Korg KOASS Replay Dynamic Effects Processor & Sampler

In his latest loopop video, synthesist Ziv Eliraz reviews the new Korg KAOSS Replay – a flagship take on the classic KAOSS concept.

The KAOSS Replay goes way beyond the OG KAOSS Pad, but also is priced around $1000. Is it worth it?

Check out the review and share your thoughts in the comments!

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:30 Overview
2:40 Pad, banks
4:55 Faders, groups
5:20 Program, Cue
7:05 Native, Ref BPM
7:45 I/O
8:50 Monitor
9:40 SD import
12:20 Pad edit
14:25 Time-stretch
16:30 Quantize
17:15 Vari pitch
18:15 KAOSS FX
18:35 Filters
19:00 Mod fx
19:25 LFO fx
19:55 Delay, verb
20:35 Loop fx
21:20 Vocoder fx
21:50 Voice fx
23:25 Synth fx
24:30 Sampling
25:45 Looper?
28:15 Live rec
28:45 Misc
29:10 MIDI
29:20 Pros, cons
33:30 Outro

19 thoughts on “Korg KOASS Replay Dynamic Effects Processor & Sampler

  1. This could have been really good and hit a perfect price point. All im seeing is limitations and a high price. Maybe they’ll put out a more “focused” version like the Kaoss Quad, multi-fx, motion sequencing and thats it. Just chop off the whole bottom half, everything doesnt need to be a sampler. Thats what samplers are for and there are plenty.

        1. No envelopes, 1 Kaoss effect at a time (for the price and cause Kaoss Quad), Not portable (almost every new sampler is portable at a similar ot lower price point), RCA’s (like WTF), No sequencing, so sampler= yes, but everything else that makes a sampler usable= no. Probably some more stuff but thats just from the video.

    1. I kind of agree.
      For the £1000 Korg are asking, you can do all of this (plus a LOT more) with a MPC One and still have enough change to buy Roland SP-404 MK2.
      However, I’m more of a producer / beat maker than a DJ.
      I think for DJ’s this will be a fair bit of kit.

    2. The Kaos Pad 3 had sample playback capability so it’s not entirely out of wack for the prduct line

      It’s completely half baked though

  2. Absolutely not. There are so many other options on the market for less, or an equivalent price that beat it on almost every front.

  3. Hey Korg, please make a stripped down version without the sampler for 400 bucks. A lot of us just want a cool effects box for our synths and drum machines. I’ve never even used the sampling functions on my KP3. I have an MPC for that.

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