29th November 2013
J74 has released the J74 Volca Control package, which provides editors and control surfaces for the Korg Volca series: the VKeys, VBass and VBeats.
These tools allow you to control, store and modulate all Volca native MIDI parameters while adding a bunch of new features for synthesis and performance, such as: filter KeyTracking (both VKeys and VBass), Chorus-like effects (VKeys), additional tempo sync LFO (VKeys), Pitch Tuning and modulation modes (VBass), 3x note Polyphony emulation on VBass, MIDI velocity emulation on VBeats, LFO auto-tuning modulation (VBass and VKeys) and Solo/Mute controls on VBeats. All devices also offer presets storage (load, save, recall), a X/Y Panel for modulation of two parameters simultaneously and a parameter randomizer.
The devices come in the format of Standalone desktop applications for Mac OS X and Windows (integrating via MIDI communication to controllers and DAWs, with no additional license required) and in Ableton's Live Max for Live format (integrating directly in Ableton Live, in this case a Max for Live license is required).
Price: $8. Available here.
Watch the video introduction and tutorial
Additional information: J74 Volca Control - Instructions and FAQ