HOW TO – Korg Kaossilator 4-bar loop hack

HOW TO – Korg Kaossilator 4-bar loop hack

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If you’ve used a Korg Kaossilator, you may have noticed the device’s 2-bar loop length can wear out a melodies welcome quite quickly. David Battino shares info on a simple hack which extends that length to a relatively luxurious 4 bars –

If you power up the Kaossilator while holding down the Tap and Loop Rec buttons, the loop memory doubles from two bars to four. That may not sound like much, but it gives you time to set up tension and release; I find four-bar loops just breathe better.

– very true, as the video on David’s blog demonstrates. The caveat? – enabling the hack will disable the device’s undo memory buffer (perhaps leading to some more chaotic sequences?)

Detailed step-by-step instructions here – Korg Kaossilator 4-Bar Loop Hack [via Create Digital Music]

Update: Cyenobite points out this video example/how-to on using the above hack –

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Korg Kaossilator 4-bar loop hack

  1. cyenobite2 says:

    Note: the video you posted just shows the kaosillator under normal operation and does not show the hack. This link shows an example of the hack:

    (via the comments on the oreily blog you linked to)

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    thanks cy – I just included that video under the “more” header to let people know more about the device.

    I’ll add that clip you mentioned.

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