Korg Kaoss Pad KP3+ Dynamic Effects/Sampler
Product #28111 | SKU KP3PLUS
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Korg Kaoss Pad KP3+ Dynamic Effects/Sampler

Product #28111 | SKU KP3PLUS
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Product Features
  • XY Touchpad
  • 150 Effects
  • Manipulate Effects in Real-Time
  • 4 Sample Banks
  • Store Samples on SD/SDHC Cards
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The KP3+ from Korg is a real-time effects unit/sampler and features a touchpad that allows a user to easily control multiple effects and parameters by simply stroking, tapping, or rubbing the touch pad with their finger. The unit contains 150 effects ideal for remixing, DJ and live music applications, and in-studio use, and includes filters, spatial-type effects such as delay and reverb, a grain shifter that freezes tiny pieces of sound and repeats them, and a vocoder.

Included in this effects list are forty-two new effects such as Vinyl Break for simulating the use of a turntable, a Ducking Compressor to emphasise backbeats, a newly designed looper that allows for freely manipulating loops, and a selection of effects to use as fills during breakdowns in a DJ performance. Echo Break and Reverb Break mute the input sound and generate delay or reverb, ideal ways to fill/create these breaks. Also enhanced are the synthesiser sound effects that are effective when used during a break, bringing them up to date for the evolving dance music scene.

Other added effects include the Centre Canceller for partial vocal cancellation. The FX Release function automatically adds a delay to smoothly blend the effect when releasing the touchpad. The Mute function cuts the input sound, leaving only the reverb or other effect sound. Pad Motion allows for recording and playing back the finger movements on the touchpad. Additionally, eight programme memories can be used to instantly select favourite effect programmes, and a Hold effect that sustains the effect even after the finger is released from the touchpad.

The enhanced sampling functionality combines the use of multiple effects and samples. Four sample banks are available, with each capable of recording a sample up to 13 seconds long. Samples can be played either as a one-shot or loop. Start point adjustment can create a half-beat shift to create "doubled" effects, and a slice function edits a loop sample to instantly create completely new phrases. Re-sampling with an effect is available. Samples can be triggered in four different ways and the volume of each sample bank can be adjusted.

The pad LEDs illuminate along the finger path, aiding performance in a dimly lit environment. MIDI In/Out jacks and a USB port make it easy to control external MIDI devices. Loop data and user settings such as programmes can be stored on SD/SDHC cards. A downloadable software editor is also available, providing sample data librarian management as well as MIDI assignment.

Key Features

  • Use the touchpad to control effects in real-time
  • 150 effects ideal for DJ mixing and sound design
  • High-spec sampling functionality
  • FX Release function controls the reverberation to produce a more natural decay
  • Mute function cuts the input signal and outputs only the effect sound
  • Pad Motion function records and reproduces your effect usage
  • Eight programme memories allows for switching effects instantly
  • Hold function sustains the effect sound
  • Set the tempo with auto BPM, tap tempo, or the BPM knob
  • Pad LEDs ensure high visibility even in the dark
  • USB MIDI allows for use as a MIDI controller
  • Store sample data on an SD/SDHC card
  • Dedicated editor software for centralised management of sample data and settings


Convertors 24-bit/48 kHz
Programme Memory 150
Effects 20 x Filter
2 x AEQ
18 x Modulation
27 x LFO
17 x Delay
8 x Reverb
6 x Grain Shifter
20 x Looper
7 x Sampler
4 x CrossFade
6 x Drum
10 x Synth
5 x Vocoder
Sampling Time Each of the four sample banks can record a sample up to 13 seconds
Controllers 1 x Touch Pad
1 x Level Slider
Audio Input 2 x RCA phono
1 x 1/4" TS Microphone
Audio Output 2 x RCA phono
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
Other Connectors 1 x USB Type B
2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O
Display 4-digit LED
Storage SD Card: 16 MB to 2 GB
SDHC Card: 32 GB
Power Requirements 9V DC via included power adapter
System Requirements Mac
Computer with USB ports (Intel Mac support)
OS X 10.5 or later
Computer with USB port
Windows XP SP3 or later, Vista SP2 or later (32-/64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 or later (32-/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-/64-bit)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.3 x 8.9 x 1.9" (210 x 226 x 49* mm) *includes knobs height
Weight 1.3 kg

In The Box

  • Korg Kaoss Pad KP3+ Dynamic Effects/Sampler
  • External Power Supply
  • Protective Sheet for TouchPad


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  • Product: Korg Kaoss Pad KP3+ Dynamic Effects/Sampler
  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: KP3PLUS
  • RM Product #: 28111