KorgVolca FM 2 FM Synthesizer


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Korg Volca FM 2

Design inspiring tones from the ever-evolving world of FM synthesis with the Volca FM 2 from Korg's Volca series, a compact variation of the DX7 with unique effects, performance controls, and stellar enhancements from its predecessor. Improving upon the beloved original, this second version of the Volca FM keeps all the fantastic controls and interfacing centered around the classic FM architecture of operators, with loads of algorithms to work with. Along with a dedicated LFO for creating slight vibrato to quaking modulation, each of the six operators can be customized for fine detail control, and every patch can run in mono, unison, or polyphony with up to six voices of playback. Finalize your sounds with the plush and widening chorus effect or even bloom fantastic tails with the added reverb for even more spatialization.

Create flowing and progressive arpeggios with immediate control over rate, division, and play direction of the arpeggiator, and lock motivic ideas down in the step sequencer, featuring a flexible design to easily manipulate time and pitch in a cinch. The unique motion sequencer offers high-detail movement across many parameters, making the Volca FM 2 come to life in performance or recording, and the addition of pattern chaining makes it easy to create fully fledged melodic ideas and chord progressions for full songs. Volca FM 2 works well with any other member Volca series as well as other analog and MIDI based devices, thanks to the analog sync I/O as well as both MIDI input and output, thus making Volca FM great for spreading its sequencer and arpeggiator across other devices!

Easily design patches and performances on the go via the six included batteries or plug-in a power adapter at home, and play your ideas out to your friends or musical partners with built-in speakers. With an expanded memory of up to 64 presets and DX7 compatible Sys-Ex patches, the Volca FM 2 is a compact yet killer polyphonic synthesizer producing the plastic, gnarly, and lush sounds of the past with an expanded performance feature set.

Volca FM 2 Features

  • Compact FM synthesizer
  • Second generation of the Volca FM
  • Six operators with multiple carrier+modulator routings
  • Mono, unison, and polyphonic voicings with up to six voices
  • Dedicated synthesis parameters with multi-functioning performance controls
  • Onboard arpeggiator, note sequencer, and motion sequencer with pattern chaining
  • Original chorus and added reverb for spatializing your FM timbres
  • Program randomization for inspiring new ideas and patches
  • Up to 64 program slots to save and recall
  • Both MIDI in and out over TRS minijack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Output: 1x 3.5mm TRS stereo
  • MIDI I/O: 3.5mm TRS
  • Sync I/O: 3.5mm TS
  • Dimensions: 10.35" x 6.02" x 2.79" (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs
  • Power: 6x AA batteries (included), 9VDC adapter (not included)
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