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.
9 thoughts on “Korg Kaossilator 2 Preview”
Looks like a brilliant product update, if they managed to keep the price down, then i’m sure they’ll sell well.
Very good chance i’ll be updating to the new mini-kp, given it’s new auto bpm, better effects, and mic. It’ll make a lovely little effects unit, and low budget vocoder.
bullshit, i was expecting something with a larger screen, assignable effects, and polyphonic
buy a synthesizer
looks more and more like an iphone.
remember the samsung’s corby cellphone? but anyway,I will get one of those for sure!
This “Kaossilator 2” appears to be identical to the mini KAOSS PAD 2.
I like the extra features of the Kaossilator 2, but the XY-pad is about 80% of the size of the previous model. Also the pad is “harder” than the old model, and it does not respond to a plastic stylus for finer note-control. Oh, no! I will see what I can do with it. By the way, my YouTube alias is Dracopol; all I’ve done for videos so far is a long look at Kaossilator 2 controls.
You can´t erase the last overdub. That is BAD! Very BAD!
Or even worse!
Can it record more than 8 beat loops? That was a huge problem on the last one I agree I don’t like the smaller screen. But big improvement with the sd card. Mic and speaker. Yes!!