Korg Volca Beats Review

This set of videos, via freetacorrective, captures a review of the new Korg Volca Beats analog drum machine. 


  • Real analog sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines
  • Six editable analogue parts with one knob per function for easy editing
  • Maximum effect from minimal parameters – a unique advantage of analog
  • PCM sound engine expands possibilities when used with analog sounds
  • Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches
  • Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence
  • Active Step function generates new bass lines by removing or inserting steps.
  • Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you’re pressing
  • Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korg’s Monotribe
  • MIDI In for note entry, plus external sync and control from your DAW
  • Go-anywhere analogue: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power

The Korg Volca Beats has a street price of about $150.

Check out the review and then let us know what you think of the Volca Beats analog drum machine!


8 thoughts on “Korg Volca Beats Review

  1. hrmm – not really a fan of these drum sounds, altho i really like the rest of the machine

    it would be awesome if korg did a 12-bit sampler based version, with maybe 10sec of sampler time or something like that

    im much more interested in the volca keys right now.. volca bass isnt bad either

    1. I agree! Join me in asking for a microsampler 2 that will also power and mix the volcas….

      …and maybe provide some MIDI/cv conversion for the MS20!

  2. Thanks for the review… However, the reviewer says, ‘uh’ way too much to hold my attention. Please post reviews where the reviewer speaks well and shows more fluency with the product.

  3. I’d just like to say thanks to the reviewer for taking time out of his day to create these reviews. I appreciate the reviews, because instead of spending his time playing with these things he just got that we’ve all been waiting an epoch to receive, he decided to share with us…..for free.

    In some ways, I find the “uh”s helpful. I know it’s an amateur review, and therefore I’m not being sold anything. It’s someone’s honest opinion. Thanks again for contributing to the community….again, for free.

  4. Hi! Thanks for posting up my review! I noticed a massive spike in my views and traced it back to here. I hope it, uh, helped, uh, people to, uh, decide whether or, uh, not this product is for them 😉

    I live in Tokyo so I was able to get my hands on all three Volcas before they were shipped to other countries. I can’t wait to see all the great music and videos people are going to make with these boxes!

  5. -Freeta Corrective, were in tokyo did you find it? seem to be sold out everywhere now.
    i’ve checked, five g, echigoyamusic, that place next to tokyu hands. you have any tip where i can find it maybe? thanks in advance!

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