Korg Volca Sample Digital Sample Sequencer
A powerful partnership between KORG and OK GO - a special edition of the volca sample.
Packed with 100 carefully selected audio samples from
Hungry Ghosts, the latest album from OK GO, the limited edition OK GO volca is now here. You can freely edit their numerous iconic sounds, such as the vocal line from I Won't Let You Down or the bass from The Writing's On the Wall, and arrange them to create your own music. Use the content to create your own version Ok GO’s infectious tunes, mix and match content with your own samples create remixes, or create entirely original sample-based music using the simple, step-based recording layout of the volca sample.
100 different OK GO sounds are built-in
The distinctive OK GO sound and design
One hundred guitar, bass, drum, synthesizer, and vocal phrases that were actually used on "Hungry Ghosts," the latest album from OK GO, are built-in as preloaded samples (*). First you'll want to listen to these samples and enjoy the signature sounds of OK GO.
You can also edit the samples intuitively as you would expect on the volca sample. You can create completely new sounds by turning the knobs to adjust parameters such as length, pitch, and level. Just as OK GO has given us songs, music videos, and performances that have never been seen or heard before, you can use this machine with OK GO sounds to generate and play sounds that nobody has ever heard.
Graphics by the official designer of OK GO
The visual image of OK GO is cool, pop, colorful, and crazy! That unique worldview has now been applied to the volca sample. All of the graphic design was done by Taku Sakaguchi, the Japanese designer who handles the official artwork for OK GO.
Card with actual OK GO signatures is included
Limited to the first 3,000 units produced, a numbered certificate with the actual signatures of all four members of OK GO is included.
Powerful sound control
A total of 11 parameter knobs let you freely edit the sample sounds. For all of those parameters you can use motion sequences to record knob movements, allowing you create time-varying change in the sound.
In addition, there's an analog isolator that lets you create excitement by boosting or cutting the low or high function range, a reverse effect that plays the audio source backward, and a reverb effect. These provide powerful and quick ways to keep varying the sound in numerous ways.
Intuitive volca sequencer is superb for improvisation
The built-in step sequencer is designed for easy editing, and makes it easy for you to improvise by inserting and removing parts. You can use the 16 step keys for quick step-recording, or record in real time while you perform. Combine completed sequences to create song patterns.
In addition, there's an active step function that lets you instantly insert or remove steps inside a sequence, a step jump function, and a swing function that lets you create grooves that push or drag the beat. The volca sample lets you improvise dynamic performances.
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!
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
・ 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
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
・ 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.
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.