Based on 59 reviews
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- Great for beginners
- Loads of bang for the buck
- Fits into all kinds of situations
- Powerful unit
- Design decisions with Volca line itself
Mostly love (with a little hate)
I really like drum machines - can't get enough of 'em. The Volca Drum Digital Percussion Synthesizer is fantastic fun, and very flexible - this is one powerful unit. Ultimately, most of my gripes are with Korg's design decisions with the Volca line itself. What's to love: -The sound. Irregardless of...
Great price point and functionality at the cost of compatibility (Beatstep users, take warning)
I want to start off by saying that most of my negative points are not meant to discourage new users. This is absolutely the best polyphonic synth for its price point without a doubt. If you're new and want to try your hand at analogue synthesis, this device has too much capability for too little mon...
Fun stuff. I am learning about analog synths on ...
Fun stuff. I am learning about analog synths on this thing. It's affordable, so don't expect it to be everything an analog synth can be. It's not a Prologue. So, here's are my cons. The keys are difficult to get used to. If you have a midi controller, use it. Also, the sequencer is a bit limited. If...
What Should I Buy? /// Weekly Discussion - January 17, 2022
Any recommendations on a drum synthesizer vs a sample based drum machine? I have a Volca Drum that does an okay job but really my heart is set on getting and learning a Digitakt. I was sold an MPC One as a drum machine but quickly realizing it's more of a PC-less setup and sample based machine which I'm not in love with. Should I get a Digitakt to synthesize and sequence drum lines instead or is there a better piece of hardware for this?
Great little synth
First I’d like to say this thing was in my hands in less than one day after ordering. Excellent logistics Austin Bazaar and Amazon. Item arrived in perfect condition. Second, out of the three Volcas that I have, this one is the most fun to use. Three vco’s that you can configure to run separate or t...
Exactly as promised
I'm a novice just entering the world of modular synthesizers. After much research went with the Korg Volca Modular for it's price and functionality. Although smaller than I expected, the hardware works beautifully. Everything in the description was included, right down to the little shammy pad used ...
The Weird Volca
One day it’s my favorite volca that I seamlessly make awesome stuff with, the next day it’s the most frustrating and it’s the odd man out on my hardware jam. Right when I think I’m not learning anything I sense myself knowing why I’m patching what I’m patching. Then when I think I’m getting it, I fe...
No Stupid Questions /// Weekly Discussion - June 30, 2021
It's 1/4" with a single ring at the very tip. Nothing in the manual on if its line-level, but the Scarlett manual says synths are line-level so it \*should\* be? The Volca Drum just has a headphone out with a cable which goes from stereo 3.5mm to stereo 1/4". If I understand it right (big if) stereo cables are all TRS balanced so it should be fine?.