Korg Kaoss Pad 3 Plus Touchscreen Effects Processor w/ Loop Sampler

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Turbo boosted Kaoss Pad with new Effects and better Loop Sampler

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Manufacturer: Korg

Category: Recording & Playback



The realtime effects unit/sampler with the latest effects and sampling functionality

The Kaoss Pad series of effects units is famed for its intuitive touch-pad interface. The flagship model KP3 that appeared in 2006 continues to be highly acclaimed by musicians and DJs around the world for its powerful, instantaneous effect programs and its wealth of sampling functionality.

The sounds that drive the dance music scene have evolved significantly over these past seven years, and effects – and how they’re used - along with them.

The effects combinations which have become a staple in numerous genres and applications thanks to the KP3 have been taken to a new and cutting-edge level with the new KP3+. The KP3+ is a real-time effects unit that will generate the sounds of 2013 and beyond.


  • Use the touchpad to control effects in real time
  • A total of 150 effects ideal for DJ mixing and sound design; 42 new types including:
  • Vinyl Break simulates a turntable
  • Ducking Compressor emphasizes the backbeats
  • Newly-designed looper lets you freely manipulate loops
  • Effects you can use for breaks in your DJ play
  • High-spec sampling functionality
  • Numerous functions to make your performance even more expressive
  • FX Release function controls the reverberation to produce a more natural decay
  • Mute function cuts the input signal and outputs only the effect sound
  • Pad Motion function records and reproduces your effect usage
  • Practical functions that are easy to use during live performance or production
  • Eight program memories let you switch effects instantly
  • Hold function sustains the effect sound
  • Set the tempo with auto BPM, tap tempo, or the BPM knob
  • Pad LEDs ensure high visibility even in the dark
  • Highly expandable for even greater potential
  • USB MIDI allows for use as a powerful MIDI controller
  • Store sample data on an SD/SDHC card
  • Dedicated editor software for centralized management of sample data and settings

Additional Info

Additional Info


Number of effect programs:


Effect Categories:

Filter=20 (6), EQ=2?Modulation=18 (5), LFO=27 (2), Delay=17 (4), Reverb=8 (3), Grain Shifter=6 (1)

Looper=20 (17), Sampler=7, CrossFade=4, Drum=6, Synth=10 (3), Vocoder=5 (1)

( ): New or improved functionality is enclosed in parentheses.

Main controllers:

Touch pad, LEVEL slider

Audio Input:

Line Input (Stereo RCA pin jack)

Mic Input (Mono unbalanced 6.3 mm phone Jack)

Audio Output:

Line Output (Stereo RCA pin jack)

Headphone (6.3 mm Stereo phone jack)

Sampling Frequency:

48 kHz


24 bit / Linear

Sampling time:

Each of the four sample banks can record a sample up to 13 seconds

External storage device:

SD Card (16MB – 2GB), SDHC Card (- 32GB)


In / Out


Type B

Power supply:



4-digit LED display


210 (W) x 226 (D) x 49 (H*) mm / 8.27” x 8.90” x 1.93",

*including knob height


1.3 kg / 2.87 lbs.


AC adapter, protective sheet for touch pad

Operating requirements for “Kaoss Pad KP3+ Editor”


Computers: With USB ports support “Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8”.

OS: Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or later) / Vista (SP2 or later, 32bit/64bit) / 7 (SP1 or later, 32bit/64bit) / 8 (32bit/64bit),



Apple Macintosh computer with USB ports support Mac OS X.


Intel Mac supports


Later Mac OS X 10.5 or later