Designed for the musician looking for easy rhythm accompaniment, it features “nostalgic” looks and a simple design and easy, push-button control. The KR mini is also lightweight, can run on batteries and has a built-in speaker for portability.
All of the KR mini’s controls are on the top of the device. A total of 60 rhythm patterns are available in a wide range of genres, such as 8-beat, 16-beat, rock and pop, with six patterns for each genre. Alternatively, users can tap in their own beats via a simple recording function. There are also eight song patterns containing drum parts that are several measures in length. Finally, a chain function allows the ability to arrange favorite rhythm patterns and fill-ins to create complete songs.
An optional pedal switch is availble for functions such as start/stop or for triggering fill-ins, providing smooth control over the KR mini in a performance environment. For added power, the KR mini contains a headphone/speaker output to connect to a PA system or used with a guitar amp.
Here’s a preview of the KR mini in action:
Pricing and Availability. The KR mini will be available for purchase in November, for a US street price of $79.99. Additional product information is available on the Korg website.