The Kaossilator Pro+ Synthesizer In Depth

At the 2013 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the new Kaossilator Pro+ Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer/Loop Recorder. The Kaossilator Pro+ offers 250 programs that you control by moving a finger across the X-Y touchpad.

Korg has now released a series of videos that take an in-depth look at the new Kaossilator Pro+.

The above video demonstrates a performance created with the Kaossilator Pro+, using the phrase looper in combination with various synth sounds. 

This video demonstrates new drum patterns available on the Kaossilator Pro+.

This video demonstrates new chorded sounds and sound FX available on the Kaossilator Pro+.

Finally, the last video demonstrates lead and bass examples.

The Korg Kaossilator Pro+ will be available April 2013 for a U.S. Street price of $399.99. Additional info is available at

6 thoughts on “The Kaossilator Pro+ Synthesizer In Depth

  1. Since I saw the Namm reports on the Kaossilator Pro+ I got quite excited, as the machine looks fun to jam with. However, after watching some videos and reading information on Korg’s website, I could not be able to find another improvement over the previous version, apart from the new sounds. Does anyone knows, if the synth would be able to receive Note On/Off information over MIDI on the new version? What else does it have to offer against a used ebay Kaossilator Pro?

    1. I have an original one, and after looking up the new owners’ manual on Korg’s site I’ve found only three notable differences. First the extra sounds; second the ability to use SDHC cards, third they seem to have made the midi output of the new model a bit freer with the implementation of the software editor. That being said, there are a few things they did not improve that you well be annoyed with, even if you only have something like the kaossilator 2. First, no crossfading, which gets annoying in performance. Second, there is still no user control over sounds. That being said, my kaossilator pro is one of my go-to pieces of gear for reliable performance and quick setup, you probably would be happy with either one.

  2. seems such a shame that the synth isn’t editable. how do the patches get loaded in the first place? why can’t that be made available to users via an editor and librarian application?

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