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Can you connect a Korg Kaoss Pad 3 (KP3) into a guitar amplifier?

I was looking at videos on youtube of people installing Matt Bellamy-style XY Midi pads into their guitars, and then running them through Korg KP3's. I am very inexperienced with midi devices, so I am very confused about multiple things. I know you hook the xy pad into the kp3 with a midi plug, but how do you connect the kp3 to your guitar amp? Also, is there a way to add a KP3 to your effects chain? And how do you go about powering the kp3 and xy pad? If you could answer any of these questions that would be great. Thanks!

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Hi, the midi cable out is the controller for the KP3 - it's essentially replacing the touch pad on the kp3 with a remote one in the guitar. The midi changes x and y parameters without needing to be near the kp3 itself. The KP3 is still placed in your effects chain usually at the end after other pedals/preamps. Some people use a separate amp for the KP3 so it doesn't interfere with their clean signal or analog tone (or you can use a switcher to loop it in and out). The KP3 has a headphone output which can go into an amp but it distorts pretty easily. main line outputs can use either a summed cable to your normal amp 1/4inch input or if your amp has two inputs you can link to both of them which offers less volume drop. Other option is to go to a mini mixer and do a line out to the amp. This adds another point in your chain but is the easiest to get a consistent volume level and avoid distortion.

The KP3 has its own 12v power supply - the XY type pads are powered by a 9v battery that is fitted in the guitar body alongside the controller (if you have active pickups or other 9v electronics you can share the same battery).

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