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Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad Dynamic Effects Sampler – Review

by / Wednesday, 21 December 2011 / Published in Accessories

Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad Dynamic Effects Sampler – Product Review:

Embraced by DJs, musicians, and producers alike, the Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad Dynamic Effects Sampler is intuitive, immediate, and just plain fun to use. By simply touching, tapping or sliding your finger over the touchpad, the Korg KP3 allows you to control multiple effects parameters and manipulate samples in real time. On stage or in the studio, these gestures and moves can become truly powerful and expressive performance elements.

Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad

More than a processor, the KP3 is a complete instrument allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples; sample on the fly; and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves. The KP3 is an effects sampler with 128 effects, ranging from traditional effects such as delays, flangers and reverbs, to exciting new effects, like grain shifter, decimator, analog style filter with a tone-bending drive circuit and EQs controllable directly from the pad.

The KP3 offers a Secure Digital (SD) slot for loading and saving your sample data. And an editor/librarian program is included with the KP3 effects sampler so you can build libraries of samples and edit them using your computer (via USB).

Trip The Light Fantastic

The new pad lighting system of the KP3 DJ effects sampler provides visual cues for the current program, held position, and more–it can even scroll a custom message! This interface offers a whole new level of operator interaction.

Sync’d Up

The KP3 effects sampler’s Auto BPM circuit derives tempo information from a turntable or CD player and can sync effects to play in perfect timing, while providing MIDI clock to other devices.

Editor/Librarian software

Editor/Librarian software.

A DJ Effects Sampler Beyond Effects

Instant drum grooves and RADIAS-inspired vocoder and synthesizer sounds can also be played on the X/Y pad, and, they can be synced to tempo just like the effects.

Capture Contraption

Sampling and effects are integrated completely, so you can sample through the effects, and even resample the output to create powerful, multi-element sounds. Plus, you can sample and resample the synths and drums within the unit KAOSSILATOR style, to create musical phrases on the fly.

Specifications

  • Sample Memory:
    • Up to 16 beats x 4 pads at tempos of 73 BPM and higher
    • Up to 8 beats x 4 pads at tempos of 72 BPM and lower
    • 100 samples maximum when using SD card
  • Inputs: 1/4-inch mic with trim knob; line-in (L/R RCA)
  • Outputs: 1/4-inch headphone with volume; line-out (L/R RCA)
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 8.9 x 1.93 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.87 pounds

Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad Dynamic Effects Sampler – Product Description:

The Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad Effects Controller is a powerful sampling tool and performance effects pad right on your fingertips. Korg’s KAOSS technology has been embraced by DJs, musicians and producers alike. No other interface is as intuitive, immediate or just plain fun to use. By simply touching, tapping or sliding your finger over the touchpad, the all-new KP3 allows you to control multiple effects parameters and manipulate samples in real time. On stage or in the studio, these gestures and moves can become powerful and expressive performance elements. More than a processor, the KP3 is a complete instrument allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples, sample on the fly, and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves. This latest KAOSS incarnation has been completely overhauled to enhance your creativity, with significant advances in every area. New effects algorithms, synth sounds derived from our RADIAS engine, bigger and better sampling plus computer connectivity all point to the fact that the KP3 is an entirely new KAOSS instrument. A new pad lighting system places 64 individual LEDs in an eight by eight grid under the pad, providing visual cues as to the current program, held position, etc. It can even scroll a custom message across the pad! The KP3 comes equipped with 128 great-sounding effect programs Sure, the traditional essential effects are there– delays, flangers and they sound amazing. But using newly developed algorithms, the KP3 also provides fresh, exciting effects such as a grain shifter, decimator, a vintage analog style filter with a tone-bending drive circuit, and expanded EQs that are controlled directly from the pad. And moving beyond effects, there are also drum grooves and even RADIAS-inspired vocoder and synthesizer sounds that can be played free-form on the X/Y pad.

Product Features :

  • USB: Type B
  • MIDI: IN/OUT
  • Data Storage: SD Card
  • Power Supply: DC 12V; 700mA
  • USB: Type B, Midi: in/out
  • USB is of Type B

Our Other Recommended Products:

Korg Kaossilator Pro Tabletop Synthesizer Korg mini-KP Kaoss Pad Dynamic Effect Processor Korg KPQUAD Kaoss Pad Quad Dynamic Effects Processor Korg Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer

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