XY Touchpad Based Effect Control, 100 Kaoss Effects, Built-In Sampler

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Giving you portable, hands-on control of 100 effect programmes and a sampler the mini Kaoss Pad 2S from Korg features an XY touchpad capable of controlling a wide range of effects. Its built-in sampler can be used to capture voice samples or sound effects, and boasts 3 methods of playback with adjustable pitch. The sampler can be used on sources captured with the built-in mic or from the line input.

The mini Kaoss Pad 2S's ergonomic, handheld design allows for portable use, and it can be operated by 2 AA batteries (included) or an optional AC adapter. Playback is provided via either its built-in speaker or through its headphone jack.

Key Features

A Sampler DJs Can Use Live

  • The sampler function let you prepare sound effects or voice samples, and use them in your DJ work or live performance. According to your needs, you can choose from three methods of playback: One Shot, Gate, and Loop. You can also change the playback speed (pitch change) and specify the playback start position (cue point). In addition, the sample recorder lets you capture sounds that are input via either the line in or the built-in mic. You can also use the unit as a conventional audio player; save your favourite songs on a card and use the mini Kaoss Pad 2S to apply effects for fun. No other equipment is required

Touch Pad

  • You can control effects in real-time by stroking the touch pad with your fingertip. There are one hundred built-in effect programmes for DJ mixing and controlling the sound. Numerous other functions indispensable for DJ work are also provided
  • 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.
  • Excellent for DJ use and live performance, the mini Kaoss Pad 2S provides three Programme Memories for instant recall of your favourite 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
  • The built-in mic lets you apply effects to your voice

Additional Functions

  • Record your mini Kaoss Pad 2S performances in WAV format using the master recorder function
  • Battery operation and a built-in speaker let you perform anytime, anywhere
  • 6 Preset audio demo loops are stored in the internal memory. These demo loops provide a handy audio source that can be used to immediately audition the various effect programmes, without having to hook up an external audio player


15x Filter
15x Modulation
20x LFO
10x Delay
5x Reverb
20x Looper
5x Vocoder
10x Synthesiser
Audio Demo Sample: 6 preset loops (house, hip hop, electro, breaks, dubstep, D&B)
Sampling Frequency
48 kHz
Supported File Formats
WAV Files: 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz
MP3 Files: 44.1 kHz @ 128, 192, 256, 320 kbps, stereo, VBR supported
AD/DA Conversion
24-bit linear
Input Connectors
Stereo mini jack line input
Output Connectors
Stereo mini jack headphone output
Data Storage
micro SD Cards, 512 MB to 2 GB
micro SDHC Cards, 2 to 16 GB
Power Supply
2x AA batteries (alkaline or nickel-metal hydride)
Optional AC Adapter
Battery Life
Approximately 5 hours with power saving on, using nickel-metal hydride
Dimensions (W x D x H)
2.99 x 5.04 x 0.98" (76 x 128 x 25 mm)
3.53 oz (100 g), without batteries
Korg mini Kaoss Pad 2S
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