Korg DJ VolcaKick Analogue Bass Kick Generator
- Analog synthesizer optimized for kick drum and bass
- Ready to integrate into your rig with MIDI In and Korg Sync
- Touch FX sequencer for creating stutters and breaks on the
- Creative sequencing potential with Active Step, Accent, Slide,
and Bend Reverse functions
- Motion Sequence records parameter changes and loops them along
with your sequence
- Operates on 6 x AA batteries or Volca Power Supply (not included)
The volca kick generates powerfully present kick sounds using a completely analog circuit. To create those sounds, it uses not a typical sine wave, but the sound of an oscillating filter from the original MS-20. The powerful Rev.1 filter of the MS-20 self-oscillates when resonance is increased to the maximum, and this is used to produce powerful kick sounds with complex overtones.
The volca kick is not just a kick drum machine. You can use the 16-key touch-panel keyboard to perform dynamic kick bass, and take advantage of the volca kick's powerful analog circuitry to generate the sub bass sound that's indispensable to dance music styles such as grime or trap.
The volca kick features a 16-step sequencer that gives you plenty of improvisatory freedom. You can use it to quickly lay out a kick drum pattern, and it also supports realtime recording, which is an ideal way to perform kick bass phrases. And the pattern chain function lets you connect multiple sequence patterns for successive playback, making it possible to construct large-scale developments of 32, 64, or even 256 steps by joining up to 16 sequences.
Active step is a function that lets you skip a step during sequence playback. It can create effects similar to a short loop or unexpectedly irregular rhythms, allowing dynamic performances using the sequencer itself as a performance tool.
The volca kick lets you edit each step of the sequence in even more detail. The slightly unusual accent function lets you program accents per step (not per trigger) for groovy and sometimes glitchy sequences depending on how the ACCENT knob, which controls the depth of the added dynamics, has been set. The slide function creates the effect of a connection between steps, producing a smooth and distinctive kick bass. The bend reverse function can be specified for each step to play the bend backward, reversing the conventional kick pitch so that the pitch goes from low to high, and resulting in a unique sound. The volca kick lets you create unexpected and innovative sounds or sequences that transcend conventional kicks.
The new Touch FX function further strengthens the performance potential of the volca kick. You can instantly trigger a sequence effect simply by touching a step key, transforming your realtime performance in kaleidoscopic ways.
The volca kick provides a sync connector that can be easily connected to many of KORG's other synths and groove machines. Connect to other volca units, minilogue, electribe or SQ-1, and experience a session with synchronized sequencer playback. The MIDI IN jack lets you use the volca kick as a sound module for DAW and MIDI controller.
With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca kick anywhere and perform any time.
- Tech Specs
- Sounds: Analog kick/bass sounds (MS-20 Resonator)
- Patterns: 16
- Sequencer: 16 steps
- Pads: 16 touch sensors
- Headphones: 1 x 1/8"
- MIDI I/O: In
- Other I/O: 2 x 1/8" (Sync In, Sync Out)
- Power: 9V DC power supply (sold separately) / 6 x AA
- Height: 1.81"
- Width: 7.60"
- Depth: 4.53"
- Weight: 13.3 oz.