Excerpt: I bought this as a gift for a friend who makes electronic music. He likes to go on long bikerides and is inspired to make music while he's out. This allows him to make all kinds of loops anywhere, record his beatboxing, and take them back and sample them in ableton. The touch pad can be linked to a key and mode allowing you to cheat in the best sort of way. you can swipe your fingers over the pad semi randomly and grab only the notes you want.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Good Sound, Portable, Two Deck Loop Recording, Versatile
Excerpt: Bang for your buck, the greatest studio tool you can find (except maybe an SM57). You can do so much with this thing, loop beats, bass lines, record it internally then put it into your computer. The drum sounds are extremely high quality for a $ machine. Love this thing. Don't expect it to do everything, but for the price and near unlimited possibilities its amazing. Learning to program it will help you out alot, adjusting BPM and keys and scales.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: First off The Kaossilator 2 is not a synth. Its more a interactive sample player. interactive in that the touch pad allows for accessing several variations of each sound giving the impression of a synth. This is not a negative as the device is brimmimg with great useful sounds. the most unique feature are the two independant multy track banks.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Jim the beatmaker - fruityloops & kaos, B&H Photo
9 January 2013
Excerpt: First just to address the comment on: ". There is ZERO file management." - this is simply not true: I just saved and deleted 2 test tracks: Create a test track and then navigate to the menu option "Loop Save/Load" using the "fnc" button, then press the "-" key to save the track. When it completes press "fnc" a few more times to get to the "Audio Player" function.
Excerpt: OK - this does more or less what the product description says, and in some ways is improved over the KO1. There are specific improvements: more sounds, 2 loop tracks, saving to SD card, informative display, sound input to name a few. BUT there are some problems: 1. The loops are only 8 beats long. No 16 beat option like on the KO1. 2. There is no easy "undo" like on the KO1 when you add a layer to a loop, so this can be frustrating. 3. There is ZERO file management.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Summary: Als Kaoss veteraan (ervaringen met de hele product line-up) kan ik zeggen dat er weinig tot niets is wat er eigenlijk aan deze KO2 ontbreekt. Je hebt twee dub sporen, beide kunnen, los van elkaar, van 1/16 bar tot 8 bars te schalen (jammer, geen 16 zoalls bij de KO-Pro). Geluid is beduidend beter dan bij de KO1, en met 150 patches heb je ook voldoende om je erop uit te leven.