Korg today officially announced the volca line of analog synthesizers at Musikmesse 2013.
The volca series consists of three units:
Here’s a video demo of the volca analog synthesizers in action:
- 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) - Volca includes 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.
Each of the volca synths are priced at US $150 and is expected to be available in July.