Korg Volca Keys - Analogue Loop Synth
The ideal introductory synthesizer, with a simple – yet powerful – polyphonic analog sound engine and loop sequencer
The polyphonic synthesizer you've been waiting for
- Three note true analogue synthesis
- 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
- Motion Sequencer records knob edits in real time
- Active Step function and Flux function to add dynamic change to your sequences
Convenient functions for tremendous ease of use
- Self-tuning function for constant, stable pitch
- Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korg's Monotribe
- Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere
Volca Keys is a long-awaited synthesizer that adds a new chapter to the long and storied history of Korg's analog synthesizers. This 27-key analog lead synth delivers unbelievably powerful sound in a 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 for a first analog synth. It offers the richly expressive sounds that are distinctive of analog, providing the enjoyment of simple yet deep sound-creation. 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.
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.
Self-tuning function (Volca Bass and Keys only)
Until now, the problem with analog synthesizers has been that the pitch would drift over time, or because of changes in temperature. 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.
Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere
With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.
Multi touch Keyboard
3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, 1EG
Octave, Ring Modulation, Detune, Portamento, EG Intensity
Cutoff, Peak, EG Intensity
Low Pass Filter, 12 dB/oct
Rate, Pitch Int, Cutoff Int, Wave (Sawtooth, Triangle, Square)
Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain
Time, Feedback, Temp Sync
Number of parts:
Number of Steps:
Number of Recording Patterns:
Headphones (1/8” stereo mini jack)
Sync In (1/8” monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V) Sync Out(1/8” monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
- 6 AA alkaline or AA nickel-metal hydride batteries
- or KA-350 AC adapter (optional)
Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
193 × 115 ×46 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.81 inches
377 g / 0.83 lbs (Excluding batteries)
KA-350 AC adapter
AA alkaline battery ×6 (for verifying operation)
Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.