Korg sent word that its Kaossilator 2 Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Dynamic Effect Processor are both now available.
Each offers a new design, a high-visibility organic electroluminescent (OEL) display, and Korg’s X-Y touchpad, all in a compact, battery-powered device.
Both devices 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.
The Kaossilator 2 offers a number of advancements over the original Kaossilator, which was introduced in 2007. 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 is a real-time effects designed for DJ and live musical performances, instruments/vocals, and home studio applications. 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. The Mini Kaoss Pad 2 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.
Korg Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 are now available, with a street price of US $159.99. See the Korg site for details.