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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Andrew Hires a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I have played with this device, and its really not very useful. More of a toy than anything else. The pad control is difficult to use accurately. Its difficult to get smooth transitions with the effects and you often don't know what you are going to get. Knobs would be much preferred to the touch pad. The build quality is marginal. Feels like cheap plastic. Well, it is fairly cheap.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-03-2000 at 19:04
lunarwynd a part-time user from USA writes:
Okay... you'll find processors with better effects and much more power. No argument. But this thing is GREAT for ease of use. I got it for my vocalist. He likes to experiment with sounds, but dosen't know how to program a processor. Now he just moves his finger around until he likes the sound and saves it to one of the six presets. Anytime he wants to morph a patch... wiggle the finger. I really didn't expect it to be as fun and quality sounding as it is. As I said, there are far better processors out there. But this one is the easiest I've ever used. Fabulous for industrial vocals. Especially those delay modulation effects you hear in early Skinny Puppy like "The Choke". Really nice reverbs with full control over things like depth and decay time from the pad. Thick and crazy flangers. Pitch shifters are alright, but there's a slight delay before they start naturally. The distortion is the weakest point to me, but still decent. I have never had this much real-time control over effects without hours of patch programming and midi controller routing. Definately gets a 5 from me for what it is and how intuitive it is.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-03-2000 at 16:02
olafmol a part-time user writes:
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posted Tuesday-Oct-31-2000 at 07:15
Rick a part-time user from USA writes:
Wonderfully intuitive effects unit. Just what I needed!! Very fine to work with this Kaoss Pad. It will turn pure cheese (like an SK-1) into something you can really work with. But it can do a lot more than that too. Its like nothing else on the market. If you are tired of scrolling thru menus for your FX, then get the Kaoss Pad and go WILD!! Let your fingers decide what the sound will be. What a cool creative instrument this is. Its even more fun than tweaking knobs!! :-0

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-31-2000 at 06:22
mijter a hobbyist user from Netherlands writes:
I just got one, so I'm still in my over-enthousiastic mood, and I must say I really like it. Not all FX are equally nice, but most of them are OK. I am a bit disappointed by the distortion which does not seem to do so much, but after all this thing is intended for DJ's and not for poppy people like me. I MIDI'ed my Kaoss Pad to my MC303 and got some really spooky sounds out of my MC303, better than I have ever heard it do before. The Kaoss Pad will certainly make a worthy contribution to my live-performances.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-30-2000 at 12:24
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