Korg Kaoss Pad 2
Korg Kaoss Pad 2

Kaoss Pad 2, DJ Effect from Korg in the Kaoss Pad series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 14 reviews )
 5 reviews36 %
 8 reviews57 %
 1 user review7 %
Value For Money : Excellent
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
Too many to mention. mangle your mix in ways youve never thought of. most suitable for live performance and particularly effective when used well in, or coming upto a break. have to put design in features since the unit is top notch. looks the muttts nuts with awesome lighting from behind the screen at the top illuminating the make and model in blue and different coloured lights for the different programs illuminating the pad in different colours in the opposite diagonal corners on the main pad

Price paid: £270


Really simple to use and install. it is worth reading the manual as its only about 4 pages but was installed and up and going in about 5 minutes. user interface is the main point of this unit. to allow you to control two effect parameters with one interface. namely the x,y pad pressed to activate the effect


Clean as a whistle and as clear as a bell. honestly.... i havent the experience to rate the sound quality though judging by the fact that radiohead have used them on stage and some of Britains biggest clubs have them installed id say as good as what youd ever get


Not too sure about the robustness of these units. they feel ok but make horrible sounds when placed on a surface if the last mm or 2 is dropped. should be fine with a flight case though but i couldnt find any specifically for it. Also the unit used to misbehave with the effects depth knob acting as if it were full on unless moved slightly then it would register its correct position.

i love this little magic box, korg have definately pulled out all the stops on this one. the problem with the effects knob seems to have subsided but this review has reminded me to contact Korg about the fault. despite the dodgy pot and the weird rattling when relocating this box still deserves 9, at least. cant give 10 for things with faults

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
Great sampling and effects. i cant think of anything that this mixer doesn't have in that area.

Price paid



Very simple to use. the manual is pretty thorough too.


Probably the very worst sound quality i've ever heard come out of a mixer. it sounds exactly like a car radio without an amplifier - no matter what trim, boost, or level configuration it would basically sound very tinny and the bass distorts way too easily.


I wouldn't dare take this mixer to a gig. the buttons seem pretty durable though. never bothered to contact customer support. i returned this piece of crap the very same day i bought it.

its a shame that the sound quality is so poor because the effects are sooooo cool! i'd recommend buying the kaoss pad by itself and then hooking it up to your vestax or numark or whatever you have because the mixer on this thing is a complete joke! its light as a feather too...that should tell you something right there

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2002)

linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" effect "live""

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
The KaossPad II (or KP2) is a multi-effects processor digital format "box desktop", a vague parallelepiped metal (aluminum?) With some controls and a sensitive pad.

It offers a good amount of effects, some tempo-sync (via MIDI in), which can be recalled via buttons and "automated" with "motion sequencer" called "Motion Pad." You can use the KP2 on mic input jack (without phantom power) or stereo input / output RCA (damage) either directly or in an effects loop. A tap tempo can give pulsation effects in the absence of MIDI Clock.


The KP2 is relatively "user friendly", we can use it as a DJ or in a more "studio" as MIDI gives a lot of opportunities both in managing the effects in the use of KP2 as a MIDI controller.

To go further in the MIDI and advanced it is better to refer to the forums (AF among others) that manual not really explicit. A manual that talks a lot but does not say much, unfortunately.


One might think that the KP2, designed for DJs, does not deserve a place in the home studio.
This is wrong, but to take all the juice it will pay close attention to the level of input and output and focus use in send / return rather than insert.

The effects are quite good overall, especially the delays and filters. The sampler is fairly usable if it expects a reasonable audio quality.

I use it in the effects loop POD X3 Pro, exclusively for keyboards and especially for an old Farfisa Matador organ. The result is quite good.


I use it daily for a few months.
This is my second effect oriented "DJ" (I had a Pioneer whose quality does not convince me).
I like the price / quality ratio very good opportunity. I also like the KP2 for its compactness and quality of construction. Too bad that it is equipped with RCA and has no digital inputs / outputs. A pair of optical or coax SPDIF would be a great addition and would bypass the converters without being bad, are not exceptional.

I remake that choice without a doubt, and I do not go to the KP3 that bring me nothing more.

Magento's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
Indeed available: filter, reverb, modulation, SFX, vocoder effects that .... I prefer it the modulations and filters, the touchscreen is really accurate.
I mix with the KAOSS pad for two years


Simple configuration, easy to use but takes some practice to master it, or the essential qualities of a good DJ, the manual is clear and very Russian.
frankly it's amazing what you can do with this kind of technology


I use a music software on computer or with my Roland SP 555, filters and preferences of the modulation option synths and drums are good quality.

we can not keep the samples in memory when you unplug you lose.
effects in General for all good quality is to find the right since this machine has great potential for modification


I redeem this material without hesitation, good value quality price except the volume buttons on headphones and microphone to the front, a little fragile.

alkitrame's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
- What are the effects or types of effects available?
- What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)
- Are they ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC?
- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
- Is this a rack or rack MODEL?

