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.
This mini-documentary looks at Harry “Baauer” Rodrigues, the producer behind the original “Harlem Shake” video, and his travels ‘searching for sound’.
The samples that Baauer captured on his trip are available as a free download via the Ableton site. Continue reading
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
Developer Jakob Penca has released STROM – described as ‘an incredibly fun sampler’ for the iPad. It also offers tight integration with the Elektron Analog Rytm.
STROM lets you record up to 10 seconds of audio, slice and sequence it and resample it to create something new.
The interface lets you sequence your source material in unique ways. You can always resample what you play, and you can even edit slices while you are playing them. Continue reading
Kutiman’s Give It Up is a ‘found video’ mashup.
Kutiman uses sampled video and video loops, created from videos found on Youtube, to create musical arrangements. – completely recontextualizing the source material along the way. Continue reading
Korg today introduced the Electribe Sampler Music Production Station, a new sampler in the Electribe series that’s designed to be a simple and fast sampler for live performance and music production.
According to Korg, “The Electribe sampler has been reborn, with cutting-edge technology inherited from popular Korg products such as the KingKORG, kaossilator, kaoss pad, and taktile.”
The internal memory lets you save 250 patterns, including preset patterns. There’s also support for the polyphonic playback, for house music style chord progressions and more. Continue reading
This hour+ video, via the London Electronic Music Event, takes a look at the art of sampling. Continue reading
This video captures a Ted Talk by UK producer Mark Ronson, examining the ways that sampling has transformed music. Continue reading