Korg has just released the new KP3 Kaoss Pad Version 2.0, which offers a whole selection of user-requested features and provides a number of additional improvements to functionality.
The KP3 built on the KAOSS legacy with added capability and features. Now, say Korg, version 2.0 for the KP3 takes those features even further, providing greater flexibility in the areas of effects and sampling functionality. The Version 2.0 package, which includes the version upgrade, a newly revised 2.0 Editor Librarian for Mac and PC and all instructional documents is available worldwide as a free download from your local Korg website.
* Sample Playback Trigger Functions Add Versatility
New sample trigger options have been implemented to provide greater control over looped samples. The new Gate function plays a sample only as long as you are pressing the sample pad. You can also decide whether the sample is retriggered from the beginning or plays continuously. Furthermore, the trigger type can be assigned per-sample pad.
* Polyphonic Sample Edit Mode Streamlines Sample Mixing
The four samples can now be played simultaneously, and this allows for volume mixing of all samples in the Sample Edit mode. Additionally, triggering and muting of samples can be controlled in real-time while in this mode.
* Additional Loop Type Offers Greater Rhythmic Possibilities
A new loop selection offers greater control over how a sample retriggers when using one of the loop programs involving the touch pad. Now, the starting point of the sample can be changed depending on how you drag your finger across the touch pad.
* KP3 Editor Version 2.0
KP3 Version 2.0 works in tandem with the new Version 2.0 Editor Librarian. All previously mentioned functions are now represented in the Editor Librarian program, which works for both Mac and PC.
This Operating System update for the KP3 adds many useful features. A full listing of improvements is included in the download package. Korg recommends the use of the most current software to all users.