Korg NTS-3 KAOSS Pad Lets You Load Custom Effects

Ahead of the 2024 NAMM Show, Korg has already announced the microKORG 2; the KingKORG Neo; the opsix mkII; wavestate, opsix and modwave modules; and the NTS-1 mkII DIY synth.

Today, they have also announced the Nu:Tekt NTS-3 kaoss pad, a new effects unit that combines the classic KAOSS X/Y pad touch interface and KAOSS effects into a compact yet powerful customizable DIY kit.

With up to 4 effects playable at the same time and deep editing options, NTS-3 stands as a performance powerhouse, offering unparalleled versatility that elevates your on-the-go performances to new heights.

And, like Korg’s other multi-engine devices, the NTS-3 kaoss pad lets you load third-party effects, and even create your own custom effects, using a dedicated logueSDK (Software Development Kit).

Key Features:

  • 200 programs (100 preload, 100 user programs)
  • Classic KAOSS Pad control
  • Combine 4 effects at once
  • logueSDK means you can load your own effects
  • Input/output jacks
  • Headphone / AUDIO OUT jack (3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack)
  • AUDIO IN jack (3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack)
  • SYNC OUT jack (3.5 mm TRS mini-phone jack, 5V output level)
  • SYNC IN jack (3.5 mm TRS mini-phone jack, 20V maximum input level)

Korg NTS-3 kaoss pad Audio Demos:

See the Korg site for details.

17 thoughts on “Korg NTS-3 KAOSS Pad Lets You Load Custom Effects

  1. Is there any reason why they have not done a basic eurorack module like this? Many of us would love one in our rack. Seems like a softball, unless I’m missing something.

  2. I really find it amazing that this $170 Kaoss NTS-1 can do four effects at the same time while the $1000 Kaoss Replay cannot.

    I really want one.

    1. ^exactly my first thought when i saw this

      NTS 3 is a kaoss pad quad that can load custom effects for 170.
      Kaoss Replay can play audio but is completely underpowered for 1K.

      Also do not get why the king korg neo is more expensive then the other three digital synths.
      Same with the logue line: mono -mini -logue & XD are super powerful for the price, prologue and drumlogue overpriced.

      Korg pricing schemes are wierd … but as long as they give us the good gear for less then the bad gear it’s fine i guess 😉

      1. I’m really hoping Korg has good firmware updates planned for the Kaoss Replay as the hardware seems well thought out (escept for the USB-C only used to power it and having a second micro-USB for data transfer) but the software is lacking un many regard and could be fixed. Looking at Elektron who added tons of new features to the MK1 versions of the Analog4 and the Rytm it shows its possible of there is a will.

        As a huge fan of the KP3 I am tempted by the Kaoss Replay but I will wait until it gets better before I make a move.

  3. Another excellent price of gear at an affordable price, we’re not even through January and already 2024 is shaping up to be a great year for music equipment

  4. Probably should be an article on korg’s portable turntable, also announced 2024. Might make the “why the flagship kaoss?” folx to see the different markets.

  5. So the thing has 4 effect slots and a display that isnt big enough to show that?
    Whats the thing with the pseudo DIY build & look?

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