I apologize if this is a bit of a niche hack, but I’ve had my eye on Korg’s little pocket synthesizer and then David Battino showed off some impressive audio samples on the digital media blog that he was able to create with a hidden Kaossilator feature:
What loosened my credit card was a secret hack Korg revealed during fact-check: 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.
The tweak disables the undo functionality and trades it for double the loop length. A fair trade, I think.
I noticed we’re running a little low on music-related hacks lately. If you’ve got anything you’d like to share with the rest of the class, please send it in!