Korg’s Volca Kick offers a whole lot more than its name suggests...
Korg’s latest Volca is one you might possibly have overlooked, or at least only glanced at briefly. After all, it does just one thing: analogue bass drums. For this, the Volca Kick borrows the resonant filter of the Rev1 MS20, beefs it up with analogue drive, and adds the usual complement of knobs and a sequencer with motion recording. Throw in a few handy performance features and batteries so you can take it anywhere and you’ve got a Volca that clearly knows its place in the world, which is more than can be said about some countries these days!
I think I’m on safe ground in assuming that most SOS readers know the score with Korg’s Volca range. They’re solid little plastic boxes designed for instant gratification and easy integration into a variety of setups. They each have an internal speaker and can run off six AA batteries (supplied) or an optional 9V adaptor. The speaker is more effective on some models than others, and I doubt you’ll be surprised to learn that this one falls firmly into the latter category. Connect the mini-jack...
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