The usefulness of all-in-one units is without question. But there’s something to be said for building your own system from cost-effective blocks, which is exactly what Korg’s Volca system is. Luke Edwards stepped up to the demo stage to show of the Volca Beats, Volca Bass, Volca Keys, and the new Volca Sample.

These bite-sized boxes are pure fun, but equally capable of producing some serious tunes in the right hands. But the price is what is amazing — for around £90 each you can build your own system and feel like a real analogue synth nerd and make great music too.

I guess I’ll be getting a set of these to sit alongside my future Roland AIRA setup.


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