Korg Wavedrum (Standard Version)Item ID: Wavedrum
Electronic Percussion Pad Synthesizer with 200 Sounds, 100 Presets, 100 User Presets, 12 Favorite Programs, and 100 Loop Phrases
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The Most Realistic Percussion PadThe Korg Wavedrum blurs the line between electronic and acoustic percussion. This dynamic percussion synthesizer is intensely sensitive, capable of picking up each and every subtle finger action. It also works well with mallets and sticks. You'll hear percussion in unbelievable detail with Wavedrum. Play traditional rock percussion or experiment with rare and popular percussion sounds from all over the world. There are over 200 instruments inside, with room for 200 presets. Plug in your iPod and headphones to practice silently. Or plug Wavedrum into the PA for expressive performances.
Korg Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer at a Glance:
Multiple sensors deliver previously unimaginable expressiveness
Acoustic percussion instruments produce sound naturally, in direct response to a physical impact, be it gentle or abrupt. Wavedrum creates sound exactly the same way. The Korg Wavedrum responds to each and every subtle finger and hand motion (hitting, rubbing, scratching, etc.). as well as to the traditional hand drum techniques of open shot, slap shot, heel and toe, mute, etc. Of course, the Wavedrum responds not just to your hands, but to other playing materials as well, such as sticks, mallets, and brushes. The rim has two types of notches, small and large, and these can be used to elicit a tremolo-type effect by scratching with sticks, etc. Combining the rim sounds with the head sounds can create an even richer, more original performance.
DSP synthesis and PCM samples combine for endless sonic exploration
The Wavedrum contains 36 DSP algorithms to conjure an abundance of synthesis methods; analog, additive, non-linear, physical modeling, etc. Using these building blocks, you can create various instrument sounds, natural sounds, or purely synthetic sounds — in addition to Wavedrum's own unique voice. The PCM sound engine — the other important part of Wavedrum's sound creation system — contains 200 sampled sounds; 100 for the head, and 100 for the rim, with velocity-switching capabilities.
Wavedrum begins with a foundation of traditional pop/rock drum sounds such as snares, kick drums, tom toms, and more. Wavedrum also opens new vistas of sound, delivering a wealth of percussion sounds from many eras and cultures around the globe and throughout time. These include popular percussion instruments such as cajons, congas and tablas; metallic instruments such as cowbells, and triangles, along with rare ethnic percussion sounds. With Wavedrum, you have instant access to instruments such as the udo, a clay pod percussion instrument; the jegog, a bamboo gamelan marimba from the island of Bali; a talking drum from Africa, gongs, and many other instruments that often require special playing skills. Not strictly limited to percussion sounds, Wavedrum includes stringed instruments such as the sitar, koto, and berimbau as well. For every sound, Wavedrum adds its own new modes of expression, in addition to faithfully re-creating the original sounds.
Enjoy 100 preset programs; create 100 programs that are all your own
The 100 preset Wavedrum programs range from high-fidelity emulative drum and percussion sounds to a world of new and unique sounds. There are a range of parameters available for editing and tweaking to create new sounds to suit your own music or style of playing. In addition to making changes to pitch, decay time, loudness, reverb, delay, and curve (intensity) of the pressure sensor, you can completely alter the sound by, for example, changing the head material parameter from skin to metal. The combination of DSP and sampled sounds can also be changed to create totally new sounds from scratch. These new programs (up to 100) can be stored in the user area. The Wavedrum also has a Live Mode, which can store up to 12 favorite programs (from the preset or user programs) for selection instantaneously during performance.
Jam-along functions for added fun
Sure, you can enjoy the Wavedrum just by playing the sounds alone, but the dynamic and interactive Wavedrum adds special features that provide jam-along abilities for fun or practice. Practice your paradiddles or simply wail away along to 100 loop phrases from various musical genres. Using the AUX input, you can mix in the signal from any audio source — CD, MP3 player, or even an additional Wavedrum. The options are endless.
Ready, Set, Go
Portable, compact, and lightweight, Wavedrum is ready for any musical outing. Hold Wavedrum on your lap, or play it standing like a hand drum. Place Wavedrum on an ordinary snare drum stand, or add Wavedrum to any electronic or acoustic drum kit. Use Wavedrum as part of a DJ set-up, or add a percussive element to your keyboard rig. Using the headphone output allows you to practice in private, anytime, anyplace — without fretting about the neighbors!
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The Korg Wavedrum is an amazing percussion synthesizer that responds like a real acoustic instrument!
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
by Adam from Columbus, OHI love this thing. I've used various electronic drums, but have never had one that actually felt like a real drum. I play set and hand drums, and the Wavedrum does a great job with both. I fits int... read more [+]o my current acoustic setup, allowing me to add electronic elements without losing the feel of the natural drums. close [-]
November 1, 2012
Music Background: Teacher and Live Musician
by Michel from Los Angeles, CAI am a keyboard player and singer but also love percussion. I have bongos that I enjoy playing and wanted to have access to lots of different percussion sounds to play with. This instrument does the... read more [+] job extremely well. I have bought a pair of mallets, a pair of brushed, and use drum sticks and it's really cool how the instrument responds differently to each item differently. My favorite so far is using hands or brushes with mallets coming in a close second. Some people have complained that the aluminum rim is hard on your hands. I disagree. I also have a Roland SPD 20 (which I love playing with my hands). That thing is rubber and gives me cracked skin/fingers if I'm not careful. This is not hard on the hands.
April 18, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist/Part time Pro
One criticism would be that the background beats that are built in cannot be altered in tempo. They don't have dedicated buttons either (you have to use an edit button to access playability of the beats). But the built in stereo 1/8" input makes up for this big time. Just play audio from an mp3 player and jam to it instead. I have had hours of fun doing this.
Great product. I would recommend getting a snare stand (the Korg custom one is what I got and it works very well). close [-]
WOW! Even more impressive than I was expecting!
by TablaNinja from North CarolinaHoly Crap!!! As a tabla player and electronic musician, this is probably the most excited I've ever been about a musical instrument/electronic gadget! I received my WaveDrum this afternoon and haven't... read more [+] stopped playing/tweaking it for over 5 hours now. This thing picks up on so many of the subtleties of hand drumming that no other electronic drum can even touch. (i'm sure it's awesome if played with sticks, but I haven't gotten that far yet) I had read complaints about the lack of MIDI and USB and was a little concerned myself, but I have to say that I'm no longer worried as I dig through the endless ways to tweak and customize the sounds. They really thought this thing through and it kicks *** to the bone!
November 4, 2009
Music Background: Audio Engineer, Tabla player, multi-instrumentalist and Laptop Looper
my new toy awaits, later... close [-]
by Mike Carr from Holland MILots of fun! Very responsive. I didn't want just another electronic drum.
July 20, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
This thing is a keeper!
by Chris DiBacco from cleveland ohiothatwas absolutely beyond my expectations by far, and i must say i had entered this site for a power adaptor for a drum machine i have at my house, and saw this, watched the demo, and drcided to forge... read more [+]t about this drum machine for now........ because i may just pick one of these up for now.... close [-]
January 13, 2011
Music Background: battle scratch/noise artist
Korg Wavedrum (Standard Version)
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