Korg Volca Sample Desktop Sampler & Sequencer (MK2)
More of everything!
The Volca Sample is bigger and bolder than ever before. When turning the Volca on the first thing you'll notice is the increased memory of 200 slots. This is double the amount available on the original. 50 are even left empty on the factory settings menu, allowing you to load and use your own. The number of pattern locations has been enhanced from 10 to 16. This is designed to meet the wants and needs of all producers and beat makers.
The Analog Isolator provides powerful and great-sounding possibilities.The 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. 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.
Unique Volca sample capabilities
The Volca Sample has a number of unique samples. In addition to the 100 pre-loaded 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. A sample reverse playback that's indispensable for hip-hop is provided, and you can turn it on/off independently for each part.
Familiar Volca series
There are also a number of convenient functions that will be familiar to Volca users. By using the sync jack you can synchronise 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. With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the Volca anywhere and perform any time.
Swing function lets you generate grooves
Powerful and great-sounding Analog Isolator
Includes digital Reverb effect
Record, manage, and download samples from volca sample?s dedicated iOS app
Song mode allows more dynamic performances
Reverse function plays sampled sounds backwards
Pattern chain mode with 2 different STEP JUMP modes
Start delay function: Go “off the grid” with the new delay feature that lets you slightly delay the start of any part to achieve different kinds of grooves and swing.
*Sample input only possible via special iOS app
Type: PCM Maximum
Number of Samples: 200?150 presets + 50 empty slots. All slots are user over writable?
Memory Size for Sample: 8MB, 130 seconds
Sampling Frequency: 31.25kHz, 16bit
Edit Sample:?Start Point, Start Delay, Length, Hi Cut), Pitch?Speed, EG Int, Attack, Decay?,Amp?Level, Pan, Attack, Decay?,Reverse On/Off
Digital Reverb: On/Off Mix
Analogue Isolator: Bass, Treble
Number of Parts: 10
Number of Steps: 16
Number of Recording Patterns: 16 (1 to 10 have presets loaded by default on factory settings Pattern chain function)
Control Motion Sequence: Active Step, Step Jump, Swing
Audio Input: 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
USB: micro-B USB port
Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Power Supply: AA alkaline battery x6, AA nickel-metal hydride battery x6, or AC adapter “KA-350” (optional)
Included Items: AA alkaline battery x6 (for verifying operation), Sync cable
Accessories: KA-350 AC adapter, SEQUENZ CB-4VOLCA hard shell case, SEQUENZ CC-VOLCA dedicated carrying case, SQ-CABLE-6 sync cable
Dimensions (W x D x H): 193x 115mm x 45mm (including knob height)