I must confess that I am a true fan of the Korg Volca synthesizers. It all started when in 2012 I bought the fantastic Korg Monotribe; already had a Korg Monotron, it was fantastic to discover how these small machines summarized in a very small space, the analog sound of a whole decade of electronic music, the 80s.
But the real revolution soon arrived. Korg Volca are currently 6 machines, each with its own personality:
Korg Volca Bass, is a great old-school analog bass synth.
Korg Volca Keys, is a synthesizer that can create classic string sounds, leads and more from VCO, VCF, LFO and Delay effect
Korg Volca Beats, is a drum machine with a clear analog sound. Kick, Snare, Tom and Hi Hat, are pure analogs, while the rest are samples. All modifiable live.
So far my personal experience. They are all connectable by sync and midi sound great, can be used with AA batteries, have 8 memories for sequences and most importantly, are easy to transport.
Korg continues to work on these wonders. There is the Korg Volca Sample, which I decided not to buy. Then appears Korg Volca FM whose digital sound engine is based on the famous Yamaha DX-7 (The most recent Korg Volca models are sold out in Chile. I have orders to the distributor). The series ends with Korg Volca Kick, which is a synthesizer of analog kicks with a very thick and versatile sound, you can get even bass sounds as powerful as those of the classic Korg MS-20 of 1978. (Soon it will reach my home, probably next February)
A final release is a Volca mix of 3 channels and sending effects, synchrony and power supply. But without a doubt what has me in the expectation is the recent appearance of some Korg Volca Modular photographs, a kind of modular synthesizer in miniature with connections in small plugs and everything necessary for a pure synthetic sound.
As it was worth waiting in 2012, I hope now for the models that will complete my collection. If you plan to buy the Korg Volca series, you will not regret it. I'm also not promoting the Korg brand; I can only tell you that they are so easy to transport and work so well that fun moments are assured.