Korg Volca Keys

Analog loop synthesizer

  • 3 Voice
  • 3 VCOs, 1 VCF, 1 VCA, 1 LFO and 1 EC
  • Voicing function
  • Delay effect
  • Loop sequencer
  • Motion sequence function
  • Active step and flux function
  • Self-tuning function against pitch drift
  • Multitouch trigger pad/step button
  • LED display
  • Integrated loudspeaker
  • Sync I/O 3.5 mm mini mono jack
  • MIDI in
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm Mini-jack stereo
  • Power supply: 6 AA batteries or via optional power supply (KA-350, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 193 x 115 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 372 g
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 27
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 3
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In
Storage Medium None
USB-port No
Effects Delay
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No

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(Too) many features in a small box
bertel3, 18.07.2014
Many features packed into a small synth. I'm sure this works for some people, but I found it to be way too limited. Although, I know, it's very cheap.

Here are some limitations that I found annoying. Some of these might be hard to guess before actually using the unit:

- It's not polyphonic, it's paraphonic. There are 3 VCO's but they share the same VCA. In practice it sounds like the held notes would be triggered again when you play a new note.
- Although the Keys receive velocity when played live, the sequencer does not record it. So the velocity of every note is 100%.
- No ability to bypass recording midi (key) notes from an external midi-keyboard.
This means that if you simultaneously play live on a keyboard and record your automations on the Volca itself, the notes you played get recorded on every loop, over and over again. You have to record the automation separately.
- Sequencer has only 16 steps. Although the scale can be adjusted: 1/1, 1/2 and 1/4.
- Peak (resonance) cannot be automated or affected through midi.
- No MIDI out. Although you can relatively easily make your own. Similarly to Arturia BeatStep, I would suggest a 1/8 TRS jack (next to the MIDI IN jack).
- Only headphones out. If you plan not to use headphones, you need (half of) an insert cable or some other special configurations.
- The scope of the sounds that you can produce with this is very limited. Although the automation helps a lot, but still.
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george l, 07.08.2019
First of all you can't find other real analog synths in the market with up to 3 part polyphony at this very low price.
Sounds like a real analogue synth all the VCO, VCF, LFO knobs help you create beautiful vintage sounds
the delay is a bit noisy it's dirty and imperfect but it could be useful in certain situations.
the mini keys are ok for functions but very bad as keyboard especially for chords.
The sequencer and recording is not for me and I prefer using my DAW sending midi to volca
for the price is a good instrument
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Cant beat this, it just works perfectly
AnthonyO, 07.11.2019
Cant beat this, it just works perfectly
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Nice entry into the synth world
Maximizer, 15.03.2021
Simple but efficient little poly-synth. The filter sounds good, especially with the resonance cranked up. The lofi delay is fun to play with!
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