Style Name:Korg Volca FM
|Product Dimensions||26.29 x 15.29 x 7.09 cm; 0.28 Grams|
|Batteries||6 AAA batteries required.|
|Item model number||VOLCAFM|
|Item Weight||0.28 g|
|Manufacturer||Korg USA Inc.|
The latest edition to the Korg Volca line of compact synths is here! Volca FM is a true 3-voice polyphonic, 6-OP FM synthesizer with 32-preset and 16-sequence memory locations. It also accepts Yamaha DX-7 sound files. Yes, this Volca IS a true port of the legendary FM synthesizer that shaped decades of music, went on to be recreated in hardware and software numerous times, and remains a go-to for its unique sound capabilities. Volca FM also makes FM easy to edit, thanks to dedicated carrier, modulator, LFO and Op-selector controls right on the panel, in addition to menu-driven parameters.
From the manufacturer
Korg volca fm
Digital FM Synthesizer
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.
- 3-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, fully compatible with classic unit
- Super-easy sound editing
- Onboard CHORUS effect
- 16-step sequencer allows to automate each parameters
- High playability
3-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer
The volca fm perfectly reproduces the sound engine of the classic digital synthesizer that made the world aware of FM synthesis. Its six operators and 32 algorithms provide complete compatibility, and it can even load files in the SYS-EX/SYX format of the Yamaha DX7.
Super-easy sound editing
The volca fm makes FM sound editing accessible with the MODULATOR/CARRIER super-easy edit knobs – the knob movements are mapped to multiple parameters for sound changes that are easy to understand. FM enthusiasts can also menu dive into full parameter edits. The volca fm comes accompanied with a Parameter List Guide to assist this.
Make clone by synchronizing two units of volca fm
The volca fm provides a sync connector that can be easily connected to Korg’s groove machines. Connect this to the other volca series unit, the electribe, or the SQ-1, and experience a session with synchronized sequencer playback. And when two units of volca fm are connected, you can clone the sound programs and sequence data from volca fm to volca fm.
Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca series. The volca Series is a lineup of EDM production tools comprised of three distinct models: the volca Keys lead synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the volca Beats rhythm machine.