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.
Korg today introduced the new Kronos – the most powerful version of their flagship keyboard music workstation to date;
“The new Kronos features the unrivaled 9-engine structure from previous versions, with numerous improvements to both sound capability and overall functionality,” said Korg Brand Manager James Sajeva. “Truly, this is the most powerful synthesizer on the planet.” Continue reading
Korg today released AudioPocket – an audio sampler for iOS that’s designed for capturing samples for use with the recently announced Volca Sample.
The Volca Sample – the latest member of the Volca line – is a sample mangler, playback device & sequencer. To keep costs down, though, it doesn’t not have built-in sampling capabilities. Instead, samples are managed using the AudioPocket app.
It’s a free download.
There’s no word yet from Korg on whether AudioPocket will be available for other platforms, or whether it will be possible for third-party applications to load samples to the Volca Sample.
Here’s a video demo of AudioPocket: Continue reading
Korg today officially introduced AudioPocket – an audio sampler for iOS that’s designed for capturing samples for use with the recently announced Volca Sample. Continue reading
The latest episode of Sonic State’s Sonic Lab takes a look at the new Korg Electribe Music Production Station, a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. Continue reading
Korg DSN-12 – an ‘analog-style’ synth app for the Nintendo 3DS – is now available for US $37 in the Nintendo store.
Korg DSN-12 provides twelve monophonic synthesizers, based on the Korg MS-10 analog synthesizer. Each can have three effects, letting you create a broad range of sounds
You can assemble sequences into patterns, and save up to 64 patterns for use. Songs can be created by freely connecting patterns together.
DSN-12 also includes what they are calling the world’s first 3D oscilloscope (Wave and Lissajous modes are provided.) Continue reading
This video, via HardtekStudios, is a head-to-head comparison of the Akai Pro Rhythm Wolf and the combination of the Korg Volca Bass and Volca Beats.
Korg today released another video preview of the Volca Sample, a new sample player/sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in realtime. Continue reading