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.
The polyphonic synthesizer you've been waiting for
・Simple three-voice analog synthesizer
・Voicing function lets anyone create sounds easily
・Delay effect for even more sonic possibilities
Simple loop sequencer
・Loop sequencer lets you record phases just as you play them
・ Use the Motion Sequence function to meticulously craft your loops
・Use the Active Step function and Flux function to add dynamic change to your sequences
Convenient functions for tremendous ease of use
・Self-tuning function overcomes pitch drift - the weak point of an analog synth
・SYNC jack and MIDI IN connector allow synchronized performances with multiple units or with your DAW
・Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere
Until now, the problem with analog synthesizers has been that the pitch would drift with changes in temperature or the passage of time. The volca solves this by providing a Self-tuning function that constantly tunes the oscillators. You'll never need to tune during a performance, or wait for the pitch to stabilize after turning the power on.
SYNC jack and MIDI IN connector allow synchronized performance with multiple units or with your DAW
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.
Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere