Korg Volca Bass Overview
The Volca Analog Bass Machine Synthesizer from Korg features three self-tuning analog oscillators as well as an analog filter. The synthesizer can be controlled with its Multi-Touch keys or the built-in Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with slide function. The sequencer has eight memory patches for storing your settings and an Active Step function that can remove or insert steps to help create new bass lines.
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. It can be powered by six AA batteries or with the optional KA-350 AC adapter.
|Keyboard||Multi-Touch Keyboard with Step Key|
|Structure||3x VCO\n1x VCF\n1x VCA\n1x LFO\n1x EG|
|VCF||Cutoff, Peak, EG Intensity\nType: Low Pass Filter @ 12 dB/Octave|
|VCA||EG On/Off\nSustain On/Off|
Rate, Intensity, Target (Amp, Pitch, Cut-Off), Wave (Triangle, Square)
|EG||Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain|
|Sequencer||Number of Parts: 3\nNumber of Steps: 16\nNumber of Recording Patterns: 8|
|Connectors||1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini Jack Headphone Output\n1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mono Mini Jack Sync In\n1x 1/8" (3/5 mm) Mono Mini Jack Sync Out\n1x 5-Pin DIN MIDI In|
|Power Supply||6x AA Alkaline or Nickel-Metal Hybrid Batteries\nOptional KA-350 Adapter|
|Battery Life||10 Hours (Approximate, Using Alkaline Batteries)|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||7.61 x 4.54 x 1.82" (193 x 115 x 46 mm)|
|Weight||0.82 lb (370 g)|