This post was originally published at djworx.com
A few years ago, the idea of compact and affordable hardware production instruments seemed like a ridiculous prospect. Sure, we had stuff like the Stylophone or the various toy keyboards, but they were just that: toys with limited features. To get something small, sturdy, feature-packed, and sounding meaty, that won’t break the bank would be a break from everything so far. Then, in 2010, Korg released the MONOTRON analogue ribbon synthesiser, a battery-powered little box that paved the way to something truly innovative: the Korg Volca series.