Korg Wavedrum Global Edition Drum Percussion Synthesizer is the most powerful addition to Korg's Wavedrum family. It's calibre is demonstrated by the fact that the model showcases the largest array of cutting-edge sounds from any Wavedrum product to date.
Enhancements to the Wavedrum Global Edition include coveted percussion sounds from around the world, a major improvement in sound quality and brilliant upgrades in usability.
Percussion instruments that generate rich, dynamic sounds from the bare hand of the player are perhaps the most physical of all musical instruments. While an electronic musical instrument, the Wavedrum Global Edition is painstakingly designed to retain this level of physicality. The sound of the player's strike is sensed by separate pickups for the head and the rim, and used directly as the sound source that drives the DSP-powered algorithm and PCM sound engine.
In combination with this, the pressure sensor in the head allows the Wavedrum Global Edition to detect and respond to subtle movements of the player's fingers or palm which can be used to strike, rub, or scratch the head, as well as use techniques such as open shots, slap shots, heel and toe, and mute. Tonal differences produced by using a stick, mallet, or brush, plus changes resulting from different striking locations are also faithfully reproduced, giving the musician a high degree of expressive power and a broad dynamic range that rivals that of an acoustic drum or percussion instrument.
This means that percussionists can bring a substantial arsenal of sounds - to rival a stage full of traditional percussion instruments - anywhere without the sacrificing the real feel or sonic quality that they require for their performance. To further Wavedrum Global Edition’s ability to provide the utmost expressiveness and response, Korg has worked to increase the accuracy of the pickup. This boosts the dynamic range of the lows and highs, and improves the response to soft sounds, allowing more sensitive playing.
<h4>200 sounds Available</h4>
The 200 preset Wavedrum Global Edition programs range from high-fidelity emulative drum and percussion sounds to a world of and new and unique 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 (intensity) of the pressure sensor, etc., you can completely alter the sound by, for example, 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 that can be saved in one of the 200 available user programs.
In addition, the Wavedrum Global Edition provides a new parameter that adjusts the input sensitivity. This makes the Wavedrum's full potential available to everyone from beginners who are not yet able to produce strong strikes, to professionals who can command a broad range of dynamics. These new programs (up to 200) can be stored in the user area. The Wavedrum Global Edition also has a Live Mode which can store up to 12 favorite programs (from preset or user programs) for selecting programs instantly during live performances.
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- DSP Algorithms: 60 Total (Single-size 26 +Double-size 34)
- PCM instruments: 00 Total (Head 200 + Rim 200)
- Programs: 400 Total (200 Presets + 200 Users)
- Loop Phrases: 140
- Effects: Reverb, Delay
- Panel Controls: Volume knob, Write button, Buttons 1-4, BANK/MODE button, VALUE knob
- Audio Outputs: Output L, R (Monaural phone jack), Headphones (Stereo mini phone jack)
- Audio Input: AUX IN (Stereo mini phone jack)
- Display: 3-character, 7-segment LED
- Sampling frequency: 48 kHz
- A/D, D/A Conversion: 24 bit
- Power Supply: DC9V, 1.7A
- Dimension (W x D x H): 344 × 349 × 75 mm / 13.54 x 13.74 x 2.95 inches
- Weight: 2.0 kg / 4.41 lbs.
- Accessories: AC Adapter, Tuning key, Allen wrench, Accessory Disc including PDF manuals (Quick Start Guide, Parameter Guide)
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