Now Reading: Updating Your Volca Kick with Authorized Firmware
If you ever wondered why certain things with your Volca were jacked up, don’t worry, the engineers at Korg, Inc. hear your pains.
They release firmware updates to address some of the most annoying issues in our equipment.
Just as recent as April 21st, 2017, we users of the Volca Kick were given a fix for these issues with the synth;
Next I will tell you exactly how to perform your update w/o completing trashing your Volca Kick.
You will need the following to perform your update.
If you are using an audio player, transfer the file “volca kick_sys_0102.wav from your computer to your audio player (iphone, android, ipod, etc.).
Before system version 1.02
If the current system is before version 1.02, the display will be lit “1.01” & P0.09″ Your Volca Kick is not up-to-date.
System version 1.02
If the current system is before version 1.02, the display will be lit “1.02” & P0.09″ Your Volca Kick is not up-to-date.
Power down the Volca Kick. Leave all connections in place.
“UPdt” will be displayed to show your Volca Kick has entered update mode.
Double-check the firmware by hold the REC button and pressing the power button. If the display reads “1.02” and “P0.09”. You successfully completed the update. Power off and rock on!
Lastly, bad auxiliary cables (aux cables) will result in frustration. Make sure you have a good cable. Preview a “playable” sound recording (e.g. music, voice recording, ebook) with your cable to ensure the sound quality coming through the cable is good. Do not preview the update file, it could cause damage to your equipment and possibly result in hearing loss/damage.
I hope this helps. remember to check in at your manufacturers webpage to see with other equipment has a firmware update.
If you have question feel free to ask me on twitter (@volca_dude #askVolcaDude) or contact customer support at Korg, Inc.