Tenori-on Jam: Korg Volca Keys, Roland SH-32, Novation Mininova and Korg MS-20 mini

May 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

First jam using the Yamaha Tenori-on as a MIDI sequencer. The iPad (running Cubasis) and the iRig MIDI are working only as MIDI router and interface.

Primeira jam usando o Yamaha Tenori-on como sequenciador MIDI. O iPad (rodando o Cubasis) e a iRig MIDI estão funcionando somente como roteador e interface MIDI.

http://musicapps.com.br

Korg Volca Bass Hack / Mod – Distortion Knob & VCO Level Knob!

May 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here Darren Glen demonstrates some of his mods for the Korg Volca Bass, adding a distortion /drive knob which kicks the Volca Bass into an angry growling silver beast, and a VCO Level mod to be able to individually control the level of the VCOs (the original Volca Bass only has VCO on or off option).

Depeche Mode – To Have And To Hold ( VOCAL version cover), Arturia Microbrute + Korg Volca Boxes

April 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is the same Depeche Mode cover you can find on ‘PanzerLyu’ channel, but now with the vocal line.
The singer is the one of the band Blue Orphans
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBKa…

Set up

Synths:
Arturia Microbrute
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Beats
Korg Kaossilator2

Mixer:
Behringer Xenyx Q802USB
Behringer MicroMIX MX400

Audio interface:
Behringer U-CONTROL UCA222

Voice overdubbed with Audacity Software

Depeche Mode – To Have And To Hold – cover on Arturia Microbrute + Korg Volca Boxes

March 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

PanzerLyu has made this  DM cover, video description below:

One of my favourite songs of Depeche Mode, from a great LP “Music for the masses”
Instrumental version.

no DAW , no overdubbing.

The Cure – A Forest (second version, cover) on Korg Volca + Arturia Microbrute

March 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

My second version of the classic Cure song.
I was not satisfied of my first run uploaded some weeks ago….so,
this time some changes on Volca Keys patterns, different bass sound whit FX., different ending.
And finally sound from the mixer.

Main Melody : Korg Volca Keys
Bass line : Arturia Microbrute , through Digitech BP 50 digital FX.
Added flanger and a little reverb
Drums : Korg Volca Beats

no overdubbing, no DAW.
what you hear is what I play.

Volca Beats Demo

February 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a quick demo of the Korg Volca Beats. Enjoy!

Storm 3003 – Fire Jam [Elektron Analog Four + Korg Volca Beats]

January 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

FIRE JAM
Live performance by Ciacci Simone a.k.a. “Storm 3003″
Select HD for a better experience!

Equipment for this video:

– Elektron Analog Four
– Korg Volca Beats

Check Out = “DARK JAM”:
http://youtu.be/7QDQoxOXmwA

Syncing Volca Beats and Kilpatrick Modular and Buchla

December 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Quick demonstration of a few ways to sync the Volca Beats to my modular:
1. Using arpeggio notes of the Korg Microstation to trigger the Volca Beats (trigger in) via a midi to cv convertor (Kilpatrick in this case)
2. Midi clock in the Volca Beats (midi through on the Kilpatrick)
3. Using trigger out of the sequencer (clock out works also)

Teenage Engineering OP-1, Korg Volca Keys and EMW Modular Synthesizer

December 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Op-1 connected to an iMac and sending MIDI for Volca Keys and EMW Modular Synth with Ableton Live. Endless sequencer is a lot of fun, Volca Keys is a great partner for the op-1 and the little EMW Modular sounds awesome.

J74 Volca Control – three editors and control surfaces for the Korg Volca series

December 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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J74 Volca Control – an $8 package that provides you with three editors and control surfaces for each of the members of the Korg Volca series: the Volca Keys, Volca Bass and Volca Beats.

