WINTER NAMM, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January
24th, 2013 - Korg exhibits the latest addition to their acclaimed Kaoss
series: the KP3+ Dynamic
Effect/Sampler. The KP3+ provides even more
creative power for live and in-studio use while retaining the intuitive and
user-friendly Kaoss touchpad interface. It offers the original KP3 effects,
sounds and features, plus 22 all-new, diverse effect programs for everything
from various EDM genres to rock and beyond. All are complemented by an enhanced,
intuitive pad illumination system.
The KP3+ features a total of 150
great-sounding effects programs. In addition to the selection of filters,
decimators, vocoders and similar effects, user favorites have been added from
the Kaoss Pad Quad and Mini Kaoss Pad 2: the Looper; a Ducking Compressor, which
adds emphasis to the backbeats; and a Vinyl Break effect that simulates the
slowing down of a turntable. All-new effects are also included, which were
designed to create breaks and drops or to partially cancel vocal parts, as well
as combination effects such as Stutter Grain, which alternately applies a grain
shifter and a Looper.
Like all Kaoss Pads, the KP3+ responds to the
touch of a finger on its X/Y pad, for intuitive, real-time control over multiple
parameters. For convenience, a Pad Motion feature memorizes and repeats any pad
gesture, and the Hold button locks the finger's current position on the pad. To
prevent abrupt changes when transitioning between effects, the FX Release
function adds an adjustable delay tail when the user's finger is removed from
the X/Y pad.
The pad lighting system - 64 individual LEDs- illuminates
along the path that's traced by the user's finger, providing a real-time light
show, as well as enabling the user to easily perform in dimly lit environments.
For sampling, a new, intuitive illumination system has been employed: the four
sampling bank LEDs now light up red during recording and green during playback.
The KP3+ offers high resolution sampling from a wide variety of sources
via mic and line inputs. Four Sample Bank buttons (100 total banks) allow the
user to create, play and save looped and one-shot samples on the fly. Dedicated
sampling features include auto-BPM detection and Tap-Tempo entry, plus
Time-Slicing and re-sampling. Samples can be saved on a Secure Digital (SD) card
or transferred to computer via USB.
The KP3+ is also a MIDI controller,
transmitting three controller signals from its touchpad, along with data from
the slider. The Sample Bank buttons send and receive MIDI note messages as well
as program change commands and clock information.
connectivity allows for convenient data transfer to a computer. The included
editor/librarian software also enables AIFF and WAV audio files to be loaded
into the KP3+.
The Korg KP3+ will be available April 2013 for a U.S.
Street price of $349.99. Additional information can be found at korg.com