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Korg Volca Sample Digital Sample Sequencer

The Volca sample is a sample sequencer that allows the player to edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time for powerful live performances. It's a powerful addition to any existing Volca setup, or simply on its own.


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The step sequencer is designed for ease of editing and to allow parts to be inserted or removed "on the fly." Use the 16 step keys to enter notes intuitively while maintaining visual confirmation of the timing of the notes in a measure. You can also record your performance in real time. The motion sequence function records your knob movements, letting you add time-varying change to the sound. This is a great way to polish your loops, and also lets you generate highly original live performances.

  • Record, manage, and download samples from Volca Sample's dedicated iOS app
  • Motion sequencer records and plays back up to 11 parameters
  • Active Step and Step Jump functions let you insert or remove steps
  • Song mode allows for more dynamic performances
  • Reverse function plays sampled sounds backwards
  • Synchronized playback with other volca units, electribe, or DAW.
  • MIDI In for sample trigger, sync and parameter changes from any MIDI device
  • Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker for enjoyment anywhere

Dedicated iOS App
In addition to the 100 preloaded samples, you can use a dedicated, free iOS app to load your very own original user samples. AudioPocket enables you to program your volca sample memory with audio samples from the following:

The App: Record on-the-spot with the app, where you can preview, trim and normalize your impromptu sample recording.
Your computer: Using iTunes File Sharing, just drag and drop into “AudioPocket documents”
Factory presets: Choose from a library sound-designed by KORG.

Motion sequencer records and plays back up to 11 parameters
The motion sequence function records your knob movements, letting you add time-varying change to the sound. This is a great way to polish your loops, and also lets you generate highly original live performances. The volca sample is able to record all knob movements that are related to sound editing. This allows sophisticated editing that had been impossible for hardware samplers of this category.

Active Step and Step Jump
The Active Step function lets you skip steps during the sequence, and the Step Jump function lets you instantly play just the step that you're pressing. From short-loop effects to unimaginably irregular rhythms, these functions allow dynamic performances as though you were performing the sequence itself.

Song mode for more dynamic performances
In a first for the volca series, a Song mode is featured. You can save up to six song patterns, each combining up to 16 sequences. This enables performance possibilities that are unique to the volca sample with its ability to play a diverse range of samples; for example you could play back together with another synchronized volca unit while dramatically changing the rhythm pattern of the volca sample.

Reverse function lets you play samples backward
The sample reverse playback that's indispensable for hip-hop is provided, and you can turn it on/off independently for each part.

Sync Your Show!
Playback can be synchronized with another volca or electribe unit, or with your DAW. By using the sync jack you can synchronize the playback with another volca or electribe unit. You can also use the "SyncKontrol" iPhone app to control the tap tempo, and use the WIST functionality of an iOS music app such as KORG Gadget to allow wirelessly synchronized playback. The MIDI IN jack allows synchronization with other devices as well as performance using a MIDI controller, and also lets you use the volca as a sound module by sending note messages from your DAW.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Volca Sampler
  • Free iOS App
  • 6AA Batteries
  • Cable
  • Owners' Manual

Fun, fun, fun!


Man, what a fun little asset this is to my rig. The possibilities are endless and every day I keep figuring out new quirks that I love about it. I've only played a few shows with it so far, but it makes for a great writing partner in the studio for the meantime.


New York


So Much Fun


The Korg Volca Sampler is by far one of the most entertaining little boxes out there. With so many sound options and the ability to tweak your sound so much, minutes will turn into hours without you even noticing. With built in speakers and battery power you can take this wherever you need to go and make fun noises.


Edison, NJ

Excellent Sampler


This is a very fun sampler to use. I recommend using another midi controller such as a keyboard while using this fun device. There are tons of sounds you can make and mess with using this device. Also very fun to use with the apple app! There are just so many sounds and new ways to create songs using the Volca Sampler. This review is from Ellis at Sam Ash in Richmond, VA.


Richmond, VA


Volca sample


These things are crazy, yet also perfect of on the fly use. I have sold a few of these, but never really had the time to fully play around with one, but I have a regular customer who owns one and he happened to come in as I was doing my best on it. I ended up learning a lot about these little gems and now I am interested in getting one! They come preloaded with 100 samples and everything can be easily edited and tweaked or you can add your own! These can also be linked together (through other volca products, etc) or be hooked to an external midi device for an easier workflow. They are small and compact, yet can still through a good punch!

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati



Great Sample Sequencer In A Little Box!


This little guy is awesome! Tons of sounds and robust sequencing capability, and with the IOS app, you can sample your own sounds!! I am a verified reviewer @ Sam Ash Music.

Gerald @ #56

Cincinnati, OH


So far so good


I've had it for about a hour and decided to write this review before I forget. This thing is awesome! Already am I coming up with weird and creative sounds. A1! The knobs are kind of squished together to each other but, maybe I have to get use to it. And that is not a complaint! Have fun! You won't regret it.




Volca Sample Digital Sample Sequencer

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Other Features Playback can be synchronized with another Volca or Electribe unit, or with your DAW
Model Volca
Preset Types 100 (User over writable)
Polyphony 8
Reverb Yes
Weight 13 oz.
Dimensions 7.60”W x 4.53”D x 1.77”H
Effects Yes
Arpeggiator N/A
Sampling Yes
Audio Playback N/A
Synthesizer Format Synthesizer Module
Sound Engine Type PCM
Wave Memory 4 MB, Maximum 65 seconds
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Inputs 1
Audio Input Types Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
Audio Output Types Headphones, Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
Audio Outputs 1
CV Jacks (Control Voltage) Yes
Warranty Info:

One year parts and labor. 90 Days on footswitches, tubes, and AC adapters. Three years on tuners and metronomes.