Korg has created a new vacuum tube synthesiser in the form of the Korg Volca Nubass offering a powerful bass synthesiser with the sound source based around a vacuum tube oscillator. “The acid bass machine with the pinnacle of modulation and distortion” explains Korg.
The Korg volca nubass is the first analog synthesiser to be equipped with a Nutube new-generation vacuum tube in its 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”.
Functions of the new Korg Volca Nubass inlcude :
– 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.
– 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.
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.