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Conclusion: Apart from working with hacks like working in double-time (and spreading out your beats over 2 parts), the other machines simple will never be able to swing like the Volca Sample. The timing protocol is established to 8ths notes and changing that in the future would mean old machines would play twice as fast. Why KORG chose this is a mystery, seems odd given that most synths since forever have relied on 16-step sequencers... Maybe a decision was made in the name of simplifying things for low-cost machines, maybe it was historical reasons to be compatible with even older machines (I'll admit I'm pretty new to hardware synths). Maybe an oversight with regards to ever offering swing in the first place. But hey, at least knowing why helps quell the frustration, right?
Another amazing free VST from Soundhack with deep parameter control. ++phasor is a multistage phase shifter that has outputs for 360, 720, 1140 and 2880 phase shifting (1, 2, 4 and 8 notch). bandwidth, central frequency, feedback, and modulator parameters can be adjusted.