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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Can't get anything better for the price!
Reems, 21.03.2019
I've had my eyes on the Volca FM for the past year and I gotta say, it didn't disappoint at all!

This little synth is small, but packed with features. It can load and recreate Yamaha DX7 patches, so for those that are not inclined to delve into creating sounds with it, there's already (literally!) thousands of patches available for free online. It's also probably the most intuitive FM synth ever. The knobs and buttons make changing parameters on the go a much smoother and less painful process compared to f.ex. FM synths from the 80's. Folks who want to create their own sounds will appreciate the Algorithm and Parameter List card provided in the box by Korg.
Of course, it can't all be good - the synth, like any product, has it's downsides. It IS tiny, so for someone with bigger hands tweaking the knobs and picking the right key on the touch strip might be a nightmare. Moreover, 3 voices of polyphony ain't that much if you want to play lush pads without voice stealing.
However, I still believe the Korg Volca FM is a superb product. It's cheap, fun, sounds great and makes you want to sit down with it and create music! Highly recommended.
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Fantastic Volca FM
The CHILLOUT MAFIA, 24.05.2020
Totally pleased with the whole service and product.
Staff were a pleasure to deal with , and the only problems with the Volca FM were user error 😃... The Korg Volca FM makes FM synthesis very accessible, and the range of patches you can create are only limited by your own imagination.
The controls are easy to get to grips with . The only negative for me having big fingers was pressing more than one note unintentionally. This was easily overcome by the use of a midi keyboard . Definitely would recommend.
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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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