The company that took portable synth and effects processors to the next level with their original Kaossilator and Mini Kaoss Pad have begun shipping the newest handheld successors of the two – both originally announced at last WinterNAMM. Similar in design and size, Korg’s new Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 are two completely different animals.
The Korg Kaossilator 2 and the Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 are available now for $159.99 MSRP each. Read on for more detailed features and updates from Korg:
“Kaossilator 2 is the palm-size phrase synthesizer that can be played by anyone, at any place, and at any time.
- Simply tap or slide your finger across the X-Y touchpad
- 150 built-in sounds cover every style of dance music
- PCM sound engine serves up realistic drums
- Scale Key and Note Range eliminates “wrong” notes
- Built-in Gate Arpeggiator with adjustable gate time and swing settings
- Loop Recording allows the creation of layered phrases with unlimited overdubs
- Dual Loop Recording banks allow DJ-Style mutes and cross-fades
- Record using the built-in mic; or use the mic input for recording of external input
- microSD/SDHC card slot for saving loops and recorded performances
Boasting a supercharged sound generator, Kaossilator 2 delivers excellent synth and drum sounds spanning a wide range of genres, plus dramatically expanded loop recording. Use the internal mic to record guitar, vocal, or other audio source – just as with a looper effect. The Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display provides superb visibility. Add to that a touch slider for ease of use, microSD card data saving, plus a built-in speaker and battery power. All of these features reflect the enhancements incorporated into the sleek and exciting Kaossilator 2.”
Mini Kaoss Pad 2
“Ready for the stage, the studio, or the DJ scene, the self-contained Mini Kaoss Pad 2 offers dazzling performance effects and onboard MP3 playback!
- Control effects in real time using the intuitive touchpad interface
- MP3 player with microSD card slot for data storage/exchange;
Perform on the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 without needing any other equipment!
- 100 effect programs, ideal for DJ mixes or sound design
- 3 Program Memories provide instant recall of favorite effects
- Powerful Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Comp effects borrowed from the Kaoss Pad Quad
- Internal mic plus external audio inputs
- Support for pitch change and cue point settings allows serious DJ play.
- Record your performances and save them to using the microSD card slot
- 6 preset audio demo loops
Korg’s Kaoss Pad Series products have become the must-have effect units on in every musician’s rig – especially on the DJ scene. In addition to inheriting powerful effect programs from the Kaoss Pad KP3 and the Kaoss Pad Quad, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 provides an MP3 player with adjustable pitch, making it ideal for creating DJ-Style performances. Use it as a DJ playback device, or use it to process the entire output of your DJ rig with Korg’s famous KAOSS effects. Instrumentalists, guitarists, sound designers and even just music fans will enjoy using the Mini Kaoss Pad 2. Offering a built-in mic, onboard speaker, and convenient battery power, the Mini KAOSS Pad 2 is completely self-contained and ready wherever you go!”