Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the Volca series. Volca is a new lineup of EDM production tools comprised of three distinct models: the Volca Keys lead synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the Volca Beats rhythm machine. These powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer. Each is also equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Multiple volcas can be used in tandem via the vintage-style sync in/out, and with your favorite DAW software or MIDI keyboard via MIDI In. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that you can conveniently play anywhere and anytime. These are the next-generation analog synthesizers, bringing you the ultimate sounds and grooves with ease and depth. Whether used together or by themselves, the volca series is poised to inject true analog power into any performance or studio setup!
With many rhythm patterns for you to play along with, Beat Boy is a great way to develop your sense of rhythm. It's also fun to casually jam along with the patterns, or use them to refine your riff ideas. With offerings for every genre of rhythm pattern (8-beat, 16-beat, pop, funk, reggae, dance beats, and more), Beat Boy fully supports a wide range of musical styles. The volume of the backing rhythm can be adjusted, so you can set the mix balance accordingly with your guitar, ensuring that you'll be able to clearly hear the rhythm while you jam. The LCD display shows the drums actually being struck, providing a unique visual element. The tempo of each rhythm can be adjusted intuitively by using the tap tempo feature or it can be specified as a precise numeric value for more accurate settings.
Performing with the correct tuning is one of the greatest shortcuts to improving your abilities. Beat Boy contains a tuner that ensures you'll be able to perform in correct tuning every time.
A distorted tone is the undisputed king of guitar sounds. In addition to the standard clean sound, Beat Boy provides two tonal variations for a hard rock sound: overdrive and distortion.
An important part of improving your playing ability is listening objectively to your own performance. Beat Boy makes it easy to record your guitar/bass sound and then play it back immediately. You can loop the playback for a desired region of the recorded sound and play it repeatedly for careful analysis, or you can practice by soloing over the loop as a backing pattern. The recorded sound can be loaded as a WAV file via USB into your computer and edited on your DAW software. Conversely, audio tracks* that you've created on your computer can be loaded into Beat Boy and used as backing tracks. The possibilities are endless!
* PCM audio format: support is only included for WAV f files (44.1 kHz/16-bit monaural or stereo). The drum machine will not function while a stereo WAV file is being played back.
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This is a Korg Oasys 88-Key Open Architecture Synthesis Studio Workstation, with power supply and manual, no control pedals included, used, in excellent condition. It's a consignment item (customer-owned used). It has been lightly used and was previously housed in a temperature and humidity-controlled, smoke-free studio. There are a couple of very tiny scuffs and scratches, and some scratches on the underside of the keyboard. It's been tested and everything is working as it should. The internal clock battery (for time and date) is low and will need to be replaced soon.
The firmware version is 1.3.3, it has been upgraded to 2GB RAM, and the following plugins are authorized and installed:
Due to the large size, weight, and value of this Oasys, we are going to treat shipping on an individual basis. Local pickup is available and encouraged! If you are interested in purchasing and would like it shipped we absolutely can. Please contact us with your shipping address so we can calculate the cost of shipping it to you. We will ship it insured for its full value.
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