The tools let you control, store and modulate all Volca native MIDI parameters, while adding a bunch of new features for synthesis and performance, such as: filter KeyTracking (both VKeys and VBass), Chorus-like effects (VKeys), additional tempo sync LFO (VKeys), Pitch Tuning and modulation modes (VBass), 3x note Polyphony emulation on VBass, MIDI velocity emulation on VBeats, LFO auto-tuning modulation (VBass and VKeys) and Solo/Mute controls on VBeats.

All devices also offer presets storage (load, save, recall), a X/Y Panel for modulation of two parameters simultaneously and a parameter randomizer.

 

The devices come in the format of Standalone desktop applications for Mac and PC (integrating via MIDI communication to controllers and DAWs, with no additional license required) and in Ableton’s Live Max for Live format (integrating directly in Ableton Live, in this case a Max for Live license is required).

Supported versions:

  • Standalone tested on MAC OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and Windows 7 and 8
  • Ableton Live 9 / M4L versions require Live 9.0.6 or higher + Max 6.1.x
  • Ableton Live 8 / M4L versions require Live 8.3 or higher + Max 5.1.9

The J74 Volca Control package can be purchased for US $8 and comes in the form of Standalone (both Mac and Windows) and as Ableton Live / Max for Live plug-ins. The package includes all formats and control surfaces. More info here >>

Feature set:

Volca units standard functionality mapped via MIDI:

  • VKeys: VCO (OSC) Modes, Detune, Portamento, Pitch Envelope
  • VKeys: LFO Rate, modulation intensity for both Cutoff and Pitch
  • VKeys: VCF Cutoff and Envelope amount
  • VKeys: Envelope (EG) Attack, Decay/Relase, Sustain
  • VKeys: Delay Time
  • VKeys: Delay Feedback
  • VKeys: VCA Volume
  • VBass: VCO (OSC) Pitch tuning for OSC 1, 2 and 3
  • VBass: LFO Rate, modulation intensity for VCF Cutoff
  • VBass: VCF Envelope amount (on Cutoff)
  • VBass: Envelope (EG) Attack and Decay/Relase
  • VBass: VCA Volume
  • VBeats: Part Level (Kick, Snare, LoTom, HiTom, ClosedHats, OpenHats, Claps, Agogo, Crash)
  • VBeats: PCM Speed (Claps, Agogo, Crash)
  • VBeats: Tom’s Decay
  • VBeats: ClosedHats Decay
  • VBeats: OpenHats Decay
  • VBeats: Hats Grain
  • VBeats: Stutter Time
  • VBeats: Stutter Depth

Additional features given by the VKeys, VBass and VBeats software:

  • VKeys: Delay Modulation for Chorus-like effects
  • VKeys: KeyTracking on VCF Cutoff
  • VKeys: Additional LFO (LFO2) which is software-based and tempo synchronized
  • VBass: OSC Pitch Tuning modes (unison, octave, third, fourth, fifth, major-chord, minor-chord and three auto-detune options)
  • VBass: 3 note Polyphony emulation (paraphony), as OSC Pitch Tuning mode “poly”
  • VBass: KeyTracking on EG/Cutoff level
  • VBeats: MIDI velocity dynamics (emulates MIDI velocity support)
  • VBeats: MIDI controllable pads with velocity emulation
  • VBeats: Solo/Mute mixing controls
  • All devices: X/Y Panel for modulation of two parameters simultaneously
  • All devices: Parameter Randomizer
  • All devices: Presets storage (load, save, recall)

What the VKeys, VBass and VBeats do NOT control:

  • VKeys: VCF Peak (not hardware/MIDI implemented by Korg)
  • VBass: VCF Cutoff (not hardware/MIDI implemented by Korg)
  • VBass: VCF Peak (not hardware/MIDI implemented by Korg)
  • VBeats: Kick click/pitch/decay (not hardware/MIDI implemented by Korg)
  • VBeats: Snare snappy/pitch/decay (not hardware/MIDI implemented by Korg)
  • VBeats: Tom’s Hi/Lo pitches (not hardware/MIDI implemented by Korg)
  • All devices: Any FUNC[tion] setting on the units (not hardware/MIDI implemented by Korg)

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