Korg Wavedrum Global - Global Edition

Electronic Percussion Pad Synthesizer with 200 Sounds and 1/8" Aux Input - Global Edition
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You Won't Believe You're Playing an Electronic Instrument

Use the Korg Wavedrum Global drum synthesizer to play a world-wide selection of stunning percussion sounds with amazing realism and dynamics. The Wavedrum Global straddles the line between acoustic and electronic percussion by utilizing an innovative synthesis technology to generate super-realistic drum and percussion sounds. This allows you to use your hands, sticks, mallets, or brushes to get a wide range of expression from the Wavedrum. Whether you're a dedicated percussionist or an electronic musician with a taste for the exotic, you'll be amazed at what the Korg Wavedrum Global drum synthesizer can do.

Korg Wavedrum Global Drum Synthesizer at a Glance:
  • 200 exceptionally dynamic world percussion sounds to pick from
  • Multiple sensors deliver previously unimaginable expressiveness
  • External input for fun practice sessions
200 exceptionally dynamic world percussion sounds to pick from

The Korg Wavedrum Global boasts a wide-ranging sound set that focuses on rare and exotic world percussion sounds. From the ceramic single-skin snap of the Darbuka, to the jingle of the Riq and the resonance of the dual-skinned Bendir, the Wavedrum Global captures every nuance of an amazing collection of instruments. There are 200 sounds onboard, ready to perform with or tweak to your satisfaction.

Multiple sensors deliver previously unimaginable expressiveness

Acoustic percussion instruments produce sound in direct response to a physical impact, be it gentle or abrupt. The Wavedrum Global creates sound exactly the same way, responding 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 Global 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 and exciting performance.

External input for fun practice sessions

It's easy to plug your iPad, drum machine, or other audio playback device to the Wavedrum Global's 1/8" aux input. After all, it can be more fun to practice your timing when you're grooving along to your favorite music.

Korg Wavedrum Global Drum Synthesizer Features:
  • Realistic world percussion synthesizer that responds to hand, finger, brush, and mallet strokes
  • 200 sounds covering world percussion instruments and sounds
  • 1/8" aux input lets you jam along with your iPod
  • Built-in loop phrases to help you practice
  • Four different sensor areas allow for exceptionally dynamic performance
You'll be amazed at what you can do with the Korg Wavedrum Global!

Additional Media

Wavedrum Global - Global Edition Quick Start Guide

Tech Specs

Analog Inputs 1 x 1/8" stereo aux input
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" line output, 1 x 1/8" headphone output
Kind Electronic drum with physical modeling
Pads 1 drum head, adjustable tension
Manufacturer Part Number WAVEDRUMGLB

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Wow awesome

This instrument is amazing. So many sounds, it is like a whole percussion section and is so easy to use.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

FINALLY : TECHNOLOGY THAT DOSE MY HANDS JUSTICE !

THE KORG WAVEDRUM GLOBAL IS AMAZING ! GOOD FEEL : EXCELENT TRACKING : GREAT SAMPLES : AM CONCIDERING GETTING 2 MORE ! NOW ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS ADD THE CLIP* AS ON THE WAVEDRUM MINI : DOWNLOADABLE SOUND CAPABILITIES -( PRE SAMPLED PERCUSSION SOUND LIBRARY ): EXTENDED PROGRAMABLE BEATS & THEN CALL IT { THE WAVEDRUM UNIVERSAL} : I'LL BE READY TO ORDER ASAP !
Music background: EXPLORATIONS *
5/5

Korg Wavedrum Global edition

I purchased this instrument last month, and am very happy with it. Having owned the silver wavedrum for three years, I can appreciate the big improvement in the realizm of the instruments
Music background: Hobbyist
2.5/5

Everyday use on the band job.

I have used the Korg Wavedrum for about 11 months. Weather you like the drum or not is going to depend on the band you are playing. We play everything from L Zep, to Jack Johnson, Lemonheads. My issue is that all the 200 sounds where created in Japan. There are not at lot of organic "rock & roll" sounds. Almost all the sounds have a residual percussion sound towards the end of the decay. I have narrowed it down to 2 latin sounds I use on reggae songs. The manual that came with the drum is not anywhere as thorough as the on-line information. The AC attachment is OK for home use but for constant giging, you will need to build some sort of protective covering plus the AC cable is short. You will need a degree from MIT to re-program the pad. The version I'm waiting for is the one that is wireless w/a App.
Music background: Playing gigs since 1973 plus recordings
See also: Electronic Percussion, Korg, Korg Electronic Drum Controllers & Multipads