Picked up the KO about a month ago as my first pocket operator and love it. A little obtuse at first but I picked up on how everything works quicker than expected, and I’ve always liked the kind of creativity working within certain limitations can bring about.
Anyway, as is inevitable with something with such memory limitations you can forget about an “undo” function. I was deep into piecing together my first track with it, was super feeling it, a real banger you guys. Then it happened, I fat fingered and overwrote my bass sample, that probably about 60-70% of my tracks in the sequencer were utilizing at that point. I was pretty much done with the whole thing, just touching up and carefully mapping out the sequence order to actually make it full song.
So this is a cautionary tale that if you’re working on something more complex, good idea to back up progress just like any other larger project.
But I’m also throwing it out there as I bet many of done this at some point. I remember where the sample came from, roughly the 3-4 seconds I pulled the bass note from… I’ve gotten close, done a lot of trial and error, but I’n not 100% sure the bass note I originally trimmed to, the exact pitch settings, filter settings I’ve gotten close I think. But with all those variables, even one little simple sample seems almost impossible replicate exactly.
I finally got something I felt was maybe 90% there, but once I found the right notes and reprogrammed, the timing is off a but. And I’m guessing that’s because even if to my ear I have something close to how I remember the sample sounding, if it’s not the exact pitch and trim length of the last sample, it’s going to throw the time off a bit no matter what?
This was longer winded than intended but hopefully some of you read it, and share some of your stories and maybe some of the more seasoned users out there who may have found creative ways to salvage a screw up like this.