Korg shared this series of video tutorials for the new Volca Modular, a West-Coast Style modular synthesizer in the Volca format.
The Volca Modular was introduced at the 2019 NAMM Show. It features 8 Buchla-inspired modules, a sequencer, microtonal support and more.
11 thoughts on “Korg Volca Modular Video Tutorials”
Cool, but the Behringer Crave leapfrogged over this, and uses real patch cords and looks a lot more solid.
This will appeal to people heavily invested in Volca, but KORG needs to up its game again if it wants to stay competitive.
Nah Bananas are real patch cords 😛 and this is a completly different synth and is capable of things the Crave is not. You are comparing apples and oranges. Plus this things runs on batteries which is killer as far a west coast synths are concerned. Maybe Behringer will enter that market soon – I hope so, the more variety the better.
Yeah this is a lot more West Coast. I saw something that compared the Crave to the Mother-32. Apparently the jacks and controls are identical!
The pin patch cables on this Volca Modular are a big ‘NO’ for me, though.
I’m pretty ok with those having used the Kastle and its the portability that is the key for me, I guess if it was my only synth I might have a different opinion, but I want this solely for going down the pub and playing in a jam, so it couldn’t be more perfect for me.
You must understand first the real use and innovation of having an small battery-power additive semi-modular synth. In that moment you will see the real value of these small portable wonder.
Korg has a very good offer of synths in these moment , its very intelligent from them to stay away from the saturated and ever changing market of modular synth products. Right now the super cheap modular products its starting and its not a good idea to jump in that market.
These VOLCA its very compatible with DIY and education market, for its price, portability and format cables. Remember the MOOG Werkstatt-01?
i definitely agree. volcas may be assumed to be cheap, but each so far is great when used for it’s intended sound/style. i definitely like the sound of this one too and i love the breadboard patching making a comeback, even if it’s a little weird to do live (i imagine).
Maybe semantics but I wish they would stop calling it a “modular synth.”
Isn’t in strange that semimodular is looked down upon as somehow worse than modular when the simply fact is that so-called semimodular is better? Semimodular is modular with default routings. One still can do all the same things as before, but for common patches, less wiring is necessary, without compromising at all on overall routability.
I wonder that people who consider semimodular somehow worse than modular don’t actually know anything whatsoever about either. It sure seems that way to me because anyone who has used both comprehends the difference.
Neither is better or worse, but designed to accomplish different goals. I will say that lots of people who pickup a semi-mod to learn patching, often fall back on the pre-patched use and don’t end up learning much about patching.
Where a full modular has an advantage in teaching, well…modular patching, is that you are forced to think about the entire patch from the ground up, because you have to build it cord by cord. That entails all srts of pitfalls or learning experiences on it’s own.
The Volca is going to be called Modular because that’s it’s brand name…
Uli would say „Totgeburt“, same as me …
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