MESSE:Korg Brings On The Kaoss

Not always a bad thing...especially when it's the KP-2.      18/03/02

Korg has redesigned the original Kaoss pad, and released the KP-2 ‘Kaoss Pad two’. This time with new features, and more effects. The KP-2 offers:
  • Touch Pad lets you use your fingertips to control how the effect is applied, allowing you to process sounds in directly intuitive ways - ideal for DJ work or laying down tracks.
  • 100 effect programs are built-in.
  • New BPM functions allow onboard effects to be BPM locked in a variety of ways
    Types available are:
    Auto BPM
  • Direct input sampling is now available with up two 6 seconds at 44.1 kHz available on each sampling button.
  • The Pad Motion function lets you record and reproduce complex finger movements on the touch pad. Highly original effect sounds can be played back instantly.
  • Mute function.
  • MIDI IN/OUT. Now allowing control from external MIDI devices
  • The coloring of the touch pad varies now depending on touch position and effect selection. – lots of pretty colors! Specifications:
  • Effect Variation: 13 types (Pitch Shift, Distortion, Filter, Wah, Tremolo, Flanger, Delay, Reverb, Pan, Gate, Phaser, Ring Modulator, Sample/Play [Forward, Reverse, Time Stretch, Loop Time Modulation])
  • Effect Programs: 100
  • Inputs: LINE IN (stereo RCA phono jack) / PHONO IN (stereo RCA phono jack) / MIC IN (phone jack)
  • Outputs: LINE OUT: (stereo RCA phono jack), Headphones (stereo phone jack, volume)
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • AD/DA Conversion: 20 bit linear
  • Power supply/Ground: DC12V(AC adapter), ground terminal (for phono)
  • Dimensions: 204(W)x207(D)x48(H)mm/8.03"(W)x8.15"(D)x1.89"(H) (including knobs) (Preliminary)
  • Weight: 1.0 kg / 2.2 Ibs. (Preliminary)
  • Accessories: AC adapter, Touch panel protection sheet Ed - Probably the most enjoyable 15 minutes I spent at the MESSE – highly recommended. Shipping and pricing TBC |Scott Kinnebrew |

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