Synthesist Cuckoo shared this in-depth look at the Korg Volca FM synthesizer.
Here’s what he has to say about the video:
Here’s a lengthy tutorial where I’m taking you through the sounds, the sequencer, quick editing, in depth editing, playing it with an external MIDI keyboard, and also editing with a compatible iPad software called Patch Base.
Since FM synthesis by nature is somewhat technical, please be patient and take your time to understand it. Once you grasp the concept, I don’t think it’s “difficult”, but it requires you to keep a lot of information in your head at once. And even though youre getting good with it, it still requires time and precision.
I think it sounds absolutely wonderful. And anything that sounds wonderful is, in my opinion, worth learning.
Pricing and Availability
The Korg Volca FM is available now, with a street price of about US $160. See the Korg site for more info.