Beardyman used KP-3s extensively before developing the Beardytron 5000. "You could do accurate subdivisions of a tempo, or multipliers of a tempo. (...) But whilst they were the best thing out there at the time as an effect/pseuso-looping solution, and they can resample into themselves, they do all of that very clunkily and slowly."more
This is a tool that is popular with electronic artists and DJ's but I have found this just as versatile for use with my guitar music. There are many styles of effects on offer here which can be utilised to your taste using the X and Y pad. The only naff thing I have to say about the KP3 is the vocoder, it's the cheapest part of the unit. Other than that, worth checking out! For an example of guitar based music using the KP3, click here - http://slownews.bandcamp.com/track/4
Looper, delays, grain shifter, this thing has it all. There's even a vocoder and enough banks to store a multitude of patterns and settings. Although known for it's place in electronic production setups, it's equally at home processing guitar effects. Lots of fun to use.
This is a very interesting sonic tool. I run my it throught the effects loop of my amp and have had the most success with it there. This is a DJ tool, but on guitar it opens up a ton of sonic possibilities. Love how Matt Bellamy used one, so I would a Kaoss Guitar, and this thing is like nothing else. Great delays and filters. Great if your looking to sound like no one else. Not for the purist.
Great for DJs, which want to spice up their sets with some live effects and samples. There is a lot of different things you can do with it, and it also can be used as a MIDI controller. It shines with variety and simplicity, but lacks depth in some parts. There are quite some limitations within the different features.
Korg Kaoss PAD KP3 I never really use this but for some reason the touch panel is not working anymore, so i use it only for tapping BPM when I have an idea! High price tap tempo monitor!
This thing has it all, from live 4 track looper (quantized to max 16 steps) to 120+ effects. The best thing is that you use a pad to modify the settings, not knobs like on most regular effects. The quality of those effects is not excellent, but they process the signal very well.
I love running my Kaossilator Pro Plus through this Kaoss Pad 3 Plus. It greatly enhances an already astonishing touch pad synthesizer and loop recorder. The grain shifting effects in particular are really wild.