KORG VOLCA BEATS
Following the monotron, monotribe and MS-20 mini analog synthesizers, Korg introduces the new volca series. It is a new line that consists of three units: the volca keys solo synthesizer, the volca bass synth, and the volca beats drum machine. These units offer you limitless fun, with carefully selected parameters that allow you to create a universe of thick sounds, which can only be obtained with an analog synthesizer, together with a loop sequencer to create rhythmic phrases intuitively. You can use multiple units in tandem, or with your DAW software. Battery operation and a built-in speaker let you play wherever and whenever you want. This new generation of analog synthesizers gives you thick, powerful sounds and the most punchy beats along with great ease of use.
The volca beats provide six of the most iconic analog sounds: Kick, Snare, Bass and Treble Timpani, and Open and Closed Cymbals. Paying particular attention to the standard sounds that are indispensable for dance music, incorporating numerous synthesizers and sample CDs, we have designed powerful new sounds that could not be produced with more than analog synthesis.
Maximum variety of sound with few parameters: the great advantage of analog
The volca beats provides a carefully selected set of parameters that allow you to quickly create the drum sound you want. For example, by simply using the three Click, Pitch, and Decay buttons, you can create an incredible variety of kick drum sounds, ranging from punchy low-end sounds to more precise sounds, perfect for keeping the beat.
Regardless of the settings, all of these sounds have great density and presence, offering the power that can only be obtained with an analog sound engine.
PCM sound engine expands possibilities and complements analog sounds
The PCM sound engine is used to cover sounds that an analog synthesizer is not as well suited for, such as Clapping, Claves, Agogo, and Cymbal Hit. We paid particular attention to the PCM engine to reproduce the lo-fi sound of the 80s. These sounds complement analog sounds perfectly, and you can also create more distinctive sounds by changing the PCM speed to dramatically raise or lower the pitch.