Korg Kaoss Pad Quad – Introduction In The Studio

August 10, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

James Sajeva from Korg USA takes a tour through the features of Korg’s Kaoss Pad Quad.

Dynamic Effects Processor

Create your own combination of Kaoss effects, and simultaneously control up to four effects using a single fingertip! Introducing the Kaoss Pad Quad; it’s Kaoss control evolved to a whole new level.

Kaoss Pad Quad Highlights

Brilliant, colorful LED touchpad illuminations move in sync with your performance

Control multiple effects in realtime using the intuitive Kaoss X-Y touchpad

Create your own Kaoss combinations and use up to four effects at once

Choose one of five effects from each of four effect groups; a total of 1,295 combinations!

Freeze button holds the effect settings after you release your finger, for dazzling hands-free use

Versatile and highly playable effects control, delivering unimaginable expression

New Looper effects – Forward, Reverse and Slice – add new audio intensity

Mix it up with new DJ emulation Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects

Auto BPM engine detection and Tap Tempo functions keep your Kaoss locked to the beat

Twelve years ago, the first-generation Kaoss Pad exploded onto the DJ/music scene with touchpad-based effect control. Since then, the overwhelming acceptance and popularity of the X-Y touchpad is evident in many Korg products – Kaoss Pad effects, the Kaossilator Series, our padKONTROL and nanoPAD controllers, even the exclusive M3 TouchView™ display – that are now standards in the scene. To this we add the Kaoss Pad Quad, with new effects, functions, and features that truly stand out from the crowd.

Nice cover of Brian Eno’s “Here comes the warm jets”

June 26, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

 

Background info:

Equipment: Korg Electribe EA1, EM1, ER1, ES1 & KP3 Kaoss pad.
Hardware only. Synths just as they are.. no overdubs.

‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ written by Brian Eno (1974).
Publisher: UMPG Publishing (Witchsphere has tried to contact these people).

This cover version is recorded and played by Witchsphere.
Video: Witchsphere and Public Domain sources.

Trip to the moon courtesy of NASA and Apollo 17.

This published content copyright Witchsphere 2011.
All rights reserved.

The Mush Orchestra – Live Improvisation

April 24, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A live improvisation jam by The Mush Orchestra. Recorded at Copenhagen Noise Lab on the 13th of April 2011. No processing, just straight out of the mixer.

Equipment used:
Nord Modular G2, DIY midi-controller, Elektron Machinedrum UW, Korg Kaoss Pad 3 and a Mackie 1202 vlz3 mixer.

Every sound is made with the Nord Modular G2, the Machinedrum UW is only playing samples from it.

The Mush Orchestra is a project by Rasmus Nyåker who is also oone half of the ambient duo FEJLD. Their album is availible as a free download – more info at:
http://www.kufrec.com/webshop.html

Korg Launches Kaoss Pad Quad Dynamic Effects Processor

March 27, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Korg announced that it has begun shipping the new Kaoss Pad Quad (MSRP: $350), which employs new effects, functions and features that let users create their own combination of Kaoss effects with simultaneous control of up to four effects in real-time using a single fingertip on its touchpad. Any audio source can be processed: an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument or even vocals via the unit’s mic input. Korg has launched the Kaoss Pad Quad.

Korg announced that it has begun shipping the new Kaoss Pad Quad (MSRP: $350), which employs new effects, functions and features that let users create their own combination of Kaoss effects with simultaneous control of up to four effects in real-time using a single fingertip on its touchpad. Any audio source can be processed: an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument or even vocals via the unit’s mic input.

As users tap, slide or move their finger across the X-Y touchpad interface, the effect parameters will change, producing dramatic real-time transformations in the sound. The colorful LED touchpad illuminates in an intense variety of colors, which change depending on the state of the effects, the BPM setting and hand motions on the touchpad.

Designed to be both usable and highly playable as an effect processor, the Kaoss Pad Quad allows the user to simultaneously control up to four effects from the touchpad. Each of the four effect modules – Looper, Modulation, Filter and Delay/Reverb – contains five options (plus a module kill), for a total of 1,295 combinations.

Effects are chosen directly from the front panel for easy access during live performance. By rhythmically adding successive effects, or switching effects on and off as a song progresses, the Kaoss Pad Quad can add variation and development to the structure of any song.

Another feature is the Freeze button, which offers additional versatile control of effects. For each of the four effect modules, Freeze memorizes the position at which the user was last touching the touchpad, effectively “freezing” the state that effect was last in, even after release of the finger. By touching the touchpad again while Freeze is enabled, only the “unfrozen” effects will be controlled.

In addition to more traditional effects (flanger, low/high-pass filter, delay and reverb), the Kaoss Pad Quad offers many new types of effects:

Multi-Mode Looper for looping a part of a song; the number of beats is controlled by the location touched. Three types of looping are provided: the standard Looper, the Rev Looper (Reverse Looper which plays the looped phrase backward) and the Loop Slicer, which divides the phrase and lets the loop-play only a specific portion. Additionally, users can switch between the different looper types by sliding their finger up and down the touchpad as the loop plays, producing new beats.

