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 Post subject: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:14 pm 
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what onestly do you think about this fx?
for 80€ (111usd) is a good buy?
can we apply 2fx at time?
can we use it as external fx for recorders (send/return)?
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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:28 pm 
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one effect at a time

but the kaoss effects are usually combined fx's

seems like its worth it

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:03 pm 
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It's too much of a gimmick type of gear for my taste. The price seems reasonable though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:24 pm 
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PHeMoX wrote:
It's too much of a gimmick type of gear for my taste. The price seems reasonable though.

youre confusing the mini kp with kaossilator :wink:

just kidding

it should be the same effects as the kp2 minus a few like the autotune. for 100 or so bucks thats a steal, thats like one dollar per effect

summary & pro/contra:

pro:
- affordable! top cost/performance ratio
- good touchpad, large enough
- a good "best of" selection of fx
- portable, battery-operated
- plastic, but durable
- 3,5mm headphone jack with volume control

contra:
- no MIDI
- no sampler
- no gold-plated connectors ()
- no blinking leds on the pad
- no pad motion function
- no input volume knob
- no mic input, no vocoder
- wet/dry and fx release setting too complicated for dynamic changes
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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:38 pm 
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Yeah, I think of the Kaossilator as even more of a toy though. ;)

Your con list there says enough for me, but you're right too, at 100 bucks one can hardly complain about what FX you'd get. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:31 pm 
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hurlingdervish wrote:

summary & pro/contra:

pro:
- affordable! top cost/performance ratio
- good touchpad, large enough
- a good "best of" selection of fx
- portable, battery-operated
- plastic, but durable
- 3,5mm headphone jack with volume control

contra:
- no MIDI
- no sampler
- no gold-plated connectors ()
- no blinking leds on the pad
- no pad motion function
- no input volume knob
- no mic input, no vocoder
- wet/dry and fx release setting too complicated for dynamic changes
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thanx guys.
i wonder what can you do with midi with an fx...i mean, i know kp3 and 2 got it, but in pratice what do you do with?
other thing: can we use it as external fx for recorders (send/return thing...)?
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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:41 pm 
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you may get feed back if you try the send return on it if it doesnt have a switch

i'd google that

midi isnt really a big deal its more like icing on the kp3 cake, because you can use it in any situation either building tracks, effecting tracks, or controlling fxs from ableton or other hardware with the touchscreen. but there are videos with people doing weird stuff with hardware triggering fxs on the kp3

you can change all the messages the kp3 sends and recieves with the editor which is nice

heres one guy going nuts with some sequencer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yf3NVh7CrA


and another guy doing something out of my league
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/ ... -atomizer/

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:42 pm 
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sorry for the excess kp3 love ive been on a kp3 binge :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:06 am 
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thanx hurling

hurlingdervish wrote:
you may get feed back if you try the send return on it if it doesnt have a switch

i'd google that


this is no good for me...i'd like to use it also for that...it is valiable also for kp2 and 3?

and for the midi...it'sn't important for me...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:27 am 
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Actually, midi is useful for one thing though, and that's making the bpm based FX synchronize correctly. That can be quite useful.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:56 pm 
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PHeMoX wrote:
Actually, midi is useful for one thing though, and that's making the bpm based FX synchronize correctly. That can be quite useful.


yes, now i understand better, but i prefer to have an fx machine wich is possible to use it also as an external fx module...
...so kp2 and kp3 hve the same "trouble"?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
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Yeah, you can definitely feed signals through both KPs as if it's an external FX module (it's mainly meant for that actually, not for stand-alone use nor sampling).

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
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PHeMoX wrote:
Yeah, you can definitely feed signals through both KPs as if it's an external FX module (it's mainly meant for that actually, not for stand-alone use nor sampling).


ok thanx, that's good.

see you on the other Kaoss Pad 1 thread guys...

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Kaoss Pad - Pros/Cons
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Grabbed a mini KP yesterday. 50€'s only... think that dude was a junky... :roll:

Anyway... it's a great toy. :D Great add to my dj setup.... Now ima need a loopstation real quick...


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They come in handy when you got any sampler that has no FX. I only have problems figuring out what affect is set on what preset number on the dial.

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