20 Most Recent Korg Mini Kp Kaoss Pad Questions & Answers

The Mini KP is an effect processor primarily. Sound passes in and through either with or without processing and effecting. Due to this fact you must have an incoming signal to process, or you wont hear anything. However there are a few settings that act more like a synth and tone generator.To initiate an effect you must touch the pad and hold contact. There is a hold button on the lower left side facing down. If you hit this button while an effect is being created, then you can let go without the effect stopping. You can adjust the effect in real time as well. Out of the 99 presets if you have tried them all with absolutely no sound output, then the problem is physical and will need a repair man/woman.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Jan 04, 2013

YES. It is an effect processor. Thus is needs an incoming signal of virtually any kind, (so long as it can be adapted to RCA) in order to actually do what it does. I have had a lot of fun trying all sorts of signals. Have fun!!

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Sep 28, 2011

Sounds like this Presonus is causing alot of people issues. Its not your pad thats the problem i think presonus needs to update there stuff. Im seeing alot of questions on here about PreSonus and there all the same. Contact them and ask them whats up, especially after paying so much for it

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on May 13, 2011

We can't guess what type mixer you might be using, HOWEVER check if the units are compatible by verifying that both either have or don't have balanced interconnections. If the pad is unbalanced and the mixer requires balanced lines, when you plug this in you will get a 6 Db drop (reduce to 1/4th power). It may not work at all when not on bypass. Check the specs in your user manual of the mixer, whatever model it may be.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on May 04, 2011

The Mini KP generates Stereo output and you would run it to either a stereo channel on your mixer before the amp or into two channels of your mixer board and PAN them to opposite sides.

If you try to connect this to a monaural amp, like a guitar amp) your cable will ground out the output of this box. The minimum would be to builld a special resistive mixer to combine the channels before they go to your amp HOWEVER you will lose much of the effects without having a stereo system.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011

Try running it in your FX loop ( out of the mixer into the Kaos, out of the kaos back into the mixxer or out of the mixer into the kaos and out of the kaos into your amp.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010

you need to lower the loop volume for it is taking a small sample every time you loop.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Mar 10, 2010

You haven't got a send and return on your cdmp 6000. What I advice you to do is the following: connect the master out, the red/white cinch, to the input of the kaoss pad. Than connect the output of the kaoss pad to your speaker system or reciever. You can now control effects on the master single.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Mar 10, 2010

I'm having the problem too...I'm thinking that maybe getting the DC adapter MAY fix it though as stated in the Manual: "...The output level of the mini-KP will be smaller than its input level. This is because the attenuator circuit is connected at the input section, considering that the mini-KP is used on battery power." so maybe the dc connector will increase output volume?

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Jan 30, 2010

You need to put the Mini Kaoss Pad in direct mode.
Hold down Memory A and press Memory B once, use the dial to select DIR instead of SND.
Hold down Memory A and press Memory B once again to return to normal play mode.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Dec 13, 2009

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Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Oct 18, 2009

For dj use, industry standard would be something like a Pioneer DJM600 mixer. 4 channels w/ effects and a mic input. To use kaoss it's best to go into Send/Return input through the effects. By tapping on Send, all sound is sent out to the kaoss pad, and comes back into the mixer into the Return inputs. By doing this you can have the kaoss pad on sitting next to the mixer ready to apply effects all the time. Then connect the master outputs from mixer into your amp, or straight to powered speakers. Kaossilator is more of an instrument than effects unit, so plug in to channel 3 after your 2 cdjs in channel 1 and 2. You still have a spare channel left. I use 2 x 1200s and 2 x cdjs with kaoss pad through effects channel in this way. A 4 channel mixer is plenty.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Aug 23, 2009

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.


Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Aug 22, 2009

Try connecting the main output to the input of the Kaoss and the output of the Kaoss to your amp. You will get more signal.

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on Aug 06, 2009

The kaos pad is a mainly input based machine ... You sure you got sound going in?

Korg Mini Kp... | Answered on May 23, 2009

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