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Korg Volca Beats

Product Code: VOLCA-BEATS
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Even today, more than thirty years after the age dominated by analog synthesizers, we just can't let go of the sound of analog rhythm machines. Those thick sounds have the power to...read more
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Product Overview
Even today, more than thirty years after the age dominated by analog synthesizers, we just can't let go of the sound of analog rhythm machines. Those thick sounds have the power to stand up to guitar and acoustic drums, and are still indispensable for track-making or live performance.

The volca beats gives you those analog drums plus the easy-to-use step sequencer of the Electribe; it lets you turn your inspiration into reality and generate beats with the best high quality sounds.
  • Powerful analog drum sounds
    • Real analog sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines
    • 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
    • The Electribe series step sequencer
    • 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 jack and MIDI IN connector allow synchronized performances with multiple units or with your DAW
    • Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere

Real analog sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines
The volca beats provides six of the sounds for which the greatness of analog shines most clearly: Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat, and Open Hi Hat. Paying careful attention to the standard sounds that are indispensable for dance music and that are included on numerous synthesizers and sampling CDs, we've designed powerful new sounds that could not be produced by any means other than analog.

Maximum impact from minimal parameters - a unique advantage of analog
The volca beats provides a carefully selected minimal set of parameters that let you quickly create the drum sound you want. For example, simply by using the three knobs Click, Pitch, and Decay, you can create an incredible variety of kick sounds, ranging from rough sounds that dominate the low range to tight sounds that keep a precise beat. Regardless of the settings, all of these sounds will have great presence and density, and will deliver the convincing power that's possible only from an analog sound generator.

PCM sound engine covers sounds for which analog is unsuited
The PCM sound engine is used to cover sounds for which an analog synth is unsuited, such as Clap, Claves, Agogo, and Crash. We've also paid attention to the PCM engine, and have reproduced the rough lo-fi sound of the '80s. These sounds are a good match with the analog drums, and you can also create even more distinctive sounds by changing the PCM Speed to dramatically raise or lower the pitch.

Loop sequencer distilled from the Electribe
This step sequencer is designed to make editing easy and to let you add or remove parts in an improvisational way. You can use the 16 step keys to intuitively enter notes while visually monitoring the timing of the notes within the measure. You can also play the touch panel keyboard to record in real time.Up to eight sequence patterns you create can be stored in internal memory.

Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence
You can use the Stutter function to dramatically expand your live performance possibilities by adding drum rolls or delay-like effects. It can be used to completely transform the feel of the entire pattern, or as a fill when switching patterns. Movements of the Stutter knob can also be recorded in a sequence.

Active Step function and Step Jump function generate new beats by inserting or removing steps
The Active Step function lets you skip a step during sequence playback; the Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing. It can create effects similar to a short loop or unexpectedly irregular rhythms, allowing dynamic performances just as though you were performing the sequence itself.

Convenient functions for greater ease of use
SYNC jack and MIDI IN connector allow synchronized performances with multiple units or with your DAW. By using the sync jack you can enjoy synchronized playback with multiple volcas or with a monotribe. You can also use the "SyncKontrol" iPhone app to wirelessly control tap tempo, swing settings, and synchronized playback with iOS music apps via WIST. The MIDI IN connector lets you synchronize with other devices as well as play the volca from your MIDI keyboard. You can also send note messages from your DAW and use the volca as an analog sound module.

Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere
With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.

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Customer Reviews
Review of by customer G.E.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Rating: 4 out of 5
I really like the analog feeling of the Volca Beats. You pretty much get a light-sounding 808 for 100 pounds. It doesn't sound really professional so don't expect it to substitute for a drummer or for a (much) more expensive drum-machine. But it is certainly fun to play with and probably a good choice for starting up in analog-drum-beats making.

Review of by customer P.L.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Rating: 5 out of 5
great product, fun, sounds great and awesome features.

Review of by customer M.W.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Rating: 4 out of 5
Bit limited for my needs

Review of by customer M.B.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very good product at the price

Review of by customer M.B.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Rating: 4 out of 5
Volca Beats: As with most things, you get what you pay for. If you're in the market for a dead serious drum machine, this may -not- be the one for you. The snare is VERY weak, but thankfully the rest of the sounds, both analog and PCM, are reasonable, and the kick is great. Sequencer is also quite fun and very easy to use, motion sequencing and the delay are both interesting features.

Overall, if you want something with an impressive sound, you'll probably want to move on - it's ultimately worth the price though, for the sound it does have and for ease of use, plus the MIDI in.


Rated 4.4 out of 5 - Rating based on the feedback from 5 people.


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