Korg mini kaoss pad 2 - Dynamic Effect Processor
Sleek, self-contained, and ready for stage, studio or the DJ scene.
Introducing the mini kaoss pad 2 – with onboard MP3 playback!
Korg’s KAOSS PAD Series products have become the must-have effect units on in every musician’s rig – especially on the DJ scene. The original mini KAOSS PAD has earned enormous popularity for packing full-fledged effects into its compact body.
Now, welcome the mini kaoss pad 2! In addition to inheriting powerful effect programs from the KAOSS PAD KP3 and the KAOSS PAD QUAD, it provides an MP3 player with adjustable pitch, making the mini kaoss pad 2 unit ideal for creating DJ-Style performances. Use it as a DJ playback device, or use it to process the entire output of your DJ rig with Korg’s famous KAOSS effects. Instrumentalists, guitarists, sound designers and even just music fans will enjoy using the mini kaoss pad 2.The Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display provides superb visibility. Add to that a touch slider for ease of use, microSD card data saving, plus a built-in speaker and mic.
All of these features reflect the enhancements incorporated into the sleek and exciting mini kaoss pad 2
Realtime touchpad control
The intuitive design and amazing flexibility of the touchpad allows mini kaoss pad 2 users to easily control multiple effects and parameters by simply stroking, tapping, or rubbing the KAOSS touch pad with their finger. Using this remarkable design, you can easily control multiple effects in complex ways that would be difficult or even impossible on a conventional effects unit, or would require dedicated software plus a MIDI controller to achieve.
100 dynamic KAOSS effects
100 diverse, ready-to-play effect programs are packed into the mini kaoss pad 2, including many inherited from the KAOSS PAD KP3. These include standard effects such as Flanger, Filter, Delay, and Reverb, as well as new effects that first appeared on the KAOSS PAD QUAD: the powerful Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Compressor; essential for the pumping, pulsing that drives today’s EDM tracks.
FX RELEASE provides natural effects and transitions
When you take your finger off the touchpad, the FX RELEASE automatically adds a delay effect so that the effect blends smoothly into your song or performance, and avoids abrupt effect dropouts. When using an effect (such as aggressive distortion) that has a completely different character than the unprocessed sound, enabling the FX RELEASE ensures that the effect will blend naturally into the tracks of your song.
Extreme performance control
Three program memories, Hold and Auto BPM functions
Excellent for DJ use and live performance, the mini kaoss pad 2 provides three Program Memories for instant recall of your favorite effects.
The Hold function freezes the effect parameters based on your finger’s current location on the touchpad for hands-free operation. Auto BPM detection syncs the applicable effects to the tempo of the song, so that everything continues to move in sync for a professional performance. These features provide the mini kaoss pad 2 with extreme DJ potential.
Need to really whoop it up on the dance floor? The mini kaoss pad 2 offers a built-in mic that can be used as a “shout” mic during your DJ performance to further energize the crowd. You can also apply the effects to the mic sound.
The mini kaoss pad 2 provides an MP3 player that can play back audio data from a microSD card. You can save your favorite songs on a card, and apply real time effects to the song as it plays. Store sound effects or other audio material that you want to use during your DJ session, or save your favorite song data and then enjoy applying various effects to it.
Unlike previous KAOSS PAD models, the self-contained mini KAOSS PAD 2 allows you to perform without requiring any additional equipment as input sources.
Both the WAV format as well as the MP3 format is supported; you can use mini KAOSS PAD 2 for professional performances that require high audio quality.
* SDXC cards cannot be used.
* Supported file formats: WAV files (16-bit, 44.1 kHz/48 kHz, stereo), MP3 files (44.1 kHz@128, 192, 256, 320 kbps, stereo, VBR supported)
Serious DJ toolkit
The playback speed of the internal MP3 player can be varied using the VALUE slider. The mini KAOSS PAD 2 also allows you to set a cue point specifying where in the song playback will start. In addition, the VALUE slider can be used as a fader to adjust the volume balance between the external audio input and the MP3 player, allowing the mini KAOSS PAD 2 to be used as a serious DJ player or a simple mixer.
Add the mini kaoss pad 2 as the third player in a DJ set, enjoy exciting DJ play by combining two mini kaoss pad 2s, or load your mini KAOSS PAD 2 with sound effects or voice samples and use it as a sample player!