Korg Volca Sample Digital Sampling Sequencer
The Korg volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time for powerful live performances.
- Familiar and intuitive panel layout with numerous parameters to edit sounds and sequences
- Song mode allows more dynamic performances
- Reverse function plays sampled sounds backwards
- Powerful and great-sounding Analog Isolator
- MIDI In for sample trigger, sync and parameter changes from any MIDI device
- Synchronised playback with other volca units, electribe, or DAW
- Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere
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The volca sample is a powerful addition to any existing volca setup, or simply on its own. The new volca lets you recapture the excitement of the first generation of samplers, in which any sound - vocals, spoken words, ambient sound, or glitches - becomes material for your creations!
Fun To Use Sequencer
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 sequence 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.
Active Step And Step Jump Functions
The 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.
Analog Isolator Effect
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 analogue circuit, ensuring thick sound even in the flat position.
Reverb Per Part
The 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.
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. Audio files on your iPhone or iPad or ambient sounds recorded with the app, can be used as samples.
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 synchronised volca unit while dramatically changing the rhythm pattern of the volca sample.
Sync With Other Volcas or MIDI
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 synchronised playback. The MIDI IN jack allows synchronisation 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.