MESSE07: DJ Mixers Get KAOSS Pads Built-In

Korg Launch the KM-402 and KM-202 KAOSS Mixers      28/03/07

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MESSE07: DJ Mixers Get KAOSS Pads Built-In


Korg have launched their new KM-402 and KM-202 KAOSS Mixers. This new pair merge the effects and revolutionary interface from the KAOSS Pad, six different types of EQ, and an adjustable cross-fader curve to deliver what Korg say is the most unique DJ mixer on the market.
Here’s what they have to say in their own words… A DJ mixer with an integrated KAOSS PAD opens new creative doors.
With the innovative KAOSS pad, you manipulate effects using the tip of your finger. The unique touch-pad changes multiple effect parameters at once to create unique timbres. The simple and intuitive interface has made the KAOSS PAD one of the most popular effect processors in the world.
The two-channel KM-202 and four-channel KM-402 combine the KAOSS Pad’s effects and interface with a pristine 24-bit digital DJ mixer complete with adjustable crossfader. Their streamlined design and integrated KAOSS PAD sets a new standard for an integrated mixer/effects processor, allowing a style of mixing and performing with effects that is unequalled. With one hundred effect programs, a “PROGRAM MEMORY� key for quick save and instant recall of your favorite programs, an “FX RELEASE� function that keeps delay and reverb tails intact through preset changes, and a “KAOSS� button for assigning the KAOSS PAD to each channel, The new KM-402/KM-202 are ideal choices for every type of DJ wanting to incorporate effects into a performance, no matter where the stage is. Integrated effects
The KM-402/KM-202 integrate one hundred powerful effects from the KP3 KAOSS PAD, all with the unique fingertip control that made the KAOSS PAD famous. The effects range from filters, phasers, delays, and reverbs, to unique effects such as a real-time looper and synth section.
The included presets combine simple elements such as delays and filters in ways you’ve never imagined to provide a wealth of inspiration. With the KOASS Pad’s unique ability to “touch� your effects, the KM-402 / KM-202 provide a new interface to effects that will take DJing to the next level.
EQ innovation
EQ manipulation is a staple of DJ performance. In response to this need, the KM-402 / KM-202 take advantage of full-digital processing to provide six different EQ types to suit any sound, from powerful high-pass filters, to unique “Hyped� and “Isolator� EQ curves. Each channel has a dedicated three-band EQ (Hi/Mid/Low) that responds in different ways according to whatever EQ curve is currently selected via a simple six-position selector.
These EQ types have been created based on the opinions of numerous famous artists, and include EQ curves that cut only the low-frequency region while boosting the mid-range, as well as extremely drastic EQ types that use the knobs as isolators for each frequency band. This capability means that the EQ knobs are now a core element of your DJ performance, and take advantage of the integration with the KAOSS effects to create performances that use EQ in a new and unique way.
Fader perfection
As you’d expect from a full-featured DJ mixer, long throw faders and cue controls let you set the mix and lock your beats in real time while cueing silently through headphones.
Cross-fader response is as personal as the DJ holding it. The adjustable cross-fader curves and calibration function let you set up the mixer to your personal style. Whether you’re mixing dual decks, triggering from a laptop or integrating other sound sources, the KAOSS Mixer adapts to your style and personal touch.
Main features
  • The KM-402 offers four channels, while the KM-202 supplies two channels.
  • Integrated effects from the acclaimed KP3 KAOSS PAD used by DJs and musicians around the world.
  • One hundred effects add unlimited creativity to your DJ sets.
  • “FX RELEASEâ€� function allows reverb and delay tails to smoothly decay through preset and effect changes.
  • “KAOSS Buttonâ€� on each channel for quick, independent control of your effects.
  • A full 24-bit digital mixer delivers huge headroom and pristine audio quality.
  • Six independent types of EQ deliver unparalleled flexibility to shape your sound, your way.
  • Programmable Cross-Fader allows you to adjust the response and curve to suit your individual needs.
  • Jack guard prevents damage to the I/O section, making the KAOSS MIXER worthy for heavy road use.
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    sclr    Said...

    here are better/more pics of the korg km series from the japanese korg site. http://www.korg.co.jp/Product/Dance/KM/

    28-Mar-07 02:39 PM


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