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Korg mini kp only some effects working. Low sound output

Just bought new korg mini kaoss pad. Bought brand new monster cables for it and everything. Seem to have it hooked up right, but only some of the effects are working. Most of them are not. I also seem to be having a low sound output all together. Yes, my aux. in level is turned all the way up as well. What am I doing wrong please help. By the way I have a Rane ttm-56 mixer. Just received mine in the post yesterday, and it appears that the Korg KP Mini reduces the output volume when the signal is returned to the mixer. I'm extremely annoyed with this as it effectively makes this useless unless you plug a post effect amplifier into your setup. Even with this workaround solution, you're going to pick up a lot more noise as you are amplifying a low volume signal which will pick up more of the 'noise floor'. How can they release a product like this!?! BTW - I've tried hooking it up to the mains, and this make no difference to the post effect output levels. - j Wood

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  • Michial Gueffroy May 11, 2010

    Are you using the direct setting or the snd setting? One will have a pad effect on the amount of signal aloud into the unit to prevent clipping. I think its the snd setting for hooking into a mixers fx loop. The manual is at if you need one. I also saw a user group on the net somewhere and I'll look for it again.



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I have the same Kaoss Pad mini and have exactly the same problem. I have asked for a solution as well!

The only way I have been able to use live is to turn up master on mixer to compensate, but this is incredibly hard to do if you're not always going through the KP as you have to adjust master volume each time up or down.

I haven't heard any volume problems with the full size Kaoss Pads, think it might just be a KP mini problem.


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