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KORG volca FM 2
KORG volca FM 2

KORG volca FM 2

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The next-gen 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 completely compatible with SYS-EX patches for the DX7 as well.

Battery (included) or adapter (optional) operated with built-in speakers and a compact and light chassis, the volca fm 2 is the ultimate portable FM solution for all musicians.

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


Features at a glance

  • 6-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, fully compatible with classic DX7
  • Super-easy sound editing
  • New program randomization and performance-oriented functions
  • Velocity sensitive via MIDI
  • Chorus and reverb effect
  • 16-step sequencer allows automation for each parameter
  • WARP ACTIVE STEP, ARPEGGIATOR and PATTERN CHAIN make crazy looping rhythms and patterns
  •  High playability - make a clone by synchronizing two units of volca fm 2
  • Compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker

True FM synthesis

6-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, fully compatible with classic DX7

With 6 voices (instead of the 3 of its predecessor) the new volca fm brings a new world of harmonic possibilities to your production. Now it is possible to play, sequence or arpeggiate complex chords with up to 6 voices to bring a unique flavour to your music production. No more running out of voices when sequencing melody, harmony and bass all in one device! Moreover, the new volca fm 2 is now velocity-sensitive via MIDI, which coupled with its 6 voice polyphony, provides a much more expressive and nuanced playing experience than ever before.

Super-easy sound editing

The volca fm 2 makes FM sound editing accessible with the MODULATOR/CARRIER super-easy 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. The volca fm 2 comes accompanied by a Parameter List Guide to assist this.

Onboard REVERB and CHORUS effects

By popular request, volca fm 2 includes a lush Reverb effect in addition to the Chorus. Each of these two effects can be used and adjusted individually to add the finishing touch to any FM sound you are going for.

External sequencing and connectivity

In addition to MIDI IN the volca fm 2 also includes a MIDI OUT (IN/OUT 3.5 mm TRS), making it possible to use the intuitive volca internal sequencer to control other devices through 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 IN.

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 also incorporates a motion sequence function to record in real-time all the subtle nuances of your playing and knob movements, letting you add time-varying changes to the sound. This is a great way to polish your loops and also lets you generate highly original live performances.

WARP ACTIVE STEP, ARPEGGIATOR, and PATTERN CHAIN make crazy looping rhythms and patterns

In addition to the active step function that lets you skip steps during a sequence, the volca fm 2 provides new functions that enable you to generate more irregular rhythms. If the active step is fewer than 16 steps, you can use the warp active step function to compensate to occupy the same playback time as 16 steps; then by synchronizing the playback with another volca series unit, you can deliberately skew the step timing to generate truly unconventional performances.

In a first for the volca series, the volca fm 2 is also equipped with an arpeggiator. By using this in conjunction with a motion sequence you can create extremely eccentric rhythm patterns.

Furthermore, the pattern chain function lets you connect multiple sequence patterns for successive playback, making it possible to construct large-scale developments of 32, 64, or even 256 steps by joining up to 16 sequences.

Synchronize Two Volca FM units

The volca fm 2 provides a sync connector that can be easily connected to Korg's groove machines. Connect this to the other volca series unit, the electribe, or the SQ-1, and experience a session with synchronized sequencer playback. And when two volca fm 2 are connected, you can clone the sound programs and sequence data between each unit.

The MIDI IN jack lets you use the volca as a sound module for DAW and MIDI controller.

Enjoy anywhere

With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform at any time.

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