Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

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Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Affect12 » Mon May 28, 2012 8:43 pm

Hello, I'm new, I just started getting into synths. I'm looking into getting a kaoss pad to have some on the fly effects. I have been thinking of just getting the miniKP. I assume I only need basic effects but the Quad also looks like it would be right there in front of me with all the buttons to push. Any opinions?

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by space6oy » Mon May 28, 2012 8:55 pm

my opinion is that this belongs in the buyer's guide section. :thumbright:

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Rick N Boogie » Mon May 28, 2012 9:18 pm

...and my opinion is that cool as the Kaoss line is, they're better served as a dessert than a main course. Iow, a proper synth is much more useful, and if you want effects, besides what may be already part of the synth, there are also better choices.
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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Affect12 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:22 pm

Rick N Boogie wrote:...and my opinion is that cool as the Kaoss line is, they're better served as a dessert than a main course. Iow, a proper synth is much more useful, and if you want effects, besides what may be already part of the synth, there are also better choices.
To be a little more clear. I was planning on using it with my monotribe. I also have a "classic" monotron and was even considering getting the Delay variation.

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Affect12 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:23 pm

space6oy wrote:my opinion is that this belongs in the buyer's guide section. :thumbright:
Sorry, Thanks!

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Hair » Mon May 28, 2012 9:33 pm

the miniKP is a great deal these days, I have one and I love it - the big boys are cool with the sampling and MIDI and all, but the mini is a blast and I think it'd go great with a Monotribe

to be fair though, if I were in your position I'd be drooling over an MFB 522 as a Monotribe buddy

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Affect12 » Mon May 28, 2012 10:34 pm

Hair wrote:the miniKP is a great deal these days, I have one and I love it - the big boys are cool with the sampling and MIDI and all, but the mini is a blast and I think it'd go great with a Monotribe

to be fair though, if I were in your position I'd be drooling over an MFB 522 as a Monotribe buddy
I think your right on both counts. I actually regrettable sold a DR-110 last year which I would of kept if I knew that I could of synced it up with the monotribe. That MFB 522 looks really good right now.

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Hugo76 » Tue May 29, 2012 12:22 am

I think you should look at the new MiniKaossPad 2. On that baby you can sample the incoming audio, and from what I can understand, you should be able to resample ad infinitum. I already have the original MiniKP and the KaossPad Quad, and I'm getting the MiniKP 2 as well :)

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Cumulus » Tue May 29, 2012 1:42 am

The Monotron and MiniKP is a fun little combination.

The original is cheap these days but maybe you should get the 2 .

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Affect12 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:10 pm

Does the 2 have any added effects bonus minus recording and Mp3 pliability. I'm mainly concerned with the effects.

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by aredj » Wed May 30, 2012 12:22 pm

Years ago I got the KP2 and yknow, out of the 100 preset effects, there were several that I actually liked. I used it once and awhile, then sold it...

Recently I got a kp3 for the sampling capabilities (out of necessity) and again, there are few effects that I like and use... I dont really need the sampling option anymore so Im gonna take it back and get what I really want.

KPquad. Make your own effect chain. Win.

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Affect12 » Wed May 30, 2012 4:08 pm

When will the miniKP2 be in stock? I like that the in and outs are 1/8 besides RCA.

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Re: Which Kaoss Pad should I get?

Post by Affect12 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:59 pm

Change of plans,

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