Korg Wavedrum Mini

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Korg Wavedrum Mini

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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by djod » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:21 pm

Does it have Midi?

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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by Coupe70 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:34 pm

djod wrote:Does it have Midi?
seems not

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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by stellan0r » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:34 pm

djod wrote:Does it have Midi?
sorry to say, but you will have to use your hands to play this one.
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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by Coupe70 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:36 pm

stellan0r wrote:
djod wrote:Does it have Midi?
sorry to say, but you will have to use your hands to play this one.
I guess djod wants MIDI OUT, not IN...
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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by djod » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:45 pm

Coupe70 wrote:
stellan0r wrote:
djod wrote:Does it have Midi?
sorry to say, but you will have to use your hands to play this one.
I guess djod wants MIDI OUT, not IN...
Exactly I was thinking of Midi-Out so you could use your own sounds

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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by stellan0r » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:54 pm

ok regarding the most likely low price tag, this would be useful ;) maybe one can mod it like the monotron?
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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by interceptor » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:43 pm

Holy shit! This is insanely cool. I don´t care if it doesn´t have midi. It´s seems like an instrument that´s supposed to be immediate and fun. Midi would ruin the "musicality" of it. You´re just supposed to pick it up and play. Hell yeah, I want one real bad!!

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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by Tarekith » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:45 pm

That's really cool.
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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by McQ714 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:05 pm

i'd like to have a wavedrum (the black one!), but i'm still a bit upset that Korg never developed proper 64-bit windows drivers for the Zero series mixers. and then they just gave up on the series altogether. they had a great idea and just dropped it. and we still don't have anything quite like the Zero 8. they should've at least taken the audio out of them and made some sort of midi controller with the concept. or midi on the mixer side and just a 2-channel audio with kaoss style effects on a master out. damn i wish i was crafty... i have ideas i tell ya.

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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by Observer-A » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:29 pm

This is pretty cool. I agree that the lack of midi on this one isn't too big of a deal, however, that was the number one issue that made me pass on the original Wavedrum.
I do wish that this would have retained some of the build quality from the original but if the price tag is low enough that isn't a problem either.
That clip is awesome too. Great idea on Korg's part.
I am anxious to see how Roland responds to all of this. The Handsonic is pretty cool but the build of the standard Wavedrum is amazing.
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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by Wunjo » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:55 pm

Thanks for posting this! I was very interested in the original wavedrum and the whole MIDI implementation was a big complaint. When reading about why they didn't include MIDI made ok with it not having it. The way in which the wavedrum plays is not simply like a midi pad with on/off and velocity information, it is very complex and layered and to try and convert that information to MIDI would be a nightmare. Maybe they will someday. I also read that there's is some sort of out obsolete module that you can use to edit the patches on the wavedrum.
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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by crofter » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:33 pm

Too much money at £299 or even £249,
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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by McQ714 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:06 pm

maybe the midi protocol needs updating. it's pretty old and devices are capable of so much more now.

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Re: Korg Wavedrum Mini

Post by Observer-A » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:12 pm

McQ714 wrote:maybe the midi protocol needs updating. it's pretty old and devices are capable of so much more now.
I agree. General Midi will always have its place but hardware devices are getting crazy.

I missed the price on the first read too. Way too much for what it is. If retailers knock that in half then it may be worth it.
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