Korg Volca Beats

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Manufacturer's ID: VOLCA-BEATS

What we say:

At A Glance:

Korg’s Volca series offers a variety of powerful instruments in compact, affordable packages. The Volca Beats is a fantastic analogue drum machine with an intuitive step sequencer, great sounds and easy to use controls. Not to mention it is incredibly compact and portable, meaning it fits nicely into any electronic music rig where space is limited!

Features We Love:

Analogue Drum Machine

The Volca Beats is a genuine analogue drum machine, providing classic sounds that can be pushed to modern limits. Each part sounds great, and is easy to control with the clean user interface. These aren’t mere samples, this is a living breathing instrument!

Electribe-influenced Step Sequencer

The sequencer on the Volca Beats is a loop sequencer derived from the legendary Electribe unit. It is very easy to use, and provides visual feedback when programming steps in so you can see where they will land. The sequencer buttons can also be played in real time as a keyboard!

Compact and Portable

The Volca Beats is incredibly compact, runs on batteries and even has a built-in speaker. This means you can take it anywhere, and easily include it in an electronic music rig.


  • Analogue Drum Machine
  • Great sounds on-board
  • Simplified controls for ease of use
  • Intuitive step sequencer
  • Compact and portable

What's Included:

  • Volca Beats
  • AA alkaline battery ×6


Keyboard Multi touch trigger pad / step key
Type: Analog synthesis (Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat/Open Hi Hat)
PCM synthesis (Clap, Claves, Agogo, Crash)
Kick Click, Pitch, Decay, Part Level
Snare Snappy, Pitch, Decay, Part Level
Tom Hi Pitch, Lo Pitch, Decay, Part Level
Hi Hat Closed Decay, Open Decay, Grain, Part Level
PCM PCM Speed, Part Level
Number of part 10
Number of Steps 16
Number of Recording Patterns 8
Audio Output Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Sync Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V) , Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
Battery Life Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Power supply AA alkaline battery ×6
AA nickel-metal hydride battery ×6
AC adapter “KA-350” (optional)
Accessories AA alkaline battery ×6 (for verifying operation)
Options AC adapter “KA-350”
Dimensions (W x D x H) 193 × 115 ×45 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.78 inches
Weight 372 g / 0.82lbs (Excluding batteries)

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 4.4/5 (5 reviews)

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.

G.E. - 25/6/2014

great product, fun, sounds great and awesome features.

P.L. - 19/6/2014

Bit limited for my needs

M.W. - 17/6/2014

Very good product at the price

M.B. - 5/11/2013

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. <br/> <br/>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.

M.B. - 5/11/2013

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