Korg’s volca beats is a full-featured beat-making universe squeezed into a small, live performance rhythm machine. Watch this course, by G.W. Childs, and see how to create original and innovative beats ...with volca beats!
Analog beat-making is where it’s at and Korg jam-packs tons of beat-making fun into their hardware rhythm machine: volca beats. This course takes you through all of the volca beats controls, signal flow and touch interface so that you’ll be able to quickly perform, record and modify your volca-induced rhythmic inspirations!
Before you can get the most out of this machine you've got to learn the basics. G.W. starts this course with a section introducing you to the volca beats interface, the ins and outs and how to hook everything up. From there, you’re plunged, fingers-first, into the drum sounds. You then learn cool performance techniques and how to record your inspirations either live or in step-record mode. But no performance is perfect, so G.W. takes you through the editing process where you modify and add cool stutter FX to your patterns.
In the final section of this course you are introduced to both MIDI and CV and learn how to integrate volca beats with all the other cool instruments in your live performance rig. As you complete this course you'll be well on your way to getting the most out of your volca beats!
Really enjoyed this course! Made of short tutorials ,straight to the point , and easy to comprehend. It will convince you to buy volca beats!
Mike wrote on January 2, 2017
A very well-designed introduction to the Volca Beats machine. Competent, patiently delivered but focused on what this little guy can really do when pushed. Worthwhile course!
Kaitlyn wrote on February 9, 2016
Really great stuff...
I completely agree with your regard for this instrument.. I am so glad i stumbled unto this little volca beats....
i liked your comment that these are meant to be PLAYED....really excellent design and thougtfulness seems to be behind ALL the volcas...
and your videos were very straightforward, informative and i could tell you really love this thing...i was already liking the beats but your videos really made me like it more.
i have a keys and bass..... They all sync together beautifully.... i also have live and maschine.... your tip to mix down an audio of each drum sequenced SOLO is a game changer and made it worth watching until the end...
steven wrote on November 11, 2015
I have had volca beats for awhile now but never really dove in to its more advanced settings. I've been looking to add more textures into my ableton productions and this course gave me the knowledge i needed to be more fluid with my volca in a studio setting.
Paul wrote on April 30, 2015
I watched the previews, bought & downloaded the course & then went out and bought a Volca Beats. Great tutorial that also serves magnificently as a user manual as the actual manual as provided by Korg is a very poor document indeed. The short bite-sized videos are direct & straight to the point. Can't wait for further tutorials in the Volca series.
Granted wrote on April 25, 2015
Great course. It's nice to see a course on a stand alone hardware instrument for a change of pace. I hope we get to see some courses on the rest of the Volca family!
Arthur Spooner wrote on April 24, 2015
Excellent course on the Volca Beats that covers every parameter including integration with external DAWs and creative tips on getting cool sounds.