Korg Volca Drum

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Digital Percussion Synthesizer

  • 6 Drum parts with analog modeling synthesis
  • Two sound layers per part
  • Each layer consists of a fundamental waveform that excites a tunable resonator
  • Internal step sequencer with pattern chain function
  • Motion sequence function for recording controller movements
  • Slice function for creating pattern variations and drum rolls
  • Accent function
  • MIDI input
  • Sync In / Out (3.5 mm jack)
  • Combined line / headphone output (3.5 mm stereo jack)
  • Integrated speaker
  • Power supply: 6x AA battery or via power adapter (not included, matching power supply KA-350)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 193 x 115 x 39 mm
  • Weight: 370 g
  • Suitable optional bag:Art.485319 (not included)
available since March 2019
Item number 457052
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Sound Synthesis Virtuell Analog
Pads 16
Effects No
Bass No
Display Yes
MIDI interface 1x In
Number of analog outputs 1
Headphone Connector Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation Yes
Footswitch connection 0
Extras None
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Hours of fun
Dylosh 04.03.2022
You will need to invest a bit of time to learn the interface and the button combos. Once you have all that underway you can actually perform with this little device.
I bought it as a very high class metronome basically. I thought I'll programs some beats and then play over them to practice. Now I see there is a live performance factor to this that you don't want to out it down and pick up a bass or anything. It will keep you entertained for hours sculpting sounds and rhythms.
Build is great. People are complaining about the small interface. And the micro adjustments being a problem but the micro increments are what gives it that insane sound when sweeping the pitch from low to high while also increasing the release of on the the parameters will give you other worldly sounds that if the knobs were clickable or had less micro increments you would miss out on.

I could talk for hours about this but for 130 euro or there or there abouts it's well worth buying and seeing for yourself!
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Best volca to have
podsky 25.11.2020
Everyone have his/hers favourite volca, for me it is the Drum.

1. You can use it as a standard drum machine for a simple setup

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2. You can fiddle with every sound (there are 6 parts), in many, many ways. If you know even a bit about analog synthesis - this will be a fun process. After you will arrive at the set of 6, you can than sequence them and save your preset. And than - you can chain patterns!

The waveguide effect is something interesting. Not very easy to use, it can be a bit unpredictable at the beggining, but - well - you can arrive at interesting delay/repeat/echo effects with it.
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Great drum machine, but a little bit flimsy.
Crane 11.06.2021
The volca drum offers a lot of possibilities and is one of the few from the series that has such depth in the synth engine. If you get yourself familiar with the machine and utilise its limitations effectively, it can do drum, synth and effect sounds pretty well. The sequencer is good and perhaps one of the better from the series. With a little practice, you can perform just fine with it.

What bothers me about the volca drum is programming sounds. There's a lot of menu diving involved and in some cases you'll have to dial in settings with one knob while looking at its tiny OLED screen. The buttons lack a pleasing "click" that makes fine-tuning specific values difficult.

If you don't mind taking time for programming drums and you're fine with working with a tiny (but perfectly legible) screen, the volca drum is a great little machine for what it offers. It's just not that accessible and immediate as other volcas in the range.
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A solid first analog synth.
Tony_p 24.02.2022
One of the first three original volcas and maybe the best one; the three paraphonic oscillators pack such wonderful sounds with great range for experimentation and controls are solid. My only gripe is with the sequencer , it could use more that just the 16 steps but then again at in this price range anything more than the engine could be seen as an added extra. Solid build, would recomend to anyone as an intro to dawless and as a nice piece of hardware for experimenting on the go.
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