Korg’s long-awaited new synth lets you program your own effects
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Korg is now shipping the new Wavedrum Mini which is basically a small version of the popular Wavedrum series drum pads that can simulate the feel and sound of almost any authentic percussion instrument. The Wavedrum Mini has a drum pad, a speaker, sounds, effects, patterns, and a loop recorder all built right into this tiny package. It comes bundled with 100 sounds and 100 rhythm patters, but the user will be able to add any other sounds that they wish for beat-making. More details and press release inside.
All the producers out there will be happy to know that Korg will continue to bring out great gear to make your life easier. the Korg Monotribe Analog Ribbon Synthesizer Station has now been released for a street price of only $250. With the Korg Monotribe music makers will be able to make beats on the go using the internal speaker. The Monotribe also allows users to use active step editing to remove or re-insert individual steps to create loop effects and patterns. More details inside.
Korg has just announced another cool studio keyboard station called the microARRANGER. This new keyboard does a lot more than play sounds. Producers and beat-makers can use the microARRANGER to create full musical masterpieces using the unit as the centerpiece workstation. It comes bundled with over 650 sounds, 89 effects, and an internal step or real-time recorder to get you started. The whole setup is compact and portable with 61 sensitive mini-keys and a built-in stereo speaker system.
The Korg Wavedrum is a pretty slick drum pad that can simulate the feel and sound of a real drum-head. The Wavedrum is perfect for producers who want a full sized drum pad to accurately get their sounds into the software capture program of choice. It can be used with fingers, hands, sticks, mallets, and brushes for the perfect sound characteristics that beat makers are looking for. The Wavedrum comes in either Black or Silver and there are hundreds of sounds and loops bundled with the hardware right out of the box. Check the Demo video and press release inside.
Korg USA is now shipping their very Popular Wavedrum with an internal Oriental dynamic percussion synthesizer which is specially designed for Middle Eastern Music. This is a limited edition run which will contain popular, unique, and accurate percussion sounds which will be playable from the Wavedrum's dynamic rim and real drum head surface. Clocking in at $980, the Wavedrum aint cheap! But for those producers that want these sounds at their fingertips, it may be a dream come true. Details inside.
Korg keeps getting better and better with age; or so it seems. With different artists, vocalists, and producers all over the world using their production products, you know they must be doing something right! Cobra Starship (a NY based pop-rock band) are using Korg Synthesizers and beat-making products to create their newest album called "Hot Mess". From the microKORG Vocoder to the Korg R3 synthesizer, Korg is making their work a lot easier.
Earlier in the year, the Musikmesse DJ show took place in Germany with many new products and audio innovation were on-hand for the public to view and use for the first time. Korg was on-hand to deliver lots of new products and included amongst them was the all new Korg Kronos Music Workstation that took home top honors at the Press Award Ceremony. More details inside.
Korg has just announce a new Apple iPad App which was produced in conjunction with the Grammy Nominated band, the Gorillaz. The Group's latest LP, The Fall, was entirely recorded on an Apple iPad and to commemorate the album release, Korg and Gorillas have teamed up to offer the special iElectribe Gorillaz edition which is on-sale now for only $10. The App is very easy to use as users simply choose the instruments or sounds they want to play and use the iPad to touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly create a beat. More information inside.
The World Renown Korg Wavedrum has been very successful with musical performers and producers alike. It's time to take the show on the road with the portable Wavedrum Mini. Announced at the Musikmesse show in Germany this year, the Korg Wavedrum Mini is completely self-contained with a playable pad, speaker, sound, effects, patterns, and loop recorder as well as a sensor clip to transform any object into a second sound source. Check inside for details.
For those of you waiting for the right opportunity to get into the Music Production game need wait no longer. Korg is running a nice discount promotion for the highly-popular Korg Microsampler Keyboard which is basically a complete sound design studio for creating music. Right now, you can get it for $150 less than you could have gotten it for last month. Details and Link inside.
The Legendary Tsutomu Katoh, founder of Korg Inc. has passed away on March 15, 2011, after a long fight with cancer. He leaves behind 45 years of audio innovation and a host of amazing instruments including some of my personal favorites such as the Kaoss Pad, Korg Triton Workstation, and the Trinity Pro-X workstation. Follow the jump for more information on the life of Tsutomu and the legacy that will live on forever.
Korg USA is throwing a "What would you do for a Kronos?" Product Giveaway video contest. I'm always down for some free gear, so I thought I would pass this on to the djbooth.net audience to get in on the action. Korg is giving everyone a chance to win their new flagship Kronos Music Workstation. The Contest runs from April 1, 2011 to May 3, 2011. All you have to do is create a youtube video explaining what you would do for a free Kronos. Check inside for additional details and instructions. Good Luck to all who participate!
Straight from the NAMM 2011 show, the new Korg Kaoss Pad Quad has now been released and is on store shelves across the US for immediate purchase. The new Kaoss Pad Quad, which employs new effects, functions, and features that let users create their own combination of Kaoss effects with simultaneous control of up to four effects in real-time using a single fingertip on its touchpad..