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Hands-on demo: Does the Korg Volca Nubass actually need the Nutube?

Simon Arblaster manages to rope in head honcho of Future Music, Si Truss, for another synth-grilling. This time it’s Korg’s newest Volca, the Nubass, that takes a turn on the chopping block.

Equipped with the burgeoning Nutube technology, one would be forgiven that this particular Volca is all about the screaming distortion and huge, ballsy low end. 

However, all is not quite what it seems as we take a closer look at the acid house tool and notice that, perhaps, it’s not all about the Nutube after all?

There are obvious comparisons drawn against the original Volca Bass synth, which we will be taking a closer look at in an upcoming head-to-head video, so stay tuned.

Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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