Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer
The Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer brings additional new sound programs and drum sounds to the ultimate loop recording instrument, making it more powerful and exciting than ever! 250 sound programs cover a wide range of styles. With the Kaossilator Pro Plus you can use the touchpad to play notes and manipulate the sound programs and store them in 4 infinitely stackable loop banks. Korg is truly a master of Kaoss!
Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer Features
- Freely playable synthesizer; simply touch the touchpad to play notes and manipulate sounds in real time
- A total of 250 sound programs (including drum program) cover a wide range of styles, including 62 new programs
- Loop Recording function allows intuitive performance and recording, and 4 infinitely stackable loop banks are available
- Numerous functions for unlimited performance possibilities
- Scale/Key settings make it easy for anyone to perform with no wrong notes
- Note Range function lets you specify the horizontal pitch range of the touchpad
- Gate Arpeggiator function allows you to easily control phrases with the slider
- Pad LEDs ensure excellent visibility even in the dark
- USB MIDI allows use as a powerful MIDI controller
- Store recorded loop data and even externally –made .WAV files on an SD/SDHC card
- Dedicated editor software for centralized management of sample data and settings
The unique interface of the Kaossilator Pro Plus allows musical melodies and phrases to be played with ease 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. Users can create performances that are rich with tonal changes that could not be produced on a conventional keyboard.
A total of 250 sound programs
The Kaossilator Pro Plus is packed with hundreds of cutting-edge Korg synth sounds. There are 50 additional programs in the Kaossilator Pro+ than the previous version, bringing the total program count to 250! With just a single Kaossilator Pro Plus you can perform hip-hop, chiptune, house, dubstep, new disco, electro, reggaeton, and drum 'n' bass...or create your own genre!
62 of these sounds are drawn directly from current musical genres, including familiar and extremely useful leads, and synth basses, along with sound effects for DJ use. Of particular note are the 26 drum sounds that have been especially enhanced. Updated drum PCM includes sounds from the acclaimed Wavedrum percussion synth for even greater performance variety.
Loop Recording function
Loop Recording can be set for up to four measures (16 beats.) Performances on the Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus can be recorded into any of the four onboard internal Loop Recorder Banks. By overdubbing additional sounds one at a time, you can create amazing looped phrases that range from minimal to fully orchestrated. The four banks can be combined for virtually infinite performance possibilities. Each of the four loop banks can be muted or un-muted, its volume adjusted, and its loop length changed, making live performance easy for anyone.
The Kaossilator Pro+ provides line inputs and a mic input to allow for the recording of external audio sources as well. This makes it easy to add a vocal, or audio from any external device to any loop phrase created on the Kaossilator Pro Plus.
Musical Scale, Key, and Note Range help create musical performances
The Kaossilator Pro Plus’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 any of 35 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.
The built-in gate arpeggiator patterns can automatically generate phrases and beats by simply moving a finger across the touchpad. Use the slider to change the gate time and gate speed in real time for cool performances.
Pad LEDs ensure excellent visibility even in the dark
The pad LEDs light up along the path of your finger, letting you play without difficulty even on a dimly lit stage. The four loop recording LEDs have been changed to a more intuitively obvious illumination pattern than on the Kaossilator Pro, and now light red during recording and green during playback.
With MIDI IN/OUT jacks and a USB port, it's easy to control external MIDI devices. Loop data and user settings such as programs can be stored on an SD/SDHC card. There's also the Kaossilator Pro Plus Editor which provides librarian functionality for your loop data as well as a MIDI assignment editor.
Plays nicely together with Kaossilator 2
Data you recorded on the Korg 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+.