It’s very possible that you’ll find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of time at your disposal with the COVID-19 pandemic rising. With schools and workplaces closing frequently, companies like Korg and Moog have chimed in with a musical solution. Korg has made the iKaossilator app free on the App Store and Play Store for a limited time to stop your thumbs twiddling around each other, and instead on an interactive instrument.
As you can see in the video above, people are already beginning to find creative ways to include the free app in their music. YouTube user ChrisLody has iKaossilator hooked up to a Korg Volca Modular in this instance, showing how it’s possible to get this easily integrated with an affordable set-up.
iKaossilator takes direct inspiration from the Kaossilator, a portable synthesiser with some interesting built-in effects. Great for making sounds in a quick and enjoyable manner, iKaossilator usually costs up to $20 on the App Store and Play Store. The Google Play Store is infamous for its lack of music tech apps in its catalogue, so we advice Android users to snap this up while they can.
Korg said of the decision that “schools, workplaces, and meetings worldwide have been requested to close by their respective governments and so many people are studying and working from home. To help you with a musical way to occupy your mind we have decided to make the Kaossilator app for iOS and Android free of charge for a limited time”.
For iOS users, it’s also worth grabbing Moog’s Minimoog Model D App which is also free for the time being.
Find out more at korg.com
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