Used to create overtones and distortion a simple trigger waveform, wave folder, and overdrive effects are incorporated into the Korg Volca Drum Digital Percussion Synthesizer. 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.Digital Percussion Synth with a 6-part x 2-layer StructureThe term digital typically brings to mind sounds that are based on PCM-sampled bass drum, snare drum, or cymbal, but the Volca Drum creates its drum sounds by DSP-powered analog modeling. Oscillator waveforms such as sine wave, sawtooth wave, and noise are provided. By applying various changes to these waveforms, you can create a wide variety of percussion sounds that range from realistic to idiosyncratic, and are not limited only to drums. The six parts each have two layers, and do not impose any rules or restrictions such as specifying which parts must be used for the bass drum or for the cymbal; all parts have the same specifications. You can freely assign your sounds to these six parts without being limited by the conventions of a drum set. A kit consists of the six parts that you’ve assigned plus the waveguide resonator effect settings, and 16 such kits can be stored in memory (the factory settings contain 10 preload kits).Distinctive Sound from a Redeveloped DSP EngineEach part consists of two layers. For each layer, users choose one of five types of oscillator waveform including sine wave, sawtooth wave, and HPF noise, and also choose from three types of pitch modulator and amp EG, each optimized for drum sounds. Layer parameters can be edited either individually or simultaneously, and users can also use the two layers to produce the same sound for additional thicknes

Product Features

  • Drum machine with multi-touch trigger pads / step keys
  • Waveguide resonator adds rich resonances
  • Novel design featuring a custom LCD
  • Compact, size, battery operation, and built-in speaker
  • Includes 6 AA alkaline batteries, and sync cable