The KP-3 KAOSS Pad from Korg is an effects processor/controller with a unique X-Y touch pad interface, that allows for controlling multiple effect parameters in real-time. The user simply touches, taps and/or rubs a finger across the surface of the touch pad to create enumerable effects. USB connectivity and SD Card storage, along with editing software makes the unit a perfect performance tool for DJs, as well as a unique processor for studio applications.
The unit provides 128 effect programs, ranging from delays and filters to vocoders and synthesizers. All can be modified and saved to program memory. Pad Motion records all finger motion for the ultimate in repeatability, while Hold and Mute features add even more versatility. An FX Release function automatically provides a delay effect when removing the hand from the touch pad, making it easier to perform smooth transitions during a performance.
In addition, the KP3 also functions as a sophisticated sampler. Both microphone and line inputs are provided, allowing for sampling from a variety of audio sources. Resampling allows for recording the output of the KP3 itself, as well as to sample incoming signals through the onboard effects. Both loop and one -shot samples can be recorded and played from the Sample Bank buttons. Sample editing tools provide automatic sample slicing, and the start point of the loop can be manually adjusted to keep samples in sync.
|Effect Variations||14 categories|
2 x RCA phono Line
1 x 1/4" TS phone Microphone
2 x RCA phono
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
|AD/DA Conversion||24-bit linear, 48kHz|
|MIDI||In and Out|
Via USB to a computer
|Display||3 digit LED|
|Frequency Response||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Dynamic Range||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Noise||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||8.3 x 8.9 x 1.9" (211 x 226 x 48mm)|
|Weight||2.87 lbs (1.3 kg)|
|Specialties||Patterns on the touch pad change according to the type of effect being used and the position of the user's finger on the pad|