Vinyl Break turntable effects, which allow users to create all the standard turntable rotation effects, including scratching, slow-down/speed up, stop and more.

Ducking Comp, creating effects of a “ducking compressor,” which has become a staple in music production.

Additionally, the proprietary Auto BPM engine automatically detects the tempo/BPM of the song that’s playing or the audio source. Users can also use the BPM knob to make fine adjustments. Alternatively, the BPM can be set manually using the Tap Tempo function.

More:
Korg Launches Kaoss Pad Quad Dynamic Effects Processor

Modular Drum Programming

February 17, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Zoog is working on new Angelspit material. In this video Zoog explains in detail how he processed the drums (played by Chris Kling) his Doepfer Modular Synth and a Metasonix D-1000 Valve Drum Machine.
Zoog Uses: Doepfer A-190 MIDI-CV SYNC Interface, Doepfer A-160 Clock Divider, Doepfer A-154 Sequencer Controller, Doepfer A-155 Analogue Sequencer, Doepfer A-174 Joy STick Controller, Doepfer A-132-4 Quad VCA, METASONIX D1000 Valve Drum Machine, KORG Kaoss Pad 3

DOEPFER.DE
METASONIX.COM

ANGELSPIT.NET

Synthrtotek.com iPod iPad & IPhone Audio Interface

February 13, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Synthrtotek.com iPod iPad & IPhone Audio Interface with Left & Right 1/4″ Stereo OUTS Fender Stat

This is out new audio interface for only $35.99 that outputs to discrete Left and Right 1/4 channels. Made in the USA. This demo is with the Moog Filtatron using a Fender Strat and Korg Kaoss Pad 2.

Unboxing the KAOSS PAD Quad

February 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Korg Kaoss Pad Quad Unboxing & First Look

Hot item from the recent NAMM show, the Korg Kaoss Pad Quad incorporates 4 effects each with 5 effect types, plus a freeze function. Its great for gesture control in the true Kaoss Pad style.

Create your own combination of Kaoss effects, and simultaneously control up to four effects using a single fingertip! Introducing the Kaoss Pad Quad; it’s Kaoss control evolved to a whole new level.

Kaoss Pad Quad Highlights

  • Brilliant, colorful LED touchpad illuminations move in sync with your performance
  • Control multiple effects in realtime using the intuitive Kaoss X-Y touchpad
  • Create your own Kaoss combinations and use up to four effects at once
  • Choose one of five effects from each of four effect groups; a total of 1,295 combinations!
  • Freeze button holds the effect settings after you release your finger, for dazzling hands-free use
  • Versatile and highly playable effects control, delivering unimaginable expression
  • New Looper effects – Forward, Reverse and Slice – add new audio intensity
  • Mix it up with new DJ emulation Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects
  • Auto BPM engine detection and Tap Tempo functions keep your Kaoss locked to the beat

Get the grips with KORG Kaoss Pad

February 2, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Korg has released a batch of high quality tutorials for the Kaoss pad

Create your own KAOSS combinations with the Kaoss Pad Quad! Four processors under one pad; each processor has five options (plus off) — that’s 1,295 combinations. Each processor also has an independent Freeze control. This video shows an overview of the product.

This video shows off some of the effects in the Korg Kaoss Pad Quad. Like all Kaoss products, the X-Y touchpad is used to control multiple effect parameters in real time. The Kaoss Pad Quad takes this idea even further, offering four effect processors, all controlled from a single touchpad.

The Kaoss Pad Quad features four independent effect processors. Each processor has its own “Freeze” button to hold the parameter settings while continuing to control the parameters of the other processors. This is a very fun and cool feature, and this video demo shows it in action!

In addition to all the cool effects, the Kaoss Pad Quad also performs Looper, Reverse Looper, and Loop Slicer operations. This video demo shows how to use these Loop tools in combination with the other effects. Very slick!

The Kaoss Pad Quad can quickly integrate into any DJ setup. There are Vinyl Break and Scratch effects, as well as a ducking compressor that can really move the show along. Everything is selected in real time from the front panel, making the Kaoss Pad Quad ideal for live performances!

KAOSS Pad Quad Teaser

January 27, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Create your own KAOSS combinations with the Kaoss Pad Quad! Four processors under one pad; each processor has five options (plus off) — that’s 1,295 combinations. Each processor also has an independent Freeze control. This video shows an overview of the product.

NAMM 2011: Korg Kaoss Quad Demonstration

January 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Dynamic Effects Processor

Create your own combination of Kaoss effects, and simultaneously control up to four effects using a single fingertip! Introducing the Kaoss Pad Quad; it’s Kaoss control evolved to a whole new level.

Kaoss Pad Quad Highlights

* Brilliant, colorful LED touchpad illuminations move in sync with your performance

* Control multiple effects in realtime using the intuitive Kaoss X-Y touchpad

* Create your own Kaoss combinations and use up to four effects at once

* Choose one of five effects from each of four effect groups; a total of 1,295 combinations!

