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Name/Version: KORG Volca FM SysEx Editor 1.0
Author: NoraPatches  
Description: version: 1.0.0
Release date: 2020.04.06.
Device format: Max4Live MIDI Device (.amxd)
Release name and format: KORG_VolcaFM_Editorv1.0.zip
Number of files: 8
List of files:
- KORG Offical FW update v1.0.7 (4 files)
- Unofficial FW update v1.0.9 (2 files)
- KORG Volca FM Editor v1.0.amxd (1 file)
- readme.txt

Required Volca firmware: FW v1.0.9 (included)
(Unofficial, backwards-compatible with Official v1.0.7 [included])

CREATOR OF FW v1.0.9
reddituser pajen

In case you experience any issues or bugs, please leave a comment!

This Max4Live MIDI device lets you control all parameters on your KORG Volca FM synthesiser via MIDI CC and MIDI SysEx (System Exclusive) messages.
How to use:

Step 0: Turn your Volca FM OFF.

1. In Ableton Live, create a new MIDI track
2. Add External Instrument from Ableton Live Instruments
3. Configure External Instrument to your MIDI OUT that you use for the Volca FM

Step 4: Turn your Volca FM ON to configure with External Instrument

5. Add "KORG Volca FM Editor v1.0.amxd" to this track

MIDI CC
CC number MIDI CC Name Range Comment
1 ModWheel 00-127 Default 0
40 Transpose 01-18; 19-36; OCT-3; OCT-2;
37-54; 55-72; OCT-1; OCT0;
73-90; 91-108; OCT1; OCT2;
109-127 OCT3
41 Velocity 00-127 Default 80
42 Modulator Attack 00-127 Default 64
43 Modulator Decay 00-127 Default 64
44 Carrier Attack 00-127 Default 64
45 Carrier Decay 00-127 Default 64
46 LFO Rate 00-127 Default 0
47 LFO Pitch Depth 00-127 Default 1
48 Algorithm 01-04; 05-08 1 2
09-12; 13-16 3 4
17-20; 21-24 5 6
25-28; 29-32 7 8
33-36; 37-40 9 10
41-44; 45-48 11 12
49-52; 53-56 13 14
57-60; 61-64 15 16
65-68; 69-72 17 18
73-76; 77-80 19 20
81-84; 85-88 21 22
89-92; 93-96 23 24
97-100; 101-104 25 26
105-108; 109-112 27 28
113-116; 117-120 29 30
121-124; 125-127 31 32
49 Arp Type 00-12; 13-25; 26-38 OFF RISE1 RISE2
39-51; 52-64; 65-77 RISE3 FALL1 FALL2
78-90; 91-103; 104-116 FALL3 RANDOM1 RANDOM2
117-127 RANDOM3
50 Arp Div 01-12; 13-24; 25-36 1-12 1-8 1-4
37-48; 49-60; 61-72 1-3 1-2 2-3
73-84; 85-96; 97-108 1-1 3-2 2-1
109-120; 121-127 3-1 4-1
85 Chorus Off/On 00-127 OFF below 64 ON is or above 64
86 Chorus Stereo Width 00-127 Default 64
87 Chorus Speed 00-127 Free
90 Tempo Divisor 00-31; 32-63 1/1 1/2
64-95; 96-127 1/4 1/8
91 ModWheel Destination MIDI CC numbers

made by Nora Smith
2020
 

Device Details

Tags utility, hardware
Live Version Used: 10.1
Max Version Used: 8.1.0
Date Added: Apr 05 2020 22:49:36
Date Last Updated: May 03 2020 19:00:48
Device Type: midi_device
Download URL (report link) https://bit.ly/VolcaFMEditor
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike


Comments

Thank you so much!
Finally a clean and comprehensive Volca FM Editor.
I installed here and had some issues
The Envelope Rates or Levels from ANY oscilator won't work. The only parameters that receive MIDI correctly are the main buttons on the front of the Volca (Algorithm, Arp, Div etc etc)
Can you tell me if this is happening because I use Max 7? (I have an authorized Max For Live version but the main app Max is still 7)

Hello there,
I am unsure about this version issue, I haven't used any objects that would not have existed in Max7 as to my best knowledge.

In the .amxd format I have hidden the MIDI device selector umernu object, due to device automatically sending midiout to the same track it is on, in Ableton.

Do you experience this issue when running from Ableton or from Max7?
If you use it from Max7, scroll a bit down in the editor window to see MIDI selector umenu object, maybe that helps!
If you open the device in Max7

UODATE: I think I know what can be your issue: the Volca FM has to have FW v1.0.9 installed, because it seems that only the SysEx parameter changes are not working for you, only MIDI CC changes.

The official v1.0.7 FW doesn't let you modulate the individual SysEx parameters, only a bulk dump (working on it already btw)


Hi
thank you so much for your help!
It has nothing to do with Max 7 I guess. After a couple of tries I think it was the FW, I reinstalled it again and now is working like a charm :)
thank you for this amazing max plugin!

work for me, great device i had no idea about firmware 9, love the new midi paths work great with the octotrack!

To anyone having only the global controls working despite having v1.0.9 installed : I solved the issue by switching from Live 9.7 to Live 10.

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