Korg Kaossilator 2 Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer with Ableton Export
It's a totally new Kaossilator!- the palm-size phrase synthesizer that can be played by anyone, at any place and at any time.
Introduced in 2007, the Kaossilator has won high acclaim as the original gadget instrument and gave rise to the Kaossilator PRO and iKaossilator for iPhone. Now say hello to the impressive Kaossilator 2.
Boasting a powered-up sound generator, Kaossilator 2 delivers synth and drum sounds spanning a wide range of genres, plus dramatically expanded loop recording. Kaossilator 2 is packed with capabilities that can be enjoyed alone on or together with other people. Use two loops to create DJ-like mixes. Use the internal mic to record guitar, vocals or other audio sources just like 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 mic. All of these features reflect the enhancements incorporated into the sleek and exciting Kaossilator 2.
Korg synthesis at your fingertips
The unique interface allows melodies and phrases to be played by simply stroking, tapping or rubbing the touchpad. Horizontal motions control the pitch; vertical motions control aspects of the tone such as filter cutoff, feedback or modulation depth. When using a drum kit program, multiple sounds can be played simultaneously and you can even play the touchpad as if it were a drum pad. The intuitive design and amazing flexibility of the touchpad allows users who are not keyboard players to perform easily, as well as creating performances rich with tonal changes that could not be produced on a traditional keyboard instrument.
150 built-in sounds covering a full range of musical styles
Korg's acclaimed synthesizer technology has been meticulously packed into this sleek, compact format. The 150 ready-to-play sounds cover a broad range of styles including hip-hop, house, dubstep, new disco and electro. In addition, the Kaossilator 2 provides a solid set of synth sounds such as synth lead, synth bass, acoustic sounds such as piano or guitar and even sound effects for DJ use
Accurate PCM drum sounds
PCM sound generation provides drum sounds and drum performances that are more realistic than ever. There are 15 Drum Kits in the Kaossilator 2. Each Drum Kit consists of instruments like the kick, snare and hi-hat. In addition, there are 25 Rhythm Loop patterns that let you create drum phrases simply by moving your finger. The lineup of sounds covers numerous genres, so you'll be sure to find the drum sounds you need.
Musical Scale, Key and Note Range help create musical performances
Even if you've never played a musical instrument before, the Kaossilator 2's Key and Scale features ensure that the notes being played will match the song being performed. Use the Key setting to specify the musical key or root."
Choose from any of the 35 included scales, ranging from popular scales such as chromatic, major pentatonic and minor blues, as well as unusual scales such as Spanish, Ryukyu and Raga. By using both the Key and Scale settings to match the song, you can play perfect solos without a single wrong note. In addition, the Note Range allows you to specify the range of playable pitches. You can set this to a narrow range to ensure that melodies will be played accurately as you intend or to an extremely wide range to allow unexpectedly dynamic and unconventional phrases to emerge.
Gate Arpeggiator expands your performance power
The fifty built-in gate arpeggiator patterns can automatically generate phrases and beats by simply moving a finger across the touchpad. As a new capability of the Kaossilator 2, you can now edit the arpeggiator's gate time and swing settings so that musical phrases are created exactly as you intended.
Loop Recording allows intuitive overdubs
The Kaossilator 2's Loop Recording feature can overdub touchpad performance as many times as you like. By adding layer upon layer to a simple phrase, it's easy for anyone to create amazingly intricate tracks. Thanks to the Scale/Key settings, the results will always sound musically appropriate, each and every time!
Dual Loop Recording banks provide DJ-Style performances
The two Loop Recording banks can be used alone or used together for truly dramatic results. By combining the two loop recording banks, you can create new performances that were not possible on earlier Kaossilator units. Different sounds and phrases can be recorded onto each of the two loops. These loops can then be cross-faded or muted or the loop length can be changed in real-time to create dynamic live performances. Unwanted loops can be erased and rerecorded while playback continues, so you'll be able to create DJ-like performances on the Kaossilator 2 without the sound ever stopping!
Record and loop nearly any source!
The Kaossilator 2 offers both an internal mic as well as an auxiliary mic input. This combination allows the loop recording of nearly any audio source. Plus, you can easily mix different audio sources, so that as a loop phrase created using the Kaossilator 2's internal sounds plays in the background, you can overdub your own rap, vocal or other external sound or enjoy a loop recording session with a musical collaborator such as a guitarist.
microSD card slot for data storage
A microSD card can be used to save loop recorder data. In addition, performances played on the Kaossilator 2 can be recorded using the master recorder and stored on a card. Whenever an important musical idea begins to take shape, it can easily be saved and can even be used later as part of a studio production. This is also a convenient way to share Kaossilator 2 performances on the Internet. The Kaossilator 2 also acts as an audio player and can play back performances created using the master recorder. Listen to your best performances for comparison or share them with your friends.
Operation linked with KORG iKaossilator for iPhone
You can use the Kaossilator 2 together with Korg's iKaossilator for the iPhone/iPad. This allows audio data to be transferred between the Kaossilator 2 and iKaossilator and lets you use the two devices in a BPM-synchronized performance.
Although iKaossilator and the Kaossilator 2 share the Kaossilator name, their sound generator and recording style are completely different. While the iKaossilator uses a PCM sound source, the Kaossilator 2 uses a modeling synth. And while the iKaossilator provides a five part sequencer that lets you freely insert or remove notes as you perform, the Kaossilator 2 allows unlimited overdubbing as well as recording of external audio input. By combining these two with audio data that utilizes the advantages of each, you can vastly expand your performance possibilities.
Plays nicely together with Kaossilator PRO+, Ver.1.10 later
Data you that's been recorded on the Kaossilator PRO+ can be exported for use with the Kaossilator 2 and data recorded on the Kaossilator 2 can be loaded by the Kaossilator PRO+, sharing the BPM and other settings. The possibilities are endless; sophisticated performance data from the Kaossilator PRO+ can be loaded into the Kaossilator 2 and taken with you or Kaossilator 2 performance data you recorded elsewhere can be brought back for use on the Kaossilator PRO+
The Kaossilator 2 features a comfortably curved body that makes it both stylish and extremely easy to play. The high-contrast OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) display clearly shows the names of the sounds, features and parameters and also ensures excellent visibility, even in a dimly lit DJ booth or stage. As with the touchpad, the VALUE slider is also touch-sensitive. By sliding or tapping your finger (as appropriate
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