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Korg Wavedrum Oriental

Favorite GearPosted by Ed Nomi 01 Jul, 2014 13:20:24

I f*cking love this drum!

So many realistic sounds to choose from, no hassle with miking, very expressive, not to big nor small and it has the right weight in my opinion. Super for creating rhythms or even atmospheres!
Adding a 2nd Wavedrum would be a dream, I can imagine how great it would be when tuning them in intervals.
Using brushes, drumsticks or your hands, it all affects the sound in a different way, the same as it would with a real drum.

My philosophy has always been to start a new song from scratch, I just don't like using loops.
I love to make/play music! I really don't like endless sessions of scrolling through- and auditioning loops. It just ruins the vibe, it kills the drive and it's it not fun but boring!
Editing is different, it's not the most fun part of the process but it takes place after the magic has happened.
So the Wavedrum, it gets used a lot.

Also when performing live it's truly a great addition to the performance. But be careful with loud monitoring though as is could cause feedback, the Wave drum has build in microphones to analyse & mix the sound when stroke and there is a chance it might pickup the sound of the monitoring!

The Wavedrum can be heard on the track Coil Train, I used some of the oriental drum sounds.

And please, give Korg some love too.



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Favorite Gear - Minimoog Voyager

Favorite GearPosted by Ed Nomi 29 Jun, 2014 15:20:34
This is by far my most beloved instrument, if there ever would be a fire in the studio I for sure wouldn't leave without my Minimoog.
Can't think of a single Nomi track in which I didn't use this monophonic beast too: deep bass lines, screaming leads, hypnotising drones and many more mind blowing analog sounds.

The Minimoog Voyager is a modernised reincarnation of the Minimoog Model D from the 70's, used by artists such as Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, Wendy Carlos, Jean-Michel Jarre and Daft Punk.

It features three oscillators, noise generator, external input, x/y touchpad and the famous Moog filter (-24db/octave 4-pole transistor ladder lowpass filter).
My Minimoog has 2 expansions modules which turn the Voyager into a semi-modular system.

More than often I process the unfiltered sound of the high-end Moog oscillators via the insert jack thru external filters to create different synth sounds.
My favourite FX to use with the Voyager would be the Roland Space echo, who doesn't love that 70's sound?


Music featuring this wonderful mono-synth can be heard @ ednomi.com
For more info on Minimoog Voyagers, click here

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