I recently created this thread: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1658340 in search of finding a lead-synth emulation pedal for the guitar. I searched for a while and was referred to the Mothership by Pigtronix. Expensive, but it does what I originally wanted.

However, Ibanez did this thing after guitarists everywhere did it first: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/usa/news/f_products/2014/KP/index.html This introduced me to the idea of using on-guitar effects processors.

I did some more research and found this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2W0ELBius4 (I cut out the http:// because I didn't want embedding) And I thought, "Wow. That is sick." I saw that he had a drum pad and a Kaoss-like pad attached, and also a ring that works supposedly by magic. I would think the only post or pre-editing was tone selection/work, pad assignment, and drum tracking.

The ring is called a "Hot Hand Ring" and info is here: http://www.sourceaudio.net/products/hothand/hothand3.php I think these guys have somewhat a monopoly on this technology.

What I want is to have the capability to do dubstep-like things live, which I think is possible with the right equipment. Let's assume the Hot Hand ring is the only one of it's kind.

tl;dr background My question is about the Mini Kaoss Pad 2. http://www.korg.com/us/products/dj/mini_kaoss_pad2/ How good are the synth patches? I can't find any demos of just those patches. Also, are there any other effect pads that you might suggest?

Thank you c:
Last edited by Will Lane at Oct 10, 2014,
I have an online buddy who has tried some of this, and he prefers the older, bigger models of the Mini-KP as opposed to the ones that look like computer mice. But his complaints are more of ergonomics than the programming. He really does like the KPs themselves.

Now, he is more into older electronic styles for his music- think Robert Fripp, William Orbit, Moby or Tangerine Dream- so he's not doing dubstep style stuff. But judging from how guys are using them in bands like Muse, I don't see there being a problem.

You might want to check out these videos from Crimson Guitars about the whole mess (the third one is more demo-like):
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Oct 10, 2014,