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Korg Volca Modular Micro-Modular Synthesizer

The Korg Volca Modular Synthesizer is a semi-modular analog synthesizer that makes modular synthesis more accessible and understandable than ever before.

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Creating unique sounds that don't exist in the outside world is an unending dream which has continued since the birth of electronic musical instruments. This dream has evolved and expanded throughout the development of unique music production devices. The popularity of modular synthesizers around the world has generated excitement and interest in the so-called "West Coast style" of synthesis that deviates from traditional synthesis norms. The compact body of this Volca synth features eight modules and 50 patch points. While learning the basics of a modular synth, you can use popular features of the Volca synthesizer line to control a unique and different flavor of analog sounds.

An Analog Synth Composed of Modules
The Volca modular is a semi-modular synthesizer consisting of independent analog synth modules, digital effects, and a sequencer. Each of the modules has been carefully selected for its stand-alone completeness. The modules are internally connected so that sound can be produced even before connecting the included pin cables, and the routing is shown by white lines on the panel. Module connections via a pin cable take priority over the internal connections, bypassing them.

Patching Allows Infinite Possibilities
Volca Modular's modules are connected via the included pin cables, allowing a diverse range of combinations. The unit's compact chassis provides 50 patch points. Inputs and outputs are color-coded for recognition at a glance, and the signals are also marked by symbols to indicate audio, control, gate or trigger. Normally, each signal is connected according to its use, but on the Volca modular, signal levels are universally compatible between modules, allowing hidden possibilities to arise from patching that defies common sense. Twenty pin cables are included, and also included is a reference sheet explaining each patch point and providing basic examples of patching.

Sixteen-Step Sequencer that can Automate Parameters
While the Volca modular is a semi-modular synth, it is equipped with a full-fledged 16-step sequencer providing a wide range of functions, letting you enjoy automatic performance even when used stand-alone. Using the 16 buttons familiar from the Volca series, you can perform step input or use the buttons as a keyboard for real-time recording. The pattern chaining function plays back multiple sequence patterns in succession, allowing you to connect up to 16 sequences with up to 32, 64, or even 256 steps to create large-scale development. The motion sequence function records knob movements, letting you add time-varying change to the sound. You can create loops, or use this function live for strikingly original performances. Up to 16 sequence patterns and sounds can be saved in the unit. Also provided is an active step function which lets you play back while skipping the steps you specify. You can skip the latter half to produce a short loop, use an alternate time signature to create polyrhythms, and evolve sequence patterns in real-time to create a dynamic performance.

Connectors that Allow Synchronized Performance and External Control
With a sync jack that allows easy connection to a Korg groove machine, you can connect the Volca modular to another Volca series unit, a Minilogue, monologue, or prologue, an Electribe, or the SQ-1, and enjoy sessions with the sequencer synchronized to the playback. The CV IN jack for external control is a TRS mini stereo jack that lets you input two signals. The left channel can input a ±5V signal and the right channel can input a signal of 1V/oct (0–+6V) signal which is internally converted to pitch CV within the Volca modular. Of course, each of these two signals can also be patched to control a module.

Features:
  • Micro-Modular synthesizer with multi-touch keyboard / step key
  • Randomize function that can generate accidental ideas
  • Two modes added for sequence playback
  • Musically advanced scales, keys, and micro tuning
  • Connectors that allow synchronized performance and external control
  • Compact, size, battery operation, and built-in speaker mean that you can take this unit anywhere and enjoy playing at any time
  • Includes 20 patch cables and 2 sync cable

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Things You Will Get:

  • Analog Synthesizer
  • AA Batteries
  • 1 Sync Cable
  • 20 Patch Cables

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Synth Type Analog
Synthesizer Format Synthesizer Module
Controller Types 16 Step Keys, and 13 Knobs
Arpeggiator No
Sampling Yes
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Input Types CV TRS IN
Audio Output Types 3.5 mm Headphones
MIDI I/O None
USB No
Power Supply Type AC Adapter or AA Batteries
Weight 0.83 lbs
Dimensions 7.61" x 4.54" x 1.54" inches (WxDxH)
Series Volca Series
Model VOLCAMODULAR
Warranty Info:

One year parts and labor. 90 Days on footswitches, tubes, and AC adapters. Three years on tuners and metronomes.

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