The Korg Wavedrum Percussion Synthesizer

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Sneak Preview: This is a demo of the Korg Wavedrum Percussion Synthesizer.

I haven’t seen an official announcement or specs on this from Korg, yet.

The original Korg Wavedrum is a rarity, but is sought after by many. Sound on Sound said this of the original:

The Wavedrum is a unique instrument which will probably sell mainly to percussionists, with some going to other musicians rich enough to indulge in non-essential gear. While it’s not without its faults, these appear to be outweighed by its undoubted appeal and playability, and by the prospect of exciting future spin-offs.

Leave a comment if you can translate and summarize the video!

via RockoNCompany, via Stretta


7 thoughts on “The Korg Wavedrum Percussion Synthesizer

  1. This looks super cool. I've never played with a Wavedrum, but this looks responsive and like it could be incorporated into just about any type of music.

    Anybody try this out yet?

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  2. He's pretty much just describing what he's doing. It's got a center sensor, an edge sensor, and a rim sensor, and they can distinguish between softer sounds and sounds with a sharper attack. Even when the raw sound from the drumhead isn't used as part of the sound source, it can still be played really naturally with purely synthetic sounds. The hundred presets are more like a hundred different instruments than a hundred different sounds.

    Nothing specific about the signal routing, and nothing about price or release dates.

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  3. I just got one… It's superb. Different to the HandSonic, and lots of fun to play side-by-side. The stick ridges rock… :-) Not the cleanest sound in the universe, but quite use-able.

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  4. I just got one… It's superb. Different to the HandSonic, and lots of fun to play side-by-side. The stick ridges rock… :-) Not the cleanest sound in the universe, but quite use-able.

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  5. I just got one… It's superb. Different to the HandSonic, and lots of fun to play side-by-side. The stick ridges rock… :-) Not the cleanest sound in the universe, but quite use-able.

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