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      Korg KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer (703051)
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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.

The 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.

Packed 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.

Gate 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


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)


Korg KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer

USA Warranty Policy

All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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  • instant creative results

    As reviewed by timothy on 10/20/2010

    This kaossilator is waaaaaaay cool! I wrote 4 songs in the first hour playing with this thing. With a turn of the knob and your finger movements you get instant creative results! I save my loops in sonar! Just remember to record what you create before turning the unit off. A+ Korg! Love it!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • amazing little synth.

    As reviewed by alex on 1/24/2008

    i found this while looking for a cheap little synth a few months back, and thought it for a joke at first. at a glance it's pretty weak. no midi, no velocity sensitivity on the pad, only 100 programs, and you can't create patches. but i had to try it, and i'm glad i did. it is surprising awesome. the sounds on it complement any setup, for any musical style. the looping feature is perfect for sketching beats. the arpeggiator has enough settings to serve any purpose. and lastly, it is tiny! you can fit it in a pocket and simply plug in headphones. super portable. this little bundle of kaoss is unimaginably fun. highly recommended for anyone.

    95 of 102 people found this review helpful.
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  • Unbelievable Synthesizer

    As reviewed by Anon123 on 7/28/2008

    I recently purchased the Korg Kaossilator and cannot be more pleased. Not only does it combine awesome drum patterns, but it also allows you to overlap your own custom sound effects to create a unique beat. My only downside is the lack of MIDI output to save your creations but other than that, there is nothing poor I can say about this product. I definite "must" if you are into electronic or dance music.

    42 of 45 people found this review helpful.
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