I was challenged by Lamarr Wilson to showcase 16 “tech things” in my house. Of course, I opted for the most portable items. How many of these do you have (or want)? Here, in order, are the items that I used:
I enjoy listening to music, and creating sounds of my own. I love using my Korg Kaossilator to create and loop sounds. I did a whole video demonstrating it not that long ago! Korg also has the Kaoss Pad, which is a processor. It takes a sound source and acts as a go between from your sound source, to your speakers.
No other interface is as intuitive, immediate or just plain fun to use. By simply touching, tapping or sliding your finger over the touchpad, the all-new KP3 allows you to control multiple effects parameters and manipulate samples in real time. On stage or in the studio, these gestures and moves can become powerful and expressive performance elements. More than a processor, the KP3 is a complete instrument allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples; sample on the fly; and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves.
The new pad lighting system provides visual cues for the current program, held position, and more – it can even scroll a custom message! This interface offers a whole new level of interaction with the operator. Sampling and effects are totally integrated, so you can sample through the effects, and even resample the output to create powerful, multi-element sounds. Plus, you can sample and resample the synths and drums within the unit KAOSSILATOR style, to create musical phrases on the fly!
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Believe it or not, this mStation 2.1 Stereo Tower was made for an iPod. Yes, it’s big. But man oh man does it ever work! The base is a-pumpin’ when the music is a-thumpin’. Er… something like that. There’s also a USB port so you can charge and/or Sync your iPod from it if you want. It won’t work with the iPhone, it wasn’t made for that. You can connect other devices to it, as well. I hooked up the Korg Kaossilator to it.
The gray and black aluminum mStation 2.1 Stereo Tower is almost all metal, with thick plastic mounting brackets for the two speakers. The separately packed tower speakers connect to the system with an embedded RCA-style connector that fits into a female socket. You secure them by twisting them into place using three guide screws. With a small twist, the speakers are steadily in place. The modern floor-standing design may not appeal to some, but I appreciate the minimalist approach to its chassis. The instruction manual makes putting the system together relatively easy.
A power cable hooks to the bottom of the left leg where a master power switch sits. The unit has a soft on and off switch on the top of the center pylon. The soft switch sits beside the usual controls for volume, play, pause, and track skipping. A USB sync cable and an eighth-inch connector cable are also included. The 42-inch Stereo Tower comes with six dock adaptors for different size iPods.
This system will cost you a bit over $200 on Amazon, which is a bit of a savings from the regular Website price. The quality is amazing, definitely. You won’t be disappointed.