Korg Reviews

Serato DJ Intro 1.2.4: Korg Kaoss DJ Support

The Serato team has just announced a new update to their free software that will allow owners of the newly released Korg Kaoss DJ Controller to use Serato DJ Intro with this new device.  This means users can now download Serato DJ Intro 1.2.4 which will give users access to Serato features like sync, cue points, loops, library navigation, and more.

[Video] Eclectic Breaks Pro-X-Fade Crossfader DIY Installation

Eclectic Breaks and the Pro X Fade advanced Crossfader have been out on the market for the last seven years, and within that time frame they have been known to produce a very high quality product for DJ’s who want an upgrade to the heart and soul of their DJ mixer.  The Pro X Fade crossfader is a solid and customizable fader that can be purchased and installed to upgrade your current crossfader found on a DJ Mixer.  The Pro X Fade can work with many different mixers made by different manufacturers and the adjustments in tension and cut-in distance allows for an added layer of customization to the feel of a standard mixer.

[Video] Custom Styleflip.com Korg KM-202 Skin

About three years ago, we decided to use the Styleflip.com services to change the appearance of our all-white Korg KM-202 mixer.  We installed a black Styleflip vinyl skin with a DJbooth.net Logo and some other minor changes.  That skin still looks just as good as the first day we applied it.  Now we’re going back and removing the black skin for a new skin that matches the look of the classic Super-OEM Stanton T.120 turntables.  In our included video, you will see the removal of the original skin and the application of the new skin which was a great match to our turntables.

[Video] DIY: Traktor/Serato DVS Soundcards Installed Inside Your Mixer

In my latest DIY Video, I’m showing the masses how they can install a Traktor/Serato DVS soundcard inside of your favorite mixer for a nicely updated and compact setup.  Some new mixers on the market today come with a DVS soundcard already installed (Traktor Z2, Pioneer DJM-T1, Rane Sixty-One) so that the user only has to connect their CD or vinyl timecode decks directly into the RCA inputs for a plug-and-play solution.  I installed a Traktor A4 inside of the Korg KM-202 & a Traktor A6 inside of the Vestax PMC-05ProIV.  Check out the writeup & video inside to see how it’s done.

Kaossilator 2 and Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Released

The Korg Kaossilator 2 and the new Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 have now been released to the public for everyone in the World to have lots of fun with these pocket-sized units.  They both retail at $160 and are available via resellers worldwide.  The Korg Kaossilator is a mini synthesizer that people can use to create and loop sounds into works of art while the Korg Mini-Kaoss Pad 2 is made as an effects processor for any sound source you put through it.  Check out the video and link inside for more details.

Korg Mega Micro Giveaway

Korg USA has announced a new microKorg Synthesizer/Vocoder Giveaway to celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary of microKorg products hitting the market.  Korg will be giving away a different micro-series product every month from May to December 2012.  This is a Completely free giveaway where the user only has to follow the link and enter some simple information to try to win one of the prizes.  Korg makes some really cool micro products and this is your opportunity to get one for free!  Check the link and press release inside for more information.

NAMM 2012: Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2

Everyone knows just how much I love the Korg Kaoss Pad, and now it’s gotten even better.  The New pocket-sized Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 has the same cool effects functions and features with a lot more innovative quarks that will be a big hit with DJ’s and other users.  The Mini Kaoss Pad 2 still has the fingertip effects, can work on two-AA batteries, and can work with any mixer, instrument, or audio player that can use the 1/8-inch stereo input.  The Mini Korg Kaoss Pad 2 also has a built-in MP3 player, mixer, and a cue point that can store and playback as much music as you want on the microSD card slot.

Korg’s New Apps

Korg has just introduced three new Apple Apps that will allow musicians to create and edit their own music while on the go.  First up, there is the iKaossilator for the apple products that uses the touchscreen to mimic the functions of the original Kaoss Pad synth.  The iMS-20 allows users to create music using a full mixer, effects, and drum parts.  The iElectribe Gorillaz Edition for the iPad uses a virtual analog beatbox to make song creation easy and fun.  Check out the full press release inside for pricing and links.

Korg Monomania Sound Contest

The world-renown keyboard and sound production equipment manufacturers Korg has announced a Monomania sound contest which gives Monotron users a chanct to compete for prizes by submitting a video or audio clip of themselves making sounds with their Korg Monotron or Monotribe production stations.  Ten winners from the US will be selected, but hurry up and ACT NOW since this contest will be over by January 1st 2012.  Check inside for the press release and links with instructions for the contest.

Korg’s new Kaossilator iPhone/iPod/iPad App

Everyone knows that one of my favorite effects units is the Korg Kaoss pad.  Ever since I was a kid, I would marvel at what the Kaoss touch-Pad and what it could do to any sound source you had playing.  Introducing the new Korg Kaossilator for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.  This is the same X-Y touchpad that is found on the full sized Kaoss units that you can buy in the music store.  Imagine being able to bring the power of the Kaoss pad with you everywhere on the go.  For only $10 this dream can be a reality.

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