Korg Drumlogue Hybrid Drum Machine


Introducing Drumlogue to Rubadub - the first hybrid drum machine from Korg. Combining the rich power of analogue with the flexibility of digital, Drumlogue delivers the ultimate sound for your sonic creations.

  • Threefold hybrid drum machine: analogue, digital and SDK
  • Intuitive and easily accessible controls
  • Fully customisable with a SDK for user synth voices and effects
  • Powerful 64-step sequencer with chain mode
  • Incredible individual and master effects
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Manufacturer: Korg Categories: Drum Machines, Electronic Instruments, Equipment,

The introduction of Drumlogue marks a paradigm shift for drum machines.

It combines the rich and raw power of analogue, the flexibility and convenience of digital, and the deep customisation of a unique SDK. A heavy-duty dynamic sequencer, powerful effects, and intuitive controls make Drumlogue a must-have in any setup.


  • Hybrid drum machine with analog/digital and sample-based sound generation
  • Four powerful analog drum voices (kick, snare, hi tom, lo tom)
  • Six sample-based parts (import your own samples)
  • Digital multi-engine part with VPM, noise generator and 24 slots for complex custom synthesizers
  • Import custom synth plugins for advanced sound design capabilities
  • Includes exclusive ‘Nano’ virtual analog synthesizer plugin created in collaboration with Sinevibes
  • Real-time controls with four dedicated encoders for navigating settings parameters
  • Versatile sequencer with 64 steps
  • Chain mode for chaining individual patterns
  • Motion, accent and random functions
  • Four freely assignable individual outputs for separating the individual parts
  • 11 voice polyphony
  • Audio input for processing external instruments through Drumlogue’s effect chain
  • Robust desktop design with angled top panel for ergonomic positioning
  • Aluminium enclosure with brushed hairline finish and wooden side panels
  • 128 programs (including rhythm patterns, 64 by default), 128 drum kits (64 by default)
  • Three blocks (can be used simultaneously): Reverb, Delay, Master (possibility to load custom effects)
  • Wide range of connectivity including MIDI and USB connections

The power of analogue:
Drumlogue features completely new analogue circuitry from legendary Korg engineer: Junichi Ikeuchi (ARP 2600 M, MS-20 Mini, ARP Odyssey). The depth and richness of its sound is on a whole new level. New analogue circuits for bass drum, snare drum, low tom and high tom provide a solid foundation, and elevate tracks with harmonic richness and a thick low end.

The versatility of digital:
Drumlogue has 7 digital parts: 6 sample-based and 1 Multi Engine based. The sample-based parts can play a wide selection of pre-loaded PCM samples alongside imported user samples. These can be easily loaded into Drumlogue by connecting to a computer via USB and simply dragging and dropping into its main memory.

Endless creative potential:
The wildly popular Multi Engine from Minilogue XD is made even more powerful: 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.

With a wide range of I/O, Drumlogue can be integrated seamlessly with your rig. A USB-A port supports connectivity with USB MIDI class-compliant devices, meaning volumes can be controlled with the faders on a nanoKONTROL 2, or sounds triggered by the pads on a nanoPAD 2.

Four individual outputs are available, in addition to headphone and main L/R. Any part can be assigned to any output, allowing for expanded routing versatility with external processing and multi-track integration.

It almost goes without saying that Drumlogue easily syncs with other gear via the MIDI in/out, sync in/out, or via USB MIDI.

Ease of use:
Drumlogue is incredibly easy to use – having been designed with simplicity and accessibility in mind. The most important parameters for the main drum parts have dedicated knobs on the front panel for on-the-fly adjustments, as well as dedicated volume pots for each part to speed up the mixing process.

A wide and clear OLED screen coupled with a simple UI and 4 dedicated encoder knobs makes the navigation process fast and smooth.

Unlike other drum machines, Drumlogue’s main panel is slanted. This offers superior ergonomics and visibility, while a brushed aluminium body and wooden side panels add to the premium look and feel.

Custom synths:
Synth voices in Drumlogue are so much more than static waveforms. Custom synths can be built to not only generate sound, but can also draw on built-in filters, LFOs, MIDI controlled polyphony and other parameters.

Exclusive “Nano” plugin:
Korg has collaborated with popular plugin developer “Sinevibes” to create a brand new synth plugin for Drumlogue: Nano. This exclusive plugin explores the power behind the newly expanded Multi Engine and gives an incredible first taste of the platform.

“Nano” is a full-fledged virtual analogue synth with a broad array of features and customisable parameters. The synth engine has dual oscillators with optional ring modulation, a 4-pole state-variable filter with soft clipping distortion, built-in EG and built-in multi- waveform LFO.

Sequencing powerhouse:
At the heart of Drumlogue is a flexible, easy-to-use, and extremely powerful 64-step sequencer. This makes it easy to create complex patterns and polyrhythms that elevates the music creation process. Innovative features are available including per-step probability, per-step alternate trigger patterns, per- step micro offsets, per-track groove patterns and much more. With the clear OLED display, it’s also easy to follow and edit your sequences visually.

Chain mode makes creating long and interesting patterns simple. In loop mode you can switch between several variations to play sequences in new and interesting ways. The Motion and Accent recording functions are fast and intuitive, and if you want to try new things on your track, the randomisation function is there to help you.

Drumlogue has high-quality effects across three categories that can be used simultaneously: delay, reverb and master effects. The send amounts for delay and reverb effects are set independently, with multiple return points also available. Master effects add that final polish to the sound and can be bypassed on a per-part basis, meaning it’s possible to send the effect to specific audio parts. A sidechain bus is also available to the master effects section.

Drumlogue SDK:
Drumlogue also offers an API that allows programmers to extend the possibilities of the hardware through the development of plugins called “units”. Using the Drumlogue SDK, custom synthesizer, delay, reverb and master effect units can be created and then loaded via a USB connection.

User synths:
Up to 24 custom synthesizer units can be loaded into the Multi- Engine user section and played via the Multi-Engine’s dedicated sequencer lane. Each synth can expose up to 24 custom parameters accessible via the encoders and OLED display.

User effects:
24 custom effect units can be loaded into each effect type within Drumlogue (delay, reverb, master). Each custom effect can expose up to 24 parameters accessible via the encoders and OLED display, and can be used in the same way as the internal effects.

Polyphony: 11 voices (User synths may be played polyphonically via MIDI, the actual voice count will depend on the synth's implementation

Sound Engine:
Analog: 4
PCM / User samples: 6
Multi-engine (Noise, VPM, User Synthesizer): 1
Number of Programs (including rhythm patterns): 128 (64 preset programs by factory default)
Number of drum kits: 128 (64 preset kits by factory default)
Effects: Reverb, delay and master


Output (L,Mono, R, Audio, Out 1-4)
Sync In/Out
Audio In, MIDI In/Out
USB A (to device) (Only for MIDI controllers)
USB B (to host)

Power Supply: AC adapter (DC9V)

Dimensions (WxDxH): 317 × 189 × 73 mm

Weight: 1.4 Kg (3.09 lbs.)

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Korg Drumlogue Hybrid Drum Machine