Korg Volca Beats


Analogue Rhythm Machine

  • 6 Analogue and 4 PCM-based drum parts
  • Loop and Step sequencer
  • Stutter, Active Step and Step Jump functions
  • Multitouch Trigger Pad / Step button
  • LED display
  • Integrated speaker
  • Sync I/O 3.5 mm mini jack mono
  • MIDI in
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm mini
  • Power supply: 6x AA battery or optional AC adapter (KA-350, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 193 x 115 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 372 g
Available since September 2013
Item number 312844
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Sound Synthesis Virtuell Analog
Pads 16
Effects No
Bass No
Display Yes
MIDI interface 1x In
Number of analog outputs 1
Headphone Connector Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation Yes
Footswitch connection 0
Extras None
Shape Desktop
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246 Customer ratings

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113 Reviews

First drum machine
DonSchlup 13.08.2018
I gotta be honest. I'm a guitar player who's looking to experiment with some different stuff and didn't really know what to look for in a drum machine. So I did my research and my criteria was quite simple:

- Affordable
- Sounds ok
- Enough features to keep me interested, but not be overwhelmed
- Looks good (yeah, call me shallow, but the Volca Beats is now in my living room and my wife and I love the vibe!)

The Korg Volca Beats checked every box, so I decided to pull the trigger.

Sure, it's simple, the built-in speaker doesn't carry much weight (not sure if people expect something else from such a tiny speaker), and it's not filled with crazy sounds, but I'm impressed with the vibe I'm hearing out of it. From hip-hop to post-punk, it sounds great and I'm quite happy with the purchase!

Pros: Everything I mentioned before.

Cons: I honestly miss a speaker output to connect to a PA without having to deal with that tiny and flimsy headphone output; And I wish that the cables were connected from the back, not the top.

Still, solid 9/10 for the Korg Volca Beats!


Decent little beat box
Io Eko 05.12.2019
I got this for the sound. I always loved the very early analog beatboxes so I got what I asked for.

- The sound.
- Easy of use.
- Super portable.
- The sounds sit into the mix really well.

- This should cost way less for what it is.
- The snare sound. It sounds really ugly. Even mini-pops had a way better snare sound.
- Mono output. Don't expect any panning options. This is really unacceptable.
- The firmware update method is simply ridiculous.
- The sequencer steps are rather limited.
- The structure looks weak.
- No usb connection.

I bought it, sampled it because I couldn't pan individual sounds and barely use it since. The samples produced are great though.


Amazing quality for the money
TheA 05.02.2014
The Korg Volca Beats is filled with features and great drum sounds - both analogue and digital. Some people say that the snare sound is poor. I'd say it's just different. It is not the typical 808-style snare what we have used to hear in analog machines. Volca Beats is a great addition to the both small and big setups. In this price category there just isn't a machine which would beat the Beats.


Onboard speaker for convenience only
Dan Graves 20.05.2020
This is a fantastic little gizmo. It's pretty feature packed once you figure out how to use them all. The unit sounds way better with headphones or through a monitor, so do that right away after purchasing.

Build quality is excellent, and everything works exactly as designed. Would be nice to have a second set of sounds or a swing feature, but at this price point I cannot complain.


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