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Korg Volca Beats - Analogue Drum Machine

£120.00

Korg Volca Beats - Analogue Drum Machine

Manufacturer: Korg

5DKOVB

£120.00

The delivery cost of this item is £1.50.

The Volca Beats provides six of the sounds for which the greatness of analogue shines most clearly: Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat, and Open Hi Hat. Paying careful attention to the standard sounds that are indispensable for dance music and that are included on numerous synthesizers and sampling CDs, Korg have designed powerful new sounds that could not be produced by any means other than analogue.
Maximum impact from minimal parameters - a unique advantage of analogue.

The Volca Beats provides a carefully-selected minimal set of parameters that let you quickly create the drum sound you want. For example, simply by using the three knobs, Click, Pitch, and Decay, you can create an incredible variety of kick sounds, ranging from rough sounds that dominate the low range to tight sounds that keep a precise beat.
Regardless of the settings, all of these sounds will have great presence and density, and will deliver the convincing power that's possible only from an analogue sound generator.

The PCM sound engine is used to cover sounds for which an analogue synth is unsuited, such as Clap, Claves, Agogo, and Crash. Korg have also paid attention to the PCM engine, and have reproduced the rough lo-fi sound of the '80s. These sounds are a good match with the analogue drums, and you can also create even more distinctive sounds by changing the PCM Speed to raise or lower the pitch dramatically.

Loop sequencer distilled from the Electribe
This step sequencer is designed to make editing easy and to let you add or remove parts in an improvisational way. You can use the 16 step keys to  enter notes  intuitively while visually monitoring the timing of the notes within the measure. You can also play the touch panel keyboard to record in real time.
Up to eight sequence patterns you create can be stored in internal memory.


Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence
You can use the Stutter function to expand your live performance possibilities by adding drum rolls or delay-like effects. It can be used to transform the feel of the entire pattern, or as a fill when switching patterns. Movements of the Stutter knob can also be recorded in a sequence.
Active Step function and Step Jump function generate new beats by inserting or removing steps.

The Active Step function lets you skip a step during sequence playback; the Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing. It can create effects similar to a short loop or unexpectedly irregular rhythms, allowing dynamic performances just as though you were performing the sequence itself.

 

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Loop sequencer distilled from the Electribe

The Electribe's step sequencer

This step sequencer is designed to make editing easy and to let you add or remove parts in an improvisational way. You can use the 16 step keys to intuitively enter notes while visually monitoring the timing of the notes within the measure. You can also play the touch panel keyboard to record in real time.
Up to eight sequence patterns you create can be stored in internal memory.

Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence

You can use the Stutter function to dramatically expand your live performance possibilities by adding drum rolls or delay-like effects. It can be used to completely transform the feel of the entire pattern, or as a fill when switching patterns. Movements of the Stutter knob can also be recorded in a sequence.

Active Step function and Step Jump function generate new beats by inserting or removing steps

The Active Step function lets you skip a step during sequence playback; the Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing. It can create effects similar to a short loop or unexpectedly irregular rhythms, allowing dynamic performances just as though you were performing the sequence itself.

- See more at: http://www.korg.com/uk/products/dj/volca_beats/page_1.php#sthash.vkM58Mah.dpuf
  • Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V) ,
  • Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
  • MIDI In
  • Battery Life approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
  • Power supply: AC adapter “KA-350” (optional)