The Wavedrum's unbound potential has continued to accelerate the spread of Wavedrum mania throughout the world.
Revolutionary Synthesis Technology
The Wavedrum generates rich, dynamic sounds from the bare hand of the player. Whilst it is an electronic instrument, the Wavedrum Global Edition has been painstakingly designed to retain the level of physicality reserved for acoustic drums.
The sound of the player's strike is sensed by separate pickups for the head and rim, and used directly as the sound source that drives the DSP powered algorithm and PCM sound engine. The pressure-sensor in the head allows the Wavedrum to detect and respond to your most subtle movements, whatever your technique.
Innovative technology combining DSP synthesis and PCM samples
The Wavedrum contains 60 DSP algorithms, enabling a variety of synthesis methods... analog, non-linear, physical modelling and more. Working through these algorithms, you can create various instrument sounds, natural sounds or purely synthetic sounds.
The PCM sound engine, the other important part of the Wavedrum Global Edition?s sound creation system, contains 400 PCM sounds: 200 for the head, and 200 for the rim. Combining the PCM sounds with the DSP algorithms delivers a natural response far beyond the reach of PCM only instruments.
Percussion sounds from around the world
In addition to conventional drum sounds such as snares and toms, popular percussion instruments such as cajon, djembe, conga and tabla, as well as metallic percussion like cowbell and triangle, the Wavedrum Global Edition provides exotic instruments and percussion sounds from all over the world, both ancient and modern.
Instantly experience the udu, a clay pot percussion instrument, the jegog, a bamboo marimba from Bali, the talking drum of Africa and gongs which would require massive set-ups. There's even a selection of instrument sounds you wouldnt expect like strings: sitar, koto and berimbau. Not only does Wavedrums give you a faithful recreation of the sound, but enables you to easily play them without the years of practice it should normally take.
Performances that overflow with originality
The Korg Wavedrum leads you into another world, not just with its sound, but by developing your performance technique. You can make the pitch change randomly everytime you strike the head, or specify a scale and play a phrase. After striking the head with your hand or mallet, you can apply additional pressure to control the pitch or timbre of the decay, or produce sustained sounds simply by pressing down the head, creating sound effects that would be impossible on a conventional percussion instrument.
There are plenty of programs to choose from, with 200 preset Wavedrum Global Edition programs ranging from high-fidelity emulative drum and percussion sounds to a world of new and unique sounds.
Save your own original sounds
There are a range of parameters available for editing and tweaking to create new user programs to suit your own music or style of playing. In addition to making changes to pitch, decay time, loudness, reverb, delay and curve of the pressure sensor, you can completely alter the sound by changing the head material parameter from skin to metal.The combination of DSP and PCM sounds can also be changed to create totally new sounds from scratch to save to one of the 200 available user programs.
While you can enjoy the Wavedrum Global Edition by playing the sounds alone, it offers some special features that provide the ability for users to jam along for fun or for practice. Included are 140 loop phrases from various musical genres you can use during practice. Or use the AUX input to mix in the signal from any audio source - CD, MP3 player, or even an additional Wavedrum for double conga-style setups. Using the headphone output allows you to practice in private, anytime, anyplace - without worrying about your neighbours!
Portable, compact and lightweight, your Wavedrum is ready for any musical outing. Hold it on your lap, or play it standing like a hand drum. You can place the Wavedrum on an ordinary snare drum stand, or add it to any electronic or acoustic drum kit.
Features and Specifications
60 Total (26 Single-size +34 Double-size)
400 Total (200 Head + 200 Rim)
400 Total (200 Preset + 200 User)
Volume knob, Write button, Button 1-4, Bank/Mode button, VALUE knob
Output L, R (Monaural phone)
Headphones (Stereo mini phone)
AUX IN (Stereo mini phone)
3-character 7-segment LED
A/D, D/A conversion:
AC Adapter, Tuning key, Allen wrench, Accessory Disc including PDF manuals (Quick Start Guide, Parameter Guide)