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Namm 2011: Korg Announce Wavedrum Oriental

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Korg have announced an addition to the Wavedrum family in the Wavedrum Oriental dynamic percussion synthesizer, launched at this years NAMM 2011.

Limited Edition WAVEDRUM ORIENTAL boasts a massive infusion of popular, unique, and accurate Arabic percussion sounds, all eminently playable from the dynamic rim and real drum head surface.

Arabic percussion, indispensable to belly dancing, world music, and other popular genres, owes its groove and exotic atmosphere not just to its non-western musical theory and unique performance techniques.

It also owes it to the distinctive sound of specific percussion instruments including the darbuka; the riq, def and tar, even the bendir.

The striking surfaces of these Arabic percussion instruments are extremely simple, yet they are able to produce a wide range of timbres, one of the essential requirements for playing these inimitable Arabic sounds.

The WAVEDRUM is distinguished by its revolutionary synthesis technology, and by an interface that allows a direct physical method of performance, making it the ideal instrument for replicating and articulating these exacting Arabic sounds.

All of these sounds faithfully simulate the distinctive ways in which the tone is affected by subtle nuances in playing technique and the position of the strike on these acoustic instruments, the Darbuka with its thin single skin, the Riq with its single skin and jingles, and the dual-skinned Bendir.

Together with the 150 user programs, you can now choose from a total of 300 variations.

The body is a white tone reminiscent of a high-quality darbuka's ceramic body, complemented by a deep red wine-colored rim suggestive of the riches of Arabian culture.

As the standard-bearer of a new musical movement, or as the perfect instrument for the percussionist seeking a broader range of sounds, the WAVEDRUM ORIENTAL will deliver performances that are both traditional and creative.

Posted on 14 Jan 2011 16:49 to category : Instruments News

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