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Three layouts for the Volca Series by Korg. In these three layouts, LouisB manages to control most parameters of the Volca Keys, Volca Bass and Volca Beats. The Volca series is pretty amazing. To hear Korg tell it: "Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the Volca series. Volca is a new lineup of EDM production tools comprised of three distinct models: the Volca Keys lead synthesizer, the Volca Bass synthesizer, and the Volca Beats rhythm machine. These powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer." And amazing isn't amazing without control... hence these three awesome layouts!
Tiny little bundles of analog joy, that don't break the bank and yet pack a powerful punch.
My first was the Volca bass which I got recently and I've been playing around with it.
It makes sone pretty interesting sounds.
While mostly everything has a direct control on the unit, sometimes it's handy to have remote control.
Unfortunately the MIDI implementation is not very extensive, but I've added what I can see works and I hope that Korg address some of the shortcommings with a firmware update sometime.
So here's my simple layout, a start at it anyway.
I'll update should new MIDI features get added. Also should look at what can be controlled on the Beats too shortly, when mine arrives :)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Volca Bass Layout
- Control over everything in the current MIDI implementation, including Gate and Slide time, which are not available to control on the front panel.
Volca Beats Layout
- Control over each sound part level, stutter depth/time, PCM speeds, analog decay, everything currently exposed by the current MIDI implementation.
Volca Keys Layout
- Ok, finally got a Keys too, so as promised here is the layout for this too.
Volca Keys Layout:
Control over each sound parameter available over MIDI CC.