Nice work on the Volca Keys
Triple Volca’s in action, details below:
My first Volca Trio ensemble Playing something from scratch ( except Beats’ drum loop ) with all of Volca series, Beats, Bass and Keys. I forgot the passage of time when I played this, that’s why this became little bit longer video, sorry about it.
In this video bass and keys are controlled by MIDI keyboard ( KORG KROME ).
SFX by VOX DelayLab and Lexicon MX200.
Playing with Volca keys UNISON mode
KORG Volca Beat has two Motion Recorder for track parameter variations in Stutter Delay Depth + Time and PCM Sounds Playback Speed. While in Record, you can automate parameters and, with a bit of skill, you can enhance the whole pattern. Not easy as it seems, but effective.
The KORG Volca Beats has six analog sounds (Kick, Snare, Lo/Hi Tom, Closed/Open Hat) and four PCM sounds (Clap, Agogo, Clave, Crash). In this video, there’s a quick run on the internal sounds, with coverage of main parameters. Warning: do not attempt to hear sounds thru PC internal speakers… especially Kick sound goes very low. No music on this video, just internal sounds from Volca Beats.
Rough Googlish translation below:
I tried to use it as a “sound module” the volca keys. Song Kraftwerk (Clough
The Robots of the network) is a (robot).
The ~ I tried to sing with a vocoder so much trouble
Testing Volca keys FLUX function, details below:
“When turned off the FLUX, Volca records up to 16 steps quantized notes.
When turned on the FLUX, such limitation is gone.
Even if we make slow tempo setting we can record phrase with faster tempo.
I have no idea about note number limitation ( I wonder how many notes can we record in a loop ?) or time resolution when turned on the FLUX.
This FLUX function works fine with “UNISON” mode.
It also works with Poly mode of course but it is little bit difficult to manage.”
A short jam shot on location while staying in Shonan , during the recent ASP Japan/Murasaki Shonan Open. The KORG Volcas are small enough to take anywhere, and versatile enough to make a complete track using only these small love units. Close the laptop , and tweak out for maximum analog satisfaction…
Background video description:
Trying noisy sound making on Volca keys.
Fake avant-garde music
( Sorry if you don’t like this kind of kidding play. )
Elektron Octatrack real-time sampling and mangling the Korg Volca units. http://www.elektron.se/products/octat…
I wanted to show how the Elektron Octatrack can take any audio and manipulate it in real time. Korg Volca Beats and Bass are routed into the Octatrack’s stereo inputs separately. By pressing YES on the Octatrack, I can capture the incoming audio and start mangling and re-arranging the recorded loop on the Octatrack. Sending MIDI out from Octatrack into Volca Beats and sync out into the Volca Bass.
I have created 2 Parts inside the Octatrack. Part 1 has got THRU machines where I can add FX to incoming audio. Part 2 has 2 Flex recording buffers assigned to it. So, I record the incoming audio on Part 1 and start manipulating the recording on Part 2.
Personally, I found the Volca Beats very limiting and the overall sound is not for me. The Bass one however is satisfying…
But for the price of them you can’t go wrong.
Volca Beats is adding synthetic spice to Krome’s realistic PCM Drum sound.
(KROME’s preset : PROG Bank D #024 2VCO Saw)