Korg Analog Drum Machine

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VOLCA-BEATS

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Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the Volca series. volca is a new lineup of EDM production tools. These powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer. Each is also equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Multiple volcas can be used in tandem via the vintage-style sync in/out, and with your favorite DAW software or MIDI keyboard via MIDI In. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that you can conveniently play anywhere and anytime. These are the next-generation analog synthesizers, bringing you the ultimate sounds and grooves with ease and depth. Whether used together or by themselves, the volca series is poised to inject true analog power into any performance or studio setup!


• Powerful analog drum sounds
• Real analog sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines
• Six editable analogue parts with one knob per function for easy editing
• Maximum effect from minimal parameters - a unique advantage of analog
• PCM sound engine expands possibilities when used with analog sounds
• Loop sequencer distilled from the Electribe series
• Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches
• Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence
• Active Step function generates new bass lines by removing or inserting steps.
• Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing
• Convenient functions for incredible ease of use
• Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korg's Monotribe
• MIDI In for note entry, plus external sync and control from your DAW

Fun, Affordable, Compact.4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
The Volca series by Korg are a great sounding simple yet inspiring, user-friendly machines. There pricing deems them very affordable for any musician on a budget and with limited space available for gear. The compact design does not limit their capability to produce pleasing, quality dynamic sounds. A limited, yet essential amount of controls allows for easy and uncomplicated sound sculpting and sequencing, but that is only the beginning, connect them to effects or other instruments, especially other Volcas and you will be amazed at how good you can make them, make your tracks sound, did I mention fun ? they are tons of that too.
Posted by Sean G Bergstrom. on Sep 14, 2015
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Lo-Fi Goodness For A Great Price8 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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When I look for a drum machine, I look at ease of use, on-the-fly features, and portability; all with a great sound. I prefer more lo-fi sounds, and the Volca Beats are perfect for my needs. The Beats are very easy to use. There is a step sequencer where you can either record live, or (of course) in steps. You can individually control the stutter for each instrument, or for all parts. You are able to change the pitch, decay, and volume for each hit. There is also a mute function if you want to drop sounds in and out while playing live. I'm not very good with complicated devices, and even I found the Beats simple. Sound wise, everything sounds crisp and clean. The kick in particular packs a huge punch for such a small machine. Everything sounds almost 808-ish, which is exactly what I want. Now for the biggest complaint; the snare. While I don't mind the snare sound, I will admit that it's definitely going to be polarizing for some. It sounds a bit hollow and tinny as opposed to a snappy sound you'd expect. I think it's kind of charming, but I expect many will not be happy with it, so take that into account or try/watch before you buy. Snare opinions aside, this drum machine is not only great on a budget, but it sounds incredible. It's durable and compact, making it a great addition for jamming or even a live setting. Don't overlook this product!
Posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2015
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