Volca Drum - A Pocket Percussion Synth

Where standard percussive sounds meet unique eccentric drum styles      15/01/19

Volca Drum - A Pocket Percussion Synth

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Alongside the volca modular, Korg has also announced the volca drum which they describe as a digital percussion synthesizer focused on the creation of sounds and patterns that other drum machines simply cannot create, thanks to its physical modeling-based engine, dual-layer drum parts, comprehensive motion sequencing and sequencer tricks.

Korg says that, unlike previous percussion-based volcas, the volca drum covers a variety of rhythmic tones, including standard percussive sounds, as well as some eccentric drum styles unique to the volca. They tell us that the volca drum has a flexible DSP digital synthesis engine, making a wide sonic range possible, an integral part of music production.

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 that can be played from the volca-style sequencer.

James Sajeva, Director of Music Technology Brands at KORG USA, Inc, told us, “The volca modular and volca drum installments mark a new era in what volcas can be capable of. volca drum will be a go-to rhythm machine for those looking for fresh and innovative sounds and rhythmic possibilities,”

Pricing and Availability:
The volca drum will both be available early 2019 for $149.99

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