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Re: Kaoss Pad and others... ?
I do really like the KAOSS pad, but have given it to my wife. My one
main issue is that it's not set up to deal with a true line level
signal, and the output of my Repeater distorts it's input, unless I turn
the imput gain down. Then the problem is a significant reduction in
gain even when I'm passing dry signal through it. It kind of makes it
unusable to me. I hope they change that in the next iteration. It's
also going to have synchable effects. Either to it's own beat
detection, or to a MIDI clock. Yum.
On Monday, May 20, 2002, at 09:57 PM, skincage wrote:
> i've had one a few years and i love it. it could use a few changes but
> for the most part it's
> really fun. i'm not sure what else is out there that has a similar
> control system, maybe
> alesis airfx? i've never played with one of those though. it is a very
> flexible and creative
> effects processor. i'd say you could easily consider it an instrument
> of sorts!
> as far as kaoss in a looping context, what i like to do lately is this:
> repeater loop going
> mo-fx in repeater fx loop
> kaoss in mo-fx insert loop
> with the fx loop engaged i can use the kaoss's sampling presets to
> catch bits from the
> current loop and then create loops of different lengths, direction etc
> by using the hold
> button and changing parameters with finger motion. the kaoss pad's
> output overrides the
> repeater's in this mode, so i can go back and forth between the
> original loop and the kaoss
> loop just by pressing the fx loop engage button on repeater. it's a
> little clumsy but a lot
> of fun. this plus the resampling on the repeater can lead to serious
> this is just one way to use it of course. another way would be to feed
> the kp from aux sends
> of a mixer and return the output to a stereo pair of channels on the
> same mixer (with the
> auxes muted). then you could have things play as normal but then bring
> in the effects when
> you wanted them more gradually than the pad's fx on/off switch. some
> experimenting could lead
> to interesting feedback loops.
> finally another fun thing is just to feed it stereo with fx on but
> hold off, then you only
> get audio when you press the pad. this can be fun too. see if you can
> find one to play with
> before you decide, but i think you'll be happy with it.
> as scott mentioned there's going to be a version 2 kaoss pad and it
> seems to have addressed
> most of the problems (minor) that i have with the first one. namely,
> being able to sample AND
> effect instead at the same time instead of one or the other. looks like
> you can save finger
> motions on the new one too, which would be slick.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Paul Weissman <email@example.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 11:02 PM
> Subject: Kaoss Pad and others... ?
>> Hey, do any of you use the Korg Kaoss pad for your live performances?
>> Just wondering a) if you like it and b) if there are any other