The Korg KP3+ Dynamic Effects/Sampler In Depth

At the 2013 NAMM ShowKorg introduced the latest member of its Kaoss Pad family, the Korg KP3+ Kaoss Pad effects processor.

The KP3+ is a dynamic effects processor and sampler. It offers a total of 150 programs – 22 more than the KP3. In addition to the 108 effects carried over from the KP3, which include filters, spatial-type effects such as delay and reverb, a grain shifter that freezes tiny pieces of sound and repeats them, and a vocoder, there are 42 new or improved effects, including effects that were developed for the Kaoss Pad Quad, such as the Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Compressor.

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The Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 + Kaossilator 2 Compared

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At the 2012 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the Mini Koass Pad 2 and the Kaossilator 2.

The Mini KP-2 offers performance effects and on-board MP3 playback, while the Kaossilator 2 offers 150 built-in sounds and Dual Loop Recording.

In this official video, Korg USA’s James Sajeva takes a look at both the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 and the Kaossilator 2 and compares their features.

Korg Kaossilator (Intro Video)

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Korg has uploaded another intro video for one of its older products, this time for the Korg Koassilator.

We’d rather see new gear introductions, of course, but it’s nice to see Korg ‘backfilling’ intro videos for some of the products that are a little older. I hope that more companies follow Korg’s lead on this, because it’s sometimes surprising how little media is available on some fairly recent products.

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Korg Kaossilator 2 Preview

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2012 NAMM Show: Yesterday, Korg officially introduced the Kaossilator 2 – a palm-sized synthesizer that is played via a Kaoss x/y touchpad.

Today, they released this intro video for the Kaossilator 2.

The Kaoss X-Y touchpad provides control using a single finger. Inside are 150 sounds, divided into categories for easy-access: Synth Leads, Basses, Acoustic Instruments, Chorded Sounds, SE, Drum Kits and Rhythm Patterns.

The Kaossilator 2 combines PCM drums, modeling synthesis and two crossfade-able Loop Recorder banks. The Kaossilator 2′s Dual Loop Recording Banks can overdub your touchpad performances as many times as you like. By adding layer upon layer to a simple phrase, you can create complex loops and then save them using the microSD data slot.

Details on the Kaossilator 2 are available at the Korg site.

Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Preview

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2012 NAMM Show: Yesterday, Korg introduced the new Mini Kaoss Pad 2 - a pocket-size effect processor and portable MP3 player.

Now they’ve published this official intro video for the Mini Kaoss Pad 2.

Inside the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 are 100 diverse effect programs. BPM and tempo-based effects can be set by hand, or by using tap-tempo or auto BPM detection.

The Kaoss Pad 2 also provides an MP3 player that can play audio data from a microSD card. You can save your favorite songs on a card, and apply real time effects to the song as it plays.

Details on the Mini Koss Pad 2 are available at the Korg site.

Korg iKaossilator 2.0 Adds iPad Support

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Korg has updated iKaossilator, its Kaoss style synth app for iOS, adding support for the iPad and more.

Here’s what’s new in Korg iKaossilator 2.0:

  • Audio Export records and saves your performance, just as you heard it
  • iPad native support allows the iKaossilator to fill the iPad’s large 9.7″ screen
  • “SoundCloud” allows users to share and remix loops with other users worldwide
  • “AudioCopy” provides an easy way to copy audio data between musical instrument apps
  • Flex Play makes it easy to generate fills and breaks

iKaossilator 2.0 is now available in the App Store. Through the end of December, it’s priced at 50% off.

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