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Korg KPE-1 KAOSS Pad Entrancer

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Allows manipulation of visual images in realtime with intuitive fingertip control. The older KAOSS Pad allowed easy touch control of sound: the newest KAOSS Pad entrancer gives you similar control over video effects and transitions. The entrancer lets you control images in realtime interactively. It accesses a new world of image and sound by allowi...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Allows manipulation of visual images in realtime with intuitive fingertip control. The older KAOSS Pad allowed easy touch control of sound: the newest KAOSS Pad entrancer gives you similar control over video effects and transitions. The entrancer lets you control images in realtime interactively. It accesses a new world of image and sound by allowing you to easily manipulate video at any type of performance”even those up to now incompatible with existing multimedia gear.

By moving your finger over the X/Y pad or by tapping it, you can control different parameters simultaneously. A wide range of effects can now be controlled quickly and intuitively. The KAOS Pad Entrancer can be used to add elements of realtime control over the video equipment system you are already using, or use it to add effects to a DVD or other image sources. It also includes all the audio effects that made the KAOSS Pad KP2 such a big hit.

100 different video effect programs and combinations that dramatically modify the images. From basic effects such as nega-posi, fade, mono color, wipe, color change, freeze, flip left/right, flip up/down, rotate, and expand/shrink, to more sophisticated effects such as noise, stretch, split-screen, invert image components, sand storm, monochrome, delay, strobe, mirroring, and emboss”and mind-blowing effects like spinning while shrinking! Effect programs can be selected easily at the turn of a knob, and 8 of the audio, video, and combination effects can be directly accessed in the program memory buttons. A Hold switch lets you hold the state of the effect produced by the current position of your finger on the touch pad. 100 combinations combine these effect programs with audio effect programs, controlling them simultaneously to create performance expressions that have never been experienced before.

Audio effects include filters, distortion, spatial-type effects such as delay and reverb, and effects like flanger, phaser, and pan that add motion to the sound. A host of analog synthesizer and ambience sounds are included, making the KAOSS Pad entrancer ideal for DJ work, remixes or music production as well as video work.

20 types of BPM effect can be synchronized to the tempo of your music to control the delay time, pan, phaser, or flanger LFO. Of these, 8 can synchronize a rhythm pattern or synth bass to the BPM, and play it from the touch pad. You can set the BPM manually, use Auto BPM to detect it from an input source, use the Tap Tempo function to set the BPM by pressing the Tap key, or control BPM from incoming MIDI Clock messages.

Using Sample/Play effects, you can sample an image and a phrase and use the touch pad to apply effects such as time-stretch, reverse, scratch and play it back. There is a 6-second maximum for visual sampling and for each of the 2 sample keys, you can record 1 still image and a 6-second audio phrase. You can also sample the image and visual phrase being output (for each of the 2 sample keys, you can record one still image and a 6-second audio phrase), and play it back.

The Pad Motion function lets you record the movement of your finger on the X/Y Pad, allowing you to easily reproduce complex movements to create your own customized image or sound effects. Mute/Freeze lets you freeze the output video, and play the still images registered in the 2 sample keys, magnify or invert them, or cut the input sound to leave only the reverb or delay effect sound. You can rapidly switch Mute on/off in time with the rhythm for a DJ "tranceformer" technique. You can produce audio waveform images that appear like an oscilloscope and other high-tech imagery. The possibilities for unique, custom control tricks and effects are unlimited.

A wide range of inputs and outputs allow easy hook-up. Video and S-video input jacks let you directly connect video, DVD, or camcorder devices. In club situations where you need to switch images in succession, you can use VJ software running on your PC together with web cams to add immediacy that would be difficult when using a PC alone and raise the energy level on the dance floor! MIDI connectors let you use the entrancer to control the sounds or effects of an external keyboard, sampler or effect processor, and even sequence and replay your movements from a MIDI sequencer. And using the entrancer in conjunction with external equipment will open an infinite range of possibilities for controlling image and sound effects.

The color of the entrancer's touch pad changes dramatically depending on the position of your finger and the type of effect selected. These lighting effects will charge your performance space, adding an aura of drama to the action.

Effect Programs: 100 (Visual), 100 (Sound), 100 (Combination)

Input: Line Inputs 1 / 2; video input jack 1: pin jack; video input jack 2: pin jack, S jack (S jack preferred) (video input jack 1 and 2 are switchable, selected by audio input switch)

Output: Line Outputs 1 / 2; video output jack: pin jack; S-video output jack: S jack; headphones (stereo phone jack)

Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz

AD/DA Conversion: 20-bit linear


Power Supply: DC7V (AC Adapter)

9.45 in. (W) 9.69 in. (D) x 2.64 in. (H)
Including knobs

Weight: 4.63 Lbs.

Accessories: AC Adapter, Touch pad protection sheet


Manipulate visual images in realtime with intuitive fingertip control
100 different video effect programs
100 audio effects
100 audio/visual combinations
Inputs: 2 line inputs, 2 video inputs, and pin jack
2 video jacks, one pin jack, S-video output jack, S jack, and headphone jack
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All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

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-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

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-Damage resulting from modification.
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