Jan 25

I really like the world-class sounds ommiting from Korg’s new Wavedrum called Wavedrum Global Edition which is really a Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer. It looks very smart too with a combination of blue and white.

The new Wavedrum Global Edition represents the next—and most powerful—evolution in the Wavedrum family. It boasts the largest palette of cutting-edge sounds of any Wavedrum to date; with sought-after percussion sounds from around the world, a major boost in the quality of each sound, and dramatic improvements in usability.

In 2009, Korg unveiled Wavedrum WD-X, a revival of the original Wavedrum that debuted in 1994. The reimagined ‘09 Wavedrum had a stunning impact as a performance tool that brought new expressive power to musicians–from users of the original Wavedrum to forward-looking percussionists. Subsequent models included Wavedrum Oriental with its added Arabic sounds, Wavedrum Mini with its unique sensor clip, as well as limited edition color models, and the instrument’s unbounded potential has continued to accelerate the spread of Wavedrum mania throughout the world.

It is a 2nd Generation Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer with a sound engine that combines DSP-powered algorithms with PCM sounds to allow versatile and highly flexible performances. A pressure sensor and multiple pickups capture the subtle nuances of your strikes on the head and rim, generating expressive power and new sounds. It has increased pickup precision provides improved dynamic range for low and high pitches, as well as enhanced response for soft sounds, making the instrument more sensitive.

You can play different sounds from the head and rim, or apply pressure effects on the head to create performance techniques that are possible only on the Wavedrum. You get 200 preset programs which cover a vast range of sounds from classic percussion to unique and novel sounds. There are also 200 user programs available for storing customized sounds and settings.

A new input sensitivity parameter has been added, supporting a wide range of users from beginners to pros. Fundamental sounds such as acoustic instruments have been enhanced. It has Live Mode that stores up to 12 settings (4 favorite programs x 3 Banks) for instant recall. It is compact and light-weight with 140 loop phrases of various genres allow Wavedrum users to jam along or practice to them.

There is an AUX input which allows monitoring or mixing of any audio source–CD, MP3, even a second Wavedrum.

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