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In the brand-new video below, guitarist Annie Grunwald—better known as Annie Shred—demos a guitar that's a bona fide conversation starter, the Ibanez RGKP6. It comes standard with a built-in Korg Mini Kaoss pad 2s. "This guitar/control pad combo is a sick way to fuse extreme guitar with electronic music and real-time performance FX," Annie writes.
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Used extensively by DJs, the Korg Kaoss pad is a touchpad MIDI controller that allows real-time manipulation of its internal effects engine for line-in signals or audio samples.
Despite its intended audience, the Kaoss has made its way into the rigs of some noteworthy guitarists, including Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Nels Cline of Wilco, and Muse’s Matt Bellamy, who had one built into his custom guitar so he could manually trigger synthesized sounds.
The innovative folks at Ibanez have taken this to the next level with the RG Kaoss RGKP6, an affordable guitar that integrates Korg’s mini kaoss pad 2S to give players a great way to manipulate effects, samples and loops in real time.
Korg has introduced its SDD-3000 Delay pedal. From the company: The original Korg SDD-3000 rack-mount digital delay from 1982 has been meticulously reproduced and is now available as the SDD-3000 Pedal.