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micro korg - kaoss pad help

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Fishbrain, Mar 17, 2008.


  1. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    I know this isn't strictly effects so feel free too move me...

    In our band we use a Micro Korg and a Mini Kaoss pad

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    We have the microkorg running through the kaoss pad and then straight into DI/PA.

    When the Microkorg is on its loudest setting its still FAR quieter than the Kaoss pad, the Kaoss pad doesn't have a volume on it though. Is there anyway around this?

    Thanks
     
  2. jinithith2

    jinithith2

    Jul 15, 2007
    New Hampshire
    perhaps run the kaoss pad through a volume pedal set at like 1/2 (or however much u need it decreased) and then if thats too quiet, run both of them into an amp? or you could just run the keyboard through an amp
     
  3. jinithith2

    jinithith2

    Jul 15, 2007
    New Hampshire
    actually, I'm not sure, cos the output might be too big already for the two things to go through an amp
     
  4. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    The Mini KP has a volume control on the bottom right, just under the touch pad.

    Depending on what effect you use, you may need to turn the effect level mix down. I use a KP3 and when I use the synth or drums it is hella loud if I don't drop the mix down. Otherwise, that volume control should do you just fine.
     
  5. 343 Salty Beans

    343 Salty Beans

    Jan 24, 2006
    Anyone ever tried mounting a mini KP on their bass? I always thought it would be a fun project to integrate one with a cheap Squier. Of course, fun projects mean cash and time I severely lack.
     
  6. irvinz

    irvinz

    Nov 23, 2006
    Australia
    has too much gas
    chuck a boost pedal just before =p
    i've even used a fuzz pedal with it. they're awesome
     
  7. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp

    i'll give it a go but i'm pretty sure that's the headphones volume...
     
  8. irvinz

    irvinz

    Nov 23, 2006
    Australia
    has too much gas
    it is headphone volume if i remember right
     
  9. irvinz

    irvinz

    Nov 23, 2006
    Australia
    has too much gas
    p.s. cant u just turn the gain up on the desk?
     
  10. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Oh, I see. Yeah, I just used my KP3 in a DJ setting for the first time (assisting a new DJ friend of mine) and the volume is surprisingly hard to control even on that model. My only suggestion would be to turn down the effect mix.

    Also, what are you using the mini-KP for?
     
  11. thronebass87

    thronebass87

    Mar 1, 2005
    Matt Bellamy (guitarist for Muse) put the full size kaoss pad on one of his guitars. He uses it on Supermassive Black Hole and if you're interested you can check out this video on youtube done by a Muse fan who's done this mod...

     
  12. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    we have the micro korg running through it so that we can use it to change the sounds coming from the micro korg. It has some sounds on it that we use on its on just as effects.
     
  13. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Okay, I think my suggestion should hold true. If turning down the effects mix doesn't work for you, then use the headphone out instead of the RCA.
     
  14. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    the effects mix on what sorry? and whats an RCA?
     
  15. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    The effects mix on the Kaoss Pad. There is one... right?

    RCA is the yellow and red audio plugs.
     
  16. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    Possibley on the Kaoss Pad but this is the mini KP so doesn't really have that much stuff on it aapart from the actual effects.
     

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