I realised half way through making this video that it wasn't turning out how I wanted. Demonstrating all the features of a musical gadget as complicated as the Kaossilator meant that there would be way too many shots of my hands just tapping away at the same plastic black and yellow box.
I like to try and vary the shots in my videos whenever possible, and the sections where I demonstrate the functions, buttons or on-screen-menus of a device always ends up being the dullest segments of my videos. In the past i've tried speeding these segments up, using freeze frames, or putting them PIP, all in an attempt to make them more visually interesting.
Unfortunately all the features of the Kaossilator would need to be demonstrated in the same visually dull manner, so I decided to it was better for me to cut the video short. By doing this I hope that the video doesn't overstay its welcome, but as a result, I've also left out a number of the device's features. These include sampling, loading loops, altering pitch etc….but I think what is left in the video should give enough of an idea as to whether the Korg Kaossilator would be of interest to the viewer.
I think it's a really fun musical gadget, but unfortunately it doesn't hold much enough visual interest to warrant a complete video demonstration. It's a bit like someone talking about a guitar for 20 mins……I'd much rather just hear them play it.
Update 16/05/12 - Contrary to what I said in the video, it is possible to load and save loops quickly by holding function and pressing the I or II keys. Also the Function menus can be scrolled through by holding Function and using the scroll bar thing. There are a couple of other useful key shortcuts as well. The price was £130 and I bought mine from Dawsons (who's service I'd definitely recommend).