Providing each analogue and digital sounds, this additionally consists of an expanded model of the Multi-Engine present in different ‘logue merchandise, which lets you customise your Drumlogue with new synth sounds.
Drumlogue comprises new analogue circuitry from Korg engineer Junichi Ikeuchi, who’s earlier initiatives embody the ARP 2600 M, MS-20 Mini and ARP Odyssey. That is used to generate kick, snare and low/excessive tom sounds, which promise to present your tracks “harmonic richness and a thick low finish”.
You may increase these analogue sounds with seven digital elements, six of that are sample-based and certainly one of which makes use of the aforementioned Multi-Engine. The sample-based elements can play each the built-in PCM tones and your personal samples, which might merely be dragged and dropped from a pc over USB.
The expanded Multi-Engine now options Variable Section Modulation (VPM) and noise generator engines, plus a brand new person slot that may host fully-fledged synth voices, full with filters, LFOs, MIDI-controlled polyphony and different parameters.
To present you a style of what this expertise is able to, Korg is together with Nano, a brand new Drumlogue plugin from Sinevibes, which has beforehand developed quite a few highly-regarded plugins for different ‘logue devices. That is described as a fully-fledged synth with twin oscillators, elective ring modulation, a 4-pole state-variable filter with tender clipping distortion, built-in EG and built-in multi-waveform LFO.
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After all, Drumlogue additionally boasts a sequencer – a 64-step powerhouse that lets you generate complicated patterns and polyrhythms. Options embody per-step chance, per-step alternate set off patterns, per-step micro offsets, per-track groove patterns and extra. You may navigate and edit sequences on the OLED show.
There’s additionally Chain mode, which lets you create longer, extra fascinating patterns. You may also use Loop mode to modify between variations, and it’s stated to be simple to report movement and accents. A randomisation characteristic is readily available for immediate experimentation.
Results are right here, too, cut up into three classes – delay, reverb and grasp – that can be utilized concurrently. The ship quantities for the delay and reverb results are set independently, with a number of return factors additionally accessible.
Though the grasp results apply to your complete groove, they are often bypassed on a per-part foundation, in order that they’re solely processing the elements of your selection. The grasp results part has a sidechain, bus, too. There’s additionally an audio enter, which means that different devices might be processed via Drumlogue’s results.
Talking of I/O, Drumlogue has loads of it, together with a USB-A port for connection to class-compliant MIDI units, commonplace MIDI I/O, sync I/O and USB MIDI. On the audio entrance, there are 4 particular person outs, and headphone and fundamental L/R outputs. Any half might be assigned to any output, so that you’ve obtained loads of routing flexibility.
Final however not least, we must always make point out of Drumlogue’s design, which guarantees to make it accessible and straightforward to make use of. The important thing parameters for the primary drum elements have devoted front-panel knobs for realtime adjustment, whereas devoted quantity pots for every half are designed to hurry up the blending course of. The OLED display screen, in the meantime, is claimed to have a easy UI that may be navigated utilizing 4 devoted encoder knobs.
You’ll additionally word the angle of Drumlogue’s fundamental panel – it’s slanted in direction of the person for higher ergonomics and visibility. The physique of the machine is aluminium, and there are wood facet panels.
We’re anticipating Drumlogue to be accessible in direction of the top of 2022 priced at $600/£529. Discover out extra on the Korg (opens in new tab) web site.