Learn how to use this contraption

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Bluego1, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Bluego1

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    Or just friggin play guitar.

     
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    to me.... that has "yard sale"written all over it

    signed, your local Luddite
     
  3. Paul Jenkin

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    With you 100% on this one. I just had a look at the Korg website and I still have very little idea what this thing does or can be made to do.

    I think I'll take my chances continuing to learn guitar / bass.
     
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    Old school 70's synth :)
     
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    I see that it's the model with the 'woggle' switch and the 'space out' lever -- they can be tricky little devils so be careful.
     
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    Yeah... but no. In fact it was introduced January this year. From what I've seen it's actually quite a powerful instrument. But modular synthesis with patch cables isn't exactly the most obvious way of producing music. It might be a lot easier for someone who's been playing with synths already in the mid-60's when they first appeared :)

    https://www.korg.com/us/products/dj/volca_modular/


     
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    The layout is all goofy because it's compacted and has obscure functions that are not that common. If you want modular just get a bunch of standard (not the more obscure function ones) Doepfer modules, they make more sense if you know something about synths.

    Actually the Volca Bass is much more standard if you want cheap.
     
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    If it's got more than four knobs it's more hassle than it's worth imo.
    That contraption has more than failed my four knob rule.
     
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    It's what happens when great engineers think they're also great user interface designers.
     
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    I concur - you really need to be a geek to appreciate these :D
     
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    I realize they're very different machines, but the Trio+ is as far as I've gone and my only keeper as far as something with more than a few buttons or dials.
     
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    I do not see the dilemma? It's not a guitar effect.
     
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    You guys need to get TC Electronics latest pedal... Ahhh!

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    ya..... I'm more of a 3 knob guy. ha ha
     
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    Lol, never heard that John Cougar song before. Maybe I do want to start singing after all...ppplllaaayy guuuiittaaarrr. My wife is gonna get so sick of this song, mwahaha. I was just reading that thread about funeral songs....I have just decided I want all of my students from age 6 to 86 to play that song at mine. That and “Stegasaurus Strut,” of course.

    Ya that do-hicky is useful in precisely zero of the musical situations I’ve found myself in, but to each his own I guess. I would think one would spend all of their time playing that instrument by themselves. And the most obvious choice for other musicians to play with would be other people wielding that same darn do-hicky. Not my idea of a good time.
     
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    this was the last deep gadget that I loved and spent a lot of time with... Roger is an amazing man and mind... and I think this box drove a LOT of hits.



     
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    I am psyched to get one. Still love and use my Volca Bass and Volca Beats.
     
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