<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>It's a beautiful toy</span>
I mean, this "instrument" changes the fawn playing touch and drag


- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
- The edition of sounds and effects is it easy?
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>there is simple</span>

One branch, you turn and go! It's stunning


- Effects are they effective, suitable and adequate ralistes? Which instruments do you use?

midi keyboard, BAR, micro, MD ..
- What are those you dtest?

The FX are a little and spoil the long thugs!


Used recently, I quickly made the rounds (the finger)

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
JAM The Man with the feet and hands.

- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent 100 euros but no more.
DTEC its links must be storable in a few samples (2!) And the lack of memory (a small memory card would gniale t)
The loops are easily couraging but can not REALLY be "cumulative" and once the machine color: splash! all gone! I love it when even the look and the colors make girls laugh!
In conclusion: I am 8 / 10
As others have said a good machine, fun, and fun, even when leaving on his hunger!

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Everything is based on usage in DJ mix yes, home studio ... sr not on scne be seen but Radiohead has done dj!
Good but I go back as it awaits its pretty light blue.

tweak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What are the effects or types of effects available?</span>
100 filter-like effects, phaser, flanger, delay, reverb, loop, synths, vocoder and mini mini sampler. Some adverse effects combine two pre-cits.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)</span>
pav touch
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Are they ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC?</span>
not least I think so there is a PC editor. Otherwise we modify two live parameter.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)</span>
1 phono and 1 / O line + midi IN / OUT
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Is this a rack or rack MODEL?</span>
This is the joke of the day.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The configuration gnrale is it simple?</span>
yes trs simple. We select an effect and it paved the key: it's easy. Of course we must rgler the level and intensity of the effect. Can be used to wedge dtection tempo effect on another instrument. It can also fly in midi but I do not at this time because I find it a shame to lose touch cot.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...</span>
I never read aio and finally I lost it.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The effects are they effective, suitable and adequate ralistes?</span>
raliste is not the word. The effects are effective in a configuration DJ but I find they are too pat the eye of Manir gnrale. It's lack of Sutil and now when I hear a KP2 used in a configuration ca DJ pushes me even see me rpugne. Some effects are crude, others are not and the effects sypas do not have enough rglages rglages and not enough purpose. I like the filters and the looper and the small vocoder but all this makes trs toy.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Which instruments do you use?</span>
on the other hand with synths is pretty funny to radically change the sound and original about the results obtained. A combined ion lacks a bit of fun effects that trs. W ith the function pad motion can block an effect and release the finger thereby crushing a box or synth rhythm during this time with two hands and then touch up quickly KP2 and continue so on. It's pretty instinctive and cratif. There is also a mute function that can have fun rsultat the same as the action on a fader of a mixer and the little knob that allows the manip looks very strong.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What are those you prfrez, you dtest?</span>
What I like most: the Loop, cot instinctive and intuitive cratif, mute and pad motion
What I like least: the grossiret the trick. , Poor quality of the 4 buttons below the touch pav (it's hard plastic dsagrable to touch it for the most part Gnant sampler) and the difficulty of samples pr cis. The pads of rubber t sampler would like a CD player would be really easy to ca sampling.
6 because of the sound quality. 8 for cot cratif: a total of 7.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- How long have you use it?</span>
2 years. Sometimes he sleeps in a corner and I force myself to use it a bit. Fortunately with synth but it's cool to use the first for which I had bought (ie the mix) I use it more.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What is the particular feature you like best and least?</span>
see above.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?</span>
not. I test the Pioneer efx 500. The 1000 did not exist. I had an impact on a multi gemini fx7000 effects and some admittedly more mtalique silent but less coarse.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- How do you report qualitprix?</span>
270 pay nine Andorra 2 years ago a time when his c'tait cte argus. It would be around 430E same in all stores by AF REFERENCE. This is the best deal I made a point of view tariff.
Against the report by qualitprix is ​​not standard. It was worth the price but not 430E. Also like many Korg products he quickly lost value.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...</span>
Today between 150 and 200E AC is still worth the blow but I do not have that choice would do if silent again. For the components I'll take a TC electronic FireworX. For the mix I no longer wish inundates my mix of effects, ca cache Misr. There can be no cratif effects in a mix. If you have a bad multi FX I think it's better without it. When it was a good one should not abuse it.

Nigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
No less than one hundred pre-programmed effects gérablent midi, live or online.
The classic effects reverb, delay, chorus, EQ, flanger ...
It can be connected to the pc via midi connector or RCA audio output of koass.

It has 2 RCA inputs including one for the phono (turntable), 1 microphone jack Gros 6.35, 1 MIDI input and output with a 3 RCA to the overall sound and a big jack for headphones and one for MIDI.

For the price we'll have preferred a little better connections.


A small switch on the rear panel to switch the live according to the function directly.

A small two-page fact sheet summarizes the possibilities of the machine, for it is completely uninformed as it is indescribable in English.


I find that much of an effect are similar, or have no effect really usable, except it allows the effects to produce some drum sounds and other sounds sinusoidal, we can turn to his liking (with a little practice).

I love all the effects that can suppress frequencies, reverb, delay (of a battery is pretty cool), the flanger, the time stretch .... I love it so.


