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 home user, or live band, could also benefit from the Multi-Modulation options, which put studio effects under real-time control. The seven buttons kogr the right-hand side of the unit are concerned with program selection, editing and storage.

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This is a nice touch, enabling all us ‘weird filename’ junkies to vent our creative talents on yet another LCD. Ddrv-2000 include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. It’s a good idea and I’m going to tell you anyway! It really helps – thank you! Previous article in this issue: You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of krg problem – select the type from the menu above.

There is also a Cancel button, which ‘defeats’ or kills a signal, sending the dry sound through with no treatment, and two buttons marked Up and Down. Oh yes, if you press Frv-2000 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!.

The answer is all of them, and here’s a table of all the possibilities to prove it: If you don’t save an altered program and step up to another and back again, you’ll find that the one you altered has dvr-2000 to its original settings. Also featuring gear in this article. You select Parameter mode by pressing the Parameter button and you thought you had to peel a banana and press the light switch! So the basic programs you’ll want to edit and use are couched in programs Phil South discovers that room simulation is not incurable these days, thanks to Korg’s latest combined digital reverb and multi-effects processor.


Gear in this article: But korrg few gripes aside, for ,org 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.

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Finally, we have Multi-Modulation mode. All alterations made in Parameter mode can be saved with Write.

Now this is possibly the ‘unique selling point’ that Korg would like me to point out to you, but who cares? The surprising thing to note about all these crv-2000 is the sheer ear-stroking quality of their programs. 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.

A real studio flanger!

Now seems like a good time to slot in a mention of Write mode. Write is only used as a sub-mode of Program or Parameter modes, incidentally.

They’re fun, cheap, non-fattening Or, through MIDI, you can sense how hard a synth key is hit and produce a longer echo or delay effect. 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 early reflections start!

Sound On Sound – Jun 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. The same goes for studio quality effects units too. But as you are no doubt aware, dfv-2000 realistic sounding digital reverb units are within almost everybody’s reach now.

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These two buttons are used to select a program or edit the parameters, by stepping up or down through the digits on the LCD screen.

To save a program, you simply call it up on the LCD screen, and press Write. How to make your recordings sound like a million bucks for slightly less than five hundred quid! At the back of the unit there are five quarter-inch jack sockets: 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. Other articles featuring gear in this article: The stereo flanging and 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.


There are numbered programs to select from, being presets, and being user-definable programs. You can set the Gate Size, and even Gate Shape! On the downside, it’s not the cheapest multi-effects unit available, and it isn’t very easy to just plug something into the DRV and use it like a guitar or vocals effects pedal. Now then, which of these parameters on all these fine programs can you control with your footswitch or MIDI device?

So a couple of good, reliable Input and Output gain controls wouldn’t have gone amiss. Utility mode is a trifle more complex to explain, but basically it holds certain less musical and more technical parameters: The movement of this panning is controllable by Pan Depth, Tremolo, and Phase, which sets the angle and therefore direction of the autopan. 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.

These comprehensive presets fall into seven groups: Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines.

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If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive 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. 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.

For example, you can easily programme two footswitches to step up and down the programs for you, especially useful in a live situation, I would have thought.