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Korg Volca Bass Analog Bass Synthesizer
The Korg Volca Bass Analog Bass Synthesizer has a small footprint, with a whole lot of grunt. Are you looking for aggressive sounds that stand up to the drums? Fat sounds that support the rhythm? Or funky sounds that generate a groove? – the Volca Bass has what you need. This little groove box delivers meaty analogue basslines and has what you need to develop your synthesis techniques and produce a wide range of bass lines.
The Volca Bass is an ultra-affordable 303 bassline synth and although simple in structure, the analogue 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. Designed with a straightforward structure, the Volca Bass has a single voltage-controlled filter (VCF), voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA), low frequency oscillator (LFO), and envelope generator (EG). The unit can receive MIDI from an external controller or DAW via its 5-pin DIN connector. Multiple units from the Volca line can be clock synced with the 1/8″ Sync In and Out connectors and it can be powered by six AA batteries or with the optional KA-350 AC adapter.
303-style bass lines in an ultra-affordable compact synth
While there are as many genres of electronic music as there are stars in the sky, they’ve all been influenced at some point by the iconic 303 bassline synthesizer. Think drippy, squelchy, resonant bass and wild glides. You get the same fat analog vibe with the Volca Bass, but it’s much easier to program than the notorious 303 (and costs a whole lot less too).
Ready for both live performance and studio production
The compact Volca Bass is surprisingly versatile — connect a MIDI controller and play it live, arrange your own patterns and manipulate them on the fly, or connect it to an external sequencer. The sound is huge, punchy, and powerful, and you’ll love the vibe it adds to your music.
Truly portable, and easy to integrate with other gear
With its compact size and optional Volca Power Supply or battery power, the Korg Volca Bass is truly a go-anywhere groove box. Best of all, it’s got the right connections to interface with any of your gear. It’s got a MIDI input so you can control it via any MIDI sequencer, and it even has Sync I/O so it can play in time with Korg’s Monotribe and Monotron analog synthesizers. Or simply create whatever bass synth sounds you like, then sample them for sequencing elsewhere.
Powerful analog bass sound
- Three analogue 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 analogue: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power
|Synthesizer Type:||Analog synthesis|
|Maximum Polyphony:||3 voices|
|Structure:||3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, 1EG|
|VCO:||Octave, Ring Modulation, Detune, Portamento, EG Intensity|
|VCO Waves:||Sawtooth, Square|
|VCF:||Cutoff, Peak, EG Intensity|
|VCF Type:||Low Pass Filter, 12 dB/oct|
|LFO:||Rate, Pitch Int, Cut-off Int, Wave (Sawtooth, Triangle, Square)|
|EG:||Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain|
|Effects Delay:||Time, Feedback, Temp Sync|
|Number of Steps:||16|
|Number of Recording Patterns:||8|
|Audio Output:||Headphones (1/8” stereo mini jack)|
|Sync In||(1/8-Inch monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V)|
|Sync Out||(1/8-Inch monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)|
|Power supply:||6 AA alkaline or KA-350 AC adapter (not included)|