DISC Korg Wavedrum WDX Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer Pad, Black

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  • 100 Preset Programs
  • 100 User Programs
  • Compact and Lightweight Design

DISC Korg Wavedrum WDX Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer Pad, Black


Winner of Percussion Product Of The Year 2010 in Rhythm Magazine and Music Radar, the Wavedrum is one of KORG's legendary musical instruments famous for its innovative design and unique sounds. An electronic performance instrument with close to infinite expressive sound capabilities.

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With its wide dynamic range equivalent to that of an acoustic instrument, the WAVEDRUM responds perfectly to the performer's action, from subtly nuanced touching and stroking to aggressive hitting. It has a wide variety of instruments ranging from standard acoustic percussion instruments to new and unique percussion sounds. Instruments that normally require special techniques to play, such as tabla, conga, etc., can be played easily.

The WAVEDRUM helps inquiring creative performers who seek new expressiveness and sounds. Besides ordinary percussion sounds, the WAVEDRUM contains totally new and unique sounds that are not available in real world and offers new ways of playing for new musical expression. Changing the pitch randomly with each hit, or play melodic phrases by setting a musical scale and applying pressure to the head, a performance characteristic unique to the WAVEDRUM.

You can get new previously impossible sound variations such as controlling the pitch or tone of the release part of a sound by pressing the head after playing it by hand or mallet. You can sustain sounds just by pressing the head. So, for example, the WAVEDRUM can produce sitar and tanpura sounds at the same time. - You can produce tanpura sounds only by hitting the head, and add sitar sounds by applying pressure and then hitting the head. Applying further pressure can change the pitch of the sitar continuously within the selected scale. Thus, you can express yourself by playing new sounds with new ways of playing available only with the WAVEDRUM.

The rim has two types of notches, small and large, and these can be used to get a tremolo type effect by scratching with sticks, etc. Combine the rim sounds with head sounds for an even richer, more original performance.

Included Accessories:

  • AC Adapter
  • Tuning key
  • Allen wrench


  • Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer providing new/unparalleled expressiveness through innovative synthesis technology.
  • Versatile and flexible performance from a hybrid sound generation system combining DSP based synthesis algorithms and PCM playback engine.
  • Unprecedented expression by creating unique sounds using the pressure sensor and piezoelectric pickup and translating subtle nuances of how the head and rim are played.
  • Individual playing styles will produce different sounds depending upon how the head and rim are played, how pressure is applied pressure to the head, etc.
  • 100 preset programs covering a wide range of sounds from standard percussion sounds to new and unique sounds.
  • 100 user programs for storing your own sounds.
  • Live mode can store up to 12 (4 programs x 3 banks) favourite sounds for instant recall during Live Performance.
  • Compact and lightweight design allows for easy transport and set up.
  • 100 loop phrases covering various genres and tempos allow Wavedrum users to jam along.
  • AUX input allows monitoring of another WAVEDRUM, CD/MP3 player or any other audio source.

Further Specs:

  • Synthesis: DSP + PCM Combination
  • DSP Algorithms: 36 Total
  • PCM Instruments: 200 Total; 100 Head, 100 Rim
  • Programs: 200 Total; 100 Preset, 100 User
  • Loop Phrases: 100 Total; Various genres and tempos
  • Effects: Reverb, Delay
  • Panel Controls: Volume, Bank/Mode/Page select, Program/Parameter select, Value control, Write.
  • Input/Output jacks: Output: L, R 1/4" unbalanced
  • Phones: Stereo mini phone jack
  • 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
  • Dimensions: W x D x H: 349mm x 344mm x 749mm / 13.74" x 13.54" x 2.95"