Korg Wavedrum Mini Review – ‘A Great Sounding Little Fun Instrument’

The new Korg Wavedrum Mini – a unique compact percussion synthesizer – was one of the hits of Musikmesse 2011.

The Korg Wavedrum Mini is a compact percussion synthesizer, with built-in speaker, battery-powered portability and a cool sensor clip that turns just about anything into a percussion instrument. Using the sensor clip and the pad allows two sounds to be played at once.

The sensor clip seems like a killer feature, bringing an element of experimental performance into a mainstream device.

Here’s an in-depth review of the Korg Wavedrum Mini via the gentlemen of Sonic State


  • Portable percussion synthesizer built on Korg’s renowned Wavedrum technology.
  • Play two sounds at once for a rich musical experience:
  • Play one sound from the dynamic pad.
  • Play a second sound from any surface or object using the sensor clip.
  • 100 Ready-to-play sounds ranging from acoustic tones to synthetic sounds.
  • 100 Rhythm patterns serve as a rhythmic guide or provide jam-along-fun.
  • 10 Preset audio effects; select any effect and enhance any sound.
  • On-board Looper allows unlimited overdub layering for complex, multi-sound patterns.
  • Share your sounds using the built-in speaker, or practice using headphones.
  • Battery operation lets you play with confidence on the street, outdoors or anywhere.
  • AC Adapter and mounting strap are included.

Lack of MIDI support is notable and may be a deal-breaker for some. But the $300 street price of the Korg Wavedrum Mini, combined with the sensor clip, makes it, like Andy Fuller notes in the review, ‘a great sounding little fun instrument.’

Check it the review and let us know what you think of the Korg Wavedrum Mini!

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