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DJ gear that rocks (Pioneer - EFX-500-R)

By stompboxjon, 12/04/2012
The Pioneer DJ EFX 500 is an in depth unit that can do a lot more than you think that it can. Plus its not really that hard to get to understand it without the manual. I go it without a problem in only about 2 hours and was ready to roll. There are some really good beat effects with the EFX 500 and everything is synced up over time based controls so that all your effects and everything are synced up with the bpm of what you are working with.


The Digital jog brings the effects to you in a flash some of the effects like ring modulator and lo fi fuzz. Just to name some, but for the most part all of the effects are extremely good to be on a unit for this price. You can really take your effects to the next level in a flash with the Pioneer DJ EFX 500. There is a 3 Band EQ and Manual tap control so you can change your temp in a flash. There is also 1 input stereo channel, 1/4th phone in and 1 out. The total unit is only a little over 5 pounds and can be taken with you where ever you are at so you can work. It also has midi in and midi out capabilities in case you want to synch it up with some of your other gear. You might not need to though because it can do pretty much anything you can image to be done. The Pioneer EFX 500 is top quality when it comes to DJ effects and equipment.


You might not need to though because it can do pretty much anything you can image to be done. The Pioneer EFX 500 is top quality when it comes to DJ effects and equipment.


Though I haven't used this in a club, I do use it for house parties and get togethers and amaze my friends and family with what I can do with this. Its great for live performances because there are just so many things you can do right at your finger tips.

Korg Kaossilator Phrase Synth (Korg - Kaossilator)

By MGR/Jeremiah the Jingle Man, 01/11/2009
Square unit with touchpad. I play a little bit of everything, but not good at anything, haha. I'm pretty creative though, so this unit helps me throw some tracks down to really juice up my tunes.

I wanted something to really add some pizazz to my recordings. Korg had this product out there and for $199, I loved the ability to slide out some synth tones just using my hands.

There are a hundred presets, and tons of gate arpeggios for developing loops and patterns. Just using your finger to build your sounds is just the coolest things and makes adding some zap to your recordings just amazing fun.

In my opinion the battery could last a little longer.

Seems constructed well. I've not really subjected it to too much, though.

If you can find this under two hundred, I think it's highly worth it. Check around on ebay or Craigslist and get one used. I think the MSRP is two fifty, but you can find it cheaper. Korg did a nice job making the Kaossilator fun. It sounds pretty good too!

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Tons of effects and they are all usable (Korg - Kaoss Pad 3 KP3)

By JimboSpins, 25/10/2012
The Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad will allow you to edit your sounds in real time with X/Y controls, it has 128 programs and you can sample right on the Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad. It has some really good effects that come stock on it, and for 330 USD makes it a must have for a DJ. There are a number of effects that are tempo based which has really helped me out during a live performance. You can also use the Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad as a MIDI controller.


The Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad does provide a nice and rather cool visual to it when you are using it, if you are using it in a live setting in a club or darker venue it will look pretty cool and even the people around you will feel the same way.


The Korg KP3 has 128 powerful sounding effect programs; it has all of the basic effects like reverb, delays, flangers and others. But it also has some really new and surprising effects like the analog filter and tone building drive circuit.


The Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad is well built; it has everything you need for a live show. The built in vocoder is awesome for all of your vocal effects. If you are in need of a machine that will give you full control and a bunch of FX’s then this is what you need. I have been using the Korg KP3 KAOSS Pad for over a year now and I use it at every single show that I do. It has become one of the main focal points of my setup. It is portable and very stable, it only weighs a couple pounds and it comes with a protective sheet for the touch pad. If you take care of this unit it will last you a long time and you will have no issues with it.

News DJ Effect

Drawmer announces the EDeMulator pedal

Published on 04/01/15
Drawmer will open today pre-orders for EDeMulator, its first effect pedal designed specifically for DJs.

Korg launches the Mini Kaoss Pad 2S

Published on 09/04/14

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