KORG KAOSS PAD ENTRANCER: Audio Video Processor
The Kaoss Pad Entrancer lets you manipulate visual images in realtime with intuitive fingertip control. This is a must-have piece of gear for any artist who produces performances that bring together images and sound. The original Kaoss Pad redefined the concept of what an effect processor can do and caused a creative storm in the international music scene by letting you control any type of effect in realtime with the touch of a finger. And now, the Kaoss Pad Entrancer gives you similar control over video effects and transitions. Images are now an indispensable part of dance music and the Entrancer lets you control them in realtime just as if you were ?performing? them. This revolutionary audio/video effect processor opens up a new world of image and sound by allowing you to easily manipulate video at any type of performance ? even those that were impractical with existing VJ equipment.
The Entrancer is a completely new type of video effect processor with a touch panel for fingertip control over images and sounds. By moving your finger vertically and horizontally over the X/Y pad or by tapping it, you can control different parameters simultaneously, just as if you were ?performing video.? A wide range of effects can now be performed quickly and intuitively, opening new possibilities for video and musical expression. In addition to its potential as a VJ device, the Entrancer's sophisticated flexibility lets it work with other types of video systems. It can also be used to add an element of realtime control to the video equipment system you are already using or you can use it to add effects to a DVD or other image source for your own enjoyment. It also includes all the audio effects that have become so popular on the KAOSS PAD KP2.
You can choose from 100 different video effect programs and combinations that modify the image in dramatic ways. From basic effects such as nega-posi, fade, mono color, wipe, color change, freeze, flip left/right, flip up/down, rotate, and expand/shrink, all the way to more sophisticated effects such as noise, stretch, split-screen, invert image components, sand storm, monochrome, delay, strobe, mirroring, and emboss ? and even unusual effects like spinning while shrinking! ? you can freely control an amazing range of visual effects. Effect programs can be selected easily by turning a knob, and eight of the audio, video, and combination effects can be directly accessed in the program memory buttons. There's also a Hold switch that lets you hold the state of the effect produced by the current position of your finger on the touch pad. This lets you easily control everything from simple effects to radical changes produced by the simultaneous application of multiple effects ? a great asset to any VJ performance. There are 100 combinations that combine these effect programs with audio effect programs, controlling them simultaneously to create performance expressions that have never been experienced before.Audio effect programs ideal for
The Entrancer is packed with all kinds of audio effects; filters, distortion, spatial-type effects such as delay and reverb, and effects like flanger, phaser, and pan that add movement to the sound. Many analog synthesizer and ambience sounds are also included, making the KAOSS PAD entrancer a great tool not just for the VJ, but also for DJ work, remixes or music production.
Twenty types of BPM effect can be synchronized to the tempo of your music to control delay time or the pan, phaser, or flanger LFO. Of these, eight 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 direct-sample an image and a phrase and use the touch p