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KORG VOLCA's Buttons MOD !

Postby eduraf » Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 pm

Let me share with you all the Mod I have made on my Volca Sample. These small coloured knob caps fit almost perfectly with (any) Volca's knobs and give a much greater feedback / grip / view of the knob position.

I bought them from Thonk UK: https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/micro-knobs/

Here is the procedure for mounting the knobs using only standard little pieces of foiled paper to make the caps fit nicely without "sliding" of position:

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Have fun !
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Re: KORG VOLCA's Buttons MOD !

Postby craigtumps » Thu May 17, 2018 2:53 pm

Nice idea :thumbup:
Im ok with the standard knobs but I have a Volca Kick so much less knobs than the Sample.
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Re: KORG VOLCA's Buttons MOD !

Postby Martin Walker » Thu May 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Hi eduraf, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

Even better, you've provided a good-looking and very functional DIY tip on your very first post, so bravo for that :clap:

I'll shift this into our dedicated Keyboards and Synthesis section so all the synthheads spot it, but will leave a link here so everyone can follow the thread.


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Re: KORG VOLCA's Buttons MOD !

Postby Richie Royale » Thu May 17, 2018 8:30 pm

Welcome to the forum. I second Martin's comment, great first post. Have you experienced any slipping with the knobs at all?

I've only got the Bass and that has only a few of the smaller knobs, so not really a mod I need to apply.
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Re: KORG VOLCA's Buttons MOD !

Postby Ben Asaro » Sun May 20, 2018 12:52 pm

This looks like a must have for my SQ-1!
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Re: KORG VOLCA's Buttons MOD !

Postby Martin Walker » Sun May 20, 2018 6:43 pm

Richie Royale wrote:Have you experienced any slipping with the knobs at all?

I'm reasonably certain you can avoid this, since the original pots already have a toothed finish, while the Thonk knobs are specifically designed to mate with such a surface.

If you're worried about using a shim of shiny-surfaced paper, just use a matte finish instead so it gets more easily 'mashed' when you push on the outer knob - that should hopefully make things more permanent. Fine corrugated paper might be an even better choice!


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