Alongside the decidedly analog Modular, KORG has welcomed a new digital machine to the fold. The Volca Drum introduces an innovative digital architecture and deep flexibility for a tiny groovebox.
The Volca Drum is KORG’s new take on drum machine design. All digital, the automation options are ample and it seamlessly blends into a DAW workflow.
KORG describes their new drum machine as follows:
“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. And of course, you can play those sounds from the volca-style sequencer.”
While there are 10 preloaded kits, the device is based on DSP-powered analog modelling. This means that you can have up to six parts of completely customised sounds, that are comprised of two layers each. You can store up to 16 of the custom designed kits.