Korg Volca FM - The Expert Guide

Korg Volca Expert Guides

Book 1
Tony Horgan
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Officially endorsed by Korg, the essential guide to the Volca FM has been created by the world’s leading Volca expert Tony Horgan. This interactive guide explains everything about the Volca FM, with easy-to-follow text, illustrations and photography. Make rapid progress with the quick-start guides, then look deeper into the amazing Volca FM. Every control is covered in detail, FM synthesis is demystified, and all the parameters and algorithms are fully discussed and illustrated. Jump between sections using hyperlinks and take it at your own pace. This is the perfect companion for all Volca FM users.The full chapter list:
1. About this book
- Hello
2. Quick-start guides
- Select a sound
- Edit a sound
- Rename a sound
- Save a sound
- Select and play a pattern
- Record a pattern
- Save a pattern
- Record a motion sequence
- Chain patterns
- Import Yamaha DX7 sounds
- Clone sounds and patterns
3. What is FM synthesis?
- FM synthesis theory
4. Slider controls
- Transpose slider
- Velocity / Value slider
5. Program edit knobs
- Modulator & Carrier knobs (+ envelopes)
- LFO rate, LFO Pitch Depth
- Program / Param knob
- Algorithm knob
6. Program edit buttons
- Octave / Operator buttons
- Save / Export button
- Edit button
7. The arpeggiator
- About the arpeggiator
- Arp type knob
- Arp type chart
- Arp Div knob
- Arp Division chart
8. Tempo and volume
- Tempo knob
- Volume knob
9. Play, Record, memory & Func buttons
- Play / Active step button
- Record / Erase button
- Memory / Write button
- Func button
10. Keyboard functions
- Understanding the keyboard and LEDs
- Voice mode: Poly, Mono, Unison
- Chorus
- Arp On / Off key
- Tempo division
- Metronome
- Warp Active Step
- Transpose note
- Motion sequence keys
- Clear Active Step
- Clear All
11. Power
- Mains and battery power
- Auto Power Off
12. MIDI In
- MIDI: an overview
- MIDI cables
- Selecting the MIDI channel
- MIDI Control Change messages
- MIDI Control Change numbers
13. Sync In / Sync Out
- What is Sync?
- Changing Sync steps
- Changing Sync polarity
14. Headphone socket and speaker
- Audio connection and speaker
15. Parameters in brief
- Parameter list
- What are parameters?
- How to select and edit parameters
16. Parameters in detail
- Every parameter explained in detail
17. Algorithms
- Algorithms list
- Algorithms explained
- Full-page diagrams of every algorithm 
18. System update
- How to update the firmware
19. Global parameters
- All global parameters explained
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About the author

Tony Horgan is a writer and electronic musician, and has become known as the expert in all things Korg Volca.

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Tony Horgan
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Published on
Jan 22, 2018
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Pages
168
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Language
English
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The undisputed Korg Volca expert Tony Horgan continues his series of officially endorsed multimedia guides with this in-depth look at the Volca Keys. Straight-talking text, clear illustrations and beautiful photography combine to make this an essential companion to the Volca Keys. Every aspect of the Volca Keys is explained in easy-to-understand terms. You too can become a Volca expert!
The full chapter list:1. About this book- Hello- Acknowledgements2. Quick-start guides- Start here- Select and play a pattern- Record a pattern- Save a pattern- Record a motion sequence- Sync with other Volca units- Connect via MIDI- Record a pattern in Flux mode3. Voice modes- Voice modes explained- Poly mode- Unison mode- Octave mode- Fifth mode- Unison Ring mode- Poly Ring mode4. Octave selector- Octave selector5. VCO section- What is a VCO?- Detune- Portamento- EG Int (VCO)6. VCF section- What is a VCF?- Cutoff- Peak- EG Int (VCF)7. LFO section- What is an LFO?- LFO wave shapes- Rate- Pitch Int- Cutoff Int8. EG section- What is an EG?- Attack- Decay / Release- Sustain9. Delay section- Delay Time- Delay Feedback10. Tempo and Volume- Tempo knob- Tempo division- Volume knob11. Soft buttons- Play / Active Step- Record / Erase- Memory / Write- Func12. Keyboard- About the keyboard- Motion sequence keys- LFO keys- Tempo division keys- Metronome- Step Trigger- Tempo delay- Flux- Clear keys13. MIDI In- MIDI: an overview- Selecting the MIDI channel- MIDI control change messages- MIDI control change numbers- MIDI cables- MIDI RX Short Message- MIDI Clock Source14. Sync In / Out- What is Sync?- Changing Sync polarity15. Headphone socket- Audio output cables16. Automatic tuning- How auto-tuning works
Officially endorsed by Korg, this stunning multimedia guide to the Korg Volca Bass explains everything about the Volca Bass, with easy-to-follow text, illustrations, photography and sounds for you to recreate on your own Volca Bass. Make rapid progress with the quick-start guides, then look deeper into the workings of the Volca Bass. Every control is covered in detail, and all the controls are fully discussed and illustrated. Jump between sections using hyperlinks and take it at your own pace. From the author of the 5-star rated Korg Volca Expert Guide series, this is the perfect companion for all Volca Bass users.

