The Volca sample digital sample sequencer.

Korg partners with OK Go to launch special edition volca sample

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

This special unit comes with 100 samples from the band’s latest album.  Korg has teamed up with US indie rock outfit OK Go to launch a special edition of its volca sample digital sample sequencer.  Featuring 100 audio samples from the band’s latest albumHungry Ghosts, the unit allows users to edit the available sounds and arrange them to create their own music.

A total of 11 parameter knobs enable users to freely edit the sample sounds. For each of those parameters, users can utilize motion sequences to record knob movements, allowing them to create time-varying change in the sound. Furthermore, an analogue isolator allows users to boost or cut the low or high function range. There’s also a reverse effect that plays the audio source backward, as well as a reverb effect.

The special edition volca sample also comes with graphics by the band’s official designer, a card with the band’s signatures and offers synchronised playback with other volca series units.

Commenting on the new product, OK Go’s Damian Kulash, said: “This limited OK Go edition of Korg volca sample comes loaded with sounds from the album Hungry Ghosts. These are the sounds we used to make our album, and we encourage you to make your own music with them. The volca sample was designed by Tatsuya Takahashi and his team at Korg in Tokyo, and Taku Sakaguchi designed the graphics for this special edition of the instrument. We hope you find inspiration. Play!”

“OK Go is an amazing band with a diverse range of output that’s not limited to music (music videos, performances, design, collaboration), added Korg’s Tatsuya Takahashi. “Wouldn’t it be great if they released not just songs but an instrument? Wouldn’t it be great if anyone could use this instrument to create OK Go remixes? And wouldn’t it make a powerful statement if they would redesign the exterior? These thoughts were the impetus for this project. Now you can enjoy the finished result: the volca sample OK Go edition.”

Available in January 2016,

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