Korg first announced that the Drumlogue was being created back in January 2021, so the anticipation leading up to its release has been real. It sits alongside their Minilogue, Minilogue XD and Monologue, only with a greater emphasis on percussion.
Like many Korg devices, including the ever-popular and loved Volca Beats, Drumlogue is, excitingly, a meeting of worlds between analogue and digital. Several of the percussion synths are analogue, then combined with its multi-track sample engine and ‘Multi-Engine’. These offer up an open-source digital oscillator. It’s a beast, in other words.
Regarding aesthetic first impressions, it’s not as big as you might think. While being bigger than the aforementioned Volca Beats, you needn’t worry about the Drumlogue eating up a huge amount of your space, if that’s a concern. It’s slightly smaller than the other sibling ‘logues mentioned above.