The Korg Wavedrum WD-X, when it was released was in 2010, quickly established itself as a favourite amongst experimental percussionists. Allowing for incredible modelling of real percussion instruments, replete with authentic behaviour when struck with sticks, mallets, brushes, or whatever you fancied- it always behaved as the real thing would. If you were feeling more experimental, incredibly expressive synthesised sounds could also be played, creating a broad range of other-wordly effects. Building of the success of the Wavedrum, and due to arrive imminently, is the Korg Wavedrum Mini.
Smaller than its predecessor, it differs in appearance, featuring a rubber playing surface and a built in speaker. The differences between the two don’t end there either. Rather than being a scaled-down version of its older brother, the Wavedrum Mini is a very different beast. Whilst it does not offer the kind of sound editing, or detailed response that the Wavedrum WD-X does, it still offers a very broad range of high quality sounds, and a built in looper allowing for complex rhythmic patterns to be created very quickly and intuitively. So far, so cool-and-unusual. The truly unique feature of the Wavedrum Mini, however, lies in the sensor clip, seen in the image above. Attaching this to any object, turns that object into a playing. Want to use a bottle of water as a shaker? Just clip the sensor onto the neck of the bottle, and shake away. Want to play your imaginary ‘desk drums’ for real? Clip the sensor onto your desk and start drumming. This is huge amounts of fun, and also great for live performances. But, if you’re unconvinced, have a look at the demonstration video below, and imagine the possibilities….
If all of this has made you want to create amazing rhythmic loops, or turn your garden shed into a Gamelan, limited stock of this unique item is due to arrive very, very soon. Call our stores or customer service team (see above number) to reserve yours, or enquire about availability.
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