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Gone is KP2’s grey and blue approach, which subtly shifted hue as you applied finger pressure. Introduced on KP2, this function enabled you to flick a switch and draw some motion data on the screen. This would then loop once the switch was un-flicked, enabling you to busy yourself with other functions. Samples can be triggered in four different ways as appropriate for your situation. Combine this with some of the Kaoss’ resonance and you’re in filter heaven. No other interface is as intuitive, immediate or just plain fun to use. The volume of each sample bank can also be adjusted by the LEVEL slider or the touchpad, either together or individually.

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There are still plenty of programs that subscribe to this philosophy, but they’ve been joined by many others that take a different tack. We’ve modified the oad that the four sampling bank LEDs illuminate to make them more intuitively understandable than on the KP3; they now light up red during recording and green during playback.

A real-time effects processor/sampler with instant control over cutting-edge effects.

Image 1 of 3 The KP3 has even more to offer than its predecessors. Whilst the rear-mounted toggle switch for selecting whether you want to run the Kaoss Pad as a direct source or mix send processor remains, this is still a great addition, and it quickly becomes a new performance tool in its own right.

Vinyl Break simulates a turntable It’s easy to obtain the scratch sound that’s heard when you scratch a turntable, or use a record-stop effect. The decimator is effectively a bit-crusher, which grabs your audio by the scruff of kaows neck and then beats it into lo-fi submission. Effects for breaks and drops New effects include dLY.


Pad Motion data can also be reversed, so you can build-up some quite complex motion loops with the minimum of fuss.

Introduced on KP2, this function enabled you to flick kalss switch and draw some motion data on the screen. We completely rethought the X-axis and Y-axis parameter assignments and their polarity, and included flashy and glittering synth sounds as well as many more effects that will enhance the latest sounds of today’s scene.

For starters, KP3 has an FX release level control, which appears as a long-throw fader to the left of the main screen. The number of seconds of sampling will depend on the BPM of the audio input and on the sampling settings. You can use a side-chain effect to emphasize the backbeats of the kick.

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The KP3 is great fun, delivers great results and is really easy to use. There’s scope for Korg to go further in future updates, with even more sample time and a larger number of sample triggers on our wish list.

Support Manuals Software Drivers. The programs in KP2 always seemed a little ungenerous so we’re delighted to report that KP3 swells this number to For Windows For Mac. And in case you’re still not impressed, a minute or so kaosz inactivity will trigger a series of dancing screensavers to rival the Blackpool Illuminations.

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The existing programs have been significantly updated; for example, if you move your finger to change the number of beats in the loop, the timing of that change will automatically be quantized. This auto-record function means it’s as easy as pie to grab tempo-relevant audio files.


First released inthe Kaoss Pad is first and foremost a signal effects processor with a large, ‘playable’ surface. Firstly, the screen has, once again, been modified. There are also many new programs such as LoP.

The filter has also been expanded to offer up to 72dB of cut-off, which is pretty extreme to say the least. Pad Motion lets you record and play back the movements of your finger on the touchpad. The enhanced surface really comes into its own here, as the Pad Motion is kaoes displayed by the running lights on the screen.

The volume of each sample bank can also be adjusted by the LEVEL slider or the touchpad, either together or individually. The Mute function cuts the input sound, leaving only the reverb or other effect sound, and can also be used as a “transformer” by turning it rapidly on and off. The Kaoss Pad’s affinity with tempo-related matters has always been strong. This enables you to set a fade-out time for any effects with a release time, such as delays and reverbs.

The result is a tool that within a minute of startup provides intuitive control over a great range of effects programs.

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