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Korg Volca Sample Digital Sampler Sequencer

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The Volca Sample features an intuitive and ultra-powerful sequencer with superb improvisatory potential. The step sequencer is designed for ease of editing and to allow parts to be inserted or removed "on the fly." Use the 16 step keys to enter notes intuitively while maintaining visual confirmation of the timing of the notes in a measure. You can also record your performance in real time. Up to ten of the sequence patterns you create can be stored in internal memory. The Motion sequencer records and plays back up to 11 parameters and function records your knob movements, letting you add time-varying change to the sound. This is a great way to polish your loops, and also lets you generate highly original live performances. The volca sample is able to record all knob movements that are related to sound editing. This allows sophisticated editing that had been impossible for hardware samplers of this category.

The sequencer's Active Step function lets you skip steps during the sequence, and the Step Jump function lets you instantly play just the step that you're pressing. From short-loop effects to unimaginably irregular rhythms, these functions allow dynamic performances as though you were performing the sequence itself. The Swing function adjusts the swing playback position, generating the distinctive groove of dance music styles such as hip-hop. As appropriate for the character of your song, you can shift between rushing and dragging the beat.

Volca sample features a frequency isolator, which has become a powerful tool in the creation of numerous electronic genres. This lets you apply powerful changes to the sound and create development and breaks by boosting or cutting the low/high ranges. The isolator is implemented as an analog circuit, ensuring thick sound even in the flat position. A built-in reverb effect can be switched on/off for each part. The isolator and reverb can be used together, enhancing your live performance with possibilities such as cutting the low range and letting it fly.

In a first for the Volca series, a Song mode is featured. You can save up to six song patterns, each combining up to 16 sequences. This enables performance possibilities that are unique to the Volca sample with its ability to play a diverse range of samples; for example you could play back together with another synchronized Volca unit while dramatically changing the rhythm pattern of the Volca sample. There is also a sample reverse playback that's indispensable for hip-hop is provided, and you can turn it on/off independently for each part.

Functions with the available App

Load samples from the dedicated iOS app
In addition to the 100 preloaded samples, you can use a dedicated, free iOS app to load your very own original user samples.
AudioPocket enables you to program your volca sample memory with audio samples from the following: Record on-the-spot with the app, where you can preview, trim and normalize your impromptu sample recording. Using iTunes File Sharing, just drag and drop into “AudioPocket documents” And choose from a library sound-designed by KORG.

Developers can now build their own data input tool for the volca sample using the software development kit (SDK). The volca sample is a powerful sample sequencer that includes a set of preloaded sound samples designed by KORG. Previously you needed our iOS app if you wanted to use your own samples but now, with the KORG SYRO library included in the SDK, you can create your own tools with the interface that you design for your platform. Not only will this library unleash the potential to load samples and sequences, it will empower you to combine this code with other features you have made.

Playback can be synchronized with another Volca or Electribe unit, or with your DAW.
By using the sync jack you can synchronize the playback with another volca or electribe unit. You can also use the "SyncKontrol" iPhone app to control the tap tempo, and use the WIST functionality of an iOS music app such as KORG Gadget to allow wirelessly synchronized playback.
The MIDI IN jack allows synchronization with other devices as well as performance using a MIDI controller, and also lets you use the volca as a sound module by sending note messages from your DAW.

Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the Volca anywhere and perform any time.


Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Sampling
Oscillators: 2
Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Knob, LFO, Sequencer, Velocity
Sampling: 16 bit, 32 kHz
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 100
Storage: Internal
Editing: CV
Digital Reverb
On/Off, Mix
Analogue Isolator
Bass, Treble
Number of Parts
Number of Steps
Number of Recording Patterns
Motion Sequence, Active Step, Step Jump, Swing
Maximum Number of Sequence
Number of Recording Songs
Case: Desktop
Case Details: Plastic
Keyboard: Buttons, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Sequencer, Tempo Knob, Velocity
Display Type: Numeric
Dimensions (WxDxH): 193 × 115 ×45 mm / 7.60” x 4.53” x 1.77”
Weight: 372g
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 1
Inputs: 1/8"
MIDI Ports: IN
Power: DC 9V or 2 AA batteries
Year Released: 2014
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
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MSRP List Price: $224 - convert
Retail Street Price: $159 - convert
Used Price: $110-$125 - convert

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