KordBot Music Production Assistant Hands-On Demo

Isla Instruments shared this hands-on demo of the KordBot, a ‘music production assistant’ that combines a chord generator, arpeggiator and step sequencer In one unit.

It has 32 built-in chord types including inversions for each, with another eight user-banks for storing custom chord types.

Production of the KordBot was funded via a Kickstarter campaign.

Pricing and Availability

The KordBot is available to pre-order for US $279, and is expected to ship in Aug 2017.  See the Isla Instruments site for details.

17 thoughts on “KordBot Music Production Assistant Hands-On Demo

  1. I signed up for one of these back in February or so 2016 (my first and only Kickstarter, heard about it here). Been a long wait but they’ve done a good job keeping backers informed of why. In the end I’m glad they took their time to create the best possible Super KordBot. No problem waiting for it so far and willing to wait a bit longer if that’s what it needs. This thing looks like it’s going to be a chord monster! I’m super excited to get my hands on it and start playing around. From the looks of the video it doesn’t look like it’ll be too long!! Glad to support these guys, I bet this product will go somewhere.

  2. i was tempted but i splurged on a squarp pyramid in the meantime and the functional overlap seems too big to justify another purchase. maybe if more complex music theory devices like borrowed chords, secondary dominants etc. were supported. maybe they are. it does seem to have a few more chord types than the pyramid

  3. Still feels like something that could easily be an iPad app… but then, that’s the case for a lot of hardware – and there’s no money in apps.

  4. Thanks for the kind words Mike. yup it’s been a wait, of course all due to the fact that with all the ‘stretch goals’ we got through on KickStarter it ended up being a complete redesign from the ground up.. as you said, we’re almost there and start shipping within the next few weeks, once the press have done some reviews.

    In response to the app thing, yeah you’re quite right, there are many apps that do stuff like this quite elegantly.
    For me, and I’m sure many others, despite being an excellent platform, I just don’t feel ‘connected’ to my music when I’m looking at a tablet and much prefer to have something dedicated to the task, and that I can’t check facebook on!! 😉

    thanks again to synthtopia, and many of you who have supported and been supportive of us every step of the way..

  5. I just learned about this and I am super excited! Been looking for something like this for ages. Yeah sure there are several software based options, but I want a dedicated piece of hardware. If the first tests are positive I will buy this as soon as it’s available.

  6. This thing looks awesome. I def want one. How long til it’s available to buy ?
    I’m sure there are a lot of more orders going out first.

  7. I am just getting started in music theory and find this to be a great hands-on learning and composition tool. I backed it because it filled a void in the market, and I’m excited to share using it with others so they may grasp music composition better. Thank you, Isla team.

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