Korg has announced the Koassilator Pro, a dynamic phrase synthesizer/loop recorder.
As a trailblazer among the “instrumental gadgets” that allowed anyone to easily create melodies and phrases, the KAOSSILATOR gained a strong and dedicated user base, even among those without any performing experience. Today, the KAOSSILATOR continues to be enormously popular. Retaining these revolutionary features – while adding a wide variety of new ones as well – is the new KAOSSILATOR PRO. With 200 sound programs, a new Electribe-inspired gate arpeggiator, and four loop recording banks that can even record external audio sources, the KAOSSILATOR PRO is packed with features that make it ideal for both live performance and premium productions. In addition, USB connectivity with your computer and SD card memory storage allow the KAOSSILATOR PRO to be used not just for improvised performances, but also as a superbly intuitive, track-making music production tool.
Kaossilator Pro features
- KAOSS X-Y touchpad offers intuitive, realtime control.
- 200 sounds covering modern synth sounds such as lead and bass, and diverse acoustic sounds from piano to trumpet and beyond.
- PCM samples provide dramatic drum kits and ready to rock percussion patterns.
- Vocoder programs deliver scintillating vocal effects.
- Access up to eight of your favorite sounds instantly using the assignable Program Memory buttons.
- Loop Recording can layer both internal Program sounds and external audio overdubs.
- Four Loop Record Banks each allow up to four measures of loop recording, with easy muting that allows expressive realtime layering and DJ-Style re-mixing – ideal for live performance..
- Gate Arpeggiator repeatedly triggers sounds in sync with the tempo. The slider controls either the gate time or gate speed..
- Choose a key and select one of 31 musical scales to easily create musical phrases. Limit the X-Y pad’s note range for even more control.
- Loop data, user settings and Program Memories can be stored on SD card.
- Dedicated software lets you manage loop data, MIDI assignments, and user settings from your computer.
- Performs double-duty as a MIDI controller for external equipment or software applications.
The Kaossilator Pro will have an MSRP of $399.99 USD.