Audio Technology

KORG VOLCA MODULAR Semi-Modular Analogue Synth

When I first caught wind of the Volca Modular, I couldn’t help but wonder how Korg could squeeze over 50 patch points into the tiny Volca form factor. The answer is in the miniaturised DuPont pin-point headers — the left hand side for inputs (thin outline), the right hand side for outputs (solid outline). Connections intended for audio signals are denoted by a rounded outline. A generous 20 pin-patch cables are included of various lengths to get you started.

It’s ‘Modular’ by name but semi-modular by nature… mercifully so. It means the essential signal paths of Korg’s latest Volca are normalled internally such that with no patch cables connected, it will make basic tones, which is great news for those new to modular synthesis. (Normalled connections are indicated by grey line traces

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