Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad Dynamic Effects Sampler
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- 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
- Data Storage: SD Card
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Top Customer Reviews
now the drum machine and synth, there could have been more banks here and less effects, but some i imagine would say the opposite. i very much like that it loops seamlessly, and you can change the measures, but not as versatile as traditional drum machines.Read more ›
If you're at all serious about your sound don't bother with this. It feels cheap. It sounds cheap. And all of it's features are practically pointless in comparison to what you get with the far superior Kaoss Pad 3.
The KP3 isn't much more and is heavy duty, sounds great and leaves you totally satisfied.
I don't know what Korg was thinking when they decided to manufacture the Quad Pad so poorly. Hopefully anybody on the internet thinking of buying a Quad Pad will get to read this and not waste their time or money buying one.
A couple things to note. It does best with very busy dance songs that have even timing 4/4, 2/4 etc... The effects are not half as impressive on normal music. While still fun to play with, you'll get the best results when pumping dance music through this thing.
2nd things to note, which isn't a huge deal breaker, and I can see why it is, but, the Microphone jack is Mono. So if you are thinking you can just plug your ipod into it and get a left and right channel you will be mistaken. To compensate you'll need an 3.5mm to split RCA cable to plug into the back. About a 3 dollar purchase.
As with most products from Korg I find hours drifting by as I just play and have fun. Makes you feel like a kid again ;)
Although this is an effects processor, by it's basic design and the lineage of the series, that seems to be the least of it's abilities. The strength is in the real-time style sampler. This style is totally unlike other samplers because it is not set to trigger samples but more to mute them, so that your loops stay in sync with one another no matter what. It has just enough simple drum loops and wild synth tones to be somewhat self-sufficient, so effects become more of an afterthought. The sample time is also chained to a strict loop length, so that is very different also. These features make it nothing like an Akai MPC/voice-oriented sampler, and nothing like a Boss digital-recorder style sampler. This unit is made to keep several short loops, made spontaneously, in sync without requiring you to stop the beat in order to modify it.
...to be continued
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had a ding in the face of the pad. Not quite sure if it works yet.Published 3 months ago by mark j velasco
Great product. Superior Quality. I have lots of fun with these. Incorporate in to every aspect of production and live performances. A must have in your arsenal.Published 3 months ago by J. L. Williams
this is so fun to use in any application. plug in, play and start making noise. In a world of a million presets and endless options and products, it is fun to see something with... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Zachary Yates
The device is versatile, sturdy and not as expensive as listed here. I found this device for $269 with FREE SHIPPING, just Google and see. Read morePublished 14 months ago by JDM
Awesome analog effects processor....the kinda item that will be sought after by future musicians.Published 17 months ago by marco quintero