* Freeze button holds the effect settings after you release your finger, for dazzling hands-free use

* Versatile and highly playable effects control, delivering unimaginable expression

* New Looper effects – Forward, Reverse and Slice – add new audio intensity

* Mix it up with new DJ emulation Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects

* Auto BPM engine detection and Tap Tempo functions keep your Kaoss locked to the beat

Twelve years ago, the first-generation Kaoss Pad exploded onto the DJ/music scene with touchpad-based effect control. Since then, the overwhelming acceptance and popularity of the X-Y touchpad is evident in many Korg products – Kaoss Pad effects, the Kaossilator Series, our padKONTROL and nanoPAD controllers, even the exclusive M3 TouchView™ display – that are now standards in the scene. To this we add the Kaoss Pad Quad, with new effects, functions, and features that truly stand out from the crowd.

As suggested by the name “Quad”, this new Kaoss Pad lets you use up to four effects simultaneously. These effects can be sync’ed to the beat of your music, to freely transform your song in realtime. Any audio source can be processed; an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument, even vocals via the mic input! The expressive performance potential that arises from the Kaoss Pad Quad leaves other effect units in the dust, and rapidly approaches the realm of an “instrument”. The brilliant and colorful LED touchpad illumination adds a strong sense of individuality, further enhancing the Kaoss Pad Quad’s unique character.

The Kaoss Pad Quad will enthrall everyone. The intense user can engage in highly technical performances; the casual user can enjoy DJ-like fun. Either way, the audience will be equally captivated. The interest and depth emanating from this new instrument is sure to touch every listener.

Dazzling, illuminated touchpad control
The intuitive interface that has helped to make the Korg Kaoss Series so popular is alive and well on the Kaoss Pad Quad. As you tap, slide, or move your finger across the X-Y touchpad, the effect parameters will change, producing dramatic realtime changes in the sound. One big change to the touchpad is brilliant LEDs that light up in an intense variety of colors. The illumination changes depending on the state of the effects, the BPM setting, and on your movements while performing. The DJ booth or stage will be brilliantly illuminated, visually boosting the excitement level!

Use up to four effects simultaneously for unimaginable expression
Kaoss Pad Quad lets you simultaneously control up to four effects from the touchpad. Each of the four effect modules – Looper; Modulation; Filter; and Delay/Reverb – contains five options (plus a null, or off position), for a total of 1,295 combinations! Best of all, effects can be chosen directly from the front panel, a more intuitive and physical process than on previous Kaoss Pad models. Enjoy trying your own Kaoss combinations and discovering ways to radically morph the sound.

By rhythmically adding successive effects, or switching effects on and off as your song progresses, you can use the Kaoss Pad Quad to add variation and development to the structure of your song. In other words, even a simple beat can potentially be transformed into a killer tune that will whip the dance floor into a frenzy. In addition to being an enormous asset to the professional, the Kaoss Pad Quad is also great fun for the casual user. It is extremely straightforward and easy to use; just touch the pad to apply effects. Connect a portable audio player or any audio source, and begin enjoying hours of sound creation and manipulation. Once you get started, you’ll lose all track of time!

Freeze button offers hands-free effects!
For each of the four effect modules, there’s a Freeze button that memorizes the position at which you’re touching the touchpad, causing that effect to be held even after you release your finger. If you touch the touchpad again while Freeze is enabled, only the non-frozen effects will be controlled. You can achieve even higher levels of performance freedom by using the four Freeze buttons in conjunction with the effect type buttons.

Expand your performance with newly designed effects
In addition to more traditional effects, the Kaoss Pad Quad offers many new types of effects:

Multi-Mode Looper
Use the touchpad to loop part of your song; the number of beats is controlled by the location you touched. Three types of looping are provided; the standard Looper; the Rev Looper (Reverse Looper) which plays the looped phrase backward; and the Loop Slicer, which divides the phrase and lets you loop-play only a specific portion. You can switch between the different looper types by sliding your finger up and down the touchpad as the loop plays, producing radical new beats on a whim. Using these sophisticated loop tools makes it easy to ignite a frenzy on the dance floor.

Vinyl Break turntable effects
The first effect lets you slide your finger up and down on the touchpad to simulate the scratch sounds that can be produced on a turntable. Next, if you leave your finger on the touchpad without moving it, you can also create the effect of gradually slowing the playback speed to a stop, just as when you stop the rotation of a turntable. This realistic sound is highly usable as part of a DJ performance, allowing even a beginner to feel like an experienced DJ.

Ducking Comp transforms the playback
This creates the distinctive “ducking compressor” effects that have become a staple in music production. By boosting the sound level during off-beats of the kick drum, this effect can expressively transform your sound in very musical ways.

Stay in Sync!
The proprietary Auto BPM engine automatically detects the tempo/BPM (Beats Per Minute) of the song that’s playing or the audio source. Using this function allows BPM effects such as delay to remain in sync with the song. Tap Tempo is also provided; you can press the TAP button several times at the desired tempo to set the appropriate BPM value even for a song that does not have a strong rhythmic feel or whose BPM is difficult to detect. You can also use the BPM knob to make fine adjustments.”

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