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User reviews on Korg Kaoss Pad products

FP User's review (Korg - Kaoss Pad 2)

By FP User, 31/10/2008
Too many to mention. mangle your mix in ways youve never thought of. most suitable for live performance and particularly effective when used well in, or coming upto a break. have to put design in features since the unit is top notch. looks the muttts nuts with awesome lighting from behind the screen at the top illuminating the make and model in blue and different coloured lights for the different programs illuminating the pad in different colours in the opposite diagonal corners on the main pad

Price paid: £270

UTILIZATION

Really simple to use and install. it is worth reading the manual as its only about 4 pages but was installed and up and going in about 5 minutes. user interface is the main point of this unit. to allow you to control two effect parameters with one interface. namely the x,y pad pressed to activate the effect

SOUND QUALITY

Clean as a whistle and as clear as a bell. honestly.... i havent the experience to rate the sound quality though judging by the fact that radiohead have used them on stage and some of Britains biggest clubs have them installed id say as good as what youd ever get

OVERALL OPINION

Not too sure about the robustness of these units. they feel ok but make horrible sounds when placed on a surface if the last mm or 2 is dropped. should be fine with a flight case though but i couldnt find any specifically for it. Also the unit used to misbehave with the effects depth knob acting as if it were full on unless moved slightly then it would register its correct position.

i love this little magic box, korg have definately pulled out all the stops on this one. the problem with the effects knob seems to have subsided but this review has reminded me to contact Korg about the fault. despite the dodgy pot and the weird rattling when relocating this box still deserves 9, at least. cant give 10 for things with faults

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2003)
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FP User's review (Korg - Kaoss Pad 2)

By FP User, 31/10/2008
Great sampling and effects. i cant think of anything that this mixer doesn't have in that area.

Price paid

$400.00

UTILIZATION

Very simple to use. the manual is pretty thorough too.

SOUND QUALITY

Probably the very worst sound quality i've ever heard come out of a mixer. it sounds exactly like a car radio without an amplifier - no matter what trim, boost, or level configuration it would basically sound very tinny and the bass distorts way too easily.

OVERALL OPINION

I wouldn't dare take this mixer to a gig. the buttons seem pretty durable though. never bothered to contact customer support. i returned this piece of crap the very same day i bought it.

its a shame that the sound quality is so poor because the effects are sooooo cool! i'd recommend buying the kaoss pad by itself and then hooking it up to your vestax or numark or whatever you have because the mixer on this thing is a complete joke! its light as a feather too...that should tell you something right there

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2002)
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Audiofanzine FR's review (Korg - MiniKP)

By Audiofanzine FR, 06/11/2008
(Originally written by UraHellios/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Important: 10-dB gain reduction!
So you must have a mixer with over 15 dB headroom if you want to have the possibility to set the track level lower.
The effects are very good compared to those of a Nuo 5, a Djm 400 and a Vestax Pmc 580 pro!
But you'll need some time to master all its features because each effect works on both axis, is affected by the global delay effect and can have several intensities.
It's not so easy in the beginning and the first minutes can be really disappointing.
Although the grid has limited resolution, certain effects use intermediate steps to produce flowing intensity sweeps.

UTILIZATION

Excellent user's manual and rather fast learning curve. The more you use it the more you like it.
It's only weakness is that the intensity can't be set directly with the knob.
Not very intuitive nor fast and you have to get used to it.

SOUND QUALITY

The only thing I can criticize is the 10 dB level reduction. All effects sound good and do what they are supposed to do. The sound is very good except in the headphone output.
The delay effects are really interesting because you can instantly switch between an eighth note and whole note, which is impossible with most mixers that require you to switch stepwise.


OVERALL OPINION

Consider the Mini KP as an excellent portable effects processor. You must be aware of its capabilities before you purchase it, and once you do you must spend some time with it to make the most of all its possibilities.
I recommend to plug it directly to a turntable.

Value for money ratio is 10/10 with the right mixer.
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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.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUND QUALITY

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
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Published on 09/04/14
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