The Korg Volca Kick Analog Kick Generator is a powerful yet compact analog kick generator designed for creating high-quality kick drums with full control over every nuance of the sound. With MS-20 filter oscillation, Drive and Tone controls, and a 16-step sequencer with automation of all parameters, the Volca Kick is perfect for live performances, studio sessions, and creating on the fly.
Analog Kick Drum Generation
The Korg Volca Kick features analog circuitry that generates a wide range of kick sounds, allowing you to create everything from subtle bass kicks to powerful thumping 909-like kicks. The Rev.1 filter of the MS-20 self-oscillates when you increase the resonance to maximum, allowing you to create powerful kick drums steeped in complex overtones.
Drive and Tone Controls
To further enhance your control over your sound, Korg has included Drive and Tone controls, allowing you to adjust the overtones and basic sound of the kick drum for added power and tonality. The distortion level and type can be made variable by a single knob, while the tone control lets you transform the overall character and tonality of the sound by adjusting the high-frequency range.
The built-in 16-step sequencer provides added versatility, allowing you to create your patterns and loops for live performances or use within your productions. The sequencer supports realtime recording, giving you the freedom to perform kick bass phrases at any time. The pattern chain function allows you to connect multiple sequence patterns for successive playback, offering endless possibilities when it comes to creating your own sequences.
Accent, Slide, and Bend Reverse
Korg has also included three new controls – Accent, Slide, and Bend Reverse – to provide even more control over your sounds and sequences. The Accent function allows you to program accents per step for added versatility, creating “glitch” like sequences and bringing a new dynamic to your sound. The Slide function smooths out the steps, giving you a “sliding” like sound between each step, creating a connection between kicks. The Bend Reverse function can be controlled for each step to play the bend backward, reversing the kick’s pitch, making it go from low to high instead for a truly unique sound.
The new Touch FX function adds to the musical versatility of the Volca Kick, allowing you to trigger a sequencer effect by simply touching a step key. You can trigger effects such as Roll, Octave, Pitch, Sustain, and more. For example, triggering the Roll will play the sound repeatedly while you have your finger on the step key, allowing you to create glitches on the fly.
The Korg Volca Kick can be connected to a range of Korg’s other synths and groove machines, and multiple Volca units, including the Volca Kick, can be connected and synchronized for sequencer playback. Additionally, the MID IN jack lets you use the Volca Kick as a sound module for use with a DAW or MIDI controller.
Compact and Portable
The compact size of the Korg Volca Kick makes it perfect for taking with you anywhere you go. With battery operation and a built-in speaker, you can create kick drums on the fly, making it ideal for live performances as well as studio sessions.
In summary, the Korg Volca Kick Analog Kick Generator is a compact and powerful analog kick generator that provides full control over every nuance of your kick drum sound. With its MS-20 filter oscillation, Drive and Tone controls, 16-step sequencer, Accent, Slide, and Bend Reverse controls, Touch FX function, and daisy