Korg iKaossilator

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I'm pretty excited about this first synth app -- but then again, I love any instrument I can pick up without my roommate yelling at me for adding another piece of furniture. iKaossilator riffs off a Korg hardware module I've always wanted to own, the Kaossilator, which offers an innovative X-Y pad for controlling expression with touch. This app does the same, letting you tap and swipe to shape your sound, and for a fraction of the cost of the equivalent hardware. This is the app concept at its best.

IKaossilator offers 150 sounds, looping options, and scale/key configuration options, with visual effects to enhance the experience. It already runs pretty steep at $10 bucks, but Korg fans would be wise to snatch this up before the price doubles on November 30. (This app is not to be confused with the synth emulator Korg offers in app form, the iElectribe virtual iPad synth, which was used in the making of a Gorillaz album.)

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Publisher's Description

Korg has revolutionized the musical instrument world with their dynamic line of Kaoss products, using an intuitive X-Y pad to provide expressive musical control. The palm-sized Kaossilator synthesizer placed modern music-making in the hands of thousands of musicians and non-musicians alike. Now that same excitement has been captured in the iKaossilator app for iPhone.

iKaossilator for iPhone Highlights : 

● Play sounds by simply stroking, tapping, or rubbing the screen with your finger

● Bold Visual Effects move along with your performance and add excitement

● 150 diverse built-in sounds cover any style of dance music

● Scale/Key settings allow anyone to perform with musical precision

● Easily create tracks with the loop sequencer using up to five parts

● Control loops in real time for DJ-Style live performances

● WIST capability allows wireless sync-start with other apps such as the iElectribe

☐ Perform Using A Single Finger

iKaossilator uses the unique X-Y interface made famous by Korg’s entire Kaoss Line, including the original hand-held KAOSSILATOR. Create melodies and phrases simply by stroking, tapping, or rubbing the touch screen with your finger; no musical knowledge is required. 

☐ Bright, Colorful Visual Effects

iKaossilator is also focused on its graphic design, which shows up beautifully on the iPhone's high-quality display. The visual effects on the iPhone's display move along with your performance and add excitement. These bold, colorful graphics provide an exciting performance experience.

☐ 150 Diverse Sounds Covering Many Musical Styles

Use the 150 built-in sounds to perform and produce a broad range of dance music styles including hip-hop, house, techno, dubstep, nu-disco, and electro. Enjoy the synth leads and synth bass sounds you expect from a synthesizer, as well as acoustic sounds that simulate piano or guitar chords, even the popular sound effects used by DJs. The drum sounds let you play and manipulate various patterns simply by moving your finger. 

☐ Loop Sequencer

The built-in loop sequencer lets you layer up to five musical parts. To create a track, simply assign a loop such as synth, bass, chords, sound effects, or drums to each part. Fifty loops created by professional musicians are built-in to help you get started quickly. In addition to its track-making capabilities, this loop sequencer is also a great feature for live performance. The Mix Play feature makes it easy to enjoy live remixing; you can switch seamlessly to another loop or extract a specific part from another loop while the playback continues.

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iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad $19.99 None
This app is (or was) available at a special introductory price of $9.99.

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