The Kaoss Pad:   It’s a massively popular tool.   From the clunky original KP1 to the more streamlined(ish) KP2 and now with the fully customizeable KP3, it has consistantly provided an innovative way to add effects and quick shot samples to electronic music.   Even Matt Bellamy had to attach one to his guitar – so what we’re sorting out once and for all here is the answer to the question:

“Is it worth it?”

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The MPC1000, being a massively versatile sampler, has a ton of effects on it (Even more with the upgraded JJOS), and two sliding controllers with which to operate these live.   However, the Kaoss Pad, apart from looking a lot more impressive, has got even more cool features that make it worth using in conjunction with the  MPC1000.   Here’s how I connect it in my electronics setup.

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I love electronic music, so getting an MPC1000 was a natural step for me.

I feel like I’ve been living in the stone age and suddenly an AI construct fell from the future and started explaining how time travel isn’t that hard when you really think about it. I’ve been working on a Korg Electribe A MKII, a Korg Electribe R MKII and a CD player for the past year with You and What Army. They did their job well, but the MPC1000 replaces the hell out of them. Continue reading »

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