Korg Volca Bass
Analog Bass Machine
Synthesizer With Built-In Sequencer For Ultimate Analog Bass
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Korg Volca Bass - Analog Bass Machine
Korg Volca Bass - Analog Bass Machine
Item# KO-VolcaBass
Suggested Retail: $205.00
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What Is The Korg Volca Bass - Analog Bass Machine?

This true-analog synthesizer features built-in sequencers to generate the ultimate analog bass sounds.

The Volca Bass is part of a new lineup of powerful and fun-to-use EDM true-analog production tools that deliver a diverse array of fat sounds. Equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that you can conveniently play anywhere and anytime.

The Volca Bass delivers powerful analog bass sound creation and an Electribe-inspired sequencer for the ultimate bass lines.

SYNC jack and MIDI IN connector allow synchronized performance with multiple units or with your DAW

By using the sync jack you can enjoy synchronized playback with multiple volcas or with a monotribe. You can also use the "SyncKontrol" iPhone app to wirelessly control tap tempo, swing settings, and synchronized playback with iOS music apps via WIST.

The MIDI IN connector lets you synchronize with other devices, as well as play the volca from any MIDI keyboard. You can also send note messages from your DAW and use the volca as an analog sound module.

Self-tuning function (Volca Bass and Keys only)

Until now, the problem with analog synthesizers has been that the pitch would drift over time, or because of changes in temperature. Volca solves this by providing a Self-tuning function that constantly tunes the oscillators. You'll never need to tune during a performance, or wait for the pitch to stabilize after turning the power on.

Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere

With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.

Powerful analog bass sound

  • Three analog oscillators for thick, huge bass line
  • Newly designed analog filter for crisp, bright response
  • Simple structure with single VCF, VCA, LFO, and EG

Loop sequencer distilled from the Electribe series

  • Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches
  • Slide function that’s indispensable for acid and other types of electronic music
  • Active Step function generates new bass lines by removing or inserting steps

Convenient functions for ease of use

  • Self-tuning function for constant, stable pitch
  • Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korg's Monotribe
  • Go-anywhere analog: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power

Aggressive sounds that stand up to the drums; fat sounds that support the rhythm; funky sounds that generate a groove - the volca Bass is an analog groove box that has what you need for a wide range of bass lines.

Although simple in structure, the analog sound engine has an unmistakable presence with subtle nuances that cannot be reproduced by a digital simulation; it's a great choice for acid house and many other styles of music. The step sequencer distilled from the Electribe is not only visually intuitive; it's also a powerful way to generate "free form" bass loops that will stimulate your inspiration.

Specifications:

Keyboard:

  • Multi touch Keyboard / step key

Synthesizer

  • Type: Analog synthesis
  • Structure: 3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, 1EG
  • VCO Waves: Saw, Square
  • VCF: Cutoff, Peak, EG Intensity
  • VCF Type: Low Pass Filter, 12 dB/oct
  • VCA: EG on/of, Sustain on/off
  • LFO: Rate, Intensity, Target (Amp, Pitch, Cutoff), Wave (Triangle, Square)
  • EG: Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain

Sequencer

  • Number of parts: 3
  • Number of Steps: 16
  • Number of Recording Patterns: 8

Connectors

  • Audio Output: Headphones (1/8” stereo mini jack)
  • Sync: Sync In (1/8” monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V)
           Sync Out (1/8” monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
  • MIDI: In

Power

  • Power supply: 6 AA alkaline or AA nickel-metal hydride batteries or KA-350 AC adapter (optional)
  • Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)

Other

  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 193 × 115 × 46 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.82 inches
  • Weight: 370 g / 0.82 lbs (Excluding batteries)

Options:

  • KA-350 AC adapter

Accessories:

  • AA alkaline battery ×6 (for verifying operation)

 

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.



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