KORG Introduced Volca Drum Digital Percussion Synthesizer!

Portable, Drum Synthesis With A Waveguide Resonator & Creative Sequencer!

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The last KORG rumours from Christmas is also true! KORG has introduced today the Volca Drum, a new digital percussion Synthesizer. It features a dual layer engine with different waveforms, a physical modelling based waveguide resonator and a creative sequencer with parameter automation.

What I hear so far from the sound demo already sounds very exciting. For me even more exciting than the Volca Modular. The sounds remind me a lot of physical modelling VST drum synths like Chromaphone 2 but in hardware. A very interesting Volca in my opinion and I looking forward to checking it out at NAMM 2019.

KORG Volca Drum


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 (analog modelling) percussion synth
  • 2 layer structure with 6 parts
  • oscillator: sine, sawtooth, noise
  • physical modelling based waveguide resonator with two types: tube and strings
  • 16-step sequencer with parameter automation (up to 69 parameters) and real-time recording
  • pattern chain
  • two new randomise functions
  • LCD display
  • MIDI In, Sync In & Out

KORG Volca Drum is available in early 2019 for a price of 169€ from any official KORG retailer.

More information here: KORG 

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