Hey My Fellow Operators!
Definitely recommend it as a companion to the OP-1.
You have to do all your sample trimming on computer or IOS device, that’s the only drawback/
I utilize my OP-1/Volcas by tracking different variations of beats/live tweakery from the Volca Sample/Bass into my OP-1’s tape, loop it, then change up the Volca sample on the fly, track the next few bars, loop, etc.
Really adds to the depth of the live pattern building + the Volca Sample just sounds amazing.
Not the only drawback imo, @spacetravelmadeeasy : I find it pretty sad that there is no way to save/reload a preset outside the machine.
Theyre very complimentary. The Sample can lay a solid beat foundation, and then the OP-1 can add layers of synths/more abstract stuff. They both have bpm displays, so I just sync them the old school way of hitting play right on time
@johnl I’ve got both a OP-Lab and a Kenton USB Midi Host so will use one of them to connect the two.
I really like it as a source of loops.
Thanks for the input!
It can do the straight up MPC-style beats thing or as LyingDalai said its also an amazing granular sampler. The sound has a warm grit to it which I really like. Mangling stuff is really intuitive and easy so its great for a studio or live setup and fantastic ‘food’ for the OP-1 (as all the volcas are really). So many options, all of them are winners…
I really wish someone would make a granular synthesizer. Load samples. Slice grains. Adsr. Effects. Etc… Common korg!
But… Doesn’t the Volca Sample correspond to your description, @masterofstuff124 ?
I haven’t even changed out the factory samples on my Sample >.> I just mangle away what’s already there.
all volca series is a must, for that price you wont get anything better!
Volcas are the very reason I got totally fond of electronic music.
@lyingdalai in a way yes. but it is certainly not a synth.
Well, it’s right that you cannot make a chord with one sample…
I haven't even changed out the factory samples on my Sample >.> I just mangle away what's already there.
I also am suspect of this. But I like to treat my Sample as my “KORG” tones, and I try to manipulate the samples to the point where even I don’t recognize them. The stock samples are great!
@masterofstuff124 have you heard of the Bastl Instruments MicroGranny?
I didn't get on too well with my Volca Sample and sold it within a few months. I found the knobs too small to really get tweaking, I think that is one of the main reasons I prefer the Bass to the Keys. I also struggled to remember what samples were where and having to use an app to import samples was also problematic.
Had bought to replace my Volca Beats (crap snare!) and am now delighted with my PO12.