Korg has updated iKaossilator, its X/Y pad software synth for iOS.
Here’s what’s new:
New Audio Loop Import function – Audio loop files can now be imported into each part of the sequencer. iKaossilator v2.1 has evolved into an app that provides not just MIDI loop sequencing, but also audio loop sequencing. To import, simply send your audio loop via iTunes to iKaossilator and load it via the import menu in the sound list (the sound selection screen). In addition to simply playing an imported audio loop, you can use a filter effect assigned to the touch pad to vary the character of the song just as you would on the Kaoss Pad. Supported file formats: WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC
Seamless Integration with Kaossilator 2 – The Audio loop import feature also enables closely coupled operation with iKaossilator’s sibling — the Kaossilator 2. Loop recorder data created with a Kaossilator 2 can be imported into iKaossilator, or an audio loop created in iKaossilator can be loaded into a loop recording bank of the Kaossilator 2. When you do this, data such as the loop length and the BPM of the loop that you created is also loaded; resulting in a seamless transfer between the software and hardware.
Support for “AudioPaste” – iKaossilator now supports the “AudioPaste” function that was developed by Sonoma Wire Works, which allows audio data to be copied and pasted between iOS apps. You can export audio data from the Korg iELECTRIBE or iMS-20, or from any “AudioCopy” compatible app, and then import it into iKaossilator with ease.
Ean Golden reviews the new Korg iKaossilator app for iOS – a new app that turns the screen of iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a Kaossilator-like instrument.
iKaossilator isn’t as deep an instruments as something like Korg’s own iMS-20. But, as Golden demonstrates, it’s an electronic music app that anybody should be able to have some fun with. And with WIST and a 5-part loop sequencer, it should be capable of a lot more in the right hands.
If you’ve tried out iKaossilator, what do you think of it?