The full chapter list:

1. About this book

- Hello

- Get in touch

2. Quick-start guides

- Keyboard notes

- Select and play a pattern

- Create a pattern

- Save a pattern

- Synchronise with other Volca units

- Connect via MIDI

- Record the sound

- Effects and EQ (equalisation)

3. How the Volca Bass sound is created

4. Tempo

5. EG Section

- Understanding the EG section

- Attack

- Decay/Release

- Cutoff EG Int

- Sustain On

- Amp EG On

6. Octave

7. Filter Peak and Cutoff

- Understanding the filter

- Peak

- Cutoff

8. LFO Rate and Int

- Understanding the LFO

- LFO Rate

- Sync the LFO to the tempo

- LFO Int

9. VCO Section

- What is a VCO?

- VCO Pitch

- VCO Buttons

- VCO Wave

- VCO Group

10. Soft buttons

- Memory/Write button

- Step Mode

- Slide Edit

- Play

- Active Step

- Record

- Step Record

- Transpose note

- Motion sequence keys

- Clear Active Step

- Clear All

- Func

11. Keyboard functions

- Understanding the keyboard

- VCO Group

- LFO Target

- LFO Wave

- VCO Wave

- Sustain On

- Amp EG On

- Clear keys

12. Power

- Mains and battery power

- Auto Power Off

13. MIDI In

- MIDI: an overview

- MIDI cables

- Selecting the MIDI channel

- MIDI Control Change messages

- Slide Time, Expression, Gate Time

- MIDI Control Change numbers

- MIDI RX Short Message

14. Sync In / Sync Out

- What is Sync?

- Changing Sync steps

- Changing Sync polarity

14. Headphone socket and speaker

- Audio connection and speaker

15. Automatic tuning

Back once again with another officially endorsed Volca Expert Guide, Tony Horgan gets deep into the Korg Volca Sample. This interactive guide includes detailed explanations of every control and feature, using Tony's trademark straight-talking text, clear illustrations and gorgeous photography. Quick-start guides will lead you through the basics in minutes, and from there you can explore every detail of the Korg Volca Sample at your own pace. Sections on the theory of sound sampling, sample creation and sample editing are included to allow you to break free from the presets and create your own unique sounds. This is essential reading for every Volca Sample user.

The full chapter list:
1. About this book
- Hello
- Acknowledgements
2. Quick-start guides
- Select a Part, assign a sample
- Select and play a pattern or "song"
- Create a pattern (Step mode)
- Create a pattern (Live mode)
- Save a pattern or song
- Record a motion sequence
- What is a "song"?
- Create a "song"
- Create a melody or bassline
- Load new samples
- Delete selected samples
- Delete all samples
3. Understanding and creating samples
- What is a sample?
- Where to find new samples
- Recording samples
- Creating or rendering samples
- Editing samples
4. Analogue Isolator
- How to use the analogue isolator
5. Sample knob, Start Point, Length
- Sample select knob
- Length
- Start point
6. Hi Cut
- Hi Cut
7. Speed, EG Int, Pitch Attack, Pitch Decay
- Speed knob
- Understanding the pitch envelope
- EG Int (Pitch Envelope Generator Intensity)
- Pitch Envelope Attack
- Pitch Envelope Decay
8. Level and Pan
- Level
- Pan
9. Amp Attack, Amp Decay
- Understanding the Amplitude Envelope
- Amp Attack
- Amp Decay
10. Tempo, Swing, Reverb Mix, Volume
- Tempo
- Swing
- Reverb Mix
- Volume
11. Part, Reverse, Reverb
- Part
- Reverse
- Reverb
12. Mute, Solo
- Mute
- Solo
13. Func
- All Func button functions
14. Memory, Write, Step Mode, Step Jump
- Memory / Write
- Step mode
- Step Jump
15. Play, Record, Active Step, Step Record
- Play, Record
- Active Step
- Record / Step Record
16. Keyboard, Loop, Motion Seq, Clear
- Understanding the keyboard
- Part keys / memory keys
- Song memory keys
- Loop on / off
- Motion sequence keys
- Clear keys
17. MIDI In
- MIDI: an overview
- How the Volca Sample responds to MIDI
- MIDI cables
- Retrokits RK-002 MIDIator cable
- MIDI Control Change Messages
- MIDI Control Change Numbers
- MIDI RX Short Message
18. Sync and headphone sockets
- What is Sync?
- Changing Sync steps
- Changing Sync polarity
- Headphone socket
19. Power
- Mains and battery power
- Auto power off
20. Trouble shooting and global parameters
- Samples will not transfer
- Sync problems
- Voice stealing or muting
- Firmware update / system update
- Global parameters

