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KORG VOLCA SAMPLE great knobs MOD !

 
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eduraf



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:45 am    Post subject: KORG VOLCA SAMPLE great knobs MOD ! Reply with quote

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:








Have fun!
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megamarkd
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one! Cheers for sharing that. Only thing I can fault with the idea is the knobs won't illuminate to indicate parameter but that's not really that bad. Does any of the light bleed out the bottom of the cap?
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eduraf



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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. With these knob caps the dim light coming from the Volca pots does not show. To me there is no problem with that.

CORRECTION: Only the grey and black caps are opaque. Which means that:

RED
DARK RED
YELLOW
ORANGE

all are transparent to light sources and let see the knob light underneath !
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Not that if they did block all the light would it be a problem, but it's nice to have flashing lights on hitech instruments (well hitech-ish in this case Wink).
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ShoNuff
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha, handy if you manage to *melt* volca beats pots
accidentally whilst doing the outputs mod Wink
(which is what i did...)
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