Wish a Kaoss Pad was made for Pedalboards

Rocksully

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I was just thinking about how non-pedalboard friendly Korg Kaoss Pads are.
It would be amazing if Empress Effects, Meris, Keeley, Strymon, somebody created a Kaoss Pad that was built for pedalboards, with easy connectivity and no tone loss when not engaged.
 

pstrike

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Yeah, it seems like a no brainer for Korg, since they already make pedals...but would you control it with your toes?
 

sleewell

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has anyone seen the band starset? love what the singer does live with that big board, if they still use it. we opened for them a while back. reminds me of a big kaoss pad type of thing that is really cool for certain stuff.
 

axdxm

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I had a Zoom multieffects unit that had a built in wah/expression pedal. The pedal was awesome in that you could not only move it up and down like a wah, but you could move it sideways (pivot at the toe) for an extra axis of control. You could assign any effect to it and any parameter to each axis. I loved assigning a delay and made the up/down parameter dry/wet and the sideways axis feedback. I could fade in the delay and do incredible psychedelic feedback swells and cut it off all in a fluid, musical motion. The only kicker was that you had to go through Zoom's preamp and you couldn't defeat it. It was also kind of big and clunky and I didn't want to use it in addition to another pedal board so I sold it. I would LOVE a standalone expression pedal that behaved that way. I've owned Kaoss pads as well and you have a similar vibe in that you can control two effects simultaneously depending on where you are in the grid (more of a parameter the higher you are in the y axis and more of a parameter more to the right on the x axis).
 

sahhas

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i've had a korg kaoss pad 2 on my board for years, love it:

have to use 1/4 phono to rca plugs, but i've made it work. but i always thought they should have made a version of this for guitar....seems like a no brainer....
 

Rocksully

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I like to play my effects like an instrument, so it would be cool to have a kaoss pad on it that directly hooked up in the signal chain that allowed me to make some really cool sounds by manipulating my signal, and not generating a new tone.
 

sahhas

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about 10 years ago (or maybe more), there was an article I saw that Vernon Reid was using a Korg Kaoss pad mini in his set up...i think he had it mounted to one of his guitars....not sure how long he did it, i don't think i've seen any pics of him with it....
 

Dandolin

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:dunno

works surprisingly well. 'tis yet another skill to work on, though.

still thinking about modding it to add an attack/decay circuit between the built-in distortion and kp input to add to the synthipotential.... :munch:phones
 
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