Korg Wavedrum Global Edition Percussion Synthesizer

Ditch your old drum pads. With the Wavedrum, you can play with sticks, brushes or your hands and express yourself with hundreds of classic and modern sounds.
Far more powerful and versatile than a drum pad, the Korg Wavedrum Global Edition percussion synthesizer combines the playing feel of an acoustic kit with the cool tones and sound-shaping options of a DSP sound engine. Giving you a variety of ways to play real and modeled drum and percussion sounds from around the world, this Wavedrum lets you trigger myriad DSP-powered algorithms and PCM instrument sounds with your choice of hands, sticks, or brushes. You can also jam with onboard loop phrases, apply effects, and plug and play with factory presets.

Worldly Drums

Your home base for international instruments, the Wavedrum Global Edition's sound engine is loaded with both acoustic and synthetic drums and percussion designed to spice up your performance. Four hundred PCM instrument sounds and sixty DSP algorithms drawn from a variety of synthesis methods -- analog, additive, non-linear, physical modeling, and more -- encourage you to get creative with your sounds and generate various instrument tones, natural sounds, or straight up synthetic sounds. For a multifaceted performance, certain DSP algorithms allow you to assign a different DSP method and PCM instrument to the head and to the rim. And some algorithms enable you to control the velocity and tone of PCM sounds, for a personalized drumming experience.

Packed with Presets and FX for Instant Jamming

If you don't feel like getting too deep within the synth, you can brush up on the Wavedrum's 200 preset read more programs, which cover the whole spectrum of world percussion instruments, and even store up to 200 of your own customized sounds and settings. You can even customize your tone to suit your space with onboard reverb and delay effects. Have fun playing along with 140 included loop phrases, or plug your MP3 player, iPad, or drum machine into the 1/8-inch aux input for easy practicing with your favorite tunes.

Multiple Sensors Make It Easy to Express Yourself

Thanks to multiple pickups and a pressure sensor, the Wavedrum Global Edition is highly sensitive and responsive to your touch, able to capture the most subtle nuances of your hands, sticks, or brushes. The percussion synthesizer will be able to translate any playing technique, whether you hit it, rub it, scratch it, or slam it.


- Dynamic percussion synthesizer with physically modeled drum and percussion sounds
- Sound engine combines 60 DSP-powered algorithms with 400 PCM instrument sounds
- 200 Preset programs cover a range of dynamic world percussion sounds
- 200 User programs let you store customized sounds and settings
- 140 Loop phrases included for instant jamming or practicing
- Onboard reverb and delay effects
- Live Mode stores up to 12 settings (4 favorite programs x 3 banks) for instant recall
- Bright 3-character, 7-segment LED display for high visibility in any setting
- Multiple pickups and a pressure sensor help capture even the most subtle strikes on the head and rim
- Wide dynamic range for low and high pitches
- Play different sounds from the head and rim, or apply pressure effects to achieve unique performance techniques
- Adjustable input sensitivity accommodates players of all skill levels
- Panel controls: Volume knob, Write button, Button 1-4, Bank/Mode button, Value knob
- 1/8" Aux input for monitoring or mixing of CDs, MP3s, or any other audio source
- (2) 1/4" line outputs
- (1) 1/8" headphone output
- Compact, lightweight design -- ideal for use as an individual instrument, or as part of a traditional drum kit or percussion rig
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- DSP algorithms: 60 Total (26 Single-size +34 Double-size)
- PCM instruments: 400 Total (200 Head + 200 Rim)
- Programs: 400 Total (200 Preset + 200 User)
- Loop Phrases: 140
- Effects: Reverb, Delay
- Panel Controls: Volume knob, Write button, Button 1-4, Bank/Mode button, VALUE knob
- Audio Outputs: Output L, R (Monaural phone), Headphones (Stereo mini phone)
- Audio Inputs: AUX IN (Stereo mini phone)
- Display: 3-character 7-segment LED
- Sampling frequency: 48 kHz
- A/D, D/A conversion: 24 bit
- Power supply: DC9V, 1.7A
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 344
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 7.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): WAVEDRUMGLB
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800

Korg Wavedrum Global Edition Synthesizer

The Korg 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 international percussion sounds, a major boost in the quality of each sound, and dramatic improvements in usability. The Wavedrum Global Edition contains 60 DSP algorithms, which enable a variety of synthesis methods: analog, additive, non-linear, physical modeling, etc. Working with these algorithms, users can create various instrument sounds, natural sounds, or purely synthetic sounds -- in addition to the Wavedrum Global Edition's own unique sounds. Certain DSP algorithms allow users to assign a different DSP method and PCM instrument to the head and to the rim. In other algorithms, the velocity and tone of the strike are used to control the PCM sound, delivering an experience rivaling that of an acoustic instrument.


- 2nd Generation Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer that provides unparalleled musical expression
- 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 sounds
- 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
- 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
- 200 preset programs cover a vast range of sounds from classic percussion to unique and novel sounds
- 200 user programs are available for storing customized sounds and settings
- An 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
- Live Mode stores up to 12 settings (4 favorite programs x 3 Banks) for instant recall
- Compact and lightweight design; use as an individual instrument, or mixed in with a traditional drum kit or any performance/percussion rig
- 140 loop phrases of various genres allow Wavedrum users to jam along or practice to them
- AUX input allows monitoring or mixing of any audio source: CD, MP3, even a second Wavedrum
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Submitted August 10, 2015 by Terry Brown
The wave drum is a drummers dream tool.the more you know your rudiments and enjoy exploring your talents the more confident you realize your talents.
Musical Background:
9 yrs old .drum and bugle corps-percussion
Musical Style:
All types.especially Midi.no limit.
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