After first introducing it in January 2021, Korg has released the long-awaited Drumlogue, a hybrid drum machine with a multi-digital engine and expandability via the logue SDK used in their 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 plugin effects and more, making it one of the most versatile drum machines out there.
As mentioned, Drumlogue has three sound engines, analog and digital synths, as well as sample-based instruments. The analog has a kick drum, hi-tom snare, and bass tom, with controls to manipulate decay, tune, and more.
On the digital side, it comes with the Nano virtual analog synth plugin or you can load a multi-engine with VPM synthesis, a noise generator, or other custom algorithms via the logue SDK (multi-engine) found in the NTS-1 and other products Also supports third-party logue plugins via the Korg SDK. From there, you can use the multi-effects engine to load effects including reverb, delay, equalizer, boost, and compressor.
The sequencer offers 64 steps, chain functionality, and other features. On the connectivity side, it comes with four assignable 6.3mm audio outputs and an audio input for routing external audio through the effects. Despite the audio input, it does not work as a sampler; you can only play samples. It’s available on preorder now for $600 at B&H Photos Video and elsewhere
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