The Volca FM from Korg is a3-voice digital FM synthesizer that faithfully reproduces the soundengine of a classic FM synthesizer with its sharp, metallic sounds,notable electric pianos, and deep, full bass. The unit features 6operators, and 32 algorithms provide complete compatibility and can evenload files in the SYS-EX/SYX format of the Yamaha DX7. The Volca FMmakes editing patches easy and accessible with single knobs mapped tomultiple parameters. The hardcore programmers can menu dive into fullparameter edits and a Parameter List Guide is included. Additionally,the instrument includes an on-board chorus effect capable of addingdepth and to your sound creations.
A built-in 16-step loop sequencer offers the ability to record phrasesas you play them. The Motion Sequencer allows you to record knob editsin real time while the Warp Active Step and Pattern Chain functions canprovide dynamic changes to your programmed sequences. Additionally, anon-board arpeggiator offers a total of 9 types including three patternseach of "Rise", "Fall", and "Random" and aids for the creation of crazylooping rhythms and patterns.
The unit can be programmed with its 27-key Multi-Touch keypad or with anexternal MIDI controller or DAW via its 5-pin DIN MIDI input. Multipleunits from the Volca line can be clock synced with the 1/8" Sync In andOut connectors. When two units of Volca FM are connected, you can clonethe sound programs and sequence data from Volca FM to Volca FM. Playbackis provided through the 1/8" headphone output or through the VolcaKeys' built-in speaker. It can be powered by the included six AAbatteries or with the optional KA-350 AC adapter. The Volca FM shipswith a sync cable and an edit-parameter list.