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Volca FM

FM Digital Synthesizer Module

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Volca FM

FM Digital Synthesizer Module

Excl. Tax: £105.40 Incl. Tax: £126.48
RRP £149.00 Save £22.52 (15%)
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Korg Volca FM is an FM Digital Synthesizer Module that features Super-easy sound editing and an Onboard CHORUS effect

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Overview

Korg Volca

Usability and portability are the two main objectives of Korg’s Volca range and the FM is no different. There are plenty of ways to easily attain the sounds you’re looking for with the Volca FM. The 6 operators can be edited on the system to find your unique tone. There’s LFO with depth and rate controls, and an array of editing knobs for further customisation. The presets are an obvious throwback to synths of the 80s, but recreate them faithfully and with attention to detail. The Volca FM can be filled with sounds from the DX-7 via the online database SysEx, making it a powerful tool for a multitude of song possibilities.

FM Synthesis

In the 1980s, when FM (Frequency Modulation) sound generation was introduced, it became a major turning point in the history of synthesizers. The metallic, sharp sounds, most notably electric piano and synth bass, are still hugely popular with modern music creators. The Volca FM perfectly reproduces the classic sound engine of the 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.

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.

CHORUS Effect

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.

Arpeggiator

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.

Connectivity

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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • High playability
  • Synchronise two volca FM units
  • Compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker

Technical Specifications

Keyboard

  • Type: Multi touch keyboard
Synthesizer
  • Type: FM synthesis
  • Maximum Polyphony: 3 voices
  • Structure: 6 operators, 32 algorithms
  • Number of Programs: 32
  • Main Edits: Modulator (Attack, Decay), Carrier (Attack, Decay), LFO (Rate, P.Depth), Algrtm, Available to edit full parameters for each operator in Edit Mode
  • Controls: Transpose, Velocity, Octave, Arp (Type, Div)
  • Arpeggiator Types: 9 (each 3 patterns of "Rise", "Fall", and "Random")
  • Voice Modes: Poly, Mono, Unison
Effect
  • Type: Chorus
Sequencer
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Number of Steps: 16
  • Number of Recording Patterns: 16
  • Controls Motion Sequence, Active Step, Warp Active Step, Pattern Chain, Metronome
Connectors
  • Audio Output: Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
  • Sync: Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V), Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Output level: 5V), When two units of volca fm, available to export the sound programs and sequence data from a volca fm to the other one
  • MIDI: In, Available to convert and load SYS-EX/SYX file created on the Yamaha DX7
Power
  • Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6, Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Dimensions
  • (W x D x H): 193 x 115 x 40 mm / 7.60” x 4.53” x 1.57”
  • Weight: 360 g / 12.70 oz. (Excluding batteries)
Others
  • Included Items: AA alkaline battery x 6 (for verifying operation), Sync Cable, Edit Parameter List
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9V) KA-350
SKU VOLCA-FM
Brand Korg
Condition New
Colour No
Keys No
Polyphony No
Compatibility No
EAN 4959112121843

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

Click here to view our delivery options

Returns

At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

Full Refund Within 14 days

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

Your returns period starts the day after you receive the item(s)

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It’s quick and easy to apply for PayPal Credit – all you need to do is choose to pay with PayPal at checkout, complete a short application form and they will give you a decision instantly. 

Representative Example:
Representative: 19.9% APR (variable)
Purchase interest rate: 19.9% p.a. (variable)
Assumed Credit limit: £1,200

This example above illustrates the typical cost of using PayPal Credit as a standard funding method. If you take advantage of their offers and promotions, including their 0% for 4 months offer, the interest rate that applies will be lower in many circumstances.

Simply choose to pay with PayPal at checkout and apply for PayPal credit.

or

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Subject to status. UK residents only. Late fees apply. PayPal is a responsible lender. Pay in 3 performance may influence your credit score. T&Cs apply.

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Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

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