Volca at NAMM 2020

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Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by Majek Skateboard » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:14 pm

This year it’s rumored Korg no longer wants to be second to Yamaha.

They are rumored to be going all out next week and some say they will double Volca.

Is this meant to be a mini Eurorack? I only know keyboards and some synth and don’t know Eurorack at all.

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by Koekepan » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:15 pm

Volcas have nothing to do with Eurorack (so far, anyway). They are standalone desktop synths, with MIDI connections (except for the Volca semimodular, which itself doesn't even use Eurorack standard jacks).

It's not impossible that they'll create some Eurorack-compatible units, but if they're doubling their Volca output, it's more likely that they're other devices within the same format.

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by gminorcoles » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:39 pm

Second to Yamaha in what way? Organs? Montages? They beat Yamaha in Kronoses. They seem about equal on arrangers, with Yamaha having a higher end offering if I am not mistaken.

All Existing volcas seem to trump all existing refaces summed together in features or units sold?

But yes Yamaha seems to be beating Kronos in modular so point taken.

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Post by tim gueguen » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 am

A Volca M1 perhaps? If they could actually make it with more than 3 note polyphony it would make an interesting companion to the Roland D05.

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Post by Jason Brock » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:16 am

Majek Skateboard wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:14 pm
This year it’s rumored Korg no longer wants to be second to Yamaha.
Then more Volcas won't do it. Korg would need to start making mixing consoles, guitars, amplifiers, acoustic drums, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, oboes, trombones, trumpets, tubas, violins, and maybe even motorcycles.

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by Flounderguts » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:44 am

...and grand pianos, snowmobiles, boats, and most of the engines for Toyota.

The thing is, Yamaha and Korg have always been closely affiliated, and many Korg products use Yamaha parts and sub assemblies. Yamaha *owned* Korg from around 1987 to the mid 90's, and I think they both owned Sequential for a while. I think Vox is part of Korg, too.

Some new Volcas are always welcome. I'd love to see Volca become a *format* with other manufacturers.
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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by Prints » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:12 am

They should make a Volca with the special “next-level” ability to save more than 16 measly patterns/patches.

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Post by Majek Skateboard » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:12 pm

Jason Brock wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:16 am
Majek Skateboard wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:14 pm
This year it’s rumored Korg no longer wants to be second to Yamaha.
Then more Volcas won't do it. Korg would need to start making mixing consoles, guitars, amplifiers, acoustic drums, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, oboes, trombones, trumpets, tubas, violins, and maybe even motorcycles.
Korg motorcycle? Yes for me!!

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Post by ihav2p » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:55 pm

Prints wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:12 am
They should make a Volca with the special “next-level” ability to save more than 16 measly patterns/patches.
or in the case of monologue more than 16 steps :doh:

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Post by chachi » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:17 pm

Maxi!!

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Post by chachi » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:19 pm

Jason Brock wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:16 am
Majek Skateboard wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:14 pm
This year it’s rumored Korg no longer wants to be second to Yamaha.
Then more Volcas won't do it. Korg would need to start making mixing consoles, guitars, amplifiers, acoustic drums, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, oboes, trombones, trumpets, tubas, violins, and maybe even motorcycles.
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https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical ... index.html

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Post by Kent » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:04 am

Majek Skateboard wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Jason Brock wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:16 am
Majek Skateboard wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:14 pm
This year it’s rumored Korg no longer wants to be second to Yamaha.
Then more Volcas won't do it. Korg would need to start making mixing consoles, guitars, amplifiers, acoustic drums, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, oboes, trombones, trumpets, tubas, violins, and maybe even motorcycles.
Korg motorcycle? Yes for me!!
The motor sports and music divisions are entirely separate. There is no cross pollination. Yamaha Motors did teach the Drum division how to do good caroming once, but that was decades ago.

Yamaha is far and away the global leader in instruments and in-home digital pianos. Nobody is even close. My guess is that an under-informed consumer is out there talking nonsense.

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by Voltcontrol » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:16 am

Hi Korg, here's what I want (disclaimer: potential sacrilege included) :
*Volca FM Gen II: Higher poly count. Add velocity and aftertouch. Additional waveforms. Additional Filter and LFO's.
*Volca Sample Gen II: More memory (micro SD please) and a more developed way of loading samples.
*Volca SampleR. Speaks for itself to me. Would be ok if it's more expensive than the Sample Gen II.
*Volca Wave: A wavetable/digital synth with the option to load user samples/wavetables via microSD.
*Volca EnhanceDestroy: An Analog Heat clone!
*Volca Sequence: An RYK M185 / Intellijel Metrolpolis clone or a creative derivation thereof. Pretty please!
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Post by CoreInside » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:25 pm

they should definitely do XL versions of the keys and beats with at least 16 bars sequencer and pattern chaining. and the beats is pretty shit and puny sounding. the bass drum overpowers the other sounds in the mix. you have to be really careful with the mixing to get it to sound good in the mix. i know aphex twin did a track with the beats and it sounded good but he did some careful mixing and used some expensive preamps to get it to sound good. (i read about the preamp in an interview with a korg engineer)

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by kinkujin » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:54 pm

32 step sequencer for sure. Midi in and out please! Otherwise, keep it simple and keep the price low. I think the Volca range is fabulous.

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by galaxie » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:26 am

I wish Korg can release official mod kits/expanders to expand the old volcas for more CV connections. This also opens the possibility to connect future volcas. I still own all my volcas, just not much used as they were used to.

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by seta666 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:22 am

Korg needs a real successor to the electribe emx1 and esx1, not that electribe 2 joke they made.

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Post by LongLostDonut » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:33 am

I love my Volca Sample so much. I've been through an MPC 1000, Electribe ESX, Octatrack, Electribe 2 & Digitakt and sold them all but could never let go of the Volca sample. There's something about the immediacy and the form factor - combined with the extreme pitch settings** and dank, moody reverb which always inspires me.

However, a plus version with 100 save slots would be amazing.

** Altho, really it's normal pitch settings. I can not understand why way more expensive samplers don't go beyond 2 octaves. If it's because audio quality degrades, they're really missing the point of creative sampling.

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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by mrhooks » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:29 pm

Form factor aside, I would rather Korg make a higher-end version of the Sample that isn't a Volca. Something with larger knobs, more save slots (and maybe SD), better audio quality, USB, 1/4" outs, and the effects section of the Minilogue XD. Or maybe update the Electribe Sampler to have the MULTI engine and effects section of the XD, and all the knobs / less menu-divey interface of the Volca Sample.
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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by Voltcontrol » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:34 am

mrhooks wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:29 pm
Form factor aside, I would rather Korg make a higher-end version of the Sample that isn't a Volca. Something with larger knobs, more save slots (and maybe SD), better audio quality, USB, 1/4" outs, and the effects section of the Minilogue XD. Or maybe update the Electribe Sampler to have the MULTI engine and effects section of the XD, and all the knobs / less menu-divey interface of the Volca Sample.
This spec device would get my :75: :75: :75: :75: for sure.
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Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

Post by galaxie » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:40 am

seta666 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:22 am
Korg needs a real successor to the electribe emx1 and esx1, not that electribe 2 joke they made.
True. Still keep my EMX and ESX. Many modules/synths come and leave my studio. But not with those two!

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