LiveFX For iPad, Inspired By The Korg Kaoss Pad, Now Available


ElephantCandy has released LiveFX (full version) for iPad. A free version was previously available.

LiveFX is a Dynamic Effects Processor for iPad. Any audio source can be processed. You can use either live sound input, the built-in track player that plays from your iTunes library or Audiobus to stream audio through LiveFX.

The app lets you create your own combination of audio effects, and simultaneously control up to four effects using a single fingertip (over 1000 possible combinations) or use multi-touch for automated dynamic sound effects.

Here’s a preview of LiveFX in action:


  • Hook up any source or even use an other app with Audiobus
  • Control multiple effects in realtime using the intuitive LiveFX touchpad
  • Create your own LiveFX combinations and use up to four effects at once
  • Use multi touch to create an auto dynamic effect
  • Use one of the many preset-banks or save your own
  • With Audiobus access those presets from within an other app
  • Make your own effect combination from the countless possibilities
  • Lock button holds the effect settings, for dazzling hands-free use
  • Versatile and highly playable effects control, delivering unimaginable expression
  • New Looper effects – Forward, Reverse and Slice – add new audio intensity
  • Mix it up with new DJ emulation Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects
  • Auto BPM detection and Tap Tempo keeps your LiveFX locked to the beat

LiveFX is available for $8.99 in the App Store. A free version is also available.

17 thoughts on “LiveFX For iPad, Inspired By The Korg Kaoss Pad, Now Available

  1. Yeah, unfortunately there are quite a few apps that are iOS6 only. I’m still running 5.1.1 on my iPad2 and have no intention of upgrading.
    Luckily I have 6 on my iPad4, so have the best of both worlds.
    This is an excellent app though, I upgraded the free version when it came out and this is exactly the same as the free upgraded version.
    I did wonder if there was any way, or point in contacting the developer to swap. There’s no real reason why I would want to, just personal preference.

  2. I haven’t avoided the upgrade, I paid for the IAP straight away when the free version came out.
    I’d just prefer the full version instead, although there’s no real logic behind it. I was just wondering if there’d be anyway to do a straight swap.

  3. Lol, I’ve just realised that you may have meant the upgrade to iOS6!
    I just prefer 5 for lots of little reasons. I prefer the YouTube app on 5, prefer the app store, and have apps that seem to work better on it. Wifi also seems more stable also, although it’s much faster on 6, I get occasional drop outs.
    Again it’s those reasons, others, and personal preference. As I have 6 on another iPad, there’s no real pressing need to upgrade. Maybe in the future as more apps require it, I’ll reconsider.

    1. technology is forced on us, beyond our control nowadays. we can resist this in small ways by waiting to upgrade…..this is the input developers use as they try to develop tech that meets our needs….. :-/

  4. Would love to hear from owners of this app – how do the effects compare to those of the Korg KP-3? Are they of the same quality?

    1. No, the effects on the KP3 are better and more diverse, but for the price it is a great app. And at the moment it is unique on the ipad.

  5. It’s a fantastic app -£5.99?
    It’s a no brainer and it sounds brilliant , I’ve owned a kaoss pad and its incredible how this app colours a dull idea into something new and exciting – highly recommended

  6. i have an ipad and i use the lemur on it as a control surface, its great tool to have. i have tried rebirth garageband, ext and the ikaossilator but never really took a hold of me, although i can see their worth.

    but this looks to be a real winner if you can get sound in and out with a minimal latency and a reasonable quality. am not big with ios apps, is it possible to use an app like this in a dj set or like a kaoss pad on a live set up? are the audio interface that are available up to the task????

  7. My biggest issue with It is that you can’t change/edit any of the parameters except by interacting with the X – Y matrix.

  8. @Ned I agree , but would add that editability of the fx implies more parameters for control , of which 2 can be played on the xy pad .
    I’ve held off buying this in the hope they add more parameters/editability to the fx , or another fx app comes along that allows this (recent sugar bytes IOS app rumour adds to my hope) .

  9. I like LiveFX. I especially like the LFO effects you can get thanks to the automation. However I think there’s room for improvement in the looper section – I can rarely get the triggering/timing right like I can on my KP mini. But then my KP mini was 25 times the price of this app!

  10. I wish they would allow you to load up samples into slots and print ex on them so you could then copy them to apps that you’d like to use them in. That is why korg invented the kaosspad version 3.

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