Korg Volca Sample 2nd generation adds sampling via app
The Korg Volca Sample is a drum machine/sampler and the 2nd generation, just released, offers more memory, some cool new features and connectivity.
Korg Volca Sample
The new Korg Volca Sample is not a complete overhaul but it does sport some new features that may have existing owners of version 1 reaching for the classifieds to move theirs on to make way for the newer one.
A new microUSB connection offers swift sample management via computer, plus you can now control, sync and play the device from any DAW. This is a BIG win and ups the ante.
Newly added separate MIDI channels means you can play the sample with an external keyboard or sequencer.
Using Korg’s proprietary Librarian software one can manage and transfer samples with ease.
If you are an iOS user, the AudioPocket manager app also connect seamlessly with the Korg Volca Sample, which means you can record new samples on-the-fly and send them straight to your device.
Pattern Chain mode gives you two different Step Jump modes, and the Start Delay function lets you take create some swing to your groove.
The memory on the Volca Sample has been increased to 200 slots.
This is double the original and gives you 50 user slots for your own loaded samples.
According to Korg the new sound library hosting 150 sounds will “take your production to the next level, making it possible to make tracks on-the-fly that will fit every genre, including recent ones such as future bass, trap, lo-fi hip hop, and many others”.
They have also increased Pattern locations to 16.
Watch the Korg Vocal Sample 2 in action.