DRV/Owner’s Manual. License Agreement. 1) All intellectual property contained in this library – including owner’s manuals and product literature – is the . Korg DRV Digital Reverb Effect Module. The DRV is a relatively quiet digital effects processor. It can do up to 2 FX simultaneously either in stereo or. The DRV is a relatively quiet digital effects processor. It can do up to 2 FX simultaneously either in stereo or 1-per-channel side. This vintage unit.

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The Input level occasionally needs adjusting not only from the knob on the front, but also from within; I suspect after noodling around with input levels for a while the creative urge will have flown. On the downside, it’s not the cheapest multi-effects unit available, and it isn’t very easy to just plug something drv-2000 the DRV and use it like a guitar or vocals effects pedal.

Stereo outputs are already provided, but korrg inputs might have been nice, too – but I guess all budget reverbs can’t be Alesis! You can set the Gate Size, and even Gate Shape! Or, through MIDI, you can sense how hard a synth key is hit and produce a longer echo or delay effect. In conclusion, this is a very classy product with a lot of professional features to recommend it to studio users who find themselves in need of a cheap, versatile, but good sounding multi-effects unit.

Then you can alter the parameter you select by stepping up or down using the Up or Down keys, or both together for speed. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. How to make your recordings sound like a million bucks for slightly less than five hundred quid!

Especially handy if you have a limited recording set-up and need to record a lot of things at once to get the most mileage out of your mixdowns. Phil South discovers that room drv-2000 is not incurable these days, thanks to Korg’s latest combined digital reverb and multi-effects processor. Just think of all the Motown drum breaks you can do, using the Multi-Modulation facility to vary the sweep of the flanger. I tell you what, I never thought I’d see the day when a true reverb could be bought for under a couple of grand.

The same goes for studio quality effects units too. For example, jorg can easily programme two footswitches to step up and down the programs for you, especially useful drv-0200 a live situation, I would have thought. The answer is all of them, and here’s a table of all the possibilities to prove it: It’s a good idea and I’m going to tell you anyway! Oh yes, if you press Write accidentally, which is entirely possible with those nice sexy flush buttons, then simply press Program, Utility or Parameter, and you will be returned to whatever you were doing, after a message appears saying ESCAPED!.


This gives a very sure control over the tone and size of room you wish to design, allowing such simulated nuances as rooms with drapes, warehouses with or without boxes in them, or stadiums with their multiple reflective surfaces. But these few gripes aside, for many people the DRV is likely to prove the right tool for a number of interesting jobs and, as such, is an admirable addition to the Korg range.

The stereo flanging drg-2000 chorus programs are similar in operation to the stereo echo programs, allowing adjustment of Mod Depth, Mod Frequency, Mod Delay, and Feedback, but they also allow separate setting of left and right delay and level. You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. The surprising thing to note about all these units is the sheer ear-stroking quality of their programs.

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drv-200 It was only a matter of time before the manufacturers realised they could combine the talents of both these units iorg the one inch box. So, just because the DRV is in a rack, doesn’t mean that it can’t follow you on stage! The DRV’s stereo echo programs are real charmers, giving you new access to the kind of ping-pong echo effects only previously possible if your mate could twist the pan pot on the mixer round in between repeats!

The two gated reverb programs give you basically the same things as the straight ones, but when the sound stops, so does the reverb – so you get the fullness of the reverb effect with none of the mushy reflections after.

Early reflections make a room sound more ‘live’, damping the high frequencies makes it sound warmer, and pre-delay gives you that feeling of space, like you could go out and grab a bite and be back before the koeg reflections start! With devices like this, making the most shockingly edited samples sound like Simon Rattle and his big band, or glorifying the most ratty timbres from your synths is childsplay, and getting a good vocal sound is as simple as punching up the right number on the display.


This mode refers to the DRV’s ability to accept real-time external control of program parameters through one of three inroads: Grand Canyon with a lid on, anybody?

Utility mode is a trifle more complex to explain, but basically it holds certain less musical and more technical parameters: There are numbered programs to select from, being presets, and being user-definable programs.

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All alterations made in Parameter mode can be saved with Write. To save a program, you simply call it up on the LCD screen, and press Write. The home user, or live band, could also benefit from the Multi-Modulation options, which put studio effects under real-time control. It sounds like a musician’s dream, but it’s a technological reality.

These comprehensive presets fall into seven groups: The movement of this panning is controllable by Pan Depth, Tremolo, and Phase, which kogr the angle and therefore direction of the autopan. Sound On Sound – Jun This is a nice touch, enabling all us ‘weird filename’ junkies to vent our creative talents on yet another LCD.

Other articles featuring gear in this article: In Program mode kor can punch up reverb or effect programs from the unit’s memory for use or for editing and saving under a different name in the user area of memory.

Small Print Terms of use Privacy. Parameter mode, also called Edit mode, lets you examine and alter the parameters that make up each effect. If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive Review by Phil South.

The seven buttons covering the right-hand side of the unit are concerned with program selection, editing and storage. Now then, which of these parameters on all these fine programs can you control with your footswitch or MIDI device?

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One interesting function in this mode is Title Edit. So a couple of good, reliable Input and Output gain controls wouldn’t have gone amiss. If you don’t save an altered program and step up to another and back again, you’ll find that kkorg one you altered has reverted to its original settings.

Phil South discovers that room simulation is not incurable these days, thanks in part to this latest combined digital reverb and multi-effects processor from Korg.