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Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum)
      19/08/10 10:35 AM
Quote Freuman:

Ok, so it feels like a drum and acts like a drum, even sounds like a drum (dw I won't suggest getting a drum), but my main gripe is that I would want at least 5 of them!



I understand what you mean, and I may also have said the same at one point, but that feeling changes when you begin to play with one of these things. It isn’t meant to be part of a drum kit. It’s a bit hard to explain until you’ve played with one, but it isn’t so much a ‘drum’ as an ‘instrument’. You don’t just hit this as one pad in a kit - you play it as you might a keyboard, or a guitar. You don’t just hit it with a stick. You can hit or scrape the rim to set off a sitar drone, or use pressure to introduce filter sweeps to a synth note, or fire off bass notes with velocity…

Quote Freuman:

I get that it's great for percussion, but I would want to be able to use a KIT that reacts like this aswell. And I would want some form of midi control so I know I won't get bored of the sounds!



…and I’m sure that Korg, and probably other manufacturers too, are aware that this feeling exists. I’ll happily put money on a bet that says something along the lines you suggest is being developed right now in a room away from prying eyes.

But…

…it won’t be a Wavedrum as we have it now. There would be little point in a device that reacts to pressure, for instance, in something like a traditional kit.

Think of the Wavedrum more like a Cajon – fine when you play it as a single instrument, but would you need five of them?

But I agree with you about the MIDI. No, you couldn’t carry all the nuances of the WD over MIDI, but as a simple controller it would have made my life easier.

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* For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) The Elf 30/07/10 10:12 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) AntonBlk   19/08/10 08:39 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) _Nuno_   19/08/10 09:45 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) ZukanModerator   19/08/10 07:57 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) oggyb   18/08/10 10:51 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Raystrack   18/08/10 03:56 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) SimonZ   18/08/10 01:49 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) The Elf   18/08/10 02:53 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) SimonZ   18/08/10 03:58 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Persuazion   18/08/10 05:43 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) The Elf   18/08/10 09:28 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Persuazion   19/08/10 11:53 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Freuman   19/08/10 10:04 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) The Elf   19/08/10 10:35 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) SimonZ   20/08/10 10:14 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Freuman   20/08/10 09:38 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) The Elf   20/08/10 10:09 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Richie Royale   19/08/10 10:19 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) mydrumming   31/07/10 11:54 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) desmond   31/07/10 01:01 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Stan   30/07/10 11:40 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) hugol   30/07/10 11:26 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Tui   30/07/10 12:45 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) The Elf   30/07/10 02:34 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Shambolic Charm   30/07/10 11:13 AM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) SimonZ   30/07/10 07:44 PM
. * Re: For I have sinned... (Korg Wavedrum) Richie Royale   30/07/10 10:40 AM

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