Korg Kp2 Kaoss pad Pad motion Toggle Mod

Korg Kaoss Pad 2 always lacked one thing


I love the Kaoss pad kp2 but it always lacked a very simple feature. The ability to play your XY modulations without having to touch the unit.  Well today I finally got sick of that lack of functionality and decided to do something about it.  By installing a simple single throw single pole toggle switch I am now able to trigger my Pad motion without holding down the spring loaded toggle switch. why korg didn’t simply include a button for this is far beyond me but hey, the mod is quite simple and straight forward.



First I took out my multi meter and checked the pins to find where continuity would be breaking and making.

20140421_121817 once you have located the placement of the switch wires to make a path for the switch. remove the microphone input board gently.KP2mod1edit20140421_124134Usiing a Dremel tool make a whole where you want the switch keeping in mind that you need to keep the switch close to the main board so that you don’t hit the capacitors when you reinstall the microphone board.20140421_124607Solder the wiring one leg to each side of the switch. be careful not to over heat the board. If possible bend away any tabs that might come in contact with the microphone board to prevent shorts

20140421_124554Reinstall the microphone board and put all the screws back in place. you are now ready to have fun !

Synthrotek EKO building and Demo video

I love doing Eurorack kits. They are more affordable than assembled versions. They give you the satisfaction of actually having a hand in the quality of your module. It is simply a load of fun to know that you helped create this new sound source in your set up.

That being said, I have yet to do a video showing how I build the kits and get them up and running so here is  a short video showing the latest addition to my Eurorack Modular synth. the Synthrotek EKO

available here

Assembled version here–> http://store.synthrotek.com/EKO_Voltage_Controlled_Echo

Kit version here —> http://store.synthrotek.com/EKO_Voltage_Controlled_Echo_Kit

Product info:
– Rate range: 30-190mS
– 4HP
– Voltage-controlled rate
– Self-oscillating feedback
– Mix control
– Hand-assembled in Portland, Oregon


XXX_OR from Animdoule for Eurorack modular

Here is a new Module from Eurorack Module maker Animodule.
This is the Triple Exclusive Or “XXX_OR”

It is essentially a logic module that takes up to 6 inputs and combine them to shape the Analog outputs (3) and Gate outputs (3) into interesting sounds and CV. each input is Buffered to the next along with a slight overdrive so each output can get you more shaping. There are so many ways to use this I am needing to do a few videos. (Ring Mod, FM sourcing, Distortion just to name a few)

These are available NOW!

Supercharger GT is the compressor to beat in my book!

I have to say after spending a few months getting to really know this Plug in Compressor from Native Instruments, This one takes the cake. I can get it to drive hard and gritty with a heavy pump to give me that old Boom Bap feel that I have grown to love from old school hip hop. I can get a clinical punch on my kicks like many EDM tracks I love. I can make it soulful and warm like the compressors of old while still retaining the ability to attack and release precisely like the newer digital units. This Compressor really stands out and in a blind listening test can fool the best.
give it a listen.

Arturia V collection 3 inside of Maschine studio (overview / review)

The Arturia V collection has long been one of the highest regarded VA synthesis plug in suites available. Now ion Version three some important updates have been made such as true 64-bit support and an all new Analog Laboratory suite with over 5000 presets in total. Also included is the Spark Vintage drum machines plug in that houses 30 amazing drum synths in one excellently laid out package. Spark includes it’s excellent step sequencer as well.
With the 8 synth models inside of the V collection you are sure to be able to reach just about any timber you can think of. Each of these VST’s are mapped right in side of Maschine and Maschine 2 as evident in the video. This allows easy access to sound sculpting parameters and an intuitive workflow.

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