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Korg Volca Beats

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    Korg Volca Beats:

    Real analog sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines.
    The volca beats provides six of the sounds for which the greatness of analog shines most clearly: Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat, and Open Hi Hat. Paying careful attention to the standard sounds that are indispensable for dance music and that are included on numerous synthesizers and sampling CDs, we've designed powerful new sounds that could not be produced by any means other than analog.
    Maximum impact from minimal parameters - a unique advantage of analog

    The volca beats provides a carefully selected minimal set of parameters that let you quickly create the drum sound you want. For example, simply by using the three knobs Click, Pitch, and Decay, you can create an incredible variety of kick sounds, ranging from rough sounds that dominate the low range to tight sounds that keep a precise beat.
    Regardless of the settings, all of these sounds will have great presence and density, and will deliver the convincing power that's possible only from an analog sound generator.
    PCM sound engine covers sounds for which analog is unsuited

    The PCM sound engine is used to cover sounds for which an analog synth is unsuited, such as Clap, Claves, Agogo, and Crash. We've also paid attention to the PCM engine, and have reproduced the rough lo-fi sound of the '80s. These sounds are a good match with the analog drums, and you can also create even more distinctive sounds by changing the PCM Speed to dramatically raise or lower the pitch.
    Type: Analog
    Pattern Engine
    Programming: Step
    Pattern Notes:
    Can store up to 8 user patterns
    Sounds Per Pad
    Sounds Per Pad: 10
    Sources: Synthesizer
    LFOs: Envelope
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 10
    Timbrality: 10
    Tuning: Standard
    Patterns User: 8
    Storage: Internal
    Stutter with Time and Depth knobs, Delay, and Arpeggiator
    Case: Console (stand alone), Desktop
    Trigger Pads : Touch Plates
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Sequencer, Tap Tempo
    Display Type: LCD, LED
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 193 × 115 ×45 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.78 inches
    Weight: 372 g / 0.82lbs (Excluding batteries)
    MIDI / Sync / Trigger
    Audio Outputs: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 1
    Audio Output Notes: Stereo headphone jack is also Audio Output
    Inputs: Midi In, Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V) , Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
    MIDI Ports: IN
    General MIDI: GM - General MIDI
    Control Features: Chain other Korg mini synths with Sync In
    Power: AA alkaline battery ×6 AA nickel-metal hydride battery ×6 AC adapter “KA-350” (optional)
    List: $225.00
    Retail: $159.99 - $199.99
    Released: 2013
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