Do you have an ear for music, in particular mixing and creating new pieces of music the electronic way? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might be interested to know that Korg has just announced that the Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 have started to ship around the country. These two are pocket-sized products which are touted to be able to deliver a special music creation and performance experience, and since they are portable, it means you can enjoy their use anywhere and anytime (hopefully without annoying your neighbors).
First off, the Kaossilator 2 will feature 150 built-in sounds that can be played using the X-Y touchpad interface, although the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 has just 100 effects. The gestures used can be recorded and stacked infinitely so that you can come up with complete musical phrases. Not only that, all recorded work can be stashed onto a microSD memory card, where you record it using a built-in mic, with the option to plug a music source into a dedicated mic input.
As for the Mini Kaoss Pad 2, this miniature effects processor is also a self-contained media player, where you are able to add effects to incoming audio, onboard MP3’s or mix up the two ala DJ. 6 preset audio demo loops have been thrown into the mix to get you started right out of the box.