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Korg Volca Bass Analogue Bass Machine

by KORG

Original price $149.99 - Original price $149.99
Original price $149.99
$149.99
$149.99 - $149.99
Current price $149.99
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Compact Bass Synth with 3 Analog Oscillators

  • Powerful analog bass sound
  • Loop sequencer from the Electribe series
  • Fun and easy to play

Powerful analog bass sound creation and an Electribe-inspired sequencer for the ultimate bass lines.

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TRANSIT TIME

We cannot guarantee FedEx or USPS estimated ship times and no refunds will be offered for delays out of our control. Estimated ship times do not include handling or processing times, most in stock items can expect to ship within 1-2 business days after you have received an order confirmation.

INTERNATIONAL IMPORT DUTIES

International orders might be subject to import taxes that must be paid when the item arrives depending on your local customs. This is usually 15%-20% of the declared value and unfortunately we are not able to mark any package as a gift. These charges are NOT displayed at the time you submit your order since they are calculated by local customs offices. We cannot guarantee import duty costs in your country. You can get an better estimate of these charges from Freightos and VAT rates here. Please make sure to research this yourself if you haven't imported goods before.

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DJTT strives to provide great condition gear that works for you. Sometimes, gear doesn’t work out - so we try  to provide the speediest and most fair return or replacement method possible.

Most brand new products are returnable within 30 days of the original shipment (view product exceptions here) without any additional fees, unless:

  1. The product(s) shows visible signs of wear or damage
  2. The product is missing original box, packaging, accessories or manuals

If the item is NOT defective the customer is responsible for all shipping costs. The cost of the original shipment will be deducted from the refund.

Products outside of our 30 day return window must be warrantied through the manufacturer and are subject to their policies and procedures. Replacements for defective units will be sent out once the defective product(s) is returned and received at our facility.

EQUIPMENT WARRANTIES

All DJ TechTools products (such as the Midi Fighters, Chroma Cables, Chroma Caps and other Chroma accesories) have a 1-year full warranty. This warranty does not include protection from damage caused by physical abuse (dropping, beating, slamming, etc) or water damage. Upon notification, receipt and inspection of broken product, DJ TechTools will send out a new product at no additional cost. Any modifications to equipment will void the warranty. If you bought your device from an authorized reseller then please get in touch with them to get it replaced or serviced. Keep in mind that DJTT midi controllers and accessories purchased from non authorized vendors have no warranty associated with them.

THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS

All third party products warranty claims are handled directly through the manufacturer. The only exception to this is we will handle third party exchanges within 15 days of receipt of the item. No technical support is given for third party products.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my order ship?

We ship orders during weekdays and most orders will ship out in 24-48 hours.

Please make sure billing and shipping addresses are correct before submitting your order so it doesn't require further processing.

We will be experiencing high volume and no orders will ship out on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year so please be patient!

You will get an email containing tracking information as soon as your order ships.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, GPay, PayPal and the following credit cards: Discover, Visa, American Express, Master Card. You may use pre-paid credit cards as long as you have registered a billing address to them. We offer financing for US customers via Affirm and PayPal Credit; you need to register at their website first to use this service.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we safely ship around the world every day through DHL and FedEx which are safe, affordable and fast.

Some countries may levy an import VAT/IVA tax on your order (please click here for more information).

When will my order arrive?

FedEx Ground (free for continental US) has the following expected delivery times:

Faster options are available and more information on international shipments is available here.

Do you price match?

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What is your return policy?

Brand new products are returnable within a 30 day period in most cases. If a product is not defective, the buyer is responsible for original and return shipping costs. For domestic defective orders, DJ TechTools will arrange for a return shipping label.

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Do I have to pay import duties?

International orders might be subject to import duties. This calculator will give you an estimated value of the import taxes you might have to pay. Since we don't charge them checkout you'll be notified by the shipping company once it reaches your country if applicable. Please contact your local customs office to verify the rates

What about FedEx import/clearance fees?

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Three oscillators

Generating the thick and modulated sounds that you expect from an analog synthesizer, the three oscillators can be used in a variety of ways from one-part unison to three-part chords, giving you an incredible diversity of bass sounds.

Simple structure

In addition to the three VCOs, the volca bass provides a carefully selected parameter structure consisting of a single VCF, VCA, LFO, and EG, ensuring that the sound that you want can be created intuitively.

Take it to go

The volca bass can be battery powered for maximum portability. With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.

Features

  • Multitouch keyboard/step key
  • Analog Synthesis
  • Structure: 3VCO, 1VCF, 1VCA, 1LFO, 1EG
  • VCO Wave: Saw, Square
  • VCF: Type: Low Pass Filter, 12db/oct
  • 16 Step Sequencer
  • 8 recording patterns
  • 10 hour battery life

I/O

  • Audio output: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Sync In (3.5mm mono mini jack, maximum input level: 20V)
  • Sync Out (3.5mm mono mini jack, maximum output level: 5V)
  • Midi in

Compatible Software

  • Standalone
  • Ableton Live
  • FL Studio
  • Pro Tools

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions: 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.82 In / 17.78 x 10.16 x 2.54 cm
  • Weight: 2.2 lb / 0.998 kg
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07/03/2023
Tommy T.
United States United States

Fun But Limited Analog Synth with Sequencer

The Korg Volca Bass is a fun but very limited analog semi-mono synth. I say semi-mono because each voice can have its own lane for sequence information. And the coolest part of this is that each lane can have its own step length. So with three sequences playing at once, paraphonicly (single filter for all three oscillators), you can get some very evolving sequences. I would say each iteration of the dynamic loop isn't always as useful as the previous or the next. To remedy this, I record the sequencer playing itself into my DAW and just chop up my favorite combinations of the odd sequence alignments. The sound of the Volca Bass is not fat by any means. It can do bass but with the octave knob can be dialed into higher registers as well. Three note minor chords are particularly welcome. I bought this specifically for adding three tunable oscillators to my Korg Monotribe, which has a filter in. Since I have a modded MIDI out on my Monotribe, I can drive the Volca Bass with the sequencer of the Montribe and tune each oscillator for slight detuning around the pitch center of the Monotribe or I can tune three intervals above and/or below the Monotribe. In this setup with the filter all the way open and the volume at 50% on the Volca Bass, I now have essentially a four oscillator MS20 with a sequencer and the oscillators of the Volca Bass sound identical to the Mobotribe's to my ears. One drawback of the Volca Bass is its inability to store every function parameter as part of the memory location. The VCO Group type is naturally saved, as that dictates how many lanes of sequence there are, but all the rest of the parameters - LFO Target, LFO Wave, VCO Wave, Sustain On, and Amp EG On - don't get stored within memory. Indeed they will remain the same from memory to memory when you change a setting. I see this as a limitation especially for live performance because there can be no recall of contrasting settings upon loading a new memory. It seems that the Volca Bass is best suited for studio recording with maybe all eight memories thoughtfully programmed and then performed. Just be sure you have your settings set as you actually intend to have them. The only other drawback of the Volca Bass, and this is a matter of personal preference, is that, above 3 o'clock on the LFO Rate, it seems a bit unusable for the filter and the amp. Above that modifying pitch can get some very aggressive analog-FM tones but I would honestly prefer the LFO to go even faster for heightened analog-FM. All in all a decently cool synth but very limited. Great for adding oscillators to something with a filter in and, honestly, that might be what it's best suited for.

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