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Korg Volca Sample

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Tweak, Play, and Sequence Samples – volca-style...
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Tweak, Play, and Sequence Samples – volca-Style 
You can perform with just one unit --- the volca sample.

The volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time for powerful live performances. It’s 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!

*Sample input only possible via special iOS app

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  • Intuitive, ultra-powerful volca sequencer 
    ・ A fun to use sequencer with superb improvisatory potential 
    ・ Motion sequencer records and plays back up to 11 parameters 
    ・ Active Step and Step Jump functions let you insert or remove steps 
    ・ Swing function lets you generate grooves 
  • Sculpt samples with the Analog Isolator 
    ・ Powerful and great-sounding Analog Isolator 
    ・ Reverb effect 
  • New functions of the volca sample 
    ・ Record, manage, and download samples from volca sample’s dedicated iOS app 
    ・ With the KORG SYRO library included in the SDK, you can create your own tools with the interface that you design for your platform.
    ・ Song mode allows more dynamic performances 
    ・ Reverse function plays sampled sounds backwards
  • Convenient functions as found on the entire volca series 
    ・ Familiar and intuitive panel layout with numerous parameters to edit sounds and sequences 
    ・ Synchronized playback with other volca units, electribe, or DAW. 
    ・ MIDI In for sample trigger, sync and parameter changes from any MIDI device 
    ・ Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere
 

Intuitive and ultra-powerful volca sequencer

A fun to use 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.

Motion sequencer records and plays back up to 11 parameters

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.

Parameters that can be used with Motion Sequence
・ Start Point (Playback start location)
・ Length (Playback length)
・ Hi Cut (Cutoff frequency)
・ Speed (Playback speed)
・ Pitch EG Int (Pitch EG depth)
・ Pitch EG Attack (Pitch EG attack time)
・ Pitch EG Decay (Pitch EG Decay time)
・ Amp Level
・ Pan
・ Amp EG Attack (Amp EG Attack time)
・ Amp EG Decay (Amp EG Decay time)

 

Active Step and Step Jump functions let you insert and remove steps

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.

Swing function generates grooves

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.

 

Use the Analogue Isolator to control the sound

Analog Isolator provides powerful and great-sounding possibilities

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.

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.

Song mode for more dynamic performances

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.

Reverse function lets you play samples backward

The sample reverse playback that's indispensable for hip-hop is provided, and you can turn it on/off independently for each part.


New functions only on the volca sample

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:

- The app.
Record on-the-spot with the app, where you can preview, trim and normalize your impromptu sample recording.
- Your computer.
Using iTunes File Sharing, just drag and drop into “AudioPocket documents”
- Factory presets.
Choose from a library sound-designed by KORG.



 

 

Introducing AudioPocket for volca sample

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.

Download volca sample SDK from GitHub.

(2015.11.4 Update) We introduce third party apps that have been created from the volca sample SDK.

Third Party Apps from volca sample

 

Convenient functions familiar from the volca series

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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.

 

Keyboard
Multi touch Keyboard
Sampler Type
PCM
Maximum Polyphony
8
Number of Samples
100 (User over writable)
Memory Size for Sample
4 MB, Maximum 65 seconds
Sampling Frequency
31.25 kHZ, 16 bit
Edit
Sample(Start Point, Length, Hi Cut), Pitch(Speed, EG Int, Attack,Decay), Amp(Level, Pan, Attack, Decay), Reverse On/Off
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
Connectors
Audio Output
Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Sync
Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V)
Sync Out(3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)
MIDI
MIDI IN
Power
Battery Life
Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Power Supply
AA alkaline battery × 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery × 6 Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional) 
Others
Included Items
AA alkaline battery ×6 (for verifying operation), Cable 
Accessories
AC adapter (DC 9V)
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
193 × 115 ×45 mm / 7.60” x 4.53” x 1.77”
Weight
372 g / 13.12 oz. (Excluding batteries)


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