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Korg unveils anticipated new hybrid “Drumlogue”

The drum machine also doubles as a synth with plenty of new features

  • Gemma Ross
  • 23 September 2022
Korg unveils anticipated new hybrid “Drumlogue”

Korg has finally unveiled its new hybrid drum machine, the Drumlogue, which also doubles as a synth.

The long-awaited music gear flaunts a bit of everything, from its analog drums to digital synths, and has been marketed as the “first analog/digital hybrid” from Korg.

The Drumlogue was created by Korg engineer Junichi Ikeuchi, and is said to feature “completely new analogue circuitry” with new circuits for bass, snare, and low and high tom drums.

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The new gear from Korg features seven new digital parts - six of which are sample-based and one multi-engine. Pre-loaded PCM samples and user-downloaded samples can be imported onto the Drumlogue, which can be done by connecting the drum machine to a PC through USB connection.

First announced more than a year ago, Korg’s Drumlogue was finally unveiled for the first time in photos and a range of demo sounds last week on September 15.

The multi-engine addition previously used on gear including Korg’s Minilogue XD reappears on the Drumlogue, and is said to be “even more powerful”.

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“In addition to Variable Phase Modulation (VPM) and Noise generator engines, the Multi Engine in Drumlogue features a new user slot able to play fully-fledged synth voices - providing vast sonic possibilities never before heard on a drum machine,” reads the Drumlogue’s description.

The Drumlogue also doubles as a synthesiser and adds custom synth voices along with built-in filters, LFOs and MIDI-controlled polyphony.

Also boasting an “extremely powerful” 64-step sequencer, adding new features such as per-step probability, alternate trigger patterns, micro offsets, and per-track groove patterns.

The Drumlogue will be available by the end of the year, according to Korg, priced at US$599. Find out more about the hybrid drum machine here.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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