WORK TO GET UP AND RUNNING. INCLUDES NEW POWER LEAD.”

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Korg DW-8000

“this was called from a storage auction. Everything seems to work as it should. Probably needs a new battery. All functions seem to work. We don’t know how to program this so we cannot guarantee that the programming works but the buttons all seem to do what they should.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000 Project Machine

“I acquired this along with a load of other bits of vintage audio gear, and I can’t get this running sadly. It’s not totally dead, you power up and you can hear the output relay energise after a few seconds, but that’s about your lot. I suspect the CPU itself has died, but if you have a spare board or know these synths in details…

The Keyboard as a whole is complete, but it is missing all the screws that hold the casing together – the previous owner had obviously took it apart and put the screws somewhere safe, known only to him. If you’re thinking of having a go with it, then this is as far as I got:

PSU – Replaced the 7905 and 7805 regulators, powers up fine and gives correct voltages as per the service manual. Also replaced mains switch and re-wired although currently on a flying lead as I don’t have the correct C-9 mains connector, although one on order so will be here by the time this auction ends.

CPU board – Battery had corroded, removed battery cleaned PCB and fitted new battery with a holder. Left overnight to completely empty ram, still would not fire up. Powered up just the CPU board externally on the bench, not drawing excessive current on any of the supplies. Tried also pressing 5 + 8 on power up etc.. nothing, hence the assumption that the CPU is dead.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000 Project Machine

“Korg DW-8000 Programable Digital Waveform Synthesizer with Case – Vintage

For Parts or repair

Case is dusty and awesomely vintage. Rips around the edges

When I flip the switch the power lights flicker on and off. I don’t know if it’s a blown fuse or a loose wire but it could be an easy fix. Someone along the way had dropped this and it shows signs of damage. I think it’s in the right hands could be fixable for somebody that knows what they’re looking at.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“This is a Korg DW 8000 Digital Waveform Synthesizer with Analog Filter. It has been meticulously serviced. I added the super rare Angel City Turbo Mod last year, but sadly I couldn’t get the sticker for the front face. The Turbo Mod’s manual is included. The internal battery has been replaced, and a new battery and holder is included.. Also included is the original EPROM, as is all kinds of extra key pads, inputs, and any other spare parts I have.

I loved this synth. It was one of the first I ever purchased, and I’ve babied it since then. I hate to see it go, especially since I never got to play around much with the Turbo Mod. Hope someone loves it as much as I do! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Works perfectly and has only mild wear and tear. One key has a very small piece broken underneath where you cant really notice it (See pictures)

2 Oscillators

16 digital Waveforms

LFO

Built-in delay effects.

Analog Filter” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Great Digital waveforms, great analog waveforms. Built in delay is top notch. I would agree with Vintage Synth Explorer’s assertion that it makes a good acid bass machine.

As for the unit it’s self, it is in used condition, some of the haul is scuffed and dinged but the manuals are in great shape, less some mild yellowing. Every function of the keyboard works as intended: voice and envelope editing, filter, delay, and tape.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“This keyboard is in good condition and functional. It has some scratches on it but is very clean. I am the second owner. My original unit was stolen with a lot of other gear. The outputs are functional and clean. However, the right output is a little scetchy.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“This auction is for a fully functioning Korg DW-8000 synthesizer. This synth is a part of ’80s history and marks an interesting change when synths were going digital, but still had analog amplifiers (VCAs) and analog filters (VCFs).

I did some maintenance on this synth a year ago, including:

All 22 front panel switches were replaced. All buttons work perfectly with no glitching.
The battery was replaced and a battery holder was installed to make the battery easier to replace in the future. (See photos.)
The Program Up and Damper jacks were replaced. (These are the gold plated jacks in the photos.)
The original factory presets were re-loaded.
A new 8-foot power cable was purchased and is included with this sale.
I am an electrical engineer and did all the rework myself.

Aftertouch works on this synth! This is somewhat rare for a DW-8000. It takes some pressure to activate the aftertouch, but from what I read that’s normal on this keybed.

