The Korg Volca FM is a polyphonic digital synthesizer that completely reproduces a classic FM sound engine. This new addition to Korg's popular Volca series is a three voice digital DM synth that completely reproduces the classic sound engine whilst being portable, easy to use and highly compatible. Easily manipulate distinctive FM sounds and create powerful rhythm patterns with functions such as WARP ACTIVE STEP and PATTERN CHAIN in the Volca's 18 step sequencer.
The Volca FM is fully compatible with DX7 sounds, meaning you have thousands of sonic possibilities available to download to the 32 programme slots. Unlike the other products in the Volca range, the FM is digital, but will still fit within your Volca chain thanks to the sync in/out slots, and a MIDI 'in' slot for further connectivity. Plus, with its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the Volca anywhere and perform any time.
Simple Sound Editing
The MODULATOR/CARRIER edit knobs make sound editing simple with their movements mapped to multiple parameters. FM enthusiasts can explore full parameter edits with the help of the included Parameter List Guide.
The Volca FM features a lush chorus effect to add depth to your sounds and expand the creative potential even further.
16 Step Sequencer
A loop sequencer with up to 16 steps lets you record your performance on the touch panel keyboard as you play. Easily create phrases and store up to 16 sequence patterns in internal memory. The motion sequence function records your knob movements so you can add time varying change to the sound. This means you can polish your loops and generate impressive and original live performances.
Unique Live Performance
The Korg Volca FM features an active step function that lets you skip steps during a sequence and new functions that allow you to generate more irregular rhythms. If the active step is fewer than 16 steps, you can use the WARP ACTIVE STEP function to compensate to occupy the same playback time as 16 steps; then by synchronising the playback with another Volca series unit, you can deliberately skew the step timing to generate truly unconventional performances.
In a first for the Volca series, the Volca FM is also equipped with an arpeggiator. By using this in conjunction with a motion sequence you can create extremely eccentric rhythm patterns. The pattern chain function lets you connect multiple sequence patterns for successive playback, making it possible to construct large-scale developments of 32, 64, or even 256 steps by joining up to 16 sequences.
The Volca FM provides a sync connector that can be easily connected to Korg's groove machines. Connect this to the other Korg Volca series unit, the Electribe, or the SQ-1, and experience a session with synchronised sequencer playback. When two units of Volca FM are connected, you can clone the sound programs and sequence data from Volca FM to Volca FM. The MIDI IN jack also lets you use the Volca as a sound module for DAW and MIDI controller.
True FM synthesis
3-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, fully compatible with classic unit
Super-easy sound editing
Onboard CHORUS effect
Volca-style sequencing and more
16-step sequencer allows to automate each parameters
WARP ACTIVE STEP, ARPEGGIATOR and PATTERN CHAIN make crazy looping rhythms and patterns
Synchronise two volca FM units
Compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker