If you experiment with electronic music, you’ve probably heard of Korg’s latest addition to their Volca line known as the Volca Sample. The volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time. It lets you recreate the characteristics of the first generation of samplers, in which any sound including vocals, spoken words, ambient sound, or glitches becomes material for your creations. The catch was that initially and officially, the only way to get audio samples into the device was to use an iOS device to record the audio, then transfer it over a 3.5 mm stereo cable to the Volca Sample’s sync input port.
Then Korg released the code for their SDK and almost overnight Rej, developer of theCaustic 3 music creation software released an Android app along with versions for Windows and Mac! While the source code has not been released, the app is known as Caustic Editor for Volca Sample and is available for free from Rej Poirier. Visit his Single Cell Software for downloads and more details on this and his other projects.