Steve Smith commented on the Wavedrum by offering, “The Korg Wavedrum is an exciting new instrument that gives drummers a creative voice to express themselves in ways not possible with the acoustic drumset. I find the instrument to be an inspiring addition to my sonic pallet and I’ve only begun to explore the potential of the Wavedrum.”
Korg’s Wavedrum is the first electronic product to employ a real drum head playing surface for an authentic feel, combined with 100 built-in drum, percussion and synthesizer sounds from around the world, offering an all-in-one instrument ideal for use by students, aspiring musicians and professionals alike, or in settings where space is at a premium. An MP3 player can also be connected for instant jam sessions or accompaniment. Wavedrum can be used by itself, or integrated into a drum kit or percussion rig. It can replace a room full of instruments, making it a welcome choice for crowded stages, theatre pits, home/project studios and classrooms. Hundreds of sound combinations can be stored, with 12 favorites instantly accessible.
Photograph 1 (L-R): Steve Smith, Peter Erskine and Chad Smith, with their Korg Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizers.