close deal

Our Price: $26.96

Sale: $19.95 (26% off)

See this Deal

Hudson Music

Tommy Igoe: Getting Started - Groove Essentials (DVD 2-Pack)

product image

Remaining Quantity: 6

see this deal

*Additional discounts do not apply

Price valid on in stock items only.


(800) 348-5003
www.wwbw.com
Call Our Product Specialists: (800) 348-5003
CartView Cart
  • Accessories
    • Woodwind Accessories
      Reeds
      Mouthpieces
      Ligatures and Mouthpiece Caps
      Straps and Supports
      Instrument Stands
      Cases and Gig Bags
    • Brass Accessories
      Mouthpieces
      Mutes
      Instrument Stands
      Replacement Parts
      Valve, Rotor and Slide Oil
      Cases and Gig Bags
    • Music Stands
    • Orchestral String Accessories
      Strings
      Cases
      Instrument Stands
      Bows & Rosin
      Instrument Pickups
      Humidifiers
    • Care and Cleaning
      General Care
      Woodwind Care
      Brass Care
      Orchestral String Care
      Drum Care
      Guitar Care
    • Marching Band
      Batons and Maces
      Color Guard
      Field Accessories
      Lyres and Flip Folders
      Podiums and Transport
      Uniforms
    • Practice and Performance Aids
      Tuners and Metronomes
      Phrase Samplers
      Vocal Accessories
      Hand and Finger Exercisers
      Tone Enhancers and Practice Aids
      Carts and Stage Accessories
    • Lifestyle
      Clothing
      Caps and Headwear
      Collectibles
      Home Furnishings
      Shoes and Footwear
      Jewelry and Watches
      Lifestyle Accessories
  • Woodwinds
    • Saxophones
      Alto Saxophones
      Tenor Saxophones
      Soprano Saxophones
      Baritone and Bass Saxophones
      Saxophone Necks
      Saxophone Reeds
      Saxophone Mouthpieces
    • Flutes and Piccolos
      Flutes
      Piccolos
      Alto Flutes
      Bass Flutes
      Flute Head Joints
    • Clarinets
      Bb Clarinets
      A Clarinets
      Eb Clarinets
      Bass Clarinets
      Harmony Clarinets
      Clarinet Barrels
      Clarinet Reeds
      Clarinet Mouthpieces
    • Double Reed Instruments
      Oboes
      English Horns
      Bassoons
      Bassoon Bocals
      Oboe and Bassoon Reeds
    • Woodwind Accessories
      Reeds
      Mouthpieces
      Ligatures and Mouthpiece Caps
      Straps
      Instrument Stands
      Cases and Gig Bags
      Care and Cleaning
    • Recorders
  • Brass
    • Trumpets
      Bb Trumpets
      C Trumpets
      Eb / D Trumpets
      F / G Trumpets
      Piccolo Trumpets
      Bass Trumpets
      Pocket Trumpets
      Herald Trumpets
    • Cornets
      Bb Cornets
      C Cornets
      Eb Cornets
    • Flugelhorns
      Professional Flugelhorns
      Intermediate Flugelhorns
      Student Flugelhorns
    • French Horns
      Double Horns
      Single French Horns
      Triple Horns
      Descant French Horns
    • Trombones
      Tenor Trombones
      Bass Trombones
      Alto Trombones
      Valve Trombones
      Soprano Trombones
    • Baritone Horns
      Alto and Tenor Horns
      Concert Baritones
    • Euphoniums
      Professional Euphonium
      Intermediate Euphonium
      Student Euphonium
    • Tubas
      Bb Tubas
      C Tubas
      Eb Tubas
      F Tubas
    • Marching Brass
      Marching Trumpets
      Mellophones
      Marching French Horns
      Marching Baritones
      Marching Euphoniums
      Convertible Tubas
      Marching Tubas
      Sousaphones
    • Bugles
    • Brass Accessories
      Mouthpieces
      Mouthpiece Accessories
      Mutes
      Instrument Stands
      Replacement Parts
      Cases and Gig Bags
      Care and Cleaning
  • Orchestral
    Strings
    • Violins
    • Violas
    • Cellos
    • Double Bass
    • Harps
    • Orchestral String Accessories
      Strings
      Bows and Rosin
      Cases
      Instrument Stands
      Bowed Instrument Pickups
      Humidifiers
      Mutes
      Replacement Parts
  • Sheet Music,
    Books & More
    • Browse by Instrument
      Flute & Piccolo
      Clarinet
      Oboe & Bassoon
      Saxophone
      Trumpet
      Trombone
      French Horn
      Euphonium & Tuba
    • String Instrument Books
      Violin
      Viola
      Cello
      Double Bass
    • Concert Band Music
    • Jazz Band Music
    • Piano/Keyboard Books
    • Vocal Books
    • Real & Fake Books
    • Tablature
  • Classroom &
    Kids
    • Recorders
    • Orff Instruments
      Metallophones
      Xylophones
      Glockenspiels
      Instrument Bars
      Orff Mallets
    • Classroom Rhythm Instruments
      Kids Hand Drums
      Classroom Percussion Sets
      Shakers and Rattles
      Claves and Blocks
      Kids Tambourines and Cymbals
    • World Percussion
      Bongos
      Congas
      Djembes
      Hand Percussion
      Steel Drums
    • Boomwhackers
    • Tuned Bells
    • Classroom Furniture
      Risers
      Music Storage
      Rolling Carts and Instrument Storage
      Music Stands
    • Elementary Music Books
      Songbooks
      Music and Movement
      World and Folk Music
      General Music
      Shows and Musicals
      Music Theory
      Games
      Teaching Aids
    • Kazoos
  • Percussion
    • Concert Drums
      Concert Snare Drums
      Concert Toms
      Concert Bass Drums
      Timpani
      Drop Covers & Cases
      Hardware
      Concert Sticks / Mallets
    • Mallet Percussion
      Marimbas
      Vibraphones
      Xylophones
      Bells & Glockenspiels
      Chimes
      Drop Covers & Cases
      Keyboard Mallets
      Xylosynths
    • Marching Percussion
      Marching Snare Drums
      Marching Tenors
      Marching Bass Drums
      Marching Sticks
      Carriers
      Cases & Covers
      Parts & Hardware
    • World Percussion
      Congas & Hand Drums
      Hand-Held Percussion
      Effect Percussion
      Brazillian & Samba
      Timbales
      Steel Drums
    • Auxiliary Percussion
      Tambourines
      Triangles
      Concert Blocks
    • Concert Cymbals & Gongs
      Crash Cymbal Pairs
      Suspended Cymbals
      Marching Cymbals
      Gongs & Crotales
    • Sticks & Mallets
      Marching Snare Sticks
      Tenor Mallets
      Bass Drum Mallets
      Concert Sticks
      Concert Keyboard Mallets
      Timpani Mallets
      Brushes
      Sticks & Mallet Bags
    • Drum Heads
      Timpani Heads
      Snare Drum Heads
      Concert Bass Drum Heads
      Marching Drum Heads
      All Drum Heads
    • Practice Pads
    • Student Snare / Bell Kits
  • Drums
    • Acoustic Drums
      Complete Sets
      Shell Packs
      Snare Drums
      Drum Cases & Bags
    • Electronic Drums
      Complete Sets
      Electronic Drum Pads
      Amplifiers
      Acoustic Drum Triggers
      Sound Modules
      Drum Marchines
    • Cymbals
      Cymbal Packs
      Crash
      Ride
      Hi-Hat
      Splash
      China & Effect
      Cymbal Cases & Bags
    • Drum Heads
    • Hardware
      Pedals
      Thrones
      Cymbal Stands
      Snare Stands
      Hardware Cases & Bags
    • Accessories & Parts
      Drum Shields
      Rugs
      Drum Cases
      Parts
      Racks & Clamps
      Impact Badges & Dampening
      Drum Keys & Tuning Tools
      Care & Cleaning
    • Sticks & Brushes
  • Pro Audio
    • Microphones & Wireless
      Wireless Systems
      Live Microphones
      Recording Microphones
      Microphone Stands
      Microphone Cables
      Microphone Accessories
    • Live Sound
      Live Sound Packages
      PA Cabinets
      Mixers
      Power Amplifiers
      Signal Processors
      Stage Supplies
      Mixer Cases and Bags
      Power Essentials
    • Recording
      Recording Packages
      Interfaces
      Studio Monitors
      Audio Recorders
      Studio Furniture
      Acoustical Treatment
    • Software
      Notation Software
      Music Production
      Sound Libraries and Loops
      Marching and Drill Design
    • Computers
    • iOS Devices
    • Headphones
    • DJ Gear
      DJ Cases
      DJ Controllers
      DJ Packages
    • Lighting and Stage Effects
    • Karaoke
  • Guitars
    • Guitars
      Electric Guitars
      Acoustic Guitars
      Acoustic-Electric Guitars
      Classical & Nylon Guitars
      Guitar Value Packages
    • Bass
      Electric Bass Guitars
      Electric-Acoustic Bass Guitars
      Electric Upright Basses
      Double Basses
    • Amplifiers & Effects
      Guitar Amplifiers
      Bass Amplifiers
      Multi Effects
      Guitar Effects
      Bass Effects
      Loop Effects
    • Guitar Accessories
      Strings
      Cases & Gig Bags
      Pickups & Parts
      Picks
      Straps
      Guitar Stands & Hangers
    • Folk Instruments
      Mandolins
      Ukuleles
      Banjos
      Resonators
      Dulcimers
      Pedal & Lap Steels
      Autoharps
      Latin Strings
  • Keyboards
    • Digital Pianos
    • Synthesizers
    • Workstations
    • Organs
    • Portables & Arrangers
    • MIDI Controllers
    • Keyboard Packages
    • Sound Modules
    • Production & Groove
    • Keyboard Accessories
    • Music Software
  • More
    • Amplifiers & Effects
    • Folk & Traditional Instruments
    • Bass
    • Marching Band
    • iOS Devices
    • Lifestyle
Item# 620331
Similar MOTU Products | All MOTU Products

 
Rebate Available


Download Rebate
Rebates Available
View Rebates

0 Customer Reviews Write a Review
  • Print the following sections:

Save $50.00 (20%), MSRP $249.00
  $199.00
 

#620331
also ships to:  product ships globally
Availability:In Stock, Ready To Ship!

Free Shipping!

The Woodwind and Brasswind Guarantee
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • 45 Day Return Policy
  • Ask Our Experts
 
Description
A virtual instrument plug-in that turns your audio interface into a voltage control interface.
  • Standard virtual instrument plug-in that turns an audio interface with DC-coupled outputs into a voltage control interface
    Lets you control external modular synths or other CV-equipped gear from your computer
    Works with Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Live, and other Audio Unit instrument hosts that support side-chain outputs
    Works with any MOTU audio interface equipped with TRS outputs, including the 24io with 24 TRS outputs, expandable to 96
    Familiar, easy-to-use instrument plug-in operation within your favorite host software
    Provides 24 control outputs per plug-in instance, so you can use as many instances as needed
    Converts MIDI track data to control voltages to play modulars, analog synthesizers, and other CV-equipped sound sources
    Sample-accurate MIDI playback with supporting host software (such as DP)
    Provides seven different control source types, including MIDI notes, MIDI controller data and audio track automation, plus tempo-synced sources such as LFOs, clock pulses, and trigger/pattern sequencers
    Provides one-click pitch and octave calibration per oscillator using either Hz/V or V/oct tuning standards
    View at a glance the total calibrated range for each oscillator/interface combination
    Sync multiple drum machines, arpeggiators and other clock destinations with independent PPQ resolution for each device

MOTU Volta Voltage Control Instrument Plug-In
With MOTU Volta, any hardware device with a control voltage (CV) input can be placed under precise digital control from your favorite audio workstation software. This state-of-the-art virtual instrument plug-in lets you play and automate modulars, analog synths—even effects processors.

Imagine being able to play and automate your CV-equipped analog gear from Digital Performer, Logic Pro, or Live, with the same level of control, precision, and convenience as a virtual instrument.

Here are just a few examples of what you can do with MOTU Volta:

•Perform MIDI sequencing with external modular synths with sample-accurate precision (if your host sequencer supports sample-accurate MIDI)
•Automatically calibrate and tune oscillators with the click of a button
•Use ramp automation in your host audio software to control filters, envelope generators, effects processors, and other voltage-controlled external gear
•Apply LFOs, step sequencers, and pattern sequencers to CV inputs and tempo-sync them to your host software timeline

Signal Path
To use Volta, simply instantiate it as an instrument plug-in in your host software. You then trigger Volta with MIDI notes and a variety of other control sources, and Volta outputs corresponding control voltage (CV) signals to the audio outputs of a DC-coupled audio interface. The resulting CV signals are routed to the CV inputs of your external hardware. Audio output is routed back to Volta.

As you can see, the signal path for Volta plug-in is a simple loop: a control voltage signal goes out to the external hardware. Pitch information comes back in, through Volta, as a normal digital audio stream that feeds into your host audio software mixing environment. From there, you can mix, process, and master Volta's audio output just like any other virtual instrument.

Interface
MOTU Volta is easy to use but offers plenty of advanced programming features. The upper portion of the Volta window displays 24 output "slots", which represent the audio outputs on a connected audio interface. Simply drag any control source onto the desired output slot. Click the source to view its settings at the bottom of the window.

Control Sources
Volta provides seven types of control sources that perform a variety of different functions. A single instance of Volta has 24 slots of output in which any combination of control sources can be applied. You can open as many instances of Volta active as your hardware allows. For example, a MOTU PCI-424 system with four 24 I/O audio interfaces provides 96 DC-coupled analog TRS outputs which can serve as CV outputs. You can even mount the rack brackets on the rear panel of each 24 I/O interface to mount it facing forward and use it just like a patch bay.

