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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... Read More

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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!

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
  • 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
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if you like it old school


from seattle, wa

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frankly, i love the old school sounds. likely because it was what i grew up listening to - roland tr 808's and 909's are my equivalent of a rickenbacker. also, like the classic rickenbacker, the 808 and 909 comes with an extraordinarily steep price tag. so for $150, the volca beats are pretty much in a league of their own. while i've heard "professionals" equate them to "toys" and while the majority of the videos on youtube have been made by people who seemingly have never heard a house or techno track from the 80s/90s, i'd say that the output on this little machine has plenty to offer for the majority of bedroom producers. extremely compact, very intuitive, a decent sound bank with plenty of options to fine tune, highly mobile (battery operated and a headphone jack), and a kick drum that (when played through my studio monitors) is thunderous enough to rattle windows and annoy the neighbors. i haven't gotten around to recording anything yet but i can already feel that this little box is perhaps best used as a live instrument and/or an accompaniment to a dj set. midi in makes it easy to hook up a keyboard if your fingers are too fat for the little buttons and the stutter functions and a quick bit of swingy fun. chaining them to other volca devices (so far i have the bass as well) is extremely easy and a patch cord is included in the box. cons: my biggest beef with it so far is that the sequencer is only 16 steps, which is fairly limiting if you planned on building a larger beat. playing it live is a pretty easy workaround, though. also, it doesn't come with a power supply, so you have to either stock up on batteries or head over to radioshack if you plan on using them for hours on end... which you likely will.

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offsetting the other ridiculous review


from ny

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with reference to the first and only other review of the product. analog refers to the synthesis engine not that it will sound like somebody playing a real drum kit. perhaps you want the $12,000 roland if you want realistic sounds. if you aren't willing to pay that, just download a drum loop from google. never bothered reviewing anything before but this caught be bored and irritated by the other review. _____ for everyone else that knows what this is supposed to be, easily the cheapest analog drum machine available. not really worth complaining about features.

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