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Korg Volca FM2 Polyphonic Digital FM Synthesiser

Korg Volca FM2 Polyphonic Digital FM Synthesiser

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The next-generation volca fm is a powerful 6-voice, 6-operator FM synthesiser that includes all 32 original algorithms, a 16-step loop sequencer, numerous effects, and a powerful arpeggiator. It replicates the sound of the vintage Yamaha DX7 and is fully compatible with SYS-EX patches for the DX7. This tiny, cutting-edge FM synthesiser is ideal for musicians and music producers wishing to enhance their live performances and setups with an innovative instrument that generates intriguing sounds and appealing rhythms.

The Volca FM faithfully recreates the sound of vintage digital FM synthesisers, including metallic, sharp tones, electric piano, and synthesised basses popular in the 1980s. This synthesiser includes six operators and 32 algorithms that work together to produce the popular FM synthesis sound, as well as the ability to load files in the Yamaha DX7's SYS-EX/SYX format. An integrated chorus effect adds depth to your sounds and widens the sound-creation options.

The sound editing tools allow you to fully adjust your sounds using modulator/carrier edit controls; these knob movements are mapped to many parameters, resulting in easily understandable tone changes. FM enthusiasts may dig right into the menu to fully alter settings, and a parameter guide is included to help them understand the complexity. To spice things up, the new version of volca fm includes a brand new programme randomizer, which allows you to find new ideas through happy accidents and unexpected patches.

An integrated 16-step sequencer allows you to record your performance on the touch panel keyboard in real time while playing, as well as record automated parameters, making it super easy to come up with new, creative musical phrases. Up to 16 sequence patterns can be stored in internal memory and recalled instantly when needed. The motion sequence function allows you to record your knob movements for automation, polish your loops into whole recordings, and produce original live performances.

The active step function allows you to skip steps throughout a sequence in order to create more irregular rhythms; when the active step is fewer than 16 steps, the warp function compensates for the missing steps, allowing you to have the same playback duration as 16 steps. When paired with another Volca device, you can intentionally screw and cut the step time to produce truly unexpected results. The Volca FM also includes an arpeggiator, which, when paired with the motion sequence function, produces extremely creative and unusual patterns and rhythms.

The Volca FM synthesiser includes a sync connector that readily links to any of Korg's groove machines, such as the Electribe or the SQ-1, allowing for even more creative possibilities. When two Volca FM units are linked, you can clone sound programmes and sequence data. A MIDI IN connector connects the sound module to your choice DAW, allowing you to create insane bassline and synth patches inside of your music editing programme. The Volca FM's tiny design, battery operation, and built-in speaker allow you to carry it anywhere and utilise it at any time.

  • A polyphonic digital synthesizer that completely reproduces a classic FM sound engine
  • 6-voice polyphonic FM synthesizer, fully compatible with classic unit
  • Super-easy sound editing
  • Onboard CHORUS effect
  • Onboard Lush Reverb effect
  • Volca style sequencing and more
  • 16-step sequencer allows to automate each parameters
  • WARP ACTIVE STEP, ARPEGGIATOR and PATTERN CHAIN make crazy looping rhythms and patterns
  • High playability
  • Make clone by synchronizing two units of volca fm
    • Keyboard: Multi touch keyboard
    • Effect: Chorus and Lush Reverb
    • Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery x 6
    • Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional) 
    • Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
    • Dimensions (WxDxH mm): 193 x 115 x 40 
    • Weight: 360g


    • Type: FM synthesis
    • Maximum Polyphony: 6 voices
    • Structure: 6 operators, 32 algorithms
    • Number of Programs: 32 
    • Main Edits: Modulator (Attack, Decay), Carrier (Attack, Decay), LFO (Rate, P.Depth), Algrtm
    • Available to edit full parameters for each operator in Edit Mode 
    • Controls: Transpose, Velocity, Octave, Arp (Type, Div)
    • Arpeggiator Types: 9 (each 3 patterns of "Rise", "Fall", and "Random")
    • Voice Modes: Poly, Mono, Unison


    • Number of Parts: 1
    • Number of Steps: 16 
    • Number of Recording Patterns: 16
    • Controls: Motion Sequence, Active Step, Warp Active Step, Pattern Chain, Metronome


    • Audio Output: Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
    • Sync: Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V)
    • Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Output level: 5V). When two units of volca fm, available to export the sound programs and sequence data from a volca fm to the other one
    • MIDI: MIDI OUT (IN/OUT 3.5 mm TRS)