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ranger3
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Postby ranger3; Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:35 am Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

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do_androids_dream
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Postby do_androids_dream; Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:42 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

You really won't get the sound of the volca synths from software! I have one and, trust me, it's about as raw and growly as analog gets - although at the same time with a slightly soft Korg edge (as opposed to, say, Doepfer oscillators which have a harder edged sound).

Lol - just realised it's you Greg! Loz here :)
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Postby ranger3; Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:52 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

Hey Loz,

Fancy that u answering my post...
Is that a volca bass in your website pic?

Cheers,
Greg
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toine6
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Postby toine6; Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:21 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

Equivalent? No. In the same ballpark? Yes.

Try one of the many TB-303 clones. It will kind of be like the Korg Volca.

Maybe. http://www.audiorealism.se/abl/abl2_announcement.htm

or

http://www.d16.pl/phoscyon

etc...
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Postby D-Fusion; Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:28 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

toine6 wrote:Equivalent? No. In the same ballpark? Yes.

Try one of the many TB-303 clones. It will kind of be like the Korg Volca.

Maybe. http://www.audiorealism.se/abl/abl2_announcement.htm

or

http://www.d16.pl/phoscyon

etc...

Nope no tb-303 clone has 3 oscillators or sound like the Volca.

The closest i have seen and heard is FXPansion Tres but that is a Reason instrument only.
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Postby do_androids_dream; Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:34 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

ranger3 wrote:Hey Loz,

Fancy that u answering my post...
Is that a volca bass in your website pic?

Cheers,
Greg


Hey :) That's a Keys in the pic although it sounds very similar. I would actually recommend getting a keys over the bass as it covers much of the same ground and adds a hell of a lot more flexibility.
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Postby Numanoid; Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:40 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

As a Volca bass is priced at the same point as VSTs, might as well go for the hardware:

http://www.amazon.com/Korg-VOLCABASS-An ... B00CAKQCHS

BTW: The Volcas haven't got that same noisy OSC's as the Monotrons ?
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toine6
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Postby toine6; Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:43 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

D-Fusion wrote:
toine6 wrote:Equivalent? No. In the same ballpark? Yes.

Try one of the many TB-303 clones. It will kind of be like the Korg Volca.

Maybe. http://www.audiorealism.se/abl/abl2_announcement.htm

or

http://www.d16.pl/phoscyon

etc...

Nope no tb-303 clone has 3 oscillators or sound like the Volca....


We'll have to agree to disagree. I think the Volca sounds a lot like a 303, I'm not saying it's exact, but "in the ballpark". I have The Volca, Beats, and Keys. The Volca can do a 303ish kind of job.

This guy says they are not the same, but the Volca can kind of fake a 303.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaedv-QeiUY
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Postby D-Fusion; Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:23 pm Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

I don't disagree with you on the 303 part but if he is after the 303 part of the synth only you are right :)
To be honest i find Phoscyon way cooler than the Volca when used as a 303.
But it is hard to replace when using it as a 3 oscillators analogue synth.
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do_androids_dream
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Postby do_androids_dream; Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:49 pm Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

That video is really stretching it to say it sounds like a 303. It has some of the sequencer functionality of a 303 but does it actually sound like a 303? Not at all.
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toine6
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Postby toine6; Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:28 pm Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

do_androids_dream wrote:That video is really stretching it to say it sounds like a 303. It has some of the sequencer functionality of a 303 but does it actually sound like a 303? Not at all.


I thought that video was a bad example actually. But it's the only video I could find that compared them directly. Is it stretching it? Sure. But I think much of the Volca sound is from it's filter, and it's filter reminds me of the TB-303 filter (like it's cousin), a filter some software does pretty well.

You say you won't get the sound of the Volca in software. While I agree that there is nothing in software quite the same as the Volca, I do think there are other synths that could imitate it to some degree. The OP didn't specify that he had to have a 1:1 emulation, so I figured the TB 303 filter would get them part way there.

This is a little better example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vey_iT5ah08
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Postby bayouland; Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:22 pm Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

Working on it! :wink:

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Postby SampleScience; Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:01 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

do_androids_dream wrote:That video is really stretching it to say it sounds like a 303. It has some of the sequencer functionality of a 303 but does it actually sound like a 303? Not at all.


Exactly, the Volca Bass has its own sound. There's really no VST equivalent on the market and I would be surprised if there would be one.
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Postby Ingonator; Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:40 am Re: Is there a windows Vst equivalent of the korg Volca bass synth ?

I never used a Volca Bass myself but i found this about the filter:
FILTER a 2-poles resonant lowpass analog filter with glide option. According to Korg it is derived from the one on classic vintage synthesizer MiniKORG 700S but is sounds more like recent Mini-Ms20.


So anyone compared it to the MS-20 modules in U-He Diva yet?
In Diva those are Dual VCO Eco, HPF BITE and VCF BITE modules where for both filters there are two revisions.
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