MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM synthesizer

OASYS version 1.3 adds the MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM synthesizer, a new EXi instrument that creates highly expressive and cutting-edge digital synthesis sounds. The MOD-7 is a powerful, semi-modular synthesizer, combining Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), waveshaping, ring modulation, PCM sample playback, and subtractive synthesis.


The MOD-7 includes six newly-designed VPM oscillators, plus a PCM oscillator, noise generator, audio input, two multi-mode filters, three 2-in/1-out mixers, and a 6-input main mixer—with a patch panel that lets you freely connect them all together, to create sounds in flexible and sophisticated ways. Exceptionally versatile, the MOD-7 produces everything from classic FM keyboards and bells to rhythmic soundscapes, from cut-through-the-mix synth basses to sparkling, epic pads—an incredible palette of sounds that can be used in a broad range of styles.

VPM refers to Korg's patented contributions to Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesis, as made famous on classic Korg instruments such as the Prophecy and the Z1—and the MOD-7 takes this technology to a completely new level.

OASYS software version 1.3 includes a demo version of the MOD-7, which is fully functional except for a periodic fading in and out. Purchasing an authorization code removes this restriction.

To purchase an authorization code for the MOD-7, use the online shop.

MOD-7 Features

Audio demos

To hear the MOD-7 in action, you can listen to mp3 demos from the OASYS pages on the Korg USA or Korg Inc. (Japan) websites. Better yet, download the OASYS 1.3 update and play it yourself!