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Korg Volca FM Digital FM Synthesizer Korg Volca FM Digital FM Synthesizer

£137.00
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The volca series has shed new light on classic technologies by linking classic sound engines such as the groove machines and early samplers of the past with the dance music of today. Now it's time for the series to gain an FM sound engine. The volca fm is a three-voice digital FM synthesizer that completely reproduces the sound engine of a classic FM synthesizer, and provides compatibility with it as well. The unique volca interface makes it easy to manipulate distinctive FM sounds even if you're not familiar with the complexities of FM synthesis. The 16-step sequencer that's one of volca's features provides new functions such as WARP ACTIVE STEP and PATTERN CHAIN that let you make even more powerful rhythm patterns. 

Usability and portability are the two main objectives of Korg’s Volca range and the FM is no different. There are plenty of ways to easily attain the sounds you’re looking for with the Volca FM. The 6 operators can be edited on the system to find your unique tone. There’s LFO with depth and rate controls, and an array of editing knobs for further customisation. The presets are an obvious throwback to synths of the 80s, but recreate them faithfully and with attention to detail. The Volca FM can be filled with sounds from the DX-7 via the online database SysEx, making it a powerful tool for a multitude of song possibilities.

Simple Sound Editing
The MODULATOR/CARRIER edit knobs make sound editing simple with their movements mapped to multiple parameters. FM enthusiasts can explore full parameter edits with the help of the included Parameter List Guide.

CHORUS Effect
The Volca FM features a lush chorus effect to add depth to your sounds and expand the creative potential even further.

16 Step Sequencer
A loop sequencer with up to 16 steps lets you record your performance on the touch panel keyboard as you play. Easily create phrases and store up to 16 sequence patterns in internal memory. The motion sequence function records your knob movements so you can add time varying change to the sound. This means you can polish your loops and generate impressive and original live performances.

Unique Live Performance
The Korg Volca FM features an active step function that lets you skip steps during a sequence and new functions that allow you to generate more irregular rhythms. If the active step is fewer than 16 steps, you can use the WARP ACTIVE STEP function to compensate to occupy the same playback time as 16 steps; then by synchronising the playback with another Volca series unit, you can deliberately skew the step timing to generate truly unconventional performances.

Connectivity
The Volca FM provides a sync connector that can be easily connected to Korg's groove machines. Connect this to the other Korg Volca series unit, the Electribe, or the SQ-1 and experience a session with synchronised sequencer playback. When two units of Volca FM are connected, you can clone the sound programs and sequence data from Volca FM to Volca FM. The MIDI IN jack also lets you use the Volca as a sound module for DAW and MIDI controller.

 Features

  • True FM synthesis
  • 3-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, fully compatible with classic unit
  • Super-easy sound editing
  • Onboard CHORUS effect
  • Volca-style sequencing and more
  • 16-step sequencer allows to automate each parameters
  • WARP ACTIVE STEP, ARPEGGIATOR and PATTERN CHAIN make crazy looping rhythms and patterns
  • High playability
  • Synchronise two volca FM units
  • Compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker

Tech Specs

Keyboard

  • Type: Multi touch keyboard

Synthesizer

  • Type: FM synthesis
  • Maximum Polyphony: 3 voices
  • Structure: 6 operators, 32 algorithms
  • Number of Programs: 32
  • Main Edits: Modulator (Attack, Decay), Carrier (Attack, Decay), LFO (Rate, P.Depth), Algrtm, Available to edit full parameters for each operator in Edit Mode
  • Controls: Transpose, Velocity, Octave, Arp (Type, Div)
  • Arpeggiator Types: 9 (each 3 patterns of "Rise", "Fall", and "Random")
  • Voice Modes: Poly, Mono, Unison

Effect

  • Type: Chorus

Sequencer

  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Number of Steps: 16
  • Number of Recording Patterns: 16
  • Controls: Motion Sequence, Active Step, Warp Active Step, Pattern Chain, Metronome

Connectors

  • Audio Output: Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
  • Sync: Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V), Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Output level: 5V), When two units of volca fm, available to export the sound programs and sequence data from a volca fm to the other one
  • MIDI: In, Available to convert and load SYS-EX/SYX file created on the Yamaha DX7

Power

  • Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6, Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)

Dimensions

  • (W x D x H): 193 x 115 x 40 mm / 7.60” x 4.53” x 1.57”
  • Weight: 360 g / 12.70 oz. (Excluding batteries)

Others

  • Included Items: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation), Sync Cable, Edit Parameter List
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9V) KA-350



The volca series has shed new light on classic technologies by linking classic sound engines such as the groove machines and early samplers of the past with the dance music of today. Now it's time for the series to gain an FM sound engine. The volca fm is a three-voice digital FM synthesizer that completely reproduces the sound engine of a classic FM synthesizer, and provides compatibility with it as well. The unique volca interface makes it easy to manipulate distinctive FM sounds even if you're not familiar with the complexities of FM synthesis. The 16-step sequencer that's one of volca's features provides new functions such as WARP ACTIVE STEP and PATTERN CHAIN that let you make even more powerful rhythm patterns. 

