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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Super cheap, good sounding, lots of fun with few minor annoyances
24.02.2017
I added Volca FM to my mostly analog setup because it was really cheap and it actually sounded pretty good an all the videos I watched prior to purchase.
Month after actually using it my feelings are mixed.

cons:
I really find it difficult blending Volca FM's sound with analog (subtractive) gear.
Unit does not come with power supply unit. It comes with batteries which are, I must say, really durable (after month of use Volca's battery indicator shows 80%)
Ignores velocity over midi.
HISS. There is constant (-140dB to -110dB) noise across the whole frequency spectrum. It not dependent of output volume or any other controls whatsoever. It's just always there.

pros:
PRICE. Nothing to add, it's really cheap.
Simple, portable, intuitive and fun to play with, but it also has its depth if you wanna dive into FM synthesis.
Interesting sequencer and really fun arpeggiator.
Although plastic, build quality is better than I expected
Algorithms, LFO

Bottom line, if you don't have problem with few little annoyances I mentioned, its super cheap, good sounding, really fun little box.
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Tiny little DX7 for only 100 bucks
Elvinas, 07.09.2019
Why would you not get this?? It's anything a synth enthusiast could ever ask for. Polyphony, lovely FM sounds, a good sequencer, and an arp. It's a shame the pads aren't velocity sensitive (velocity has a slider), but for 130 bucks what can you expect. The editor is quite confusing at first, but the included cheat sheet gets you used to it quite quickly, and then it becomes a really powerful synth. The pads are quite small, and I find myself hitting multiple pads at the same time. There is a MIDI in jack, though, which can also be used to transfer presets for the FM and also the original DX7, which is nice. It is quite small, and it runs on six AA batteries, or a 9v power supply if you're not going anywhere. I use it all the time for all kinds of synth sounds. It's good for anything, really.
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