The Best New Electronic Music Hardware Of 2014

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In our look back at the best of 2014, we’ve already looked at the 10 Best New Mobile Music Apps, the Best New Hardware Synths, the10 Best New MIDI Controllers & the Best New Modular Synth Gear.

There were also a lot of great electronic non-synth music hardware introduced in 2014 – including new drum machines, filters, sequencers and more.

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Free Caustic Editor For Volca Sample Now Available For iOS

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Developer Rejean Poirier has released Caustic Editor For Volca Sample – a free waveform editor to import, load, record, edit and upload samples for use with the Korg Volca Sample.

Volca sample-specific features:

  • Upload to any of the 100 sample slots
  • Clear all samples
  • Restore factory samples
  • Monitor device memory

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Korg Unleashes Volca Sample Software Development Kit

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Korg’s Volca Sample has been one of their most hotly debated recent introductions.

The new Volca is inexpensive (street price around $160) for a sample sequencer – but Korg makes that price point by leaving out sampling hardware. So you can sequence samples, mangle samples and load it up with your custom samples – but it depends on an external app to do the sampling and sample management.

And, while Korg has released a free sampling tool for the Volca Sample, AudioPocket, the app is only available for iOS.

Now Korg is opening up sampling for the Volca Sample to everything and everyone. Korg has released a free software development kit (SDK), designed to help developers create apps that can talk to the Volca Sample.

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