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Isolate and Sync

The Sample's isolator is a powerful analogue two-knob sample-sculpting master - very fun to play with. Make sure all of your samples are in sync - MIDI in for triggering, sync, and parameter changes from any MIDI device.

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Step Sequence

The sequencer is fun and easy, and can record and play back up to 11 different parameters. Insert and remove steps, and easily add swing for serious grooves.

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Record + Manage

Record, manage, and download samples from the dedicated iOS app. Song mode allows more dynamic performances, reverse function plays sampled sounds backwards.

"I kept holding off on the volca line because of feedback from my friends regarding sounds and flexibility. Sitting down with the Volca Sample is as intuitive as things were when I first sat down with an Electribe ESX-1, and my friend Jason commented "wow, it's like you've had one of these before." The workflow is pretty intuitive if you watch the walkthrough videos, and even if you don't, the labels do a lot of the heavy lifting helping you get going. Excited to have the capacity to load my own sounds in, but the factory sounds offer a lot of possibilities out of the box. I'd love for the phrasings of the sequences to be extendable (32/64 length sort of thing) but I'll take the song-style sequencing for a low-priced, powerful, and otherwise brilliant piece of kit. "

Quality_bass_tweak
April 14, 2016

"Among the Korg Volca line of very compact, inexpensive, extremely powerful and capable step sequencers, this unit stands apart from the other three in a seperate class. The Volca Sample allows the user to choose from a stock library of 100 or so samples, and since no producer can just "stick with stock," and Korg knows this, they have included the ability to download additional software to upload you own sample files in high quality .WAV format to the device. This makes the Volca Sample a pure powerhouse in custom DJ production. You could, for example, load all of the samples from a now extinct synth, or of course: make your own sounds from scratch to use in any combination or all of the sequencer steps. The other variables that come with the Volca, ready to tweak are world class Korg filters and despite the size and price- all of these features make this Volca anything but a novelty or toy. This is a professional production tool to be sure. To top itall off, Korg publishes the schematics for their Volcas and even prints common soldering points on the circuit board, ready to mod for those not afraid to solder a little bit and further expand the Volca capabilities. I have given all my Volcas MIDI OUT with DI?N sockets or via USB, as well as other Volca model specific mods. The Sample, and all of the Volcas are totally worth their price, and then some. They are UNDER priced, IMO. NOT owning a Volca or two or four is a crime once you embrace all they can do. "

Petespaker101
March 4, 2016

Technical Details


Specs:

Sampler Maximum Polyphony: 8 
Number of Samples: 100 (User over writable)
Memory Size for Sample: 4 MB, Maximum 65 seconds
Sampling Frequency: 31.25 kHZ, 16 bit


Input/Output:

Audio Output: Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Sync In: 3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V
Sync Out: 3.5mm monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V
MIDI: MIDI IN


Power, Size, Weight:

Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
Power Supply: AA alkaline battery × 6 or AA nickel-metal hydride battery × 6 Or AC adapter (DC 9V) (optional)
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 193 × 115 ×45 mm / 7.60” x 4.53” x 1.77”
Weight: 372 g / 13.12 oz. (Excluding batteries)

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Customer Reviews



“I kept holding off on the volca line because of feedback from my friends regarding sounds and flexibility. Sitting down with the Volca Sample is as intuitive as things were when I first sat down with an Electribe ESX-1, and my friend Jason commented "w...” [read more]

"I kept holding off on the volca line because of feedback from my friends regarding sounds and flexibility. Sitting down with the Volca Sample is as intuitive as things were when I first sat down with an Electribe ESX-1, and my friend Jason commented "wow, it's like you've had one of these before." The workflow is pretty intuitive if you watch the walkthrough videos, and even if you don't, the labels do a lot of the heavy lifting helping you get going. Excited to have the capacity to load my own sounds in, but the factory sounds offer a lot of possibilities out of the box. I'd love for the phrasings of the sequences to be extendable (32/64 length sort of thing) but I'll take the song-style sequencing for a low-priced, powerful, and otherwise brilliant piece of kit. "

Quality_bass_tweak
April 14, 2016

“Among the Korg Volca line of very compact, inexpensive, extremely powerful and capable step sequencers, this unit stands apart from the other three in a seperate class. The Volca Sample allows the user to choose from a stock library of 100 or so sample...” [read more]

"Among the Korg Volca line of very compact, inexpensive, extremely powerful and capable step sequencers, this unit stands apart from the other three in a seperate class. The Volca Sample allows the user to choose from a stock library of 100 or so samples, and since no producer can just "stick with stock," and Korg knows this, they have included the ability to download additional software to upload you own sample files in high quality .WAV format to the device. This makes the Volca Sample a pure powerhouse in custom DJ production. You could, for example, load all of the samples from a now extinct synth, or of course: make your own sounds from scratch to use in any combination or all of the sequencer steps. The other variables that come with the Volca, ready to tweak are world class Korg filters and despite the size and price- all of these features make this Volca anything but a novelty or toy. This is a professional production tool to be sure. To top itall off, Korg publishes the schematics for their Volcas and even prints common soldering points on the circuit board, ready to mod for those not afraid to solder a little bit and further expand the Volca capabilities. I have given all my Volcas MIDI OUT with DI?N sockets or via USB, as well as other Volca model specific mods. The Sample, and all of the Volcas are totally worth their price, and then some. They are UNDER priced, IMO. NOT owning a Volca or two or four is a crime once you embrace all they can do. "

Petespaker101
March 4, 2016

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