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- Updates - volca sample2 Librarian v1.1.2 for Mac is now available!
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- Updates - volca sample Librarian now Available!
- Updates - KORG USB-MIDI Driver (for Windows 8.1, 10) for volca sample is now available!
Improved for More Groove
A new generation volca sample with more memory, features, and connectivity to take your beat making further than ever before.
The volca sample is the compact and powerful sample-based drum machine that has captured attention and creativity of countless players around the world.
The newest version retains all of the features which made the original so popular, and adds a micro USB port for better connectivity, increased sample memory, a new up to date sound library and additional functions for an improved workflow.
Track created by Moe Shop using volca sample.
Exclusive Moe Shop sample pack available here for free!
Track created by TORIENA using volca sample.
Exclusive TORIENA sample pack available here for free!
Your portable beat making studio
The volca sample has everything that you need to create the music you like,and in a portable small form factor that you can take anywhere! On its own, it is an advanced sample machine with a powerful engine capable of 8 voice polyphony, digital reverb, a rich powerful double filter and plenty of knobs for sample manipulation which make this a powerful sampler. Totally hands on with plenty of knobs for sample manipulation, volca sample runs on 6 AA batteries, has an integrated speaker and at only 372g/13oz (without batteries) is perfect for stand-alone use! Furthermore, with its USB, SYNC IN-OUT and MIDI connections, volca sample can integrate seamlessly with your live rig, production studio and of course any other volca!
USB for Faster Sample Management and Better Connectivity
The new micro USB port added to the volca sample allows you to connect your volca sample to your computer to easily control your volca and manage your samples. It allows you to easily control, sync, and play your volca sample from any DAW. Plus, each part has the option to receive on a separate corresponding MIDI channel, making it easier to perform when using an external device such as a sequencer or keyboard.
Easier Sample and Pattern Management with your Computer
With the volca sample’s dedicated Librarian software available for Mac and PC utilizing the USB port managing and sending your samples and patterns back and forth is now instantaneous and pain-free process.
Download the volca sample Librarian for Windows here
You can also use the dedicated app AudioPocket manager for iOS to record new samples on the fly and transfer them to your volca sample instantly.
Take your Beats Further Two new features have been added to this new volca sample that willl help in your music making process:
- Pattern chain mode with 2 different STEP JUMP modes
- Start delay function: Go “off the grid” with the new delay feature that lets you slightly delay the start of any part to achieve different kinds of grooves and swing.
More Memory, Pattern Locations, Samples, and Bonus Packs!
volca sample has an increased memory of 200 memory slots; double its predecessor. 50 are left empty on factory settings so you can load either your own original or pre-made libraries. Pattern locations have also have been increased from 10 to 16. The new generation of volca sample comes with a brand new sound library created by KORG and
MSXII Sound Design that has been carefully curated to fit the needs of all music producers and beat makers everywhere.
This great selection of 150 samples will take your production to the next level, making it possible to make tracks on the fly with sounds that will fit every genre, including recent ones such as Future bass, Trap, Lo-Fi hip hop, and many others!
Celebrating this new volca sample generation, we have collaborated with two of the most innovative and influential artists working today.
Both Moe Shop and TORIENA are well known as pioneers in the Kawaii Future Bass and Chiptune genres, and for their diverse, widespread and original use of samples.
Both sample packs are available for free so all volca sample users can enjoy them!
Moe Shop’s unique and original sound has its origins in French electro and Japanese pop, with a wide online fanbase that have given his songs a wide support and recognition worldwide, with more than 10 million annual views on Youtube and over 13 million plays on Spotify.
In 2018 he released his EP “Moe Moe” featuring several of the hotest Japanese artists, making the release an international success. Moe Shop frequently plays in festivals in different countries like AnimeExpo (US), Dokomi (Germany) amongst several others. More recently, he has collaborated with popular V-tuber KMNZ,TEMPURA KIDZ and remixed chelmico.
Moe Shop is creating the soundtrack of a new generation of music producers and artists influenced by Japanese pop culture, that is taking the world’s club scene by storm.
Download Moe Shop’s sample pack here
Check out Moe Shop’s demo song here
About volca sample
“I've been able to play around with the Volca Sample for some time now, and it's an incredibly powerful groove-box. It was very simple to just pick up and play with, and for such a small device it definitely proves capable; I'd recommend it to both beginners as well as experienced trackmakers for certain. I love the workflow of sampling and I use it a lot in my music, the Volca Sample provides the user with great tools to tweak, shape & place samples. It's definitely my favorite hardware sampler at the moment.”
About the demo song and sample pack
“This sample pack gathers multiple elements from my style, from cute vocals to cool bass sounds. The demo song was made entirely after finishing this sample pack. I wanted to show how musical & technical the volca sample can be in production as well as live performance.”
TORIENA started her career in Kyoto in 2012, and in 2013, she launched Japan's first chiptune label "MADMILKEY RECORDS". In October 2018, she released her first full-length album "SIXTHSENSE RIOT" from MADMILKEY RECORDS, that was a hit nationwide.
She has appeared in "HYPER JAPAN 2017 (UK)" and "MAGFest 2018 (USA)", and is a well-known artist overseas as well, having also created songs for SEGA's "Team Sonic Racing", TV anime "Yojin-chan Dropkick" insert song, Softbank's "MONEY RUN" BGM/SE, and the commercial "GEO Mart Purchase Campaign" amongst many others.
Download TORIENA’s sample pack here
Check out TORIENA’s demo song here
About volca sample
“The volca sample runs on batteries, is compact and lightweight so it’s super easy to carry it anywhere, from the beginning I just felt it would be really easy to make beats with this machine! Thanks to its USB it is super simple to manage my samples, and could modify them directly super fast and intuitively. Just one volca sample is enough to create complex and interesting phrases, but of course using it together with other volcas is super fun too. Also, I felt like beat-makers and composers tend to reclude themselves at home to make music, but with such a compact machine you can go anywhere you want and get new inspiration easily.”
About the demo song and sample pack
“I made 2 phrase patterns and one break. For the main synth sound (TS-07) I changed the PITCH/SPEED and EG INT parameters and saved the result on a separate memory slot, then I just started improvising by soloing and muting parts and changing parameters following the rhythm. The samples that come by default are already really good so I used many of those, and for the rest of the sounds that I wanted I made them on my DAW and transferred to the volca sample. Some of the sounds included in the sample pack were not even used in the demo song so go ahead and have fun with those!”
Free bundle of music software
The volca sample comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, “Reason Lite” DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.
In other words, the moment you get your hands on this synthesizer you'll have a variety of tools to help you take your music to the next level.
Software for Mac/Windows
KORG Collection - M1 Le (synthesizer sound module)
UVI Digital Synsations (synthesizer sound module)
AAS Ultra Analog Session (synthesizer sound module)
AAS Strum Session (acoustic guitar sound module)
AAS Lounge Lizard Session (electric piano sound module)
Reason Studios Reason Lite (DAW music production software)
Skoove free 3 month trial of Skoove Premium (online piano lesson)
KORG Gadget 2 Le for Mac (DAW music production software)
iZotope Ozone Elements (Audio Mastering Plug-in Software)