Volca Kick adds to KORG’s growing range
The Volca Kick is the latest addition to a series of analog toys in the ever growing range of KORG Volca analog instruments.
The Volca series is typified by its compactness, portability and keen pricing. Each instrument focuses on a very specific task and as such the features are limited to the core purpose of each product.
Hence the introduction of the new Volca Kick. As the name suggest the Volca Kick is designed to create kick drums, other percussive sounds and some serious sub bass.
But it’s not your regular sine-wave sound generator one would expect. The Volca Kick has some tricks up its sleeve…
No sign of the sine…
The Volca Kick starts with a true-analog oscillating filter from the MS-20. This powerful filter then self-oscillates when the resonance is increased and this is used to produce powerful kick sounds ranging from solid kick drums to crisp kick basses with complex overtones.
Performance features on the Volca Kick include a 16-step sequencer which now has a new feature called Touch FX. This provides the user with one-touch sequencer variations and time divisions, very handy for live performance or spontaneous iterations. Using the pattern chain feature enables one to connect multiple sequence patterns so that one can construct up to as many as 256 steps by joining up to 16 sequences.
The sales pitch
“The Volca Series has consistently brought renewed attention to classic groove machines and historical synthesis. It now has a new focus. This time, it’s the most important sound in dance music: the kick. Like all volcas, kick has a personality all its own, and combining it with other volcas or any other hardware adds unique character to users’ setups. The familiar Audio Sync connection means it plays exceptionally well with other volcas, minilogue, electribe and SQ-1, and the MIDI IN jack lets you use the Volca kick as a sound module via DAW or MIDI controller.” – James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc.
The Volca Kick will be available from October 2016 and the SRP is $ 159 (Approx. R 2,500 with duties)
Other instruments in the Volca range include;
- Volca Keys – Analogue Loop Synth
- Volca Bass – Analogue Bass Machine
- Volca Beats – Analogue Rhythm Machine
Check out the soundbytes for the Volca Kick below and watch the video. It’s a great addition to the Volca series.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/280494554″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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