Korg announces Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2
Korg has just announced a couple of products that you might want to look into – the Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2, where they have started to ship nationwide to interested parties. These two are pint-sized and love nestling in your pockets, and yet being this diminutive does not diminish its capability of being a special device that can create music for you, not to mention your performances for the masses to listen to. Why not let us take a gander at how the Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 from Korg will measure up in terms of performance and technical specifications right after the jump?
First of all, the palm-sized Kaossilator 2 phrase synthesizer will feature 150 built-in sounds which can be played back in a jiffy, courtesy of its X-Y touchpad interface. Gestures can be recorded and stacked infinitely so that you can come up with complete musical phrases. Not only that, users are also able to record using a built-in mic, or plug a music source into a dedicated mic input. It is made out of a miniature speaker and sports optional battery power, allowing you to use the Kaossilator 2 when you travel. All performances can be stashed away on the integrated microSD memory card slot.
As for the Mini Kaoss Pad 2, this is one tiny effects processor which will also come with a self-contained media player. If you happen to have decided to throw your lot with the Mini Kaoss Pad 2, you are able to use it to add effects to incoming audio, onboard MP3’s or a mix of the two, temporarily seeing yourself step into the shoes of your favorite DJ.
Similar to the Korg Kaossilator 2, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 will also come with a century’s worth of effect programs that can be controlled in real time using the X-Y touchpad. The Mini Kaoss Pad 2 will come with half a dozen preset audio demo loops so that novices can get started right out of the box, while pros have something to start with. Just like the Kaossilator 2, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 will also be accompanied by a built-in mic, an onboard speaker, and convenient optional battery power.