More explorations of the KORG Volca Bass Synth

August 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

KORG Volca Bass is a three oscillator (not only) bass synthesizer capable of very wicked sounds. On this video, some fiddling with front panel synth controls and function capabilities (osc waves, LFO routing, EG configuration, AMP control). Factory patterns courtesy of KORG.

KORG Volca Bass can use Active Step function for resize in real time the running pattern; is it possible to individually turn on/off each step and, as you can imagine, rhythmic alignment goes bananas. On this video, some experiments with standalone Active Step function on Volca Bass and, later on, some silly experiments with Volca Bass & Volca Drums TTL synched.

MIDI Implementation of KORG Volca Bass supports Real Time Messages (Start/Stop, Clock…), ALL the front panel controls (via CC numbers) and MIDI notes on/off for using Volca Bass as “standard” mono Synth Expander. You have three analog square/saw oscs, a 12dB/Oct resonant filter, vca, EG ADSR/ADR, LFO…

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