I’ve been preparing a couple of Volca Sample tutorials before going on vacation, and this question came up when presenting the low-pass filter. What kind of filter does the Volca Sample ships with? in order to test it, I used sample 27. This sample is a small snare with not too much bass and quite a lot of white noise. I recorded this sample being played with the filter at 127, 110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 and all closed. At first glance, the filter sounds like a 12dB/octave one. Figure 1 shows the wave shape of those samples (A), and their corresponding spectrogram (B).
This month’s header was made with GIMP, using the Fractal Explorer. It is a fairly large area or Julia’s set (CX = 0.322; CY=0.416). The bottom left corner is near (0.25,0.25), and the top right is close to (0.5,0.35).
Just published the Video for the first tutorial on the Volca Sample. :)
So in the last few months I’ve been considering opening up my hobby of making music (electronic music in particular) and start publishing some of my stuff. This lead me to make the not-so-short video on hooking up a MicroKorg and a Volca Bass.
But today I decided I should do some quality stuff if I’m serious about sharing my stuff with the rest of the world, and therefore launched my public YouTube channel, Philip+. To mark the occasion, I made this cover of Guru Josh Project’s song “Infinity”.
September starts next week, so I decided to finally get some work done on this website. I’m starting a tutorial Series on the Volca Range, starting with the Volca Sample.
Hopefully, I’ll provide one tutorial per week, and each tutorial (except for the intro) will be accompanied by a video demo in my new YouTube channel: Philip+. I’m quite excited about this new project. Make sure to stay tuned! :)
So, I recently added a MicroKorg (MK) to my collection, and although this little digital (Virtual Analogue) synth sounds great on it’s own, I thought it would make a nice addition to my Volca setup.
As a fist patch, I tried to hook up the Volca Bass with the MK. This can e easily done using a MIDI cable (MK MIDI Out to the Volca’s MIDI In) and a 1/8″TRS to 2×1/4″TS audio cable (Volca Audio Out to the two Audio Inputs on the MK). Continue reading “Analogue Meets Digital”