Korg Kaossilator 4-Bar Loop Hack!


David Battino has documented a boot-up hack that lets you create 4-bar loops with the Korg Kaossilator:

  • While holding the Tap and Loop Rec buttons, slide the power switch from Standby to On. The display willl show DLY (delay) to confirm you’re in bufferless mode.
  • Release the buttons.
  • Hold down Loop Rec and Tap again; this puts the Kaossilator into loop-length adjustment mode.
  • Turn the data knob one click to the right. The display will change from L 8 to L16. You’re now in 4-bar (16 beat) loop mode.
  • Double-click the Scale button to return to sound-select mode, or just wait 12 seconds.

Follow the link above for Battino’s demo MP3s.

This is an interesting hack, but a hack just the same. If you’re a Kaossilator owner, give this a try and let me know what you think of it.

via CDM

5 thoughts on “Korg Kaossilator 4-Bar Loop Hack!

  1. It worked for me – you get the 4 bars. But it when you are recording it doesn’t give a readout of which beat you are on (so you have to count in your head). Also you can’t store a loop to act as an undo – I’m guessing the hack uses all the available memory for the loop-in-progress.

  2. With memory this cheap, yeah, OR put an SD memorycard slot into it and let us buy the memory ourselves! That way, we might even be able to bring the loops out of the machine a digital way .. (but hey, there are other more expensive machines doing that I’m sure ..)

    I love the hack anyway, and (tip) when it is hacked and u select the bar length during running loop and change (shortening) bar length, it alters the loop straight away. Chopped-up crazy sounds! Lovely!

  3. The bufferless mode is almost useless for music production or live use beacause you cannot stop and start the loop in order to re-sync. It just mutes with the stop button. The display does not count the beats when recording. Besides that – what a lovely toy!

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