your thoughts on the kaos pad... (02-Jan-02 08:29PM
- this little thing has evoked my gear lust lately. i do need some more outbord effcets though, since all i have is the effects in my yamaha a3000 and a analog reverb unit. i.d like to be able to put different effcets on accents in the music very easy.:) do they really tend to break after a couple of months use??
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (04-Jan-02 06:20AM
- not much thoughts...
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (04-Jan-02 07:08AM
- i like my kaoss pad. i've had it for over a year and it hasn't broken. my main complaint with it is that it doesn't have a midi in and it isn't programmable - it would be so much more useful to me if it had those features. one other (related) problem is that because it isn't programmable you can end up sounding like other people - like i and masterb ended up using the same sort of technique on its dub delay effect and its immediately identifiable. still a nice box, though, if you can get it cheap.
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (04-Jan-02 09:45AM
- yeah, I found mine in a pawn shop in BC (fell off the back of a truck...), brand new in a box, and I was able to haggle him down to $200 cdn(about $125us). For that price it was a good deal.
but honestly...it is kind of a wanker box. it's fun to play with, but hard to be super-original using it. I did see a DJ who had two of them hooked up(one on each deck), and was doing some funky stuff... ...but if you know the KAOSS...you knew which patches he was using ;)
I agree with tlotoxl, if it was editable, had user memory, and full midi, I'd have an easier time recommending it...
...also, this is my second one. the first one fried it's motherboard, but Korg replaced it.
*always use a regulated UPS in the studio... ...it'll save your crappier gear (ie KAOSS, Fizmo...)
I feel the Electrix MoFX and FilterFactory are more fun/useful... ...and at $99usd a pop... ...better then some stompboxes!
(although more then half the people here a TGS have them do to Guitar Center's clearout a few months back... :))
...also check out the Alesis AirFX.
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (04-Jan-02 11:55AM
- it sucks
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (04-Jan-02 12:00PM
- Radiohead made damn good use of one, almost ghostly sounding..
The orb too, I know they're doing a kaoss-pro soon too.
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (04-Jan-02 12:10PM
- in fact the effects are as bad as behringer's
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (04-Jan-02 12:33PM
- by no means was it developed to compete with high-end fx processors...
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (05-Jan-02 05:22AM
- yes but even the effects on the zoom sampletrak r better!
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (05-Jan-02 06:50AM
- ...even worse than zoom effects? yach!
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (10-Jan-02 09:21AM
- Kaoss pad is cool for live hands on use only id say. I love mine for that. In the studio it will sound like everyone else that uses one and the quality isnt great, but man, being able to reach over and tweak a cutoff and rez with one hand or something, i really dig that.
The effects are very upfront and over the top which i think is great. If your playing live on a big PA, the best processor in the world isnt going to sound much better. I mean with the blown speakers, distorted high end etc, theres no way you can hear that detail you pay so much for know what i mean ? Might as well just have an over the top flanger effect that cuts through the whole mix.
Find one used and its a fun "toy".
Also i have the v2 kaoss pad and its alot cooler. Has BPM synced delays etc, sample banks, the sound inst affected until you touch the pad so you can tap in knob tweak sounds otherwise impossible, has some new isolator fx etc.
i dont think they will make it stand alone though since its geared for dj use and they can charge extra for the mixer with it, plus the original still seems to sell well
Re:your thoughts on the kaos pad... (10-Jan-02 08:05PM
- Doesn't it transmit MIDI controller data?
If it does, ignore the built-in effects, and use it to control a synth, or a real effects unit.
Could be fun.