The Volca Series offers the ideal introductory synthesizers, giving you unlimited sonic enjoyment and letting you create a diverse array of sounds that can only be obtained through an analog synth. Volca Beats gives you real analogue sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines.
Analog rhythm machines continue to dominate the stage, bringing thick sounds that have the power to stand up to guitar and acoustic drums, still indispensable for track-making and live performance. Volca Beats gives you analogue drums, plus the easy-to-use step-sequencer of the Electribe, so you can turn your inspiration into reality and generate beats with the best high-quality sounds.
Volca Beats provides six of the sounds for which the greatness of analogue shines most clearly - Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat and Open Hi Hat. Created with reference to classic rhythm machines and indispensable to dance music, these new powerful sounds can only be brought to justice on an analog machine.
For the sounds that need something more than analog, a PCM sound engine is used. Clap, Claves, Agogo and Crash are reproduced by Volca Beats' PCM, which has attention to detail with a rough, lo-fi '80s sound.
The step-sequencer, distilled from the Electribe, is designed to make editing easy. Add or remove parts intuitively with the 16 step keys and play the touch panel keyboard to record in real-time. Store up to 8 sequence patterns on internal memory.
Use the Stutter Function to dramatically expand your live performance possibilities by adding drum rolls or delay-like effects, completely transforming the feel of the pattern as well as a fill when switching patterns. Active Step function and Step Jump function generate new beats by inserting or removing steps, allowing for more dynamic performances.
Connect Volca Beats with the rest of the Volca Series or a Monotribe using the Sync Jack. A MIDI-in connector lets you synchronise with other devices, play the Volca from any MIDI keyboard and send note messages from your DAW.
The Volca Beats analog rhythm machine has a compact size and a built-in speaker, easily playable any time, anywhere. The ideal starter-synth.
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