It offers a familiar Kaoss interface and real-time fingertip effects, packaged in a compact body with battery operation for “shirt pocket” portability. The new Mini Kaoss Pad 2 is being promoted as being ideal for DJ club performances and for use with a variety of musical instruments, home studio applications and portable audio players.
Like its older cousins, the Kaoss Pad KP3 and Kaoss Pad Quad, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 is played by sliding or tapping a finger on the X-Y touchpad. These finger motions allow control of multiple effect parameters at the same time.
We check in with Passion Pit while working on their new album to see what they think of Arturia’s brand new all analog synth. Arturia lent us a demo and once we showed it to the guys with Passion Pit we knew we werent getting it back. They liked it so much they had to put it on some of the songs they were doing and even re-recorded some bass parts with it. With is robust sound and ease of use this keyboard will no doubt be a must have!
Here’s what Arturia has to say about it.
“The MiniBrute is Arturia’s new analog synthesizer. With a pure analog signal path and several innovative features, it sets a new standard for what a hardware synthesizer should be. The pure analog, multi-wave oscillator combined with a huge sounding classic multi-mode filter, and wide range of modulation capabilities will bring new life into your recordings and stage performances. Add to that outstanding features like the Ultrasaw, Metalizer, Brute Factor™, Arpeggiator, LFO with sample & hold, full USB/MIDI/CV connectivity; all of which are housed in a rugged metal enclosure”