Dual Korg Volca Stand

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Intro: Dual Korg Volca Stand

Do you own one or more of the Korg Volca synthesizers? Do you own the Beats, Keys, Bass, Sampler, or even the FM (shiny, shiny)!? DO YOU?! Well I bet you've run into the problem of space with all those synths and bad hand posture. Don't be a peasant, leaving your gear sprawled all about. Make a beautiful stand for people to admire while they listen to your sweet tunes!

Step 1: Tools and Material

Tools you will need:

• Power Drill (or hand drill, no judgement)

• #18 drill bit (4.3mm drill bit for metric)

• 1/8th inch drill bit

• Sand Papers of a range of grit (80,120,240,400 for example)

• Jigsaw or small hand saw

• Screwdriver of sorts

Materials needed:

•24inch (60cm) by 12inch (30cm) by 1/2 inch (12.25mm) thick piece of wood for the side panels **note: wood of your choice; I went with a curly piece of Koa. MDF will work here.

• 12inch (30cm) by 2inch (5.1cm) by 1/2inch (12.25mm) piece of cheap lumber. **note: MDF will NOT work for this piece.

• Yard stick (meter stick)

• Glue stick or tape• 8x #8-32 wood screws of your choice

• Volca Stand Template (provided on this page) printed full size on regular 8x11 printer paper

• Safety glasses and dusk mask advised for wood working

Step 2: Standard Korg Volca Size

All of the Korg Volca's have a standard size. No matter which one you own the body of a Volca will be 7.58 inch (19.25 cm) x 4.5 inch (11.45 cm) x 1.15 inch (2.9 cm).

For the stand, I chose to have the lower Volca at an angle of 15 degrees and the upper Volca at an angle of 45 degrees from horizontal.

Step 3: Wood Working

Side Panels:

Now is the time to print out and cut the Volca template.

Tape or glue the template down to the wood.

Take your drill and drill in the center of the four circular features in the template.

Cut slightly on the outside of the template.

Repeat the above to form the second side panel.

Screw the two sides together and sand the edges flush.

Sand the sides of the panels and finish it with your choice of wax

Middle Support:

If you bought a larger piece of wood, then measure and draw out two 7.58 inch (19.25 cm) by 2 inch (5.1 cm) by 0.5 inch (12.25 mm) strip of wood.

Cut along the measured lines.

Print out another Volca template and cut out the set of two hole and tape it onto the side of the wood. As for me, I used the measurements and drew out some cross hairs for where to drill the holes. Use a 1/8th drill bit for these holes

Drill holes.

Repeat for the second side of the support, and for the second support beam.

Step 4: Polish and Assemble

Line up the side panel and the side supports.


Screw in the supports to the side and repeat for the other side!

Don't forget to add a little oil, wax, or other wood treatment to the side.

Voilá! You have yourself a beautiful ergo looking Korg Volca synth stand!

Enjoy!

9 People Made This Project!

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NoéG14

2 months ago

Thanks a lot for this tutorial, really easy to build with the PDF model!
Here is the stand I've built yesterday for my Bass and FM.

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seiishu

2 months ago

I've posted already few minutes ago, but got some errors and not sure if that post went through. Anyway, my apologies if this is double post now :( First of all, thank you so much Nate! I am sure you've made many Volca owners super happy with this article. Not just that this dual stand looks amazing, but you've given us a chance to prove ourselves we can DIY. I've finished my stand, stained it with nice Dark Walnut shade, and applied finish coat. It gave the whole thing a nice shiny look and of course, wood protection as well. I ended up moving my screw holes little higher on the side panels (I used little thicker middle support bars), but in general, this whole thing is cloned version of your PDF template. Thank you a million! My Volcas look much nicer now, modern but in the same time stand gave them that vintage, retro analog look :) For higher quality photos, visit this link please: https://goo.gl/bmjq17

EDIT: Even though my Volcas were pretty snug inside, few people asked me how to prevent Volcas sliding down from the stand. Well, I just altered Nate's design a bit by adding few little wooden feet I made for this purpose specifically. I attached them using construction glue (that thing welds wood to wood), and left it drying overnight with few clamps holding everything in place (it's dry and solid in an hour and a half, nothing can detach it anymore). I've added couple of photos to this post, some of them are close-ups, so anyone interested can see details. These little feet (4) hold Volcas in place like they were meant to be here in the first place :)

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NateDemonseiishu

Reply 2 months ago

Your build looks beautiful! and the feet are seriously a nice touch! :) I am so glad I could help and that the PDF was useful!

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seiishuNateDemon

Reply 2 months ago

Thank you so much Nate! I am just glad you can see that your super helpful template helps people even in 2018 :) I am sure there will be some more who will stumble upon your amazing article and tutorial! Thank you so much once again for unselfishly sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. Greatly appreciated!

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servalt

11 months ago

Any idea what it would take to construct something similar to this Maschine Jam / MK2 rack?

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NateDemonservalt

Reply 11 months ago

Not too bad of a build. if you don't want to use metal rods, wood is an acceptable substitute. I would say its probably a few hours for a rough build.

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NateDemonservalt

Reply 11 months ago

It doesn't seem too difficult. hardest part will be getting those spacers right, wooden panels could work as a replacement for the metal as well.

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NyeysZJohnjumper

Reply 1 year ago

hi was just wondering what those rubber circles near the support are called? and where did you get them?

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NateDemonNyeysZ

Reply 1 year ago

https://www.adafruit.com/product/550

These rubber bumper feet can be found at most hardware stores. It's sold usually around the drawer or cabinet sections from my experience!

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Johnjumper

1 year ago

One last pic. Thanks for this DIY. All my supplies cost around $10 and now I have a beautiful synth!!

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oliverdowie

2 years ago

Hey thanks for this! I ended up modifying your design to make it fit four, and also make it fully enclosed. I'm gonna install audio outputs on the back and a single power input, then have all the cables hidden inside. Thinking I might even build in a simple passive summing mixer to have them all on one audio output for jamming :D

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NateDemonoliverdowie

Reply 1 year ago

That is intense! Also, I have been a fan of your music since I saw Slide in a long boarding video. Glad I could contribute back a little bit!

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Johnjumper

1 year ago

I made it. I made it a bit wider and put rubber feet inside to hold them in place. This also allows me to use the decksaver a. The whole thing is oak. Also look at how I attached the struts. I used bolts so there will not be any loosening.

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NateDemonJohnjumper

Reply 1 year ago

Nice!! I like the addition of the rubber feet! Also the Rolls mini mixer ;)

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ricardo.morey

2 years ago

awesome thank you guys very helpful!!!

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PhillipL26

2 years ago

Hi, can I ask when printing the template in Preview on Mac the scale of ' entire image' is 94%.

Should I leave it at this OR should I be increasing the scale to a full 100%?

Thanks