The joystick works in all four directions.

All LEDs work.

All keyboard keys are in excellent condition – no chips or cracks.

This is a great synth, and it uses the 16 digital waveforms Korg continued to use in the M1 and other classics that followed. The filter is just fantastic, and the arpeggiator and key assign modes are a joy to use.

I have owned this synth for about 25 years. It has never been out on the road since I’ve owned it, so any scrapes and scratches happened before my time. A couple of the screws on the bottom of the synth case are missing, but the unit is totally solid. I’m selling this because I just don’t use it. (I’m actually a guitar player.)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“This auction is for a fully functioning Korg DW-8000 synthesizer. This synth is a part of ’80s history and marks an interesting change when synths were going digital, but still had analog amplifiers (VCAs) and analog filters (VCFs).

I did some maintenance on this synth a year ago, including:

All 22 front panel switches were replaced. All buttons work perfectly with no glitching.
The battery was replaced and a battery holder was installed to make the battery easier to replace in the future. (See photos.)
The Program Up and Damper jacks were replaced. (These are the gold plated jacks in the photos.)
The original factory presets were re-loaded.
A new 8-foot power cable was purchased and is included with this sale.
I am an electrical engineer and did all the rework myself.

Aftertouch works on this synth! This is somewhat rare for a DW-8000. It takes some pressure to activate the aftertouch, but from what I read that’s normal on this keybed.

The joystick works in all four directions.

All LEDs work.

All keyboard keys are in excellent condition – no chips or cracks.

This is a great synth, and it uses the 16 digital waveforms Korg continued to use in the M1 and other classics that followed. The filter is just fantastic, and the arpeggiator and key assign modes are a joy to use.

I have owned this synth for about 25 years. It has never been out on the road since I’ve owned it, so any scrapes and scratches happened before my time. A couple of the screws on the bottom of the synth case are missing, but the unit is totally solid. I’m selling this because I just don’t use it. (I’m actually a guitar player.)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000 Project Machine

“Was fully working before the batteries died after being kept in storage and not used for a while. I have changed both the DW8000 onboard battery and Angel City Audio Expansion Board battery but it won’t turn on

The Angel City Audio Expansion Board board enables two patches to be combined to make one or keyboard split into two reducing the polyphony to 4 voices, eight 64 patch memory banks can be quickly loaded into current memory bank plus other enhancements (Expansion board manual included with full instructions)

Tack switches have all been replaced
Onboard replacement battery holder installed instead of the PCB mounted one
Joystick works (minus the knob which is missing)
Power socket has been replaced to three pin kettle type instead of the standard two pin
Keys all working on the keyboard
Has had some wear and tear scratches
Original manual included
Flight case included” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Please read full description….
Powers on and display reads
appears to be somewhat working.
all keys work most all buttons seem to work
Bender toggle working (toggle missing the plastic tip)
has a couple sticky keys
only plays sounds on a few numbers,
sometimes the numbers show partial on the LCD readout as seen

needs some service – to be a fulling working unit
cool old synth
2 prong power cord is NOT included” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Please read full description….
Powers on and display reads well
appears to be mostly all working.
all keys work most all buttons work
Bender toggle working (toggle missing the plastic tip)
one of the black keys appears damaged internally and will have to be replaced, it plays but when played repeatedly it will lean to one side and get sticky (will include the correct black key so you can replace it)
the one function I cannot seem to get to work is the Arpeggio – the light will not go on
needs only some minor service – working for the most part
cool old synth
2 prong power cord is NOT included” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg DW-8000

“Vintage Korg DW-8000 hybrid analog / digital synthesizer. This is a classic unit from 1985. The sound is stellar – analog and vintage – but it can sound digital too, thanks to the many built-in waveforms. Everything works great on it and it’s in fairly good cosmetic condition, especially for a 36 year old synth. Used very sparingly in my smoke-free / pet-free home studio. Comes with the power cord and the original Korg-branded hard case.”
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