Is the new Korg Volca Bass an affordable 303?
The short answer is no – because the Volca Bass is a completely different design.
But can it still do some sick acid analog basslines?
That’s the question that Tim Webb takes on in his latest video. Here’s what he has to say about it:
“I’ve seen a lot of confusion out there about what the Volca Bass is actually capable of, with many referring to it as a 303-clone,” say Webb. “I address that and provide some tips and demos in my latest video.”
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Looks can be deceiving.
Korg’s marketing for the Volca Bass doesn’t compare it to the 303. And the Volca has a very different synth architecture, with three oscillators, a different filter design and different sequencing capabilities.
While Korg’s site doesn’t compare the Volca Bass to a ‘303, we’ve seen retailers calling the Volca Bass “an ultra-affordable 303 bassline synth”.
The Volca Bass styling unmistakeably recalls the classic TB-303. But, while the Volca Bass is arguably a more powerful synth than the TB-303…. it can’t duplicate the classic 303’s sound.
Check out the video and let us know what you think of the Volca Bass – and its potential for acid power!