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Korg KO1 KAOSSILATOR - Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer

Korg KO1 KAOSSILATOR - Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer

Korg KO1 KAOSSILATOR - Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer

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Korg KO1 KAOSSILATOR - Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer

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Product Highlights

  • Touch Pad Interface
  • Loop Recorder
  • 100 Programs
  • Tap Tempo
  • Portable
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The KAOSSILATOR is an ultra-portable, pocket sized instrument that features Korg's world renowned synthesizer sound, along with innovative performance features. These include a touch-pad interface borrowed from the KAOSS PAD series, and one-hundred programs that can produce instant musical phrases by simply tapping or sliding a finger across the touch pad.

The instrument liberates non-keyboard players by providing a convenient way to create loops and phrases, while allowing untrained musical enthusiasts to enjoy an entirely new level of musical involvement and expression. Different scales can be selected and the phrases and sounds processed by the internal effects. Since the unit can operate on batteries, musical inspiration can be captured whenever it strikes, irrespective of location.

A special feature of the KAOSSILATOR is its ability to do loop recording. A phrase can be recorded with a specified number of beats (maximum eight beats or two measures), and played back endlessly. Once a phrase is captured, another sound can be chosen and recorded over the first. This can go on indefinitely, allowing the user to create ever more complex phrases. These in turn can be recorded to a DAW for further music creation.

Touch-pad based phrase synthesizer
One-hundred sound programs that combine Korg's modeling synthesizer engine with the effects from the KAOSS PAD series
Two-octave note/pitch range accessed via the horizontal axis
Vertical axis is assigned to parameters such as cutoff, feedback, or modulation depth
Scale function that makes it simple to produce accurate pitches that match any musical context
Gate Arpeggiator allows the user to produce specific patterns of notes in sync with the user specified tempo
Loop Recording allows for recording a phrase with a specified number of beats (8 beats = 2 measures maximum)
Loops can be stacked endlessly one on top of another
Headphone output can be used to transfer loops into a DAW for further processing or to build more complex pieces
In the Box
Korg KO1 KAOSSILATOR - Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Specifications
    Effects Type Dynamic phrase synthesizer
    Channels 2 (stereo)

    Loop recorder will infinitely loop new patterns over previous ones for creating complex loops

    Effect Variations Synthesizer basses
    Synthesizer leads
    Natural instruments
    Chorded sounds
    Drum sounds
    Presets 100
    User Memory No
    Inputs No
    Output 2 x RCA
    1 x Stereo mini Headphone
    AD/DA Conversion D/A: 24-bit/48kHz
    MIDI No
    External Storage No
    Display 3 digit LED
    Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
    Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Noise Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.17 x 5.1 x 1.14" (106 x 130 x 29mm)
    Weight 5.43 oz (154g) - without batteries
    Specialties Requires four AA batteries which provide approximately five hours of operation
    Optional AC adapter available
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 6.1 x 2.0"

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