Korg WaveDrum user reviews
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- Overall Opinion
- I use it for 1 month, I also own a roland HandSonic HPD10 and an electronic drum.
The HandSonic and Wavedrum are very different, though complementary. I use the HandSonic more like a drumkit, the sounds are very clean, very clear, very roland. For Wavedrum, it seems more an acoustic intrument that needs treatment, the dynamic is much greater than the HandSonic is not easy to mix. It feels like a mix between acoustic instruments and a synthesizer.
Like many, the hit is very pleasant, there are basically four areas of games.
Varies according to its strike force, in general a different sound is triggered qd were claps very loudly.
The edge of the skin:
bah it feels natural sound!
You can play with pressure. (As on the hpd).
By tapping on the top, it can trigger another sound.
I speak of impressions playing because perceived support four distinct sounds:
PCM 2, 2 by mike. (See spec).
In short it is quite expressive, although not yet perceived as a real.
Certain preset its really very nice, and we discover new ways to play, even on the presets that have been playing quite often.
There grossomodo 40% preset classic djembe, snare, congas ... and the rest of preset synth-style, it helps to create ambiences very peculiar.
I would do without hesitation that choice, I was expecting this kind of buying the perceived HandSonic, and finally not at all. It is more agreeable to the djembe, congas, instruments "simple" on the HandSonic Wavedrum that offers fewer expressions and suffers from its too "square". For the cons HandSonic allows more of his playing 3 instruments at the same time, to the samba, or perceived set / drumkit is clearly more suitable. Basically the Wavedrum is intrusment HandSonic when in fact 2 or 3. I love both, I do not know which one I would choose if I had to have one.
Caution is however a trick to turn the volume x2. Then the volume is an adequate level without being "very strong" that I have no problem.
- Overall Opinion
- I have been using since July 2010 so a few months ago.
It must first understand it's a synthesizer, said synthesizer and therefore who says you can solve just about anything: sensitivity or speed typing, levels of algorithms (the algorithm is the program that generates a sound) and effects when two algorithms are associated with a skin and al ring can adjust the levels of one and other. You can adjust the size was, its depth, pitch, pan, you can put a reverb (there are several), a delay not too bad ... anyway we can fix everything.
So it's a synthesizer, percussion and ca ca makes it a unique instrument.
This means that instead of a keyboard, a tool most often used to trigger (s) sound (s) of a synth, it has a real skin and strapping as Korg calls the ring are the two main areas triggers a sound. Operation is simple: The Wavedrum has a cell (sensor) audio where his enormous sensibility (the Wavedrum would be much less sensitive if they had a cell noon instead) and the sound picked up by the cell passes by an algorithm (Trat digital signal by additive analog nonlinear Modelista and physical), in some cases even when the sound is filtered by an instrument pcm, then his one or two handsets arrives in the effects section ( reverb, delay, pan ...) and finally to the audio output mini-jack for headphones and two outputs for amp monojack, self-amplified speakers table .... or box mix effect (ca j have not yet tested .)
As already mentioned, the sensitivity is huge, in fact as sensitive as a real instrument as opposed to what has been said elsewhere, since the Wavedrum has a real skin and an audio sensor. We can obviously hit the skin, clacquer, caress, rub, smother strikes and Waved dott is more of a pressure sensor which can be used to modulate the sound or to trigger or both at the same time and this is like everything else configured.
The Wavedrum being unique we could not compare to anything else. I think it's a magical instrument and I am far from having been around for a little bit you put your hands in the Cambois because the factory settings the first listen may seem disappointing. It must first réler the skin tension and the pressure sensor that is done very simply using a key al awl came with the WD. Then we can already play a lot with the factory settings that can be restored at any time and very facilement.Voila why we should not hesitate to tweak the sounds, then re disrupt everything to his liking. Only like this we can discover the great possibilities of WD. The manual provided is pretty clear and not long to read and s address to a wide audience. No need to be sound engineer or pro synth to understand how to run the beast.
For my part I use it with an orientation electro sounds to create rather than imitate real instruments even if it is well suited to this use.
To work without emmmer ... neighbors are not what was best taken there.
Value for money: it can not be better I think: an entire set of percussion instruments plus a set of percussion sounds or electro a handy and 500 euros for me as a percussionist (I have a dozen at home and I have been much more) is the dream.
I do it again this election a bunch of times and also have j one wish is to buy a second ......
- Overall Opinion
- For how long have you been using it?
I received in January 2010, and since I discovered all its possibilities one by one.
What thing do you like most/least about it?
- It's a kind of electronic percussion instrument, but music, so an instrument built for the live.
- It is taken in hand, without programming knowledge, setting (although it can have in searching the doc)
- A real 50ènes levied at your fingertips, plus a 50ènes of percu-Syth impressive by the quality of their sound. all usable elements on the 2 sensory (skin / eye rim).
- A MIDI out would have been the instrument of my dreams, a future version can be.
- The game is extremely rich, but not enough to make 100% of the fine levied a classic of the 100 proposed. But this is what comes closest.
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
No, because in fact it is the only of its kind. It is an electronic drum that replicates the feel particularly well with a true percussion, especially for a game with your hands.
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
An attractive price for a perceived which does not disturb the neighbors or family, while having fun playing like congas, djembe, etc. ... for hours. So practice to practice.
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
In fact the fun of games by hand or with different tools (stick, stick, hammer) is true and sincere, certainly not perfect, but what is the best of my knowledge for the price. Whether it is to train at home in the studio or playing live (with an amp of course). So without hesitation I REFERRED the same choice.