Korg Kaossilator Pro+ is a touch screen synthesiser that allows you to create multi-layered music, in whatever style, all from the swipe of a finger.
The original Kaossilator series set the standard of a new kind of instrument that could be picked up and played by literally anybody.
Its successor, the Kaossilator Pro, then followed in 2010 and was updated to feature a variety of sounds alongside loop recording functionality, which enhanced the model with track-making capability. This was then followed by the Kaossilator Pro+. This raised the bar further with new drum sounds and sound programs to offer even more creative options.
The Korg Kaossilator Pro+ is wonderfully tactile, a feature which really adds to the fun of playing with the model. All you need to do is stroke, tap, swipe or rub the touchpad to create musical melodies and phrases with ease.
We really like how the unique interface is intuitively designed, for example, the pitch is controlled with horizontal motions while aspects of the tone, such as modulation depth, filter cut off and feedback, are dictated by vertical motions.
This innovatively intuitive design is both a pleasure to use and also opens up the world of synthesisers and keyboards to those who may not have played previously, a feature we always a appreciate in a new model.
Wonderful Array of Sound Programs
As you would expect from a Korg model, the Kaossilator Pro+ is brimming with a variety of thrilling synth sounds. Fifty additional programs have been added to the Pro + which takes the total number of programs to a whopping 250. 62 of the 250 are synth basses and lead sounds taken directly from the current musical landscape so you can be sure that the model sounds relevant and fresh.
It should be noted that the drum sounds have been updated, with the Pro + borrowing sounds from Korg’s Wavedrum percussion synth, so you can really mix up your performances. The Pro + suits a whole host of genres from dubstep and reggae to house and electro.
Unparalleled Creative Options
Loop recording is super-easy on the Pro +. It can be set for up to four measure or 16 beats. You can record live performances into any one of the model’s four internal onboard Loop Recorder Banks. You can then create impressive looped phrases from the most understated to the most ornate by overdubbing additional sounds- it is entirely up to you.
The creative potential offered by the model really comes into its own with the possibilities enabled by the four Loop Recorder Banks. The four banks can be combined, mixed and matched to offer an infinite number of creative possibilities. Each of the banks can be muted or un-muted, the volume can be adjusted and its loop length altered.
Like several other aspects of the model, this feature demonstrates how the Pro+ has been designed for everybody, newcomers and novices alike.
Musical Key, Scale and Note Range
The accessibility of the Pro + is evident again in the inclusion of a musical key, scale and note range. This feature ensures that notes being played will match the song being performed. This is ideal for those who have not played a musical instrument before.
You can choose from a range of 35 scales, from the popular to the obscure. You can then utilise both the Key and Scale settings to match the song, giving you the confidence to go for those solos without hitting a bum note.
The Korg Kaossilator Pro+ is definitely worth taking a closer look at, especially for those who are new or inexperienced and are looking for a reliable, easy-to-use product. The number of functions delivered by this model offers a wealth of creative options. Coupled with its touch screen capability, this is a synthesiser you can truly lose yourself in.