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Korg MiniKP

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

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Audiofanzine FR 11/06/2008

Korg MiniKP : Audiofanzine FR's user review

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(Originally written by UraHellios/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Important: 10-dB gain reduction!
So you must have a mixer with over 15 dB headroom if you want to have the possibility to set the track level lower.
The effects are very good compared to those of a Nuo 5, a Djm 400 and a Vestax Pmc 580 pro!
But you'll need some time to master all its features because each effect works on both axis, is affected by the global delay effect and can have several intensities.
It's not so easy in the beginning and the first minutes can be really disappointing.
Although the grid has limited resolution, certain effects use intermediate steps to produce flowing intensity sweeps.

UTILIZATION

Excellent user's manual and rather fast learning curve. The more you use it the more you like it.
It's only weakness is that the intensity can't be set directly with the knob.
Not very intuitive nor fast and you have to get used to it.

SOUND QUALITY

The only thing I can criticize is the 10 dB level reduction. All effects sound good and do what they are supposed to do. The sound is very good except in the headphone output.
The delay effects are really interesting because you can instantly switch between an eighth note and whole note, which is impossible with most mixers that require you to switch stepwise.


OVERALL OPINION

Consider the Mini KP as an excellent portable effects processor. You must be aware of its capabilities before you purchase it, and once you do you must spend some time with it to make the most of all its possibilities.
I recommend to plug it directly to a turntable.

Value for money ratio is 10/10 with the right mixer.