Korg Readies Kaossilator – Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer
Korg is readying a compact new Kaoss Pad, dubbed the Kaossilator. This “dynamic phrase synthesizer” reportedly comes loaded with 100 sound programs that combine Korg’s modelling synthesizer engine with effects from the Kaoss Pad series.
The Kaossilator’s horizontal axis is assigned to note/pitch, while the vertical axis is assigned to parameters such as: cut-off, feedback, or modulation depth. The Kaossilator contains classic synthesizer sounds, as well as piano, guitar and trumpet sounds and percussion.
The Kaossilator offers a choice of 31 different scales, including chromatic and diminished, as well as major and minor blues and pentatonic scales â€“ by using the key setting function, you can play them in any key. In addition to the standard western scales, Korg has included a few more exotic varieties such as Spanish, Ryukyu, and Raga.
The Gate Arpeggiator enables you to produce specific patterns of notes in sync with user specified tempos. Then, to get your creative juices flowing, Loop Recording allows you to record a phrase with a specified number of beats to a maximum of two bars (or measures) and add layers to it (the synth comes with percussion loops and one-hits). For example you can record a phrase using a synth-lead sound, and then overdub bass or drum sounds. You can build up layers of cool phrases by simply repeating this cycle of selecting, playing, and recording sounds.
â€¢ PROGRAMS: 100
â€¢ MUSICAL SCALE PATTERNS: 31
â€¢ KEY RANGE: +/- 12
â€¢ TYPES OF GATE ARPEGGIATOR: 50
â€¢ CONNECTORS: LINE OUT: Phono (RCA)
â€¢ HEADPHONE: Stereo mini jack
â€¢ SAMPLING FREQUENCY: 48kHz
â€¢ D/A CONVERSION: 24-bit Linear
â€¢ POWER SUPPLY: 4 alkaline AA (LR6) batteries (6V)
â€¢ BATTERY LIFE: approximately five hours (with alkaline batteries)
â€¢ DIMENSIONS: 106 mm (W) x 129mm (D) x 29 mm (H)
â€¢ WEIGHT: 154 g / 5.43 oz. (without batteries)
â€¢ OPTIONS: AC adapter ( DC 4.5V )
No pricing or availablity has been announced for the Korg Kaossilator, but expect it to bow for the holidays. More information the Korg Kaossilator.