KORG iKaossilator

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Description of App: 

By popular demand, the commemorative 50% OFF special sale has been extended until December 31, 2011! The inspiringly creative Kaossilator comes to iPhone and iPod touch!

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 FingeriKaossilator 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 EffectsiKaossilator 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 StylesUse 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 SequencerThe 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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Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.2.2

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

The app is somewhat laggy with VoiceOver enabled, however everything I have tried thus far works perfectly. Like Apple's GarageBand, it is not necessary to disable speech while creating with this app, giving VoiceOver users more flexibility than ever to make and create loops like anybody else. If something is playing and you use VoiceOver to navigate the screen, you will notice the currently playing item decrease in sound quality, lag slightly, VoiceOver will speak, then it will go back to normal. Truely that is my only complaint with this app but do not think there is a good way round it, as many other apps I have used suffer from this as well.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

I contacted Korg via twitter the day I heard this app was in the Appstore and they promised and delivered by the next update, VoiceOver accessibility and truely I couldn't ask for a quicker response. The change from 95% unuseable with VoiceOver to so far as I can tell, 100% useability makes this app certainly worth the price tag.