|About the KAOSSILATOR:
Any user, from non-musician to professional keyboardist, can instantly play musical phrases by simply tapping or sliding his or her finger across its KAOSS Pad-style touchpad. The unit’s intuitive operation, battery-powered portability, looping features and wide range of sounds and patterns make it an integral performance piece, musical scratch pad or sample source.
The KAOSSILATOR offers 100 programs that combine Korg’s modeling synthesizer engine with the effects from the KAOSS Pad series. The touch pad’s horizontal axis is assigned to note/pitch, while the vertical axis is assigned to parameters such as cutoff, feedback or modulation depth, for a wide range of performance possibilities. In addition to classic synthesizer sounds, the unit features sounds that faithfully simulate piano, guitar and trumpet plus looped and one-shot drum sounds. Ten sampled drum patterns are also included.
The Scale function makes it easy to produce accurate pitches and “always perfect” phrases. The 31 scale types range from popular through unusual scales for creating distinctive phrases with an exotic flavor. In addition, a Key Setting function allows users to easily perform in any key and multiple octaves. An Arpeggiator provides 50 rhythmic timing patterns for additional rhythmic possibilities.
The Loop Recording function allows a phrase to be recorded with a specified number of beats (maximum 8 beats/2 measures) and played back endlessly. During each playback, different sounds and phrases can be added on and repeated indefinitely. This “stacking” of sounds results in complete musical works as simple – or complex – as desired.
The KAOSSILATOR runs on four AA batteries (included) or optional AC adapter (DC4.5V). Connectors include a Stereo Line Out (Dual RCA) and a Mini Headphone out.
The KAOSSILATOR is a new pocket-sized sketch pad that puts a world of sounds and effects in the palm of your hand.
Instantly create and play phrases by simply tapping or sliding a finger across the touch pad. And infinitely stack phrases to create musical works as simple or complex as you desire! The portable, travel-friendly KAOSSILATOR runs on batteries or a 4.5v adapter. Use the KAOSSILATOR as a multi-instrumental musical instrument, sample source, live rig addition, or just a fun way to get your groove on!
Customer Reviews of Korg KO1 Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase, Pocket Size Synthesizer
I have been wanting to get one of these for a long time. I finally got one because the situation, the urge, and the good price finally all came together. This is a fun little gadget. Literally thousands of effects are at your fingertips. The only thing about this gizmo is that after playing with it for a short while, you quickly discover it's limitations.