Korg have been making musical products that have pushed the limits and boundaries for many years for musicians in all areas and genres. One of the most advanced and sort after products by Korg is the Kaoss pad, in all its various forms.
The Kaoss pad’s name speaks volumes about the device. While it can be used as an instrument on its own, the true power of it comes in the fact that you decide and control how you use the device. DJs worldwide love this piece of equipment, as well as so many bands, musicians and producers. Matt Bellamy of Muse has a Kaoss pad put into his guitar setup so he can take his music further.
Using a touch pad, the user is able to control many different presents, such as drumbeats, vocoder and synthetiser sounds to create music. The effects that the Kaoss pad comes with include:
- Talk filter
- 8 band EQ
- Filter (Low-pass / High-pass / Band-pass / 72dB/oct. and Low-pass)
- Broken modulation
- Isolator and distortion
- Mid pitch shifter
- Tape echo
- Gate reverb
- Various types of delay
- 16 bit, 48 KHz sampler and more…
The Kaoss pad comes in various models, the top of the range KP3, the miniKP, and the KO1 Kaossilator. These products are only limited by your imagination and creativity. In a DJ setup, a Kaoss pad can be used to create a wider range of sounds to set the crowd off or to trip them out of their minds.
Compared to some other products on the market, the Kaoss pad range isn’t too highly priced, with the KP3 priced at $399, essentially a bargain for what you are able to do with it.