The Korg Kaoss
Pad is a completely different kind of effects processor. Instead of simply
turning knobs or sliding moveable faders, you stroke or touch the surface of its
glass pad and the axis point of your tactal contact deploys a corresponding
effect and parameterin realtime.
Put Some Kaoss Into Your Live Set
The Kaoss Pad is great for live performances. Not only is it backlit, but the pad
turns colors based on what effect you are triggering. It can also be used to
control audio or video effects and transitions, via audio processing within the
box, or via MIDI.
The original Kaoss Pad gave you playable effects for any type of
audio like records, CD, samplers, or keyboards. But the KP2 expands upon the
original by giving you even more effects (a total of 100 included), automatic BPM
synching to these effects, MIDI clock or the tapped tempo, plus killer
The KP2 has MIDI I/O capability and lets you control effects as if you were playing a
musical instrument. The KP2 opens new opportunities for mixng, sound
processing and live performance, and a new function called Pad Motion lets you record and
reproduce your finger movements on the touch pad.
Can Touch This!
By gliding your finger
across the Kaoss Pad, you can control the many sophisticated aspects of this powerful
effects processor. As you move your finger left to right, you can morph certain
aspects of the sound, or if you move it up and down, you can modify other
parameters. In fact, anytime you glide across or tap on the pad, you can make
evocative changes to your mix and produce a level of complexity that might be
tough to achieve with any other controller.
Tap Into 100 Killer Effects
The KP2 gives you the essentials,
including filters, delays, reverb, and flanging, plus cutting-edge DJ effects
like isolator, slicer, and auto-panning. You can select between effects programs
by turning a knob and can assign up to eight effects for instant recall. You can
freeze a certain effect in its current position with the Hold switch,
and easily capture the perfect setting in the heat of the moment, or to
rhythmically tweak the sound by tapping directly on the pad.
Sync Yourself Into Synths and Vocoders
Not only does the KP2 come with some killer effects, but its packed with 15
butt-kicking synth sounds including some amazing analog synths and ethereal
ambient sounds. Five vocoder programs are also included for
MC or vocal processing.
Sync Up With KP2s BPM Effects
Sync up your effects to match the
delay time or the LFO of certain modulation effects like pan, phaser or flanger,
to the BPM with KP2s 20 specially programmed beat-matching effects. Or, use
the Auto BPM function to detect the speed of an input source and adjust the BPM
manually. Or, tap in the tempo or sync the KP2 to an incoming MIDI Clock. Eight
new BPM patterns can be triggered from the touch pad, letting you play rhythm and bass
synth patterns in perfect sync to the BPM.
Sample It Up!
Plug into the KP2s audio in, and sample up to six
seconds of sound at a rate of 44.1 kHz. You can then trigger those samples with
the two sample keys on the KP2. Then add to the fun by running your samples
through the KP2s effects. Or, sample a sound while processing it through
the KP2s effects You can also use the touch pad on the Kaoss Pad to apply
time-stretch, reverse-playback, pitch shift, or scratch effects to your samples.
Record and Transform Your Pad Moves
The KP2 will recall your exact pad
movements. So, while youre completely on, you might want to record
these moves with the Pad Motion function. That way, you can play back your
complex pad movements later and instantly reproduce your original effects and
You can also use the Mute function to cut the input sound and leave
the reverb or delay tail, or you can switch muting rapidly on/off in time with
the rhythm and deploy a tricky DJ technique called transform.
Quickly Connect To Your DJ Gear
The KP2 is designed to be ready for use with a variety of sound sources. Its
Phono In and Line In connectors allow you to easily hook up to turntables, CD
players, and other musical instruments. The KP2s Mic input is perfect for
processing vox, or other MC action. The MIDI In and Out connectors let you hook
up to your computer-based sequencer/laptop so you can record and play back your
subtle movements live. The MIDI Out connector lets you use the KP2 to control other
synths and MIDI-connected gear.
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Get the Korg Kaoss Pad
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The Specs on KP2
100 visual effects
100 sound effects
100 combination effects
Line Inputs: 1 / 2
Video Input Jack 1: pin jack
Video Input Jack 2: pin jack
Line Outputs 1 / 2
Video Output Jack: pin jack
S-Video Output Jack: S jack
Headphones (stereo phone jack)
DC7V (AC Adapter)
2.1 kg / 4.63 Ibs
AC Adapter, touch pad protection sheet