Korg Wavedrum Oriental Limited Edition

Brand: KORG


Korg Wavedrum Oriental Limited Edition

Korg Wavedrum Oriental Limited Edition

he perfect instrument for the percussionist seeking a broader range of sounds, it’ll deliver performances that are both traditional and creative.
This Limited Edition Wavedrum Oriental boasts a massive infusion of popular, unique, and accurate Arabic percussion sounds, all eminently playable from the dynamic rim and real drum head surface.

Arabic percussion”indispensible to belly dancing, world music, and other popular genres”owes its groove and exotic atmosphere not just to its non-western musical theory and unique performance techniques, but also to the distinctive sound of specific percussion instruments including the darbuka; the riq, def and tar, even the bendir. The striking surfaces of these Arabic percussion instruments are extremely simple, yet they are able to produce a wide range of timbres, one of the essential requirements for playing these inimitable Arabic sounds. The Wavedrum is distinguished by its revolutionary synthesis technology, and by an interface that allows a direct physical method of performance, making it the ideal instrument for replicating and articulating these exacting Arabic sounds.

The new Limited Edition Wavedrum Oriental adds a full range of algorithms and PCM samples dedicated to Arabic percussion. All of these sounds faithfully simulate the distinctive ways in which the tone is affected by subtle nuances in playing technique and the position of the strike on these acoustic instruments”the Darbuka with its thin single skin, the Riq with its single skin and jingles, and the dual-skinned Bendir. The number of preset programs has been increased from the previous 100 to a whopping 150 preset programs. Together with the 150 user programs, you can now choose from a total of 300 variations. The appearance has also been enhanced. The body is a white tone reminiscent of a high-quality darbuka’s ceramic body, complemented by a deep red-wine-colored rim.

The real drumhead responds naturally to brushes, sticks, mallets, or even your bare hands. That plus its sensitive acoustic transducer, advanced DSP synthesis, and hundreds of superior samples results in the astounding Korg Wavedrum. Delivering accurate and imaginative sounds from around the globe, Wavedrum creates an interactive, organic, and spellbinding playing experience that no trigger-based system can match.

The affordable 2nd generation Korg Wavedrum is sonically richer, more sensitive, and packed with enough power and expression to create its own musical legend. The Wavedrum’s wide dynamic range mimics that of an acoustic drum. Wavedrum responds perfectly to your action, from subtly nuanced tapping and stroking to aggressive, repetitive strikes.
Wavedrum Oriental Limited Edition Specifications:
PCM instruments:
300 Total; 150 Head, 150 Rim
300 Total; 150 Preset, 150 User
Loop Phrases:
Reverb, Delay
DSP algorithms:
45 Total
Panel Controls:
VOLUME knob, VALUE knob
WRITE button, 1-4 buttons, BANK/MODE button
Input / Output jacks:
Output L, R (Monaural phone jack)
Phones (Stereo mini phone jack)
AUX IN (Stereo mini phone jack)
3-character 7-segment LED
Sampling frequency:
48 kHz
A/D, D/A conversion:
Power supply:
DC9V 1.7A
Dimensions (W x D x H):
344 x 349 x 75mm / 13.54 x 13.74 x 2.95 inches
2.0 kg / 4.41 lbs.
Included items:
AC Adapter, Tuning key, Allen wrench