2019 has just begun, but that does not mean there is any shortage of awesome new gear being released. Naturally, Korg is no exception to this. Right off the bat, they are dropping some serious heat with the Volca Drum, Minilogue XD, and Volca Modular. Three new titans in the world of synthesizers. Let’s dig into the details and get to know these bad boys shall we?
Joining volca kick and beats as the third, and most unique, drum synth in the Korg volca lineup. The volca series is all about unique sound. And now, the series is joined by a new rhythm machine that brings yet another sonic character. It’s the volca drum digital percussion synthesizer. You can easily create patterns using the 16 buttons, each corresponding to one of the 16 steps. In addition to step recording, the sequencer also supports real-time recording in which you can construct a pattern while looping the playback. It is compact and can go anywhere, oh yeah and it runs on batteries. This is an awesome addition to an already great line of synths.
The Minilogue XD is a next-generation analog synth that was created for musicians that are new to analog synthesis. It makes the world of analog synth more approachable. It features all the same features of the original but adds a lot more flair to make this thing a beast. Featuring digital multi-engine, effects, a powered-up sequencer and micro tuning functionality which further expands the possibilities for sound design and customization. Korg has made every parameter tuned in and detail based on what musicians want out of their synth. The sounds range from the warm pads typical of analog to fat basses and crisp lead sounds, covering every situation. If full tonal customization is your request then this synth is the answer!
Last but certainly not least, we have another addition to the Volca series. The Volca Modular is a semi-modular analog synthesizer that makes modular synthesis more accessible and understandable than ever before! The popularity of modular synth around the world has generated some new excitement and interest in the West Coast style. Modular synthesizers allow the player to create new sounds that don’t exist in the outside world. By patching you can create infinite tonal possibilities of diverse combinations. While learning the basics of a modular synth, you can use popular features of the volca synthesizer line to control a unique and different flavor of analog sounds. This is a great starting point in the world of modular synthesizers where you can only grow from.
This has been a slight overview of the new 2019 Korg! All three are juggernauts in the world of synths, all offering different styles and uses. The Volca Drum, Minilogue XD, and Volca Modular. If you are looking for something new to spice up your keyboard rig, or want to get into modular synth these new releases are a great opportunity to make those dreams a reality. Check out all of Korg keyboards at Americanmusical.com!