MELVILLE, NY, June 16, 2010 â€” Since its launch in the fall of 2009, Korgâ€™s next-generation Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer has become a choice of leading drummers and percussionists. Artists including Chad Smith (Chickenfoot, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steely Dan), Alex AcuÃ±a (Weather Report and countless others), Steve Smith (Vital Information, Journey), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Danny Carey (Tool), hand percussionist Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, David Bowie), Peter Michael Escovedo (Santana, Lionel Richie; part of the Escovedo family legacy), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Jonathan Moffett (Elton John, Michael Jacksonâ€™s This Is It), and young Latin jazz phenom Dafnis Prieto (Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Chucho Valdez) have all chosen Wavedrum to be a part of their drum and percussion setups.
Steve Smith commented on the Wavedrum by offering, â€œThe 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 Iâ€™ve only begun to explore the potential of the Wavedrum.â€?
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.
For more information, please visit www.korg.com/wavedrum.