Korg Volca

What do you call your company if it gives it’s users what they want? Korg. For years everyone has been yelling “real analog” “inexpensive” “analog poly” “303 reissue” and at Frankfurt’s Musikmesse Korg announced the Korg Volca series which pretty much covers all those wants. All the boxes have MIDI and Sync (like on the Monotribe). The Beats has some analog voices and a few samples. The analog voices can be edited via knobs and the length of the samples can also be adjusted. There’s a digital stutter effect for the samples. The Volca Bass is similar to a 303 albeit with a Korg 700s filter and the Volca Keys has a Polyphonic mode. They come out this summer and will be $150.

“Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca series. volca is a new 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. These powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer. Each is also equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Multiple volcas can be used in tandem via the vintage-style sync in/out, and with your favorite DAW software or MIDI keyboard via MIDI In. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that you can conveniently play anywhere and anytime. These are the next-generation analog synthesizers, bringing you the ultimate sounds and grooves with ease and depth. Whether used together or by themselves, the volca series is poised to inject true analog power into any performance or studio setup!” – korg.com

For more info: korg.com/volcaseries

9 Comments

  1. Anders Karlsson via Facebook April 10, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I want ‘em all!

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  2. Joey Goeller via Facebook April 10, 2013 at 5:58 am

    wonder what circuits they are using on the drums. the toms sound a little like an 808.

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  3. Want them bad!! Could you give me some of your talent to use them? :-)

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  4. Francois Duchateau via Facebook April 10, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Looks brilliant!

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  5. i guess it’s too much to ask for a midi out to sequence other gear. oh well these look really fun to play with. im probably going to get the beats and bass. kind of cool they have a speaker too

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  6. Definitely gonna get the bass and the beats

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