It's back, and better than ever
The original Korg WAVEDRUM amazed the music world back in 1994. This legendary musical instrument was instantly famous for its innovative design, performance possibilities, and unique sounds. Well, hang on tight; the power-packed, affordable next-generation WAVEDRUM is here today and ready to make musical history. Again.
WAVEDRUM - Unprecedented sound, response, and performance
Sonically richer, programmable, and intensely sensitive, this 2nd generation WAVEDRUM is bursting with more than enough power and expression to create its own musical legend. The extreme dynamic range challenges the response of an acoustic instrument. WAVEDRUM responds instantly to any and all playing styles, from subtly-nuanced tapping and stroking to aggressive, rhythmic assaults. From traditional acoustic percussion instruments to unique sounds previously impossible to obtain, WAVEDRUM serves up an enticing treasure trove of sounds. With WAVEDRUM, you're always in control. Instruments that normally require special techniques to play, such as tabla, conga, etc., can be played with ease. Create your own unique performance style, filled with unparalleled levels of expression and originality. Built to travel, the compact and lightweight WAVEDRUM is ideal wherever your musical dreams take you - from casual playing through to a full-on recording session or a live concert performance.
Open the door to new musical journeys
The new Korg WAVEDRUM delivers inspiration and satisfaction to creative performers seeking new realms of expressiveness and sounds. Moving beyond traditional drum and percussion sounds, WAVEDRUM also provides totally new and unique sounds that are not available in the real world, and offers new ways of playing to achieve new levels of musical expression. Imagine changing the pitch randomly with each hit, or playing melodic phrases simply by choosing a musical scale and applying pressure to the head. Imagine no more, WAVEDRUM does it all. While opening new doors, WAVEDRUM is faithful to its roots. Traditional hand-drum techniques, such as adding pitch and tonal changes to a strike by pressing the head, have been previously unobtainable on an electronic instrument. No longer. WAVEDRUM can process and respond to these intimate performance gestures as no other instrument can. These same techniques provide a wealth of performance possibilities. For example, WAVEDRUM can produce sitar and tambura sounds at the same time. You can produce tambura sounds alone by hitting the head, adding the sitar sounds by applying pressure to the head before hitting it. Applying further pressure can change the pitch of the sitar within the selected scale. Only WAVEDRUM is able to offer such astounding versatility.
- Synthesis: DSP + PCM Combination
- DSP Algorithms: 36 Total
- PCM Instruments: 200 Total; 100 Head, 100 Rim
- Programs: 200 Total; 100 Preset, 100 User
- Loop Phrases: 100 Total; Various genres and tempos
- Effects: Reverb, Delay
- Panel Controls: Volume, Bank/Mode/Page select, Program/Parameter select, Value control, Write
- Input/Output jacks: Output: L, R 1/4" unbalanced; Phones: Stereo mini phone jack; AUX IN: Stereo mini phone jack
- Display: 3-character 7-segment LED
- Sampling frequency: 48 kHz
- A/D, D/A conversion: 24 bit
- Power supply: DC9V 1.7A
- Dimensions: W x D x H: 13.74" x 13.54" x 2.95"
- Weight: 4.41 lbs.
- Included items: AC Adapter, Tuning key, Allen wrench