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Korg Volca FM

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The volca series has defined itself by linking classic sound engines of the past with the music of today. The volca fm perpetuates this commitment to making sensible bridges for the best sounds of the... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The volca series has defined itself by linking classic sound engines of the past with the music of today. The volca fm perpetuates this commitment to making sensible bridges for the best sounds of the past to find a new relevance in modern music-making. If you are a fan of vintage synthesis and the true milestones of innovation that have occurred along the way, you will appreciate the tip of the hat to one of the great innovators of the early 1980s, right down to the user interface.

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.

True FM synthesis
The appearance of FM (Frequency Modulation) sound generation was a major turning point in the history of synthesizers. Its metallic and sharp sounds, most notably electric piano and synth bass, have been loved by all music creators since 1980 up to the present time. 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.

16-step sequencer allows to automate each parameters
There’s a loop sequencer with up to 16 steps, allowing you to record your performance on the touch panel keyboard just as you play. It’s easy to create phrases that come to mind. Up to sixteen sequence patterns can be stored in internal memory. And the motion sequence function records your knob movements, letting you add time-varying change to the sound. This is great way to polish your loops, and also lets you generate highly original live performances.

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.

The volca fm is an ideal solution to the synthesist’s challenge of having a high-quality FM synthesizer in the toolkit, with control elements that make it sparkle in modern musical contexts.

FEATURES

Multi-touch keyboard with FM synthesis and 3 voice polyphony

    6 operators, 32 algorithms, 32 programs

    • Modulator, Carrier, LFO, and algorithm controls

      Nine arpeggiator types

      Poly, Mono, Unison

      Classic chorus effect

      16 Step sequencer

      Motion Sequence, Active Step, Warp Active Step, Pattern Chain, Metronome

      Sync In / Out

      Converts and loads SYS-EX/SYX files created on the Yamaha DX7

      AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6

      Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional)

      Battery Life approximately 10 hours

      7.60” x 4.53” x 1.57”

      12.7 oz

    Pro Coverage
    MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
    USA Warranty Policy

    All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

    Labor: 1 Year
    Parts: 1 Year

    Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

    Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

    -Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

    -The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

    Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
    -Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
    -The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
    -Damage resulting from modification.
    -Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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    KorgVolca FM
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's like a awesome little 3 voice DX-7!!

    By "Buttons"

    from Spokane, WA

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    Comments about Korg Volca FM:

    I love the entire volca line, save for the beats, which just doesn't sound that great to me!?! I have bought the keys bass, sample, and now the FM from you....I'm hoping to finish off with the kick, eventually, and will likely keep buying them, if Korg keeps making new models!!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Loving the Volca FM!

    By johnn

    from Decatur, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Korg Volca FM:

    I love how compact and portable this little synth is. It packs a pretty good little punch for such a small unit, and has all of my favorite FM sounds included. Additionally, there's a sync in/out to connect with other devices which is pretty rad.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cool synth. Fast shipping.

    By Dude

    from Okc, ok

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    Comments about Korg Volca FM:

    Nice.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Avmsr

    from Eugene

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    Comments about Korg Volca FM:

    fabulous product from korg......again

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fun!

    By Jeff

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Korg Volca FM:

    Very Cool Volca. One of the best. Next on my list i the Volca Keys. Already have the OKGO Volca

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