Korg today introduced the more powerful Mini Kaoss Pad 2s (MiniKP2S), the successor of the classic Kaoss Pad.
According to Korg, the all-in-one design makes it a great entry-level DJ performance tool.
Here’s a video intro:
The Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S
Like its predecessor, the MiniKP2S offers an assortment of effects, controllable via its X/Y touchpad, as well as an MP3 playback via its MicroSD slot. External or onboard audio can be altered with effects the user controls and manipulates in real-time.
The new MiniKP2S comes supplied with onboard sampling, allowing the user to capture audio from external sources, as well via the 1/8” stereo input or via the onboard microphone. Audio can also be modified on input and captured with the applied effects.
In addition, samples and audio that have been treated with the onboard effects can be exported to Ableton Live for integration into computer-based productions, making the MiniKP2S a great capture and remix tool
The MiniKP2S runs on two AA batteries, for up-to six hours of continuous sampling, effect processing, and audio playback.
Here’s a playlist of official audio demos:
Pricing and availability are to be announced. See the Korg site for more info.
Update from Korg, 9/04/14: The MiniKP2S will be here at the end of September at $200 (US) MSRP.