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Even today, more than thirty years after the age dominated by analog synthesizers, we just can't let go of the sound of analog rhythm machines. Those thick sounds have the power to stand up to guitar and acoustic drums, and are still indispensable for track-making or live performance.
The volca beats gives you those analog drums plus the easy-to-use step sequencer of the Electribe; it lets you turn your inspiration into reality and generate beats with the best high quality sounds.
The Volca Series offers the ideal introductory synthesizers, giving you unlimited sonic enjoyment and letting you create a diverse array of sounds that can only be obtained through an analog synth. Volca Beats gives you real analogue sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines.
Analog rhythm machines continue to dominate the stage, bringing thick sounds that have the power to stand up to guitar and acoustic drums, still indispensable for track-making and live performance. Volca Beats gives you analogue drums, plus the easy-to-use step-sequencer of the Electribe, so you can turn your inspiration into reality and generate beats with the best high-quality sounds.
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. Created with reference to classic rhythm machines and indispensable to dance music, these new powerful sounds can only be brought to justice on an analog machine.
For the sounds that need something more than analog, a PCM sound engine is used. Clap, Claves, Agogo and Crash are reproduced by Volca Beats' PCM, which has attention to detail with a rough, lo-fi '80s sound.
The step-sequencer, distilled from the Electribe, is designed to make editing easy. Add or remove parts intuitively with the 16 step keys and play the touch panel keyboard to record in real-time. Store up to 8 sequence patterns on internal memory.
Use the Stutter Function to dramatically expand your live performance possibilities by adding drum rolls or delay-like effects, completely transforming the feel of the pattern as well as a fill when switching patterns. Active Step function and Step Jump function generate new beats by inserting or removing steps, allowing for more dynamic performances.
Connect Volca Beats with the rest of the Volca Series or a Monotribe using the Sync Jack. A MIDI-in connector lets you synchronise with other devices, play the Volca from any MIDI keyboard and send note messages from your DAW.
The Volca Beats analog rhythm machine has a compact size and a built-in speaker, easily playable any time, anywhere. The ideal starter-synth.
- Real analog sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines
- Maximum effect from minimal parameters - a unique advantage of analog
- PCM sound engine expands possibilities when used with analog sounds
- The Electribe series step sequencer
- Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence
- Active Step
- Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing
- MIDI IN connector
- SYNC jack allow synchronized performances with multiple units or with DAW systems
- Compact size with battery-powered operation
- Built-in speaker
|Keyboard||Multi touch trigger pad / step key|
Analogue Synthesis (Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat/Open Hi Hat)
PCM synthesis (Clap, Claves, Agogo, Crash)
|Kick||Click, Pitch, Decay, Part Level|
|Snare||Snappy, Pitch, Decay, Part Level|
|Tom||Hi Pitch, Lo Pitch, Decay, Part Level|
|Hi Hat||Closed Decay, Open Decay, Grain, Part Level|
|PCM||PCM Speed, Part Level|
|Number Of Steps||16|
|Number Of Recording Patterns||8|
|Audio Output||Headphones (1/8" Stereo mini jack)|
Sync In (1/8" monaural jack, Maximum input level: 20V)
Sync Out (1/8" monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
6 AA alkaline or AA nickel-metal hydride batteries
or KA-350 AC adapter (optional)
|Battery Life||Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||193 x 115 x 46 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.82 inches|
|Weight||370 g / 0.82 lbs (Excluding batteries)|
1 year warranty