However, the clever part is that new recordings can be made in terms of beats rather than time. The Kaoss Pad’s affinity with tempo-related matters has always been strong. It’s astonishing how quickly you get used to how the effects parameters are spread around the pad, and therefore how quickly you can learn to play and control them. Firstly, the screen has, once again, been modified. Use the touchpad to control effects in real time. In addition to the basic Mod.

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The FX Release function automatically adds a delay to smoothly blend the effect when you release the touchpad.

Firstly, the screen has, once again, been modified. KP3 has also grown a brand-new knob on the front panel – FX Depth. Use the kalss to control effects in real time.


The enhanced surface really comes into its own here, as the Pad Motion is actually displayed by the running lights on the screen. Image 1 of 3 The KP3 has even more to offer than its predecessors. And in case you’re still not impressed, a minute or paad of inactivity will trigger a series of dancing screensavers to rival the Blackpool Illuminations.

Using this remarkable design, you can easily control multiple effects in complex ways that would be difficult or even impossible lad a conventional effects unit or would require dedicated software kaoas a MIDI controller to achieve. Before a recording is made you can select the tempo of the incoming signal and then capture up to 16 beats of audio at that tempo.

The Kaoss Pad’s affinity with tempo-related matters has always been strong. The programs in KP2 always seemed a little ungenerous so we’re delighted to report that KP3 swells this number to Kaoss Pad’s great forte has traditionally been tempo-based effects, whereby modulating delays clocked to the tempo of your input signal spin off into weird and wonderful places.


In its place comes a screen oaoss into red LED blocks that kwoss up as they follow your movements around the screen. In addition to Mod. This would then loop once the switch was un-flicked, enabling you to busy yourself with other functions. In addition to the effects carried over from the KP3, which include filters, spatial-type effects such as delay and reverb, a grain shifter that freezes tiny pieces of sound and repeats them, and a vocoder, there are 42 new or improved effects that represent today’s dance music scene, including effects that were newly developed for the Kaoss Pad Quad, such as the Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Compressor.

New effects include dLY. 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 koss the latest sounds of today’s scene.

News Location Social Kaaoss. Cons We’d like more sample time.

So, what’s new in KP3? Pad Motion data can also be reversed, so you can build-up some quite complex motion loops with the minimum of fuss. Indeed, so proud is Korg of the KP3’s screen that each time you load a new effects program its name scrolls across the screen in giant letters. Other enhanced performance controls include the revamped Pad Motion control.

It’s not just the number of effects types that have been overhauled – some great new performance features lie in wait, too. It’s also possible to chop your brand-new audio file into slices and map these to the eight program buttons jaoss the top of the unit, so that new loops can be created from triggering the slices in kxoss unusual order.


Pad Motion lets you record and play back the movements of your finger on the touchpad. It’s all much clearer and even more intuitive than before, which for a product famed for its immediacy is quite a coup.

A total of effects ideal for remixing, DJ and live music applications, and in-studio use. 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.

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EQ effects are also brought more to the fore in KP3, with EQ parameters sprinkled liberally around the control pad. 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.

It’s astonishing how quickly you get used to how the effects parameters are spread around the pad, and therefore how quickly you can learn to play and control them. The number of seconds of sampling will depend on the BPM of the audio input and on the sampling settings. Samples can be triggered in four different ways as appropriate for your situation. Our Verdict The KP3 is great fun, delivers great results and is really easy to use.

Again, this is great for DJs and performers pax.