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Small but mighty
The sounds and utility I've been getting out of something so affordable and compact are unreal. I have been pleasantly surprised with how much KORG has managed to pack into this little Volca, and it's become something that doesn't leave my desk.
From instrumentals to basic beats accompanying acoustic tunes, this machine has been excellent. I haven't experimented with running it through my pedal board but I'm looking forward to doing so. For the price, the features and sounds are more than worth it for anyone looking to get their first drum machine or something to augment what they normally use. Get one!
Incredibly versatile instrument
Don't be fooled, this isn't just a relatively cheap drum machine. The modulation options for all of its sounds are pretty deep, and you can make some very un-drumlike sounds if you want. The default drum sounds aren't particularly great, but the sonic possibilities make this machine capable of making sounds I couldn't get anywhere else. Don't sleep on this thing.
This one is so good! And that's not even compared to the price!
It is quite easy to use, not too easy which means u can get lost in it :) A good synth or drum machine has to be a little confusing... You can use from 1-16 steps, but you can also use 2 presets in sequence which will give you 32 or more steps if you would like! It is great for experimenting and tripping your parents. There is ONE downside. It is that there is no standard jack output (6,3mm) BUT! I played a show with it anyway. I used a mini-jack to jack cable, which worked perfectly fine. It is very, very, very, very, very, very, very, recommendable! I gave it 4 stars because i think people read 4 star reviews more than 5 star reviews!
Have a nice time enjoying your little handsome sexy drum machine!
A great-sounding and very programmable digital drum machine in an era where people are still clamoring for analog this and analog that. Only quibble is that Korg moved the knobs on the upper right, so the existing design of Volca Decksavers doesn't fit.
Tiny but powerful drum synthesizer
The sonic possibilities of that little machine are huge ! The sequencer works well and the effects (overdrive, bitcrusher, wavefolder, wave guide) add thickness to the sound.
I would love to see Korg create an extended version of the Volca Drum, with a 64 step-sequencer, the possibility to load samples, a bigger size and multiple outputs.
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