Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Korg Volca Sample Digital Sampler Sequencer

   0 reviews  -  545 views
    Description
    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.





    Images
    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Sampling
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Knob, LFO, Sequencer, Velocity
    Sampling: 16 bit, 32 kHz
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 100
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: CV
    Effects
    Digital Reverb
    On/Off, Mix
    Analogue Isolator
    Bass, Treble
    Sequencer
    Number of Parts
    10
    Number of Steps
    16
    Number of Recording Patterns
    10
    Control
    Motion Sequence, Active Step, Step Jump, Swing
    Song
    Maximum Number of Sequence
    16
    Number of Recording Songs
    6
    Case
    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
    Connections
    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
    Production
    Year Released: 2014
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.korg.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $224 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $159 - convert
    Used Price: $110-$125 - convert
    Shopping
    YouTube Videos
Sign in to follow this  


User Feedback

Create an account or sign in to leave a review

You need to be a member in order to leave a review

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

There are no reviews to display.


×