Korg Kaossilator 2 Preview

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

  1. 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.

  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.

  3. 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!!

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