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Korg Tease New Drum Machine, 61 Key Wavestate with Aftertouch and VR DAW

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Just when we thought we were done wrapping up all the Korg announcements from NAMM 2021, Korg have dropped a host of new product teasers on us (not that we’re complaining). Although details are sparse there’s plenty to get excited about including a new drum machine, upgraded 61 key wavestate with aftertouch and a VR DAW (!). 

Drumlogue – Hybrid Drum Machine 

Here’s the official descriptions from Korg and teaser videos: 

  •  The drumlogue is a hybrid analog/digital groovebox that is currently under development 
  • A combination of powerful raw analog parts and flexible digital voices for a wide sound spectrum 
  • Intuitive hands-on control for quick editing as well as a dedicated librarian for easy patch and sequence management 
  • Supports KORG ‘logue SDK Multi-Engine plugin oscillators 

Wavestate SE Synthesizer 

 

  • 61-key version of current 37-key wavestate now with aftertouch 
  • New internal programs added, all sound programs optimized for aftertouch 
  • Reworked case with premium aluminum panel and knobs 

Korg GADGET-VR

Have you ever found yourself wishing for the instruments in Korg’s Gadget app to be made into hardware? Well this is close! A VR version of Korg’s Gadget is coming to a headset near you. This is a bold move from Korg, and the first time a major hardware music gear brand has given VR a go. Details are light on,  but worth noting the demo appears to be using the Oculus Quest 2 headset.

 

L1 – Digital Piano

 Stylish and contemporary, 88 key, slim, lightweight and portable 

  • Less than 3″ height and approximately 13lbs 
  • Same LS Keybed in KRONOS LS 
  • Simple press button and turn knob controls 
  • Main power supply and battery powered option 
  • 8watt amplifier and newly-designed speaker system plus a bass reflex box to deliver rich sound 
  • USB connectivity, optional stand 
  • Will come in black and 5 limited edition metallic colors 

 

RK-100S 2 – Keytar 

  • 37-note slim keyboard for playability 
  • microKORGXL+ engine on board; 8 notes polyphonic 
  • Clear finish shows the woodgrain 
  • Battery operation 
  • Vocoder function 
  • Soft case included 

No info on pricing or availability yet but as always, stay tuned to Noisegate for more info and product demos as soon as humanly possible. 

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