Volca NuTube

Any music gear discussions that don't fit into one of the other forums.

Moderators: Kent, Joe., analogdigital, infradead, lisa, parasitk, plord

crowleywaltz
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:44 am

Volca NuTube

Post by crowleywaltz » Fri May 10, 2019 9:44 am

This one's pretty weird. I like to see the nutubes getting out there but the sound isn't really convincing me. Then again I don't care much for acid personally so maybe just me?

[video][/video]
[video][/video]
[video][/video]

User avatar
ym2612
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1092
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:54 am
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Post by ym2612 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:59 am

It sounds very 303 in the Superbooth demo - aside from the subosc - but not at all in the other two videos. It's like they were trying to make it NOT sound like a 303 in the Korg and Reverb videos.

User avatar
Rex Coil 7
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 6269
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:29 am
Location: Captain Of Outer Space

Post by Rex Coil 7 » Fri May 10, 2019 10:10 am

Wow, that thing really looks nice. Between this new one and the Volca FM, those are the two best looking of the Volca line.

Sound? Hmmm .... I'm not sure yet.

:despair:
Never Quit, Die Falling Forward
5U PROJECT - (skip pages 4 through 6, boring junk) ... https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewt ... highlight=

crowleywaltz
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:44 am

Post by crowleywaltz » Fri May 10, 2019 10:20 am

ym2612 wrote:It sounds very 303 in the Superbooth demo - aside from the subosc - but not at all in the other two videos. It's like they were trying to make it NOT sound like a 303 in the Korg and Reverb videos.
The first few seconds of the Reverb video actually really sound like a dirty funk bass guitar, I wanna hear more of that

User avatar
starthief
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 3756
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:39 am
Location: St Louis, MO
Contact:

Post by starthief » Fri May 10, 2019 10:53 am

I'm having flashbacks to late 90s gamers spelling noob "nub", and reading this as "noob ass."
"music... a weird bunch of sounds that had no point but made things feel a little better"

starthief.bandcamp.comstarthief.netModularGrid

JohnLRice

Post by JohnLRice » Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 am

starthief wrote:I'm having flashbacks to late 90s gamers spelling noob "nub", and reading this as "noob ass."
:lol:

User avatar
TheRosskonian
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 510
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:50 pm
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

Post by TheRosskonian » Fri May 10, 2019 12:31 pm

Seeing the title of this thread, I thought it was a finally a Volca FX unit.

Looks good for a Volca, it has pattern chaining, but you cannot split the tempo like you can in the Volca Keys. This was easily the worst limitation of the Volca Bass in my opinion and they seemed to keep it in. I will probably still pick one up eventually since I like the Volca line.

francoprussian
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 338
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:54 am

Post by francoprussian » Fri May 10, 2019 7:37 pm

Sounds like a porno site

User avatar
CoreInside
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 464
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:05 am
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Contact:

Post by CoreInside » Sat May 11, 2019 11:03 am

Soundcloud demos are good
Love the 303ness of it, would love to try it

User avatar
Gaetan
Common Wiggler
Posts: 115
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:53 am
Location: Silkeborg, Denmark
Contact:

Post by Gaetan » Sat May 11, 2019 2:54 pm

This sounds surprisingly amazing. Very clear and defined sound.

User avatar
anselmi
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 3919
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:08 pm

Post by anselmi » Sat May 11, 2019 6:07 pm

starthief wrote:I'm having flashbacks to late 90s gamers spelling noob "nub", and reading this as "noob ass."
sounds "phat"! :hihi:

Panason
is banned
is banned
Posts: 3324
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:56 am

Post by Panason » Sun May 12, 2019 5:30 pm

NubAss, har har
Image

User avatar
gringostar
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 301
Joined: Sun May 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Location: The Nameless City

Post by gringostar » Mon May 13, 2019 1:23 pm

starthief wrote:I'm having flashbacks to late 90s gamers spelling noob "nub", and reading this as "noob ass."
This is literally the first thing that came to mind when I saw this.

g8tr1522
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Location: Central Florida

Post by g8tr1522 » Mon May 13, 2019 2:38 pm

TheRosskonian wrote:Seeing the title of this thread, I thought it was a finally a Volca FX unit.

Looks good for a Volca, it has pattern chaining, but you cannot split the tempo like you can in the Volca Keys. This was easily the worst limitation of the Volca Bass in my opinion and they seemed to keep it in. I will probably still pick one up eventually since I like the Volca line.
What do you mean by splitting the tempo? I'm considering getting this, and I'm at the point of needing reasons to not get it.

User avatar
gentle_attack
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1025
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:24 pm
Location: Wash DC

Post by gentle_attack » Mon May 13, 2019 2:47 pm

I like the squelchy filter but I would need to get more information about the step mode for the sequencer.