 

The undisputed Korg Volca expert Tony Horgan continues his series of officially endorsed multimedia guides with this in-depth look at the Volca Keys. Straight-talking text, clear illustrations and beautiful photography combine to make this an essential companion to the Volca Keys. Every aspect of the Volca Keys is explained in easy-to-understand terms. You too can become a Volca expert!
The full chapter list:1. About this book- Hello- Acknowledgements2. Quick-start guides- Start here- Select and play a pattern- Record a pattern- Save a pattern- Record a motion sequence- Sync with other Volca units- Connect via MIDI- Record a pattern in Flux mode3. Voice modes- Voice modes explained- Poly mode- Unison mode- Octave mode- Fifth mode- Unison Ring mode- Poly Ring mode4. Octave selector- Octave selector5. VCO section- What is a VCO?- Detune- Portamento- EG Int (VCO)6. VCF section- What is a VCF?- Cutoff- Peak- EG Int (VCF)7. LFO section- What is an LFO?- LFO wave shapes- Rate- Pitch Int- Cutoff Int8. EG section- What is an EG?- Attack- Decay / Release- Sustain9. Delay section- Delay Time- Delay Feedback10. Tempo and Volume- Tempo knob- Tempo division- Volume knob11. Soft buttons- Play / Active Step- Record / Erase- Memory / Write- Func12. Keyboard- About the keyboard- Motion sequence keys- LFO keys- Tempo division keys- Metronome- Step Trigger- Tempo delay- Flux- Clear keys13. MIDI In- MIDI: an overview- Selecting the MIDI channel- MIDI control change messages- MIDI control change numbers- MIDI cables- MIDI RX Short Message- MIDI Clock Source14. Sync In / Out- What is Sync?- Changing Sync polarity15. Headphone socket- Audio output cables16. Automatic tuning- How auto-tuning works
Back once again with another officially endorsed Volca Expert Guide, Tony Horgan gets deep into the Korg Volca Sample. This interactive guide includes detailed explanations of every control and feature, using Tony's trademark straight-talking text, clear illustrations and gorgeous photography. Quick-start guides will lead you through the basics in minutes, and from there you can explore every detail of the Korg Volca Sample at your own pace. Sections on the theory of sound sampling, sample creation and sample editing are included to allow you to break free from the presets and create your own unique sounds. This is essential reading for every Volca Sample user.

The full chapter list:
1. About this book
- Hello
- Acknowledgements
2. Quick-start guides
- Select a Part, assign a sample
- Select and play a pattern or "song"
- Create a pattern (Step mode)
- Create a pattern (Live mode)
- Save a pattern or song
- Record a motion sequence
- What is a "song"?
- Create a "song"
- Create a melody or bassline
- Load new samples
- Delete selected samples
- Delete all samples
3. Understanding and creating samples
- What is a sample?
- Where to find new samples
- Recording samples
- Creating or rendering samples
- Editing samples
4. Analogue Isolator
- How to use the analogue isolator
5. Sample knob, Start Point, Length
- Sample select knob
- Length
- Start point
6. Hi Cut
- Hi Cut
7. Speed, EG Int, Pitch Attack, Pitch Decay
- Speed knob
- Understanding the pitch envelope
- EG Int (Pitch Envelope Generator Intensity)
- Pitch Envelope Attack
- Pitch Envelope Decay
8. Level and Pan
- Level
- Pan
9. Amp Attack, Amp Decay
- Understanding the Amplitude Envelope
- Amp Attack
- Amp Decay
10. Tempo, Swing, Reverb Mix, Volume
- Tempo
- Swing
- Reverb Mix
- Volume
11. Part, Reverse, Reverb
- Part
- Reverse
- Reverb
12. Mute, Solo
- Mute
- Solo
13. Func
- All Func button functions
14. Memory, Write, Step Mode, Step Jump
- Memory / Write
- Step mode
- Step Jump
15. Play, Record, Active Step, Step Record
- Play, Record
- Active Step
- Record / Step Record
16. Keyboard, Loop, Motion Seq, Clear
- Understanding the keyboard
- Part keys / memory keys
- Song memory keys
- Loop on / off
- Motion sequence keys
- Clear keys
17. MIDI In
- MIDI: an overview
- How the Volca Sample responds to MIDI
- MIDI cables
- Retrokits RK-002 MIDIator cable
- MIDI Control Change Messages
- MIDI Control Change Numbers
- MIDI RX Short Message
18. Sync and headphone sockets
- What is Sync?
- Changing Sync steps
- Changing Sync polarity
- Headphone socket
19. Power
- Mains and battery power
- Auto power off
20. Trouble shooting and global parameters
- Samples will not transfer
- Sync problems
- Voice stealing or muting
- Firmware update / system update
- Global parameters

 

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