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Korg Volca Drum Digital Percussion Synthesizer | NAMM 2019


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The Korg volca drum opens up an infinitely expanding universe of sound design. As the third and most unique drum synth in Korg's volca lineup, the volca drum creates digital percussion sounds through analog modeling rather than PCM sampling. Its six part, two layer synth engine was designed with a completely different philosophy than conventional drum machines, generating a wide range of unexpectedly different sounds. When you add these distinctive sounds to your rhythms, it will revolutionarily transform your performances and productions.

Shape Sounds Through Wavefolding and Resonance

The volca drum starts with basic waveforms like sine, sawtooth and noise, then applies wavefolding and overdrive to add overtones and distortion. A waveguide resonator effect brings the sounds to life, emulating the resonance of tubes, drums or strings. Decay, body and tune knobs let you shape the sounds. Setting tune lower produces delay like sounds. Use these controls not just for sound design but also live performance.

An Evolved Sequencer for Improvisation

The 16 step sequencer excels for improvisation. Easily construct patterns with 16 buttons, one per step, using step or realtime recording. Chain multiple patterns to play up to 256 steps. A motion sequence function records and plays back knob tweaks, automating up to 69 parameters. Create patterns, save sequences and kits to internal memory, and sync playback with Korg groove machines or modules like the electribe or SQ 1.

Take This Compact Synth Anywhere

The volca drum's compact, battery powered design with built in speaker means you can create and play anywhere. Its aluminum panel uses etching for a high quality feel, with a custom LCD for visibility and easy learning. A standard MIDI in connector lets you use the volca drum as a sound module in your DAW.

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      -The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
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