Usability and portability are the two main objectives of Korg’s Volca range and the FM is no different. There are plenty of ways to easily attain the sounds you’re looking for with the Volca FM. The 6 operators can be edited on the system to find your unique tone. There’s LFO with depth and rate controls, and an array of editing knobs for further customisation. The presets are an obvious throwback to synths of the 80s, but recreate them faithfully and with attention to detail. The Volca FM can be filled with sounds from the DX-7 via the online database SysEx, making it a powerful tool for a multitude of song possibilities.

Simple Sound Editing
The MODULATOR/CARRIER edit knobs make sound editing simple with their movements mapped to multiple parameters. FM enthusiasts can explore full parameter edits with the help of the included Parameter List Guide.

CHORUS Effect
The Volca FM features a lush chorus effect to add depth to your sounds and expand the creative potential even further.

16 Step Sequencer
A loop sequencer with up to 16 steps lets you record your performance on the touch panel keyboard as you play. Easily create phrases and store up to 16 sequence patterns in internal memory. The motion sequence function records your knob movements so you can add time varying change to the sound. This means you can polish your loops and generate impressive and original live performances.

Unique Live Performance
The Korg Volca FM features an active step function that lets you skip steps during a sequence and new functions that allow you to generate more irregular rhythms. If the active step is fewer than 16 steps, you can use the WARP ACTIVE STEP function to compensate to occupy the same playback time as 16 steps; then by synchronising the playback with another Volca series unit, you can deliberately skew the step timing to generate truly unconventional performances.

Connectivity
The Volca FM provides a sync connector that can be easily connected to Korg's groove machines. Connect this to the other Korg Volca series unit, the Electribe, or the SQ-1 and experience a session with synchronised sequencer playback. When two units of Volca FM are connected, you can clone the sound programs and sequence data from Volca FM to Volca FM. The MIDI IN jack also lets you use the Volca as a sound module for DAW and MIDI controller.

 Features

  • True FM synthesis
  • 3-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, fully compatible with classic unit
  • Super-easy sound editing
  • Onboard CHORUS effect
  • Volca-style sequencing and more
  • 16-step sequencer allows to automate each parameters
  • WARP ACTIVE STEP, ARPEGGIATOR and PATTERN CHAIN make crazy looping rhythms and patterns
  • High playability
  • Synchronise two volca FM units
  • Compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker

Tech Specs

Keyboard

  • Type: Multi touch keyboard

Synthesizer

  • Type: FM synthesis
  • Maximum Polyphony: 3 voices
  • Structure: 6 operators, 32 algorithms
  • Number of Programs: 32
  • Main Edits: Modulator (Attack, Decay), Carrier (Attack, Decay), LFO (Rate, P.Depth), Algrtm, Available to edit full parameters for each operator in Edit Mode
  • Controls: Transpose, Velocity, Octave, Arp (Type, Div)
  • Arpeggiator Types: 9 (each 3 patterns of "Rise", "Fall", and "Random")
  • Voice Modes: Poly, Mono, Unison

Effect

  • Type: Chorus

Sequencer

  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Number of Steps: 16
  • Number of Recording Patterns: 16
  • Controls: Motion Sequence, Active Step, Warp Active Step, Pattern Chain, Metronome

Connectors

  • Audio Output: Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
  • Sync: Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V), Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Output level: 5V), When two units of volca fm, available to export the sound programs and sequence data from a volca fm to the other one
  • MIDI: In, Available to convert and load SYS-EX/SYX file created on the Yamaha DX7

Power

  • Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6, Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)

Dimensions

  • (W x D x H): 193 x 115 x 40 mm / 7.60” x 4.53” x 1.57”
  • Weight: 360 g / 12.70 oz. (Excluding batteries)

Others

  • Included Items: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation), Sync Cable, Edit Parameter List
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9V) KA-350
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