The Volca FM from Korg is a
3-voice digital FM synthesizer that faithfully reproduces the sound
engine of a classic FM synthesizer with its sharp, metallic sounds,
notable electric pianos, and deep, full bass. The unit features 6
operators, and 32 algorithms provide complete compatibility and can even
load files in the SYS-EX/SYX format of the Yamaha DX7. The Volca FM
makes editing patches easy and accessible with single knobs mapped to
multiple parameters. The hardcore programmers can menu dive into full
parameter edits and a Parameter List Guide is included. Additionally,
the instrument includes an on-board chorus effect capable of adding
depth and to your sound creations.
A built-in 16-step loop sequencer offers the ability to record phrases
as you play them. The Motion Sequencer allows you to record knob edits
in real time while the Warp Active Step and Pattern Chain functions can
provide dynamic changes to your programmed sequences. Additionally, an
on-board arpeggiator offers a total of 9 types including three patterns
each of "Rise", "Fall", and "Random" and aids for the creation of crazy
looping rhythms and patterns.
The unit can be programmed with its 27-key Multi-Touch keypad or with an
external MIDI controller or DAW via its 5-pin DIN MIDI input. Multiple
units from the Volca line can be clock synced with the 1/8" Sync In and
Out connectors. When two units of Volca FM are connected, you can clone
the sound programs and sequence data from Volca FM to Volca FM. Playback
is provided through the 1/8" headphone output or through the Volca
Keys' built-in speaker. It can be powered by the included six AA
batteries or with the optional KA-350 AC adapter. The Volca FM ships
with a sync cable and an edit-parameter list.
The stock listed above does not take into account variances in stock levels that may occur and any items on hold.