Jef gave Android a blasting a while ago for having no decent or stable music making apps, Korg hope to remedy this by releasing everyone’s favourite instant music creation station – the Kaossilator.
You may disapprove of the automatic groove generation at the heart of this Dynamic Phraze Synthesizer, but no one can deny that it’s bloody good fun. Perfect for a touch-screen of course, just slide your fingers about and start making music. Korg say you can create melodies and phrases simply by stroking, tapping and rubbing with your finger (insert filthy innuendo here). No musical knowledge required, just move it and feel it.
The app comes packed with 150 sounds covering a range of genres in the electronic, dance and disco area. There are leads and basses, chords, guitar, piano and those dance floor killing special effects. You can set the scale to one of over 35 options. Kaossilator is all about the looping and you can layer up to 5 parts. There are 50 loops in there already for you to get your groove on to. You can import your own samples and export your finished performances.
You can say what you like but I think these instant groove machine apps are fabulous. It’s about time Android had something decent to play with. So, swipe back your hair, pull on your leather trousers (judging by the video) and get your phone out for some magical music making.