Think music-making is just for superstars in studios? Not anymore. The pocket-sized KORG KAOSSILATOR 2 puts the power to create your own tracks in the palm of your hand.
KAOSSILATOR 2 is a mini synthesizer with an intuitive touchpad that enables you to easily build your own tracks without any musical training.
So if you’ve ever fancied yourself as the next David Guetta or Gorillaz, this is the pocket-friendly gadget of 2012.
It builds on the phenomenal success of the original KAOSSILATOR, which was loved by artists including Lily Allen, who said “I’ve been having so much fun with my KAOSSILATOR on stage and while travelling... It’s so easy to come up with cool beats and crazy sounds.”
This new version offers more features, more style and more flexibility than ever before, with an enhanced sound generator that lets you create synth and drum combinations across a range of genres, from R’n’B to D’n’B.
Packing 50 years of electronic music expertise into a sleek handset that’s only a little bigger than a mobile phone, KAOSSILATOR 2 is a pick-up-and-play powerhouse.
Designed to be exciting and easy-to-use, you create your sounds by stroking, tapping or rubbing the touchpad, then loop them into continuing patterns. You can even layer two loops together to make DJ-style mixes. What’s more, the built-in mic lets you add your own instruments or vocals, and you can save the whole thing onto a microSD card, as well as playing it back via the built-in speaker or headphones.
To help ensure you sound amazing, the scale functions even eliminate ‘wrong notes’.
Check out this video to see how a track can be created with the KAOSSILATOR 2... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQeP3y1F2w
At about a quarter of the cost of a top smartphone, the battery-powered KAOSSILATOR 2 is the palm-sized synthesizer that allows anyone, anywhere to make the music they want.
KAOSSILATOR 2 (GBP £155.99 Sterling) is the latest addition to KORG’s incredible family of electronic music products, whose star fans include Calvin Harris, Muse and Little Boots.
To try out the KAOSSILATOR 2, get tips and advice, and find out more about KORG products, visit your local dealership. A full list is available at www.kaoss.co.uk.
KORG products are also available from a number of approved e-retailers. If you want to buy online, visit www.kaoss.co.uk to find recommended online outlets.
Product details in brief:
• Play the synthesizer simply by using your finger to stroke, tap, or rub the 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
• Easy-to-read screen uses high-visibility organic EL (OEL) display
• VALUE slider allows smooth parameter control
• Battery operation and built-in speaker for on-the-go enjoyment
KAOSSILATOR 2 is the latest addition to the KORG family of electronic instruments, used by an array of music industry professionals around the world and now available to people who want to make their own music quickly and easily, whether at home or on the move.
KORG was established in Japan in 1962 and is famed for creating the world’s best-selling synthesizer.
Its iconic range includes some of the world’s greatest synthesizers, digital pianos, drum machines, samplers, effects units, workstations, mini keyboards, guitar tuners and metronomes. Popular with professional musicians such as Damon Albarn and Calvin Harris, KORG is bringing its products to a wider audience of tech-savvy consumers. As part of this initiative, a number of iPhone and iPad apps have recently been launched to recreate the sounds of classic devices including the Electribe, MS-20 and Kaossilator.
Visit the website www.korg.co.uk for further information.
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