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Digital PercussionSynthesizer

Joining volca kick and beats as the third, and most unique, drum synth in the volca lineup.


The volca series is all about unique sound. Whether it's analog, PCM, or FM, the volca series puts unique sounds into an accessible platform. And now, the series is joined by a new rhythm machine that brings yet another sonic character. It's the volca drum digital percussion synthesizer. Based on a simple trigger waveform, wave folder and overdrive are used to add overtones and distortion, and then a waveguide resonator effect brings the sound to life. The six-part DSP synth engine was designed with a completely different philosophy than conventional drum machines, and generates a wide range of unexpectedly different sounds. And of course, you can play those sounds from the volca-style sequencer. Adding these distinctive sounds to your rhythms will revolutionarily transform your performances and productions.


  • Digital percussion synth with a 6-part x 2-layer structure
  • Distinctive sound from a newly developed DSP engine
  • Waveguide resonator adds rich resonances
  • 16-step sequencer with a wide range of parameter automation
  • ACTIVE STEP lets you replace steps for each part
  • Slice function finely divides a step to allow drum-rolls
  • An accent function that can be specified in 16 levels
  • A convenient choke function lets you specify grouping for parts
  • Two randomize functions expand your inspiration
  • Novel design featuring a custom LCD
  • Synchronized performance with other volca and electribe units, and with your DAW
  • Compact, size, battery operation, and built-in speaker


  • Keyboard Multi touch trigger pads / Step keys
  • Synthesizer Type: Digital synthesis Maximum Polyphony: 6
  • Structure: 6 parts (For each part, 2 oscillators, pitch modulator, and amp EG)
  • Kits: 16 (Settings for 6 parts + Settings for waveguide resonator)
  • Program: 16 (Sequence pattern, Motion sequence, Kit No.)
  • Sequencer Number of parts: 6 Number of steps: 16 (pattern chain) Number of recording patterns: 16
  • Audio Output: Headphones jack (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
  • Sync in (mono mini jack) Sync out (mono mini jack)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
  • AA alkaline battery × 6, AA nickel-metal hydride battery × 6, or KA-350 AC adapter
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 193 × 115 × 39 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.54 inches
  • Weigh: 370 g / 0.75 lbs. (Excluding batteries)
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