Buy 400 euros in 2004, it was my first multi-purpose, major faults that I find this toy are:

- The number of similar effects
- Function bpm which is not precise enough (2 bpm difference)
- The sampler (recording time too short)
- The difference in noise level between the effects
- That'll have some effects could be related just to produce and thus eliminate those that duplicate

What I like the KAOSS is its touch screen and céativité just by using it.

I do not know if I do it again the same choice given that prices are not commensurate with that performance and / or what I expected at the time.

I enjoyed myself anyway, is the most important.

dj-math's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
There are 99 effects in all classs in nine banks: Filters, mod, delay, reverb, sfx, bpmFX (plus a few basic rhythms), synth, vocoder, and finally the whole sampler controlled by three parameters: The pad x and y and fx deth.

The connection is found asser compleat front between a micro button with its gain (trim) and a headphone output with its volume doutton, back there between a line and a phono input RCA terminal with a password and an output line in CAR as well. and of course an entrance and exit south.


The configuration of the machine is simple asser.
You select a button effects with the BPM program to put the program 51 is an echo callable tempo has combined a low pass filter ht pass, if the machine can not find the tempo as I jou I can aid button with the tap / bpm. Once done I can then pos my finger on the pad and go over to the right I will echo my more acute and more I'm going to the left is more severe the more I'm going down over the 'echo will be short. If I like my effects and I want to I can quickly recall registration with or without the parameter of the pad in one of eight buttons at the top of the beast. Can be as memorable to some seconds mouvemet your finger on the pad with a small lever on the right below the bpm tap button and recalled the same movement with the lever is very playful I dir.

The manual and small but sufficient because after it was used Aprende the effect over time


The effects are great filters are oscillating or not, are the phaser flanger and distortion. Biensure found a lot of reverb and delay's. There is also a section dedicate to vocoder with 5 different paternal, a small sampler with two banks it is possible to scratch with the samples of the meter in dreams and adding some effects through the pad 's asser nice too.

I use a mixer vestax pcv180 who have an effects loop asser nice pre / post fader. I regale a little crazy with this config. But ons can be used with a whole bunch of different sources are beginning to see a lot of the little scene.

In my preferences nivo nivo jen effects have not so much any ettant not to abuse the efefts they must be positioned in the mix. LIB but I confess a big weakness for the 51 effects that an echo is filtered and callable in tempo, there is also the fact that 60 is neither more nor less than a loop that is four times can a finger swipe pass filter and also a 3 time then 2 then 1 until infinity. There is also a good filter can dixaine common oscillation in some tempo and some fix that one controller was EXCELLENT finger swipe.


I have been using AC output
I like the philosophy of the machine while it was under the finger
As against the eight key points of the program and limit very quickly so we have to select the effects that have been unable to register via the program button (99 effects a go)

Jet test at that time and the pioneer of EFX500 airfx of the alesis siel and fall for the jet of kaosspad2 korg

She begins to fall so enjoy it in a pure regale

I would do if I had a choice to do it again no one brand has yet emerged from effect module as complete and tay for live since kaosspad 2

alice_la_malice's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
The touch pad is great for live, it's more fun than the audience see the interaction between movement and music. This is very good, given that the 'show of laptop' are often criticized for their lack of action and what amounts to the mouse clicks ...

I plug my complete mix in KP2 and makes my program changes via my sequencer.


The setup is simple enough for someone who knows the South.
The manual lacks some details but still gives the slopes.


The effects are effective for the live, for some cons are a little too cheap for me to risk the Bands (some ordinary filters and flange in the carpet). Against live by, the quality does not matter more than the desired effect on a dancefloor to be honest.

I use my new laptop with a KP2 toshiba PC and Ableton Live.


I love that interact with my stereo mix is ​​effective and fun for the live.
Soon, the KP2 becomes a tool of war incomparable, for cons for my demos, I prefer to use effects in some cases more pro knowing that it will be listened to in more detail.

My big disappointment with the KP2 is clear that the switch between modes phono, line and mic would have earned to be more versatile. If we mix with the input line and we want to go to mic to sing with vocoder on this mix, well, that's a shame but it does not seem to be any direct thrue possible. So I have my trainer with me in my console and play with the lives to send or buy another KAOSS pad. All this is not as super ergonomic setup.

dj.Anonym67's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Kaoss Pad 2
There have flanger, delay, cho, reverb, and modulation functions for each sample 10 kinds of effects
RCA audio connectors and noon MODEL non rack


Trs easy to use, but it is better to keep the list of effects of self cot


Easy to torture the sound quality but the sound reminded a toy.
I use between a turntable and mix my desk, I like the functions of sampling, the flanger and the things I prfre modulations that have little to do with a table (headphone on one line)


I kaospad me since 3 years with a touch screen as fissurc'est CHRE on this toy!) For the 2nd version there as big progrsssibilit to have three samples in memory and a slightly better quality throughout ... it's a bit CHRE Despite the Pioneer spo me be more profitable, with exprience .... ben j 'il am mostly over this gaffe notch, but I will have it even when bought