Korg - volca Keys - Analogue Loop Synthesizer

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Korg - volca Keys - Analogue Loop Synthesizer

Korg - volca Keys - Analogue Loop Synthesizer

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The filter is a 12 dB/octave, resonant low-pass filter, a recreation of the one found in the Korg MiniKorg-700S from the mid-1970s. The filter is reputedly voiced differently to that of the Volca Bass, which is also modelled on the 700S.

Whilst there is not the degree of control over oscillator tuning that exists with the Volca Bass, the Unison, Octave and Fifth modes are useful for monophonic lead parts or basslines. The Keys is capable of making many pleasing sounds, although there is not quite the timbral variety that can be achieved with the Bass, due to the different modulation capabilities and the fact that a square wave can only be achieved by careful monophonic playing whilst in Poly Ring mode. Nevertheless, the ring modulation modes expand the sonic variety in a direction that is unique to the Volca Keys. The way that portamento and envelope control of oscillator pitch are implemented also add to the uniqueness of the Keys. The Volca Keys has a gold faceplate and transparent enclosure. It is lightweight and is a small size. [3] The knobs on the front are made of transparent and solid plastic and are similar to those on the Korg Monotron, although the build quality is improved. [1] Connections of the Volca Keys include MIDI in, sync in/out and 9V DC power input. [5] The synthesizer can also be run off of batteries.The sequencer speed can also be changed to a half, or a quarter, that of the rate selected by the Tempo knob. The glide time between note pitches is controlled by the Portamento knob. In Poly mode, a second note will glide up to pitch from the root and a third note will glide up to pitch from the second note. Portamento also works when a note is sustained and the Pitch knob is turned.

Sadly, there's only technically one waveform for the built-in oscillator, which is a saw tooth. But, when you start getting into the ring modes, the sound can get much more interesting. The LFO, however, does have Saw, Triangle, Square waveforms. "The Volca Keys looks and feels amazing. I had no idea that there were so many LEDs. When you first turn it on, it's like the fourth of July." With its structure of 3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, and 1EG, the Volca Keys has a recognisable, versatile structure. The ability to generate diverse and powerful sounds with just a few carefully selected parameters is a distinctive characteristic of analogue synthesizers. The possibilities are endless; you can use the three oscillators to play chords, use them in unison with detune to produce solid lead lines, or apply ring modulation to create far-out metallic sounds. This is also an ideal beginner's instrument for learning the enjoyment of creating your own sounds. Voicing function lets anyone create sounds easily The Volca Keys' oscillators are digitally controlled analogue oscillators that are either sawtooth or square waveforms depending on the mode (square in ring modes, sawtooth in all others). The section has 5 controls: for Mode, Pitch, Detune, Portamento and EG Int (Envelope Intensity). [10]a b Oct 14, G. W. Childs IV on; comments, 2013 in Review 1. "Review: Korg Volca Keys". ask.audio . Retrieved 2022-11-15. The ideal introductory synthesiser, with a simple – yet powerful – polyphonic analog sound engine and loop sequencer. keyboard just as you play. It's easy to create phrases that come to mind, and you can also use overdub recording

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