Free Ableton Live Pack #92: Korg Volca Beats

Korg’s Exciting New Analog Drum Machine Sounds in Ableton!

Korg has just released a trio of really cool analog synths and drum machines.  Named the Volca series, these three beasts come in Bass, Keys, and Drum machine models.  At about $150, it is hard to go wrong with these guys.

Don’t they look pretty?! All analog :)

I don’t own any of these little guys, but Arthur Kaprelian does, and he was kind of to send over some samples.  My first impression was “whoa this little drum machine sounds huge!”  The file he sent over was about 6 minutes long worth of different drum hits.  I sifted through them all and picked sixteen sounds and put them into an Ableton Drum Rack.  If you are feeling adventurous, dig into the Project file, then the Samples folder, and feel free to grab some additional drum hits from there.  Again, there are over 6 minutes worth of drums!

Bonus Audio FX Rack: Drum Smash!

As a little bonus, I created an Audio FX Rack to go along with this creation.  The Drum Smash! rack adds Saturation and Compression to any sound you place it after.  Simply turn the “Smash” knob and go to town.  Feel free to experiment with it on sounds other than drums!

drum smash compression ableton afrodjmac

Hulk Smash effect for your drums or whatever sound you dare add it to!

Free Ableton Drum Rack Download!

I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I do.  At first, I thought this might be a good way to avoid dropping $150 on a drum machine, but after playing around with these sounds, I think I want one even more than before!  Enjoy the quick walkthrough video, and get the free download just below.  Big thanks to Arthur Kaprelian for the samples!

More Drums with an Analog Flavor!

If you are feeling the need for even more drum sounds with a nice analog touch, check out my Super Tape Drums Premium Ableton Pack.  It’s a collection of over 400 drum samples in 30 different Drum Racks, that were all recorded to my Tascam 8 track reel to reel tape machine.  There’s really nothing quite like the touch a tape machine gives a recording, and these drums all benefit from that analog kiss.  They come in 5 different categories: 8 Bit, Drum Machines, OP-1 Drums, Live and Synthesized Drums, and Odd Percussion.  The racks are designed to be useful right out of the gate, it’s one of my favorite collections I have.

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  • tek909

    thanks dude ,peace

    • AfroDJMac

      hope you dig!

  • carlosllana

    error!!!!dont download :-(

    • AfroDJMac

      should be working now!

  • Jones

    Link doesnt work :(

    • AfroDJMac

      give it another show, it should be good to go now

      • Jones

        Worked! Any Alpha Juno or Super Tape Drums-sized packs coming soon, I miss the days of the massive updates lol

        • AfroDJMac

          Thank the good lord! There was an outage at Topspin and all my stuff was affected. There is a HUGE pack coming really soon, I’m just trying to iron out the kinks and make it “SUPER” :)

  • Jimmy Burn

    how do i download this? thanks :)

    • AfroDJMac

      try it now, something was wrong before, but it seems to have fixed itself (gulp)… I was able to download it successfully

  • Jimmy Burn

    i actually cant find the link on this page, its weird lol, i tried the link in the youtube desc. and it brings me to this page but then i cant find an actual download link, i dont know what im doing :(

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  • Karl-Otto Von Oertzen

    submited my mail three times but not receiving a download link :(

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    Love the korg pack! But…. Why do the levels come out so hot? Over 5 sounds going at the same time made my levels peak way into the red. Have you thought about compressing the kick in a group to reduce the peaks? I had to turn down some of the sounds that were set at 6 Db and re~balance all the levels. Then it started to pump. Great work. But…. Turn it down so I can turn it up! Peace

  • Nice Boy

    Link don’t work

  • Nice Boy

    Still not working

  • Nice Girl

    Another day. Still Out OF Order (000)

    • AfroDJMac

      Hi Nice Girl,
      Sorry for the inconvenience, this one seems to be a trouble maker and I don’t know why. I was able to download it myself. Maybe it’ll work for you now? If not just send your email address to and I’ll send a direct link. Sorry for the problems. If you see Nice Boy, let him know too :)

  • plasma

    have tried downloading twice and still no email :( good thing already bought the real thing

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