killedaway wrote:for me, the portability is certainly a factor, as is the prospect of sampling and adding effects in post.aredj wrote: That said... I personally wonder what the big draw is with the Kaossilator. Especially if you own an MX, or anything that has digital oscillators and multitimberal capabilities (AND customizable drum kits for that matter). The interface is limited, no midi, and 100 sounds - forever. Theres no changing these patches baby.
my Nanoloop has precisely 4 sounds, and a horrifically simple sequencer. however, i can throw it in my duffel bag, take it to work and bang out a fun little pattern over lunch. when i get home, i effect the c**p out of that thing, taking what was a blippy, basic handful of notes and turning it into... well, anything, really. in direct comparison, the Kaossilator has a virtual plethora of sounds, a very accessible and immediate form of input, and was designed with live, real time input in mind.
it having only 100 sounds doesn't bother me in the slightest. after all, a piano has only one sound, right? but, ugh, people still use it?
bottom line: i think a lot of us are buying it on a whim, just like you and your KP2. some of us are likely to tire of it eventually, or just not "click" with it. when that happens, people are probably just going to flick them out on Ebay. (that's what i'll do if i don't want it anymore). i think it's worth losing a few bucks to find out if there's more to this thing than meets the eye.
Dig. The Korg seems a lot more interesting than an MP3 Player....because it's a musical device. But it has all the conveniences of a MP3 Player. I just saw the demo from sonicstate.com and it looks easy enough to stop what your doing and change when you get bored of listening to a pattern, and you'd never miss a beat. (at work, or school)
I'd much rather have one of these in my pocket than an ipod.