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Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad

Dynamic Effects Sampler

Product Code 41828

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The KP3 comes equipped with 128 great-sounding effect programs Sure, the traditional essential effects are there – delays, flangers, etc., and they sound amazing. But using newly developed algorithms, the KP3 also provides fresh, exciting effects such as a grain shifter, decimator, a vintage analog style filter with a tone-bending drive circuit, and expanded EQs that are controlled directly from the pad. And moving beyond effects, there are also drum grooves and even RADIAS-inspired vocoder and synthesizer sounds that can be played free-form on the X/Y pad.

As you move your finger across the touchpad and find that "sweet spot", pressing the Hold button will lock the settings, so you can take your hand away to do other things. The LED grid on the touchpad will show the held location, so you can pick up where you left off without any "jumps". Better yet, Pad Motion can memorize and repeat a fluid or complex gesture played on the pad. Once again, the new pad lighting system enhancements can actually display the Pad Motion pattern as it plays.

A separate FX Depth knob sets the overall balance between the original signal and the effect, so you can add just the right amount of processing. The eight Program Memory buttons allow you to store all of this information – Program Number, Hold button On/Off status (and coordinates), Pad Motion, and the FX depth setting – to a single button for instant access during performance.

Another new innovation in the KP3 is called FX Release. Basically, FX Release adds an adjustable delay tail when you remove your finger from the pad. In addition to being a creative performance tool, FX Release also prevents the abrupt dropping out of the effect as you transition from one setting to another, providing a smoother and more musical performance. The FX Release delay effect is automatically set to the current tempo – whether manual, MIDI, auto BPM or Tap Tempo – and the amount of the FX Release and can be set and saved individually with each program.

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- Filter (Low-pass / High-pass / Band-pass / 72dB/oct.
- and Low-pass)
- Isolator & Distortion
- Talk-Filter
- Flanger
- 8-band EQ
- Mid Pitch Shifter
- Broken Modulation
- Phaser
- Ring Modulator & High-pass Filter
- Decimator
- Low Compressor
- Auto-Pan
- Slicer
- Delay (Ping-Pong, Multi-tap, Reverse & High-pass Filter)
- Tape Echo
- Reverb
- Gate Reverb
- Grain Shifter
- Vinyl Looper
- Looper Forward / Reverse
- Four-Sample-Bank Cross Fader Roll
- Pad Drum1 / 2
- Unison Saw Bass
- Noise Synthesizer & Looper
- Vocoder
- Vocoder M7

- Programs: 128

Program Categories:
- Filter (16 types)
- EQ (2 types)
- Modulation (12 types)
- Compressor (2 types)
- LFO (25 types)
- Delay (16 types)
- Reverb (6 types)
- Grain Shifter (5 types)
- Looper (13 types)
- Sample Effect (7 types)
- Sample Bank Crossfade (4 types)
- Drums (6 types)
- Synthesizer (10 types)
- Vocoder (4 types)

- Sample Memory: 100 samples (maximum)
- Sampling: 16 bit, 48 kHz
- Convertors: 24-bit A/D, D/A

- Inputs: Mic (1/4") with trim knob, Line In L,R (RCA)
- Outputs: Headphone (1/4" Stereo) with volume, Line Out L,R (RCA)
- USB: Type B
- Data Storage: SD Card
- Power Supply: DC 12V; 700mA
- Dimensions: 8.27" x 8.9" x 1.93" (W x D x H)
- Weight: 2.87 lbs

- CD-ROM (Editor/Librarian)
- Power supply
- Touchpad protective sheet

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