WARNING, PERFORMING THIS MOD WILL VOID THE WARRANTY OF YOUR VOLCA BEATS AND MIGHT POTENTIALLY DAMAGE IT, SO PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!
The Korg Volca Beats is a really cool affordable analog drum machine, but having all the instruments summed into one output is a serious limitation. Luckily, Korg made it relatively easy for us to tap all the instruments off the circuit-board and feed them to individual outputs:
- Toms (it is actually possible to get both toms separate, but I didn't think that was necessary)
- PCM sounds
The tools you need are:
- 5x 3.5mm audio jack
- Nice thin wires will make your life a lot easier. Some thing like this would work perfectly.
- A soldering iron with a thin tip.
- A thin strand of solder.
The video below demonstrates how it looks like, what it sounds like and how I've done it.