Tag: Volca

The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 3

Narrator(read this as if Morgan Freeman was talking): The saga continues with Brian donning his mad scientist lab coat and that crazed look in his eye. All the wiring and routing has affected him negatively. Between finding a signal path that will accommodate his sonic needs and making an organized and aesthetically pleasing array of…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 2.5

Yes, I know. Decimal points on a multi-part series is silly, considering that the decimal point is actually a part unto itself. I digress. My reason for doing this is simple, really. I’m working on part three, but haven’t finished testing connections yet. So technically, this should be part four…maybe, I don’t know. Last night,…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 2

On part one, we left off at introducing the cast of characters. The ridiculous part is, I have more gear than I probably need for such a project. Since the last post, I’ve spent hours designing this rig in my head, from exactly what gear I plan to use to how I’m going to route…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 1

Man, can I come up with some strange blog names or what! As the name slightly suggests, in today’s blog, I will be documenting my journey into integrating hardware with software, more specifically, my iPad with the Volca Series, by Korg. Unless you have an insanely short attention span, you will also notice that this…


From Software to Hardware: Amptone Lab’s MIDI Splitter

When making music with iOS devices, sometimes you just need to go outside the proverbial box(or tablet…I digress). Most iOS musicians(as many of us have adopted the term) can produce complete tracks inside of the iPad without ever needing to use external synths or devices, save the occasional audio input interface. What about those who…


Using DM2 with Caustic Editor to Load Samples into the Volca Sample

Howdy folks. I started a step by step article on how to use DM2, by Audionomy, to create your own drum samples and then load them up into a Korg Volca Sample, via Caustic Editor. I actually finished the video first, so instead of being redundant, I’ll skip that and take you straight to the…