What is FM Synthesis? (4:37)
FM Synthesis in the volca fm (3:47)
Edit Menu, Keyboard Functions, & Global Parameters (9:53)
Front Panel Controls (6:44)
Loading, Altering & Saving Sounds (3:05)
Motion Sequences & Chaining Patterns (6:48)
The Arpeggiator (5:30)
Building an Init Patch (4:32)
The Envelopes (9:40)
Frequency Controls (4:03)
The Level Scaling (9:19)
The LFO (9:41)
The Pitch Envelope (3:37)
Algorithms, Sound Design, & Feedback (17:20)
Bass Sound Design (11:08)
Pad Sound Design (14:38)
Studio pro Larry Holcombe brings you an in-depth series on the wildly popular KORG volca fm hardware synth. Explore what this small but mighty synth can do and learn all about its features and functions, how to operate and program it, as well as some cool sound design ideas!
Larry begins with an introduction to FM Synthesis, and then starts at the beginning with the KORG volca, covering how it executes FM synthesis, its Edit Menus, Keyboard Functions and Global Parameters, followed by front panel controls and how to load and save sounds.
Next, see how to play and create patterns with its built in sequencer, use the powerful Arpeggiator, how to make a blank starting patch to build upon, and then more specific topics like Level Scalling, the LFO, Pitch Envelope, and using Velocity.
Wrapping it up, Larry covers the Algorithms, Sound Design Concepts and Feedback, which is essential to programming sounds on the volca fM, followed by step by step videos on designing a Bass and Pad sound.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to the KORG volca fm, or just want to go a little deeper into understanding and using its features, this is the video series to see… Watch “KORG volca fm Explained®” today!
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Submitted 3 months ago
Finally, a tutorial that goes for the nitty gritty
This was excellent. Most other tutorials I've seen on the Volca FM focus on the step sequencer and obvious front panel controls. I can work those out for myself! While this course did cover those as well it also delved into the programming of the operators with some solid examples of what can be done. I'm familiar with FM synthesis both from using a DX7 (way back when) and FM8 however the DX7 was a pain to program and the FM8 presents a much simpler view of parameters. This course really helped nail the parameters and how they combine on the Volca FM. In particular I'd found the EG particularly non-intuitive and Larry neatly covered this off several times. Repetition helps!! If you want to get the most out of the Volca FM, and it can offer a lot, I'd highly recommend this course.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One
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