I have only one Volca (FM) and using it's own sequencer it's not quite as precise as I'd like (having to play everything in, in time). I'd assume this one will have something more step based, and I don't see a rest button so I am curious what methods you can use to tap in your patterns, without having to play in time, which is okay sometimes but not the only way I like to build sequences.

The Active Step functionality is probably great to use with this type of device. (I have never used the original Volca Bass).

User avatar
Funky40
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 5537
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:08 pm
Location: on a big voyage

Post by Funky40 » Mon May 13, 2019 3:22 pm

i never had a volca.
This will change now :hihi:

when available ?
can this properly be tempo synced to midi or a trigger/clock ?
anybody knows ?



well, acid will be dead in 7 years after the release day. ;)
......but since the thing can do funky i don´t care. :hihi:
For sale / reduced prices ( swiss (we are NON-EU)/ in case it makes sense_ EU/WW)(CHF +- = $):
Basimilus Iteritas mkI: 180chf / Plaits OG: 150.- / WMD Geiger Counter: 180.- / Dotcom Q960: 700.- / Q119: 430 /
ATV A-Frame incl. Accu and Bag: 850.-, like new, quasi unused.

User avatar
TheRosskonian
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 510
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:50 pm
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

Post by TheRosskonian » Mon May 13, 2019 4:39 pm

can this properly be tempo synced to midi or a trigger/clock ?
Yes, all Volcas can be tempo synced via MIDI or a trigger/clock.
g8tr1522 wrote:
TheRosskonian wrote:Seeing the title of this thread, I thought it was a finally a Volca FX unit.

Looks good for a Volca, it has pattern chaining, but you cannot split the tempo like you can in the Volca Keys. This was easily the worst limitation of the Volca Bass in my opinion and they seemed to keep it in. I will probably still pick one up eventually since I like the Volca line.
What do you mean by splitting the tempo? I'm considering getting this, and I'm at the point of needing reasons to not get it.
I am probably not using the right term, but if you look at the Volca Keys or the Volca FM, you can split the temp by 1/2 or by 1/4, making the sequencer resolution lower, meaning those 16 steps cover more than one measure, 2 measures for 1/2 and 4 measures for 1/4. Leaves room to make more interesting loops than just the same 16 steps across one measure repeated infinitely. This DOES have pattern chaining though, but this will likely mean you cannot edit the both patterns at the same time like you could a single 16 step sequence. I hope this makes sense, it's one of the handful of features that keeps me coming back to the Volca Keys.

User avatar
booger
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 859
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 8:11 pm
Location: detroit

Post by booger » Mon May 13, 2019 8:10 pm

Going to 1/4 slows down the entire 16-step sequence. Using the arpeggiator at a faster rate (at least on the FM) allows you to play a longer faster-paced sequence within one pattern. Not sure if that made sense but it’s a way to squeeze more real estate out of your Volca FM. Maybe this one will have similar features.

User avatar
booger
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 859
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 8:11 pm
Location: detroit

Post by booger » Mon May 13, 2019 8:12 pm

I’m curious to hear Mr. Barbour’s opinion of the Nutubes...

User avatar
gentle_attack
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1025
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:24 pm
Location: Wash DC

Post by gentle_attack » Mon May 13, 2019 8:38 pm

booger wrote:Going to 1/4 slows down the entire 16-step sequence. Using the arpeggiator at a faster rate (at least on the FM) allows you to play a longer faster-paced sequence within one pattern. Not sure if that made sense but it’s a way to squeeze more real estate out of your Volca FM. Maybe this one will have similar features.
I probably need to explore this, did not know it was a thing.

g8tr1522
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Location: Central Florida

Post by g8tr1522 » Sat May 25, 2019 5:17 pm

You just mean the pattern will play more slowly? Like, 1/4 means you need 4 clock pulses to move to the next step?

I do wish the volcas could store more than 16 patterns. You could pre-program all your performance edits, and then just hit play if you were trying to make a song.

User avatar
Starspawn
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 757
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:12 pm
Location: Norway

Post by Starspawn » Thu May 30, 2019 11:37 pm

With the keys the lower tempo was also a nice way to get the delay time down to become veeeery slow and glitchy.

User avatar
TheRosskonian
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 510
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:50 pm
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

Post by TheRosskonian » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:32 am

g8tr1522 wrote:You just mean the pattern will play more slowly? Like, 1/4 means you need 4 clock pulses to move to the next step?
Yes, basically. Turning it from a 16 step sequencer to two 8-step sequences or four 4-step sequences.

User avatar
CoreInside
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 464
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:05 am
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Contact:

Post by CoreInside » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:57 am

shame it’s not getting the hype it deserves

User avatar
CosmicFlight
Common Wiggler
Posts: 114
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:55 pm
Location: France

Post by CosmicFlight » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:02 pm

Sounds a bit "flat" if you compare to a 303 or RE-303

Post Reply

Return to “General Gear”