Korg Volca FM2


A powerful and intuitive synthesizer, the Korg Volca FM2 is perfect for those wanting to create stunning soundscapes with ease.



The Korg Volca FM2 synthesizer is the latest addition to Korg’s Volca series. This FM synthesizer is a nod to the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer that revolutionized the 80s music scene. The Volca FM2 is a compact and affordable synth that packs a punch. It has all the features and functions of the original Volca FM, plus a few extra features that make it even more exciting.

The Volca FM2 has six polyphonic voices, with each voice having a four-operator FM sound engine. It also features 32 algorithms, which is an improvement from the original Volca FM’s 16 algorithms. The 32 algorithms enable users to generate rich and complex FM sounds. And the best part is that you can tweak these sounds in real-time, thanks to the presence of knobs and buttons, making it easy to find the perfect sound.

One new feature that sets the Volca FM2 apart from the original is the onboard arpeggiator. The arpeggiator has six different modes, making it possible to create complex arpeggiated patterns. The Volca FM2 also has a polyphonic chord mode that enables you to play chords with ease.

The Volca FM2 has an intuitive interface that includes a three-character LED display, six knobs, 16 buttons, and a touchpad. The touchpad can be used for generating pitch bends, vibrato, and other modulation effects. The touchpad also doubles as a velocity-sensitive keyboard, which makes playing the Volca FM2 a lot of fun.

The Volca FM2 has a built-in speaker, making it easy to play and practice on the go. It also has a Sync In/Out port, allowing it to be synced with other Volca instruments or other Korg products. The Volca FM2 can be powered either by using six AA batteries or through a DC power supply.

In conclusion, the Korg Volca FM2 is an excellent and affordable synthesizer that delivers high-quality FM sounds. It’s ideal for musicians who are looking to experiment with FM synthesis, and it’s also great for those who want a portable and intuitive synth. With its onboard arpeggiator, chord mode, and touchpad, the Volca FM2 is a lot of fun to play and will help you to create complex and exciting sounds.

Korg Volca FM2 properties

Product name Korg Volca FM2
Brand Korg
Type Synthesizers
Keys Yes
Number of Keys 27 pcs
Drawbars/Sliders No
Pads Yes
Rotary Controls No
Modulation Wheel No
Pre-Programmed Rythms No
Pre-Programmed Songs No
Pre-Programmed Sounds No
Pre-Programmed Drumset No
Pre-Programmed Effects Yes
Built-In Tuner No
Portable No
Speakers No
Connections Headphone, MIDI
Colour Brown
Power Supply Battery

Additional information


Product type


Number of Keys



Rotary Controls

Modulation Wheel

Pre-Programmed Rythms

Pre-Programmed Songs

Pre-Programmed Sounds

Pre-Programmed Drumset

Pre-Programmed Effects

Built-in Tuner






Power Supply

1 review for Korg Volca FM2

  1. Conner Trevino

    I recently purchased the Korg Volca FM2 synthesizer in January and have been experimenting with it ever since. As a cashier living in Houston, I was excited to add a new piece to my music-making setup. Overall, I would give the Volca FM2 a rating of 4 out of 5 possible stars.

    One thing to note is that the Volca FM2 does not come with any pre-programmed rhythms. This may be a drawback for some musicians who are used to having pre-made beats to play with. However, for those who prefer to create their own rhythms, this is a great feature.

    Another thing to be aware of is the lack of rotary controls. While this may not be a dealbreaker, it does take some getting used to. Adjusting parameters with buttons instead of knobs does require a bit more precision, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature.

    In terms of sound quality, the Volca FM2 definitely delivers. Its FM synthesis capabilities are impressive and allow for a wide range of sounds to be created. The ability to use the Volca FM2 with other Volca products is also a huge plus.

    Overall, while the Volca FM2 has its drawbacks, I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to other musicians looking for a compact and versatile synthesizer. The delivery to Houston was prompt and hassle-free, which is always a plus. When compared to other synthesizers in its price range, the Volca FM2 holds its own and is a great addition to any music-making setup.

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