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    I use it to beef up my disco mixes mainly, but I've been messing about with using the Volca and the remix decks mapped to a Numark orbit to do some semi live production stuff.

    I kinda wish I just waited and saved up for a Roland Aria TR 08 but for the meantime It's pretty pretty good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRome View Post
    Picked up the Volca Bass. I haven't had much time with it, but it does sound really really nice. The internal sequencer takes some getting used to, but kind of intuitive once you get the hang of it. I was planning on sequencing it from an external source like Ableton or Logic. Love the filter... it can get pretty squelchy
    I'd say, for the price... it's well worth it if you are into the analog bass sounds. It's NOT a 303, but it does have a very nice character all it's own.
    Another positive... it's battery operated too and extremely portable.

    Positives:
    - Small foot print and portable
    - Great filter
    - Nice analog bass sound
    - Midi Control
    - Cheap

    Negatives:
    - Get what you pay for build quality-wise. Built well, but knobs can be a little wobbly. But, can't expect much for the price.
    - Not a big fan of the touch strip, although it is usable
    - Sequencer and memory storage is a little weird at first... but, take some getting used to.

    I'd go try one out... because in the end, it's about your preference. Techy or acid style sounds... but, can also find a place in House and other genres.

    But, for the money, it's a very nice piece of kit.
    This is exactly what I was looking for.. Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Carr View Post
    I use it to beef up my disco mixes mainly, but I've been messing about with using the Volca and the remix decks mapped to a Numark orbit to do some semi live production stuff.

    I kinda wish I just waited and saved up for a Roland Aria TR 08 but for the meantime It's pretty pretty good.

    Maybe I should do the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Carr View Post
    I kinda wish I just waited and saved up for a Roland Aria TR 08 but for the meantime It's pretty pretty good.
    I played around with a TR-8 at the store recently. That thing is some serious business! Loads of fun, certainly. Wish I had the cash to get one.
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    Glad I could help.

    It's definitely one of those things you would kick yourself for not buying should they discontinue it (mostly because it is so cheap and a lot of fun to tweak... LOVE what Korg has been doing lately).

    Waiting to see if we get some improvements in midi clock/sync on the next version of Traktor or something along the lines of Maschine integration... because that little box may find it's way out gigging with me for a little extra something

    TR-8 is said to be the real deal BTW... a lot of old school house producers have raved about it despite any flack for it not being analog
    Wouldn't mind having one of those either

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    If you're looking at the bass synth I'd recommend saving a bit more and snagging a micro brute, so worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRome View Post
    Glad I could help.

    It's definitely one of those things you would kick yourself for not buying should they discontinue it (mostly because it is so cheap and a lot of fun to tweak... LOVE what Korg has been doing lately).

    Waiting to see if we get some improvements in midi clock/sync on the next version of Traktor or something along the lines of Maschine integration... because that little box may find it's way out gigging with me for a little extra something

    TR-8 is said to be the real deal BTW... a lot of old school house producers have raved about it despite any flack for it not being analog
    Wouldn't mind having one of those either
    He's right, the Korg Volca's are so cheap, small and great that you may as well get one just for the lulz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diezdiazgiant View Post
    If you're looking at the bass synth I'd recommend saving a bit more and snagging a micro brute, so worth it
    Looks cool, do you own it?

    e/ Oh shit, a fellow Chicagoan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Carr View Post
    He's right, the Korg Volca's are so cheap, small and great that you may as well get one just for the lulz.
    True, I may just do it.

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    Ha yup, fellow Chicagoan here. Yeah I've got one, the multi mode filter is great and it's resonance paired with the over drive circuit and detailed oscillator section AND the built in sequencer make it a mean little acid synth. The sequencer is great and transposes to incoming midi so it pairs really nicely with something like ableton. Really dig it much more then the volca bass

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    Micro brute another good one. As is the bass station 2. Way too many nice affordable analog toys out there these days. The cool part is they all have their own unique character.
    Unfortunately, my G.A.S. Has been put on hold :-/

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    Haha I think I may find a guitar Center with some toys and go trade in my EFX 1000

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