After first teasing it back in January 2021, Korg has released the highly anticipated Drumlogue, a hybrid digital multi-engine drum machine with extensibility via the logue SDK used in its Minilogue XD and other products. It has both analog and digital drum synths and can also play samples, with the unique ability to add third-party plug-in effects and more – making it one of the most versatile drum machines out there.
As mentioned, the Drumlogue features three sound engines, analog and digital synthesizers, and sample-based instruments. The analog has a kick, snare hi tom, and low tom, with controls for manipulating decay, tune, and more.
On the digital side, it comes with the Nano Virtual Analog Synth plug-in, or you can add a multi-engine with VPM synthesis, a noise generator, or other custom algorithms via the logue SDK (multi-engine) present on the NTS-1 load and other products. It also supports third-party Logue plugins that use Korg’s SDK. From there, you can use the multi-FX engine to load in effects like reverb, delay, equalizer, boost, and compressor.
The sequencer offers 64 steps, chain functionality and other features. On the connectivity side, it has four assignable 1/4″ audio outputs and one audio input for routing external audio through the effects. Despite the audio input, it doesn’t work as a sampler – you can only play back samples. It’s available to pre-order now for $600 from B&H Photo Video and elsewhere.
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