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Korg Volca KEYS Analog Loop Synthesizer

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The ideal introductory synthesizer, with a simple – yet powerful – polyphonic analog sound engine and loop sequencer

Volca Keys is a long-awaited synthesizer that adds a new chapter to the long and storied history of Korg's analog synthesizers. Volca keys is a 27-key analog lead synth that generates unbelievably powerful sound from its compact body. Starting with a filter section that uses the circuitry of the legendary miniKORG700S (1974), it delivers astonishing sound that takes full advantage of Korg's half-century of know-how in circuit design. With a simple structure that includes delay effect and a sequencer, it's also an ideal choice as a first analog synth. It offers the richly expressive sounds that are distinctive of an analog synth, providing the enjoyment of simple yet deep sound-creation.

Three-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. With its structure of 3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, and 1EG, the volca keys has a recognizable, versatile structure. The ability to generate diverse and powerful sounds with just a few carefully selected parameters is a distinctive characteristic of analog synthesizers. The possibilities are endless; you can use the three oscillators to play chords, use them in unison with detune to produce solid lead lines, or apply ring modulation to create far-out metallic sounds. This is also an ideal beginner's instrument for learning the enjoyment of creating your own sounds.

Voicing function lets anyone create sounds easily. The Voicing function makes it easy to specify how the three oscillators will be combined. Simply turn the knob to choose one of six combinations: Poly, Unison, Octave, Fifth, Unison Ring, or Poly Ring. Without complicating the volca's simple design, this feature makes it easy to obtain a wide variety of sounds.

Loop sequencer lets you record phrases just as you play themThere's a loop sequencer with up to 16 steps, allowing you to record your performance on the touch panel keyboard just as you play. It's easy to create phrases that come to mind, and you can also use overdub recording to produce complex loops that could not be played individually. Up to eight sequence patterns can be stored in internal memory.

The Motion Sequence function lets you record knob movements, letting you apply time-varying changes to your sound that will enhance your loops and add originality to your live performances.

Active Step is a function that lets you skip a step during sequence playback. It can create effects similar to a short loop or unexpectedly irregular rhythms, allowing dynamic performances just as though you were performing the sequence itself. By turning on the Flex function, you can play back the phrase without quantizing the steps, producing a loop with a distinctive sense of groove.

By using the sync jack you can enjoy synchronized playback with multiple volcas or with a monotribe. You can also use the "SyncKontrol" iPhone app to wirelessly control tap tempo, swing settings, and synchronized playback with iOS music apps via WIST.The MIDI IN connector lets you synchronize with other devices, as well as play the volca from any MIDI keyboard. You can also send note messages from your DAW and use the volca as an analog sound module.

With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.

    SPECIFICATIONS

  • Multi touch Keyboard
  • Synthesizer Type: Analog synthesis
  • Maximum Polyphony: 3 voices
  • Structure: 3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, 1EG
  • VCO: Octave, Ring Modulation, Detune, Portamento, EG Int.
  • VCO Wave: Sawtooth, Square
  • VCF:Cutoff, Peak, EG Int
  • VCF Type: Low Pass Filter, 12 db/oct
  • LFO: Rate, Pitch Int, Cutoff Int, Wave (Sawtooth, Triangle, Square)
  • EG: Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain
  • Effects: Delay: Time, Feedback, Temp Sync
  • Sequencer: 1 part, 16 steps, 8 recording patterns
  • Audio Output:Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
  • Sync: Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V), Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
  • MIDI:In
  • Power supply: AA alkaline battery ×6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery ×6. Or AC adapter “KA-350” (optional)
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  • Dimensions : (W x D x H) 193 × 115 ×46 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.81 inches
  • Weight: 377 g / 0.83 lbs (Excluding batteries)
  • Options: AC adapter “KA-350”
  • Accessories: AA alkaline battery ×6 (for verifying operation)
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Volca

Volca Keys is a long-awaited synthesizer that adds a new chapter to the long and storied history of Korg's analog synthesizers. Volca keys is a 27-key analog lead synth that generates unbelievably powerful sound from its compact body. Starting with a filter section that uses the circuitry of the legendary miniKORG700S (1974), it delivers astonishing sound that takes full advantage of Korg's half-century of know-how in circuit design. With a simple structure that includes delay effect and a sequencer, it's also an ideal choice as a first analog synth. It offers the richly expressive sounds that are distinctive of an analog synth, providing the enjoyment of simple yet deep sound-creation.

Three-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. With its structure of 3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, and 1EG, the volca keys has a recognizable, versatile structure. The ability to generate diverse and powerful sounds with just a few carefully selected parameters is a distinctive characteristic of analog synthesizers. The possibilities are endless; you can use the three oscillators to play chords, use them in unison with detune to produce solid lead lines, or apply ring modulation to create far-out metallic sounds. This is also an ideal beginner's instrument for learning the enjoyment of creating your own sounds.

Voicing function lets anyone create sounds easily. The Voicing function makes it easy to specify how the three oscillators will be combined. Simply turn the knob to choose one of six combinations: Poly, Unison, Octave, Fifth, Unison Ring, or Poly Ring. Without complicating the volca's simple design, this feature makes it easy to obtain a wide variety of sounds.

Loop sequencer lets you record phrases just as you play themThere's a loop sequencer with up to 16 steps, allowing you to record your performance on the touch panel keyboard just as you play. It's easy to create phrases that come to mind, and you can also use overdub recording to produce complex loops that could not be played individually. Up to eight sequence patterns can be stored in internal memory.

The Motion Sequence function lets you record knob movements, letting you apply time-varying changes to your sound that will enhance your loops and add originality to your live performances.

Active Step is a function that lets you skip a step during sequence playback. It can create effects similar to a short loop or unexpectedly irregular rhythms, allowing dynamic performances just as though you were performing the sequence itself. By turning on the Flex function, you can play back the phrase without quantizing the steps, producing a loop with a distinctive sense of groove.

By using the sync jack you can enjoy synchronized playback with multiple volcas or with a monotribe. You can also use the "SyncKontrol" iPhone app to wirelessly control tap tempo, swing settings, and synchronized playback with iOS music apps via WIST.The MIDI IN connector lets you synchronize with other devices, as well as play the volca from any MIDI keyboard. You can also send note messages from your DAW and use the volca as an analog sound module.

With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.

    SPECIFICATIONS

  • Multi touch Keyboard
  • Synthesizer Type: Analog synthesis
  • Maximum Polyphony: 3 voices
  • Structure: 3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, 1EG
  • VCO: Octave, Ring Modulation, Detune, Portamento, EG Int.
  • VCO Wave: Sawtooth, Square
  • VCF:Cutoff, Peak, EG Int
  • VCF Type: Low Pass Filter, 12 db/oct
  • LFO: Rate, Pitch Int, Cutoff Int, Wave (Sawtooth, Triangle, Square)
  • EG: Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain
  • Effects: Delay: Time, Feedback, Temp Sync
  • Sequencer: 1 part, 16 steps, 8 recording patterns
  • Audio Output:Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
  • Sync: Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V), Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
  • MIDI:In
  • Power supply: AA alkaline battery ×6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery ×6. Or AC adapter “KA-350” (optional)
  •  
  • Dimensions : (W x D x H) 193 × 115 ×46 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.81 inches
  • Weight: 377 g / 0.83 lbs (Excluding batteries)
  • Options: AC adapter “KA-350”
  • Accessories: AA alkaline battery ×6 (for verifying operation)

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