This is a review of the Korg Kaoss Pad.
The Kaoss Pad can provide a new dimension and texture to existing instruments. Any sound can be feed in through the RCA input.
The Kaoss Pad is extremely intuitive. The XY pad feels good, and the light indicators follow your touch very well. The XY controls that are programmed by default are very natural, and they modify the sound in an ear pleasing manner.
The Korg effects that are applied to the sound are excellent.
The RCA connections are different than the typical 1/4″ connections found on other music gear. Although, to their credit, they do feel fairly solid.
It is difficult to be precise with the Kaoss Pad. (Ironically, this is also a feature). It would be hard to play a song exactly the same way twice in a row. If you are a perfectionist, this probably isn’t the instrument for you. If you like to experiment, then it is perfect for you.
The Kaoss Pad is an experimentalist’s instrument. It is intuitive and makes fantastic noise.