Easy-to-play synth sounds—on the go!
The KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer is a pocket-sized musical instrument that matches a KAOSS
touchpad interface with 100 of KORG's world-renowned synth sounds and innovative performance features. You can instantly play
musical phrases simply by tapping or sliding your finger across the KAOSSILATOR's touchpad—no previous skills required.
KAOSSILATOR liberates synthesizer sounds from the keyboard. It gives keyboardists, guitarists, and DJs a convenient way to
add fresh new elements to band performances or to DJ sets. Even untrained music enthusiasts can enjoy an entirely new level
of musical involvement and expression.
Thanks to its ultracompact size, battery operation, and hooks for attaching
a strap, the KAOSSILATOR makes it easy for you to start creating music whenever and wherever inspiration strikes you.
with powerful synth sounds, sound effects, and drum sounds
KAOSSILATOR comes packed with 100 powerful sound programs that combine KORG's legendary modeling synthesizer engine with the
effects from the KAOSS PAD series—perfect for any musical genre. The horizontal axis is assigned to note/pitch, while
the vertical axis is assigned to parameters such as: cutoff, feedback, or modulation depth, to give you a wide range of performance
possibilities. In addition to classic synthesizer sounds like leads, basses, and sound effects, there are sounds that faithfully
simulate piano, guitar, and trumpet, as well as looped and one-shot drum sounds, making the KAOSSILATOR a never-ending source
of inspiration to stimulate your creativity.
Scale/key setting lets you produce perfect phrases
The KAOSSILATOR has a scale function that makes it simple to produce accurate pitches that match any musical context. You
can choose from 31 different scales, including chromatic, diminished, as well as major and minor blues and pentatonic scales.
The scale function can be used in conjunction with the key setting function, allowing you to perform in any key. Unusual scales
such as Spanish, Ryukyu, and Raga are also provided, letting you create distinctive phrases with an exotic flavor.
Arpeggiator expands your performance possibilities
The Gate Arpeggiator lets you produce specific patterns of notes in sync with the user-specified tempo, greatly expanding
your performance options. Simply choose one of the 50 patterns to specify the timing of the notes, and you'll be creating
phrases that you've never dreamed of in a flash.
Loop Recording accelerates your creative power
Loop Recording allows you to record a phrase with a specified number of beats (maximum 8 beats = 2 measures), and play it
back endlessly. For example you can record a phrase using a synth-lead sound, and then layer (overdub) bass or drum sounds
onto it. You can build up layers of cool phrases by simply repeating this cycle of selecting, playing, and recording sounds.
Building a groove was never so easy.
Korg KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer Features:
- A portable synthesizer delivering maximum flexibility in an ultra-compact body, with battery operation that allows you
to jam anywhere
- Synth, sound-effects, and drum sounds, for a total of 100 powerful sound programs
- 31 scale patterns let you easily play a wide variety of "always perfect" phrases
- 50 types of gate arpeggiation help you perform complex rhythmic patterns
- Loop Recording allows multiple phrase overdubbing to create complete grooves
The most fun you can have with just one finger. Plug in your headphones or jack into the
PA and jam!
Korg KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer Specifications:
- Programs: 100
- Program Categories: "NOTE" Sound = LEAD: 20, ACOUSTIC: 10, BASS: 20, CHORD: 10 "SE" Sound = SE: 20 "DRUM" Sound = DRUM:
10, DRUM PATTERN: 10
- Musical Scale Patterns: 31
- Key Range: ±12
- Types of Gate Arpeggiator: 50
- Connectors: LINE OUT jacks (RCA phono jacks), PHONES jack (Stereo mini phone jacks)
- Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
- DA Conversion: 24-bit Linear
- Power Supply: four alkaline AA (LR6) batteries (6 V)
- Battery Life: approximately 5 hours (with alkaline batteries)
- Included Items: Owner's Manual, parameter sheet, 4 AA "test" batteries
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.17" x 1.14" x 5.08" (106 x 29 x 129mm)
- Weight (without batteries): 5.43 oz. (154 g)
- Options: DC4.5V AC adapter (sold separately)