Voice:
A Volta Voice turns MIDI notes into voltages to control the pitch of your oscillators. A voice has a set of optional functions that appear as additional outputs. Usually, a voice needs an additional signal to gate the output of the oscillator. Volta produces up to four envelopes for controlling VCAs, filters, or other modules. If you'd prefer to use hardware envelopes, these can be turned into gates or triggers. You can also add initial and release velocity and LFO for each Voice. Polyphony with Volta is also as simple as dragging on as many voices as you need.

MIDI:
The MIDI source receives MIDI controller data and directly transforms it into a control voltage signal. This allows you to use MIDI controllers like aftertouch or your mod wheel. The optional smoothing parameter can be used to smooth out the stair stepping associated with 8-bit MIDI controllers.

Ramp:
The ramp source routes the high-resolution automation data from your DAW to control voltages. As soon as you drop the ramp source into a Volta output slot, it publishes as an audio automation data source for the Volta instrument track. Insert or record automation ramp data using all of the powerful automation tools in your host DAW to then control your outboard gear. Finally, intricate time-line based automation can be used to sculpt your compositions over time.

LFO:
Volta's LFOs provide the standard sine, triangle, and square wave shapes, but each with adjustable symmetry. You can set the LFO period in real-world units, or sync the LFO to your project tempo. A single LFO cycle can stretch over 16 bars for delicately evolving compositions. In addition, you have three random voltage generators, including sample and hold, sample and ramp, and random walk for all sorts of interesting smoothed and stepped CV functions.

Trigger Sequencer:
Volta's Trigger Sequencer can be used to fire off envelopes, step external sequencers, reset LFOs—anywhere you'd need a trigger signal. You have up to 32 steps, two modes (forward and pendulum), adjustable trigger duration, and swing.

Step Sequencer:
The Step Sequencer provides an easy way to generate stepped voltage sequences in sync with your project. Like the Trigger Sequencer, you have the same swing, mode, and length options, but the Step Sequencer can be calibrated like the pitch CV outputs and quantize the result to the nearest semitone.

Clock:
The clock output allows you to clock external sequencers, hardware, or drum machines to a user-selectable PPQ. Since you can have multiple clock modules running simultaneously, you can synchronize multiple external devices from a single instance of Volta.

Calibration
MOTU Volta's unique oscillator calibration feature listens to the output of your oscillators and calibrates pitch tracking to ensure precise tuning. It displays at a glance how many octaves of pitch tracking you're able to obtain with your oscillator/interface combination. In addition to providing perfect tracking, when you hit a C3 on your keyboard, you get a C3 out of your oscillator.

With the Volta plug-in, you can use Hz/V or V/oct tuning standards. This setting is per oscillator output, so you can seamlessly integrate Hz/V and V/oct gear as a single instrument. Once your calibration is complete, Volta can be set to auto calibrate. Oscillator drift is a thing of the past.

Accurate pitch tracking
Volta can control any instrument with a control voltage (CV) input. Maximum output voltage varies from interface to interface. Therefore, accurate pitch tracking with Volta requires calibration.

Virtual instrument operation
Volta operates just like a standard virtual instrument plug-in within your music production software. You can return the audio output of your external hardware instrument directly back into Volta, which then outputs the audio signal as standard virtual instrument output into your host software's mixing environment, as illustrated in the signal path diagram. This delivers all the benefits of virtual instruments inside your DAW, allowing you to freeze tracks, apply host-based audio effects and transform MIDI data with functions like arpeggiators. When used with DAWs such as Digital Performer that support pre-buffered sample-accurate MIDI playback, MOTU Volta can achieve sample accurate timing of external hardware.

Order today with the no-risk assurance of our Total Satisfaction and Low Price Guarantees!

  • System Requirements
    Mac OS X (version 10.4 or later)
    An audio sequencer software package that hosts MAS or Audio Unit (AU) instrument plug-ins and supports multiple instrument sidechain outputs, such as Digital Performer, Logic, or Ableton Live
    An audio interface with DC-coupled outputs, such as any MOTU FireWire, USB2, or PCI audio interface with quarter-inch TRS outputs
    The proper cable type for your interface
    External audio hardware that responds to control voltage signals, such as modular analog synthesizers, vintage monosynths, etc.
    A free USB port for the iLok USB key
    Note: If you have multiple products which use iLoks for authorization you can consolidate multiple authorizations onto a single iLok

Media/Manuals
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.
Customer Reviews
  Write your own review and share your insight with other customers!
Price Guarantee
Seen a lower price for the MOTU Volta Voltage Control Instrument Plug-In? Fill out this form and we'll BEAT IT*.
(US Currency)      
     
 
   

Attachment
Select File 5mb limit

* Price guarantee valid on all new in-stock merchandise sold by an authorized U.S. Dealer. Guarantee does not apply to discontinued, blemished, damaged, closeout, open box, refurbished or auction items. You will be contacted via email shortly after submission of request.


Instant SSL Certificate Secured
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site