Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 are in stores now 02/07/12
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Korg has announced the availability of its Kaossilator 2 Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Dynamic Effect Processor. They tell us that each offers a sleek new design with ergonomic styling, a high-visibility organic electroluminescent (OEL) display, and Korg's well-known X-Y touchpad, all in a compact body with battery operation for shirt pocket portability.
Korg says that, introduced in 2007, the original Kaossilator brought fun and easy music-making to musicians and non-musicians alike, and that the Kaossilator 2 offers a number of advancements over the original Kaossilator. These enhancements include an advanced sound generator, dramatically expanded loop recording capabilities plus cross-fading between loops, and the ability to save loops and the users' complete performances via an optional micro SD card.
The Mini Kaoss Pad 2 offers a familiar Kaoss interface and real-time fingertip effects, and can accommodate nearly any audio source via a 1/8" stereo input. It features a number of advancements over the original Mini Kaoss Pad including an on-board MP3/media player, an expanded library of effects, and optional microSD storage. The Mini Kaoss Pad 2 offers unique, real-time effects that are ideal for enhancing DJ and live musical performances, instruments/vocals, and home studio applications.
Like all Korg Kaoss products, both new offerings are played by sliding or tapping a finger on the X-Y Kaoss touchpad. For the Kaossilator 2, moving the finger in one direction controls the pitch and note information; the other direction controls the synthesizer sounds themselves. On the Mini Kaoss Pad 2, finger motions allow multiple effect parameters to be easily controlled at the same time.
Pricing and Availability:
Korg Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 are now in stores for a U.S. street price of US$159.99