We love our Korg Volca Keys. For those who aren’t familiar with it, it’s basically a small, MIDI-controlled analog synthesizer:
Here’s what the waveforms look like:
We sampled each note over six octaves, set loop points, then turned them into sample libraries.
- Three formats: Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3.1, SFZ (tested with Sforzando), and Ableton Live 9.7.1 (Simpler & Sampler).
- Recorded in 96khz, 24-bit using a high-end audio interface
- Seemless waveform looping
- Recorded without lowpass filter
- Control envelope within SFZ, Ableton or Native Instruments Kontakt
- Both Volca Keys waveforms: sawtooth and square wave
- 5+ octaves
- Allows for higher polyphony than the actual Volca Keys
- Allows for polyphony using square wave which the Volca Keys does not
Here’s a sample track (all sounds come from this sample pack except for the drums):