Cypress Semiconductor has announced that KORG Inc. has selected the PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip for its new line of KAOSS PAD handheld music synthesizer products. The KORG kaossilator 2 and mini kaoss pad 2 give users the artistic freedom to combine multiple layers of digital music with intuitive touchpad and slider controls powered by PSoC 3, comment Cypress.
“The kaossilator 2 and mini kaoss pad 2 combine the world’s best capacitive touch sensing technology and most popular synthesizer, delivering the accuracy and responsiveness musicians demand to create digital music wherever and whenever they want,” said Masato Mizuno, Product Leader of new line of KAOSS at KORG INC. “And with PSoC 3’s flexibility, we were able to solve multiple design challenges to significantly improve the performance and aesthetics of these dynamic synthesizers.”
“KORG’s KAOSS line builds on the success that the Apple iPhone and iPad have had in redefining how musicians create and interact with music,” said Leon Tan, marketing manager for Cypress’s consumer solutions. “We’re pleased to have KORG leverage PSoC 3’s best-in-class capacitive touch controls, plus its ability to handle numerous other functions to reduce component count, to bring these innovative synthesizers to market.”