Volca Sample Tutorials

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! :)

Analogue Meets Digital

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”

Kaossilator2 Tricks Part I – Pad Soundscapes

I never liked the original Kaossilator: it is a large chunky piece of hardware that gives you a monophonic digital synthesizer. Indeed, being both monophonic and digital is its major sin, in my opinion. I am shocked that it is still available in some places at €50+. (!!!)

On the other hand,  Korg’s Kaossilator2 is a small bundle of fun, and has been one of my noise-making companion whenever I wish to jam a little bit in the evening with having to setup my gear, or as a travel companion: just put it in the backpack, together with my headphones and some batteries. Continue reading “Kaossilator2 Tricks Part I – Pad Soundscapes”