Korg Volca FM 2 Digital FM Synthesizer

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Korg Volca Series 6-Voice, 6-Operator Digital FM Synthesizer/Sequencer with Reverb and Chorus Effects

Korg Volca FM 2 is a powerful 6-voice, 6-operator FM synthesizer with all 32 classic algorithms, a 16-step loop sequencer, effects and a powerful arpeggiator that perfectly reproduces the sound of the classic Yamaha DX7 and is fully compatible with DX7 SysEx patches. Powered by batteries (included) or an adapter (sold separately) with built-in speakers and a compact and light chassis, Volca FM 2 is the ultimate portable FM solution for all musicians.

With double the voices of its predecessor, additional effects, expanded MIDI connectivity and an intuitive interface, this new generation is poised to bring unprecedented possibilities to your setup and revolutionize your studio with new musical ideas.

  • 64 programs
  • 6 voices of polyphony
  • Reverb and chorus effects
  • MIDI in and out
  • Velocity sensitive via MIDI
  • Save 16 patterns to internal memory
  • Warp active step, pattern chain and an improved arpeggiator
  • Randomizer: find new inspiration through happy accidents
  • Built-in speaker, battery powered

Double power

With 6 voices, Volca FM 2 brings a new world of harmonic possibilities to your production. Now it's possible to play, sequence or arpeggiate complex chords with up to 6 voices in order to bring a unique flavor to your music production – no more running out of voices when sequencing melody, harmony and bass all in one device! Moreover, Volca FM 2 is velocity sensitive via MIDI, which provides a more expressive and nuanced playing experience.

More effects

By popular request, Volca FM 2 includes a lush reverb effect in addition to chorus. Each of these effects can be used and adjusted individually to add the finishing touch to any FM sound.

External sequencing and connectivity

In addition to MIDI input, Volca FM 2 also includes MIDI out (both on 1/8" TRS connectors), making it possible to use the intuitive Volca internal sequencer to control other devices via MIDI, making it the perfect addition to your standalone setup. Of course, it also works well with your DAW of choice thanks to note, control and clock receipt via the MIDI input.

Powerful sequencer and functions

The internal sequencer offers looping up to 16 steps, allowing you to record your performance on the touch panel keyboard as you play. Up to 16 sequence patterns can be stored in the internal memory. Volca FM 2 also incorporates a motion sequence function to record all the subtle nuances of your playing and knob movements in real time, letting you add time-varying changes to your sounds.

New program randomization and performance oriented functions

In order to spice things up, Volca FM 2 includes a program randomizer, letting you find new inspiration through happy accidents and unexpected patches. Of course, it still incorporates highly acclaimed functions such as warp active step, pattern chain and an improved arpeggiator, making it easy to create crazy looping rhythms and patterns.

Full classic SysEx compatibility

Volca FM 2 perfectly reproduces the sound engine of Yamaha DX7, the classic digital synthesizer that made the world aware of FM synthesis. Its 6 operators and 32 algorithms provide complete compatibility, and it can even load files in SysEx .SYX format.

Super-easy sound editing

Volca FM 2 makes FM sound editing accessible with the MODULATOR/CARRIER edit knobs; the knob movements are mapped to multiple parameters for sound changes that are easy to understand. FM enthusiasts can also menu dive into full parameter edits; Volca FM 2 even comes with a handy parameter list guide to help.

Unbeatable form factor

Following the Volca tradition, the Volca FM 2 comes in a portable, small form factor that you can take anywhere. Totally hands-on with plenty of knobs for on-the-fly sound editing, Volca FM 2 runs on 6 AA batteries, has an integrated speaker and at only 12.6 oz. (without batteries) is perfect for standalone use. Furthermore, with sync in/out and MIDI in/out connections, it integrates seamlessly with your live rig, production studio and of course any other Volca!

Synthmata online editor

In collaboration with Oscillator Sink, old and new Volca FM users can use the completely free Synthmata online editor to easily modify their patches – no installation required.

Free bundle of music software

Volca FM 2 comes with a diverse variety of music software including Izotope Ozone Elements mastering software, online keyboard lessons from Skoove, Reason Lite DAW software and software synths from Korg and other brands.

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More Information
Manufacturer Korg
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer 1/8" audio sync cable
6 × AA batteries
Analog/Digital Digital
Number of Keys 27
Key Action Multi-touch keyboard
Speakers Built-in mini speaker
Programs/Presets 64 patch storage locations
16 sequence storage locations
Voices of Polyphony 6
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Effects Reverb
Sequencer 16 steps
16 sequence storage locations
Realtime motion sequence recording for parameter automation
Pattern chain function to join up to 16 patterns
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out
Audio Outputs 1/8" stereo headphone/main output
Control Connections 1/8" sync input
1/8" sync output
Width 7.61"
Depth 4.54"
Height 1.57"
Product Weight 0.79 lb (excluding batteries)
Unique Features Fully compatible with Yamaha DX7 SysEx patches
Program/patch randomizer function

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