YouTube user HALmotohashi has created a series of video demos showcasing the capabilities of the Korg Wavedrum percussion synthesizer as not just a percussion instrument, but as a drum-controlled synthesizer.
The Korg Wavedrum puts some impressive synthesis capabilities into a sensitive controller.
The Wavedrum contains 36 DSP algorithms, allowing for a variety of of synthesis methods; analog, additive, non-linear, physical modeling, etc. 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.
These videos highlight the variety of sound, and the sensitive control over sound, that the Wavedrum allows.
The second demo explores combines synthesized drums with more traditional percussive sounds.