Korg Volca Nubass Vacuum Tube Synthesizer

A powerful bass synth with a sound source based around a vacuum tube oscillator. The acid bass machine with the pinnacle of modulation and distortion.

Key Features:

  • Acid bass machine
  • Equipped with Korg's Nutube vacuum tube for fat, warm sound
  • Transistor ladder low-pass filter for distinctive, classic tones
  • Analog driver circuit for classic stompbox style saturated distortion
  • 16-step sequencer with transpose, accent, slide and randomise
  • Connections to sync with KORG groove machines and other gear
  • Software bundle including Izotope Ozone Elements and Reason Lite DAW

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    Product Code: 100306023

    Availability: In stock

    £179.00

    The Korg Volca Nubass is a powerful bass synth with a sound source based around a vacuum tube oscillator. This new generation, acid bass machine combines classic sound with the power of modern synth design.

    Volca Nubass is the first analog synth to contain a Nutube new-generation vacuum tube oscillator. Vacuum tube plus analog means that the sound is warm, thick, and rich. The familiar transistor ladder filter gives it the character of a classic bass machine, along with overdrive, and huge-sounding distortion. 

    Main features of the Korg Volca Nubass include:

  • Powerful, acid bass machine
  • Equipped with Korg's Nutube vacuum tube for fat, warm sound
  • Transistor ladder low-pass filter for distinctive, classic tones
  • Analog driver circuit for classic stompbox style saturated distortion
  • 16-step sequencer with transpose, accent, slide and randomise
  • Motion sequence function can record knob movements
  • Three sequencer functions add transpose, accent, and slide that are distinctive for acid bass
  • Connections to sync with KORG groove machines and other gear
  • Software bundle including Izotope Ozone Elements and Reason Lite DAW
  • Korg Nutube
    A vacuum tube oscillator circuit forms the heart of volca nubass, utilizing groundbreaking Nutube technology "The Nutube contains two independent triodes; one is used in the oscillator to generate a sawtooth wave or square wave. The other triode is used in the drive circuit of the sub oscillator, adding depth and warmth one octave below the oscillator. This oscillator and sub oscillator provide a circuit structure that brings out the harmonic character that only a real vacuum tube could provide. 

    Transistor Ladder Low-Pass Filter
    The low-pass filter defines the sound of this bass machine; it uses a transistor ladder design found on classic analog bass synths. This filter is uniquely dynamic in the way it affects a sound more than just ranging from bright-to-dark. Its wide range of timbral possibilities makes it ideal for a broad variety of dance music; you can use it to create the distinctive modulation that can be heard in acid house, or increase the resonance to bring out a sharp character that's appropriate for techno.

    Analog Driver Circuit
    nubass is equipped with overdrive that uses an analog circuit reminiscent of a classic stompbox. Turning the knob toward the right compresses the volume while causing mild distortion, adding thickness to your bass sounds. The tone knob also lets you adjust the crispness of the high-frequency range.

    volca sequencer makes performing and composing simple and intuitive

    A 16-step sequencer that lets you automate parameters
    The volca nubass is equipped with a full-fledged 16-step sequencer with a variety of functionality; by using it in conjunction with a rhythm machine, you can construct rhythm tracks or loop music.

    You can use the 16 buttons for step input just like the rest of the volca series, or play the buttons as a keyboard for realtime recording. The chain function lets you play back multiple sequence patterns in succession, allowing you to loop up to 16 sequences.

    The motion sequence function can record knob movements, applying parameter changes over time to the sound. This can be used when creating loops, or for live performances that are dynamic and original. Up to 16 sequence patterns together with motion sequences can be saved in internal memory.

    There's also an active step function that lets you skip steps that you specify during playback; sequence patterns become more dynamic and exciting when they can be edited in real time during performances.

    Three functions to create grooves on volca nubass
    The sequencer of the volca nubass provides three functions that add the slap and slide performance techniques that are distinctive of acid bass: these transpose, accent, and slide functions are accessible and controllable through the step sequencer.

    Preliminary Information – Specifications and features subject to change
    Transpose is a function that plays a note one or two octaves higher; it adds movement to the bass line while staying within the original scale. Accent emphasizes a note, creating dynamics that make the rhythm expressive. And the slide function that's indispensable to acid sound creates a smooth transition to the next note. Use these functions to add a sense of groove, and volca nubass will come alive in your performances and compositions.

    Randomize settings can be applied to each of these three functions. In addition to generating unpredictable patterns, you can update the randomize settings to keep varying the patterns, bringing out more unexpected and exciting ideas from the sequencer.

    Excellent playability

    Connections to sync with KORG groove machines and other gear
    Using volca nubass’ sync in and out, you can connect it to another volca series unit or to equipment such as an electribe, any Korg “logue” synth, or the SQ-1, and enjoy synchronized playback with the sequencer. There's also a standard MIDI IN connector, so you can use the volca drum as a sound module for your DAW.

    Enjoy anywhere Compact, size, battery operation, and built-in speaker mean that you can take this unit anywhere and enjoy playing on the go.

    Free bundle of music software
    The volca nubass comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, “Reason Lite” DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.

    In other words, the moment you get your hands on this synthesizer you'll have a variety of tools to help you take your music to the next level.

     

    Keyboard
    Multi touch Keyboard / step key
     
     
    Synthesizer
    Type
    Analog synthesis
     
    Maximum Polyphony
    1
     
    Structure
    VTO (oscillator, sub-oscillator), VCF, VCA, EG, LFO, Overdrive
    Sequencer Number of parts 1
      Number of Steps
    16 (pattern chain is available)
     
    Number of Recording Patterns
    16 (No.1 – 10 are factory preset)
    Connectors Audio Output
    Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
      Sync
    Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V), Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
      MIDI
    MIDI In
    Power Battery Life
    Approximately 8 hours (using alkaline batteries)
     
    Power supply
    AA alkaline battery ×6, AA nickel-metal hydride battery ×6, or AC adapter “KA-350” (optional)
    Others Included Items
    Six AA alkaline batteries for checking operation, Sync cable
     
    Accessories (sold separately)
    KA-350 AC adapter, SEQUENZ CB-4VOLCA hard shell case, SEQUENZ CC-VOLCA dedicated carrying case, SQ-CABLE-6 sync cable
     
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    193 × 115 × 46 mm / 7.61" x 4.54" x 1.82"
      Weight 370 g / 0.82 lbs. (Excluding batteries)

     

     

     

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