Korg Volca FM

Compact Digital FM Synthesiser

  • 3 Voice polyphony
  • Fully compatible with the original
  • Automated step sequencer with 16 steps
  • With Warp Active Step, Arpeggiator and Pattern Chain
  • Chorus effect
  • Sync input and output: 3.5 mm mini mono connector
  • MIDI input
  • Headphone output: 3.5 mm mini
  • Power supply: 6 AA batteries or optional power supply KA-350 (not included)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 193 × 115 × 40 mm
  • Weight: 360 g
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 16
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 3
Sound Engine FM Synthesis
MIDI interface 1x In
Storage Medium None
USB-port No
Effects Chorus
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No

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6-op FM synthesis for very little money, but limited when used just as a sound module
Nike Kid, 05.02.2020
PROS:
1. 6 operator FM synthesis so you get bigger sounds for its small size
2. The velocity fader can act as a filter and is very handy for softening the sound or making it more aggresive. It also sounds quite smooth.
3. Battery power draw is quite low and efficient.
4. A lot of functions for sequencing and writing music, although I bought it as a sound module.
5. Nice logical & friendly layout.
6. Nice looking golden touch strip against a brown background.

CONS:
1. Three voices one voice too less than the minimum required for decent FM polyphonic playing, and you will feel the limitation
2. Sometimes it seems to sound a bit thinner than second-generation 90s Yamaha FM synths
3. Lacking a variety of patches and I can't bother and don't really trust the accuracy of SysEx patch translation
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GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE
DIETER L, 23.04.2020
The Korg Volca FM has become my favorite FM synth to 'learn' FM synthesis with. It has many options and that may scare some people. But if you are intrested in making your own sounds out of this magic box with almost endless possibilities than this is a must buy!
It is also a very pretty looking device and they connect wonderful with the other volca's (check out the volca bass, keys, drums ect...).
QUALITY AND PRICE ARE EQUALLY WONDERFUL!
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80's sound in a small package
Izmotion, 09.04.2020
Everything I record with this just adds an amazing 80's vibe to the tracks I record, and the amount of variation in the system are really great. It is a bit difficult to get into settings-wise, so I would not immediately recommend this if you want to learn FM synthesis (although the price point kind of proves that statement wrong), but the immediate controls you have are more than enough to create unique sounds on the fly.
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Power of FM in a box
Kid3000, 15.09.2016
This is a brilliant little synth. I wanted a hardware FM synth for a while and this is just it. The parameters they put on a front panel give a great amount of control over the synth considering how complex FM synthesis is. It's really fun to play with and the sequencer and parameter recording are great. It's a nice change from all the subtractive synths. It gives you a lot of new sounds to play with, although some will obviously sound very 80s. It may be a good thing, as it seems everyone is rediscovering the sound and culture of 80s and reliving their nostalgia.
There are couple of cons but not a deal breakers unless you mainly want to play it from external keyboard. First one is that the synth does not respond to velocity from external MIDI controller, there is velocity slider on the box - better than no velocity at all. Second con is that the parameter changes will not affect the sounds that is being played, i.e. if you play a note and tweak parameters it will only affect the next note you play.
Overall it is a great little synth and although it is only 3 voices you get a sequencer, arp and even a basic chorus - amazing for the price if you think about it.
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