KORG volca drum digital percussion synthesizer

volca drum

Joining volca kick and beats as the third, and most unique, drum synth in the volca lineup

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volca drum is a digital percussion synthesizer with a six-part DSP synth engine that can be used to synthesize a wide range of unexpectedly different drum sounds. It also features a 16-step sequencer, a built-in speaker, and optional battery power making it easy to record and playback your patterns anywhere.


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A Wide Range of Sound Variation

・Digital percussion synth with a 6-part x 2-layer structure
・Distinctive sound from a newly developed DSP engine
・Waveguide resonator adds rich resonances

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An Evolved volca Sequencer

・16-step sequencer with a wide range of parameter automation
・ACTIVE STEP lets you replace steps for each part
・Slice function finely divides a step to allow drum-rolls
・An accent function that can be specified in 16 levels
・A convenient choke function lets you specify grouping for parts

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Two Randomize Functions

The volca drum provides two randomize functions that let you randomly change the sound (layer) of the selected single part, or to randomly vary the step, slice, accent, and active step settings of the selected single part. By using the randomize functions during a performance, you can add unexpected change and development to the sound and the pattern.

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Novel Design Featuring a Custom LCD

The aluminum panel is created using an etching process that emanates a sense of quality, using delicate relief to express the text and fine lines rather than using printing. In a first for the volca series, a custom LCD is used. The high-brightness display provides excellent visibility, portraying complex settings graphically for comprehension at a glance, and ensuring that volca drum is easy to use with a quick learning curve.

volca drum

Welcome to an infinitely expanding world of sound design.

Joining volca kick and beats as the third, and most unique, drum synth in the volca lineup.

The volca series is all about unique sound. Whether it's analog, PCM, or FM, the volca series puts unique sounds into an accessible platform. And now, the series is joined by a new rhythm machine that brings yet another sonic character. It's the volca drum digital percussion synthesizer.

Based on a simple trigger waveform, wave folder and overdrive are used to add overtones and distortion, and then a waveguide resonator effect brings the sound to life. The six-part DSP synth engine was designed with a completely different philosophy than conventional drum machines, and generates a wide range of unexpectedly different sounds. And of course, you can play those sounds from the volca-style sequencer.

Adding these distinctive sounds to your rhythms will revolutionarily transform your performances and productions.