Korg Volca Beats

Analogue Rhythm Machine

  • 6 Analogue and 4 PCM-based drum parts
  • Loop and Step sequencer
  • Stutter, Active Step and Step Jump functions
  • Multitouch Trigger Pad / Step button
  • LED display
  • Integrated speaker
  • Sync I/O 3.5 mm mini jack mono
  • MIDI in
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm mini
  • Power supply: 6x AA battery or optional AC adapter (KA-350, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 193 x 115 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 372 g
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Further Information

Sound Synthesis Virtuell Analog
Pads 16
Effects No
Bass No
Display Yes
Number of analog outputs 1
Headphone Connector Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation Yes

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DonSchlup, 13.08.2018
I gotta be honest. I'm a guitar player who's looking to experiment with some different stuff and didn't really know what to look for in a drum machine. So I did my research and my criteria was quite simple:

- Affordable
- Sounds ok
- Enough features to keep me interested, but not be overwhelmed
- Looks good (yeah, call me shallow, but the Volca Beats is now in my living room and my wife and I love the vibe!)

The Korg Volca Beats checked every box, so I decided to pull the trigger.

Sure, it's simple, the built-in speaker doesn't carry much weight (not sure if people expect something else from such a tiny speaker), and it's not filled with crazy sounds, but I'm impressed with the vibe I'm hearing out of it. From hip-hop to post-punk, it sounds great and I'm quite happy with the purchase!

Pros: Everything I mentioned before.

Cons: I honestly miss a speaker output to connect to a PA without having to deal with that tiny and flimsy headphone output; And I wish that the cables were connected from the back, not the top.

Still, solid 9/10 for the Korg Volca Beats!
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Great for sketching ideas, poor snare sound.
02.05.2016
I've seen other people with this same complaint but it's gotta be said, the snare on this thing is very strange. Now with that out of the way I do like it a lot! The stutter function really is fun to use, the sleek look of the beats appeals and I hope to mount it in a eurorack along with the volca keys I own!
The PCM samples sound nice and you can get some really wonky sounds out of them without too much patience. Motion sequencing is straightforward and sounds good if done right.
Paired with an distortion or overdrive pedal this thing can really blast the kick and tom sounds.
Of course it syncs with the other volcas and makes a pretty light show. I do feel that most of the Korg volca lineup will remain a staple in cheap and relatively high quality little noise machines. They look like toys but they play well and they're fun for jamming with friends since almost anyone can figure them out. Bringing a couple on stage can actually add a very cool sound to your set.
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