The Volca sampler seemed like a great addition being cheap and with plenty of functions the problem being that there is no direct recording and the only way to import and record samples would be through an iOS app that Korg released.
Thought that it is a very strange decision to not release one for Android and of course my interest faded very fast in getting this sampler as it would be limited to hundred preloaded sounds...
but after a month or two Korg did release the SDK for developers and so the possibility was open for an Android app and here it is.
Better than the official app from Korg!
Rej the developer have taken the very extensive sampler / sound editor from Caustic to be able to record, edit and export into the Volca Sampler!
How cool is that.
The editor also have built into it a great little "chiptune" synthesizer plus the app Vocality that can take text to speech synthesis engines installed on a device write the words, pitch and speed it up or down, render it and manipulate it further in the editor.
(Actually if you are looking for a sample / sound editor and do not have Caustic it is a good idea to download the sound editor and use it to record and manipulate samples with as it is maybe the most comprehensive and easy to use editors for Android that you can find.)
So with this app you extend the Volca Sampler enormously especially as it offers a way to record samples on the fly in the app and export it into the sampler in a easy way... plus all the other goodness of course!
So Volca sampler owners here is a early Christmas gift as it is for free and with no god damn publicity or in-app purchase and very user friendly.
Here is a slideshow showing all the possibilities that the editor offers.
Use Caustic's powerful waveform editor to load, record, edit and upload samples for use with your KORG Volca Sample.Features:
- Record directly from your Android device.
- Load any uncompressed, mono or stereo WAV, at any sampling rate or bit depth.
- Apply any of 16 of Caustic's effects and preview them in real-time, then stamp down and apply more.
- Process waveform audio with Fade In/Out, Normalize, Amplify, Reverse operations and more.
- Use Caustic's C-SFXR to generate retro video game sounds.
- Trim audio precisely, down to individual samples.
- View the frequency spectrum of your audio.
Volca Sample-specific features:
- Upload to any of the 100 sample slots and keep a database of your device's state.
- Clear all samples
- Restore factory samples
- Monitor device memory
This is not an official KORG app, it is made by me, Rej Poirier / SingleCellSoftware using the KORG volca sample SDK.
This app contains no ads, no IAPs and does not access the internet. If you'd like to support my work, please buy Caustic or any other of my apps.
Visit http://www.singlecellsoftware.com for a free desktop (Windows/Mac) version too!
To read more about the Volca sampler:
Play Store link: