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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:

> me!
> 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 
> mutation.
> 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 <paul@nioterra.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 
>> interesting
>> alternatives?
>> Thanks,
>> Paul