For those suffering from Muse envy, Ibanez and Korg have teamed up to create the RGKP6 and SRKP4, mini kaoss pad 2S equipped guitar and bass. The detachable “fast-swap” design is ready to accept new generations of Kaoss technology. At a proposed neighborhood of $400 (Street), you won’t need Matthew Bellamy or Christopher Wolstenholme’s cash reserves to get one. Check out the video for a quick look at some of the basics. GM review is coming soon.
My friend Mick Taylor (editor at the British mag Guitarist, not the ex-Stones guitarist) demonstrates the Manson MB-1 & Parker MIDI, asking the question, “Are they the future?.” Since he asked the question in 2010, I think we can safely say, “Not yet.” But, with the new Fishman Triple Play betting on an increase of interest in synth guitar, that particular approach can’t be counted out as yet. As for the onboard x/y pad, I am still praying for a more affordable version soon. What do you think?