Ibanez has announced two new models with an on-board Korg Kaoss Pad.
The RGKP6 and SRKP4 (both a wallet-friendly £319) are stripped-back takes on the classic Ibanez RG outline, featuring Ibanez pickups and utilitarian mahogany bodies with Cosmo Black finishes.That spec and price alone is probably enough to get fans of Ibanez excited, however the real buzz is around the built-in Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S - announced by Korg earlier this year.
The pad contains 100 'dynamic' effects including filters, modulation, LFO-based effects, delays, reverb, looper, vocoder and synth effects, all of which are controlled by the pad's touch-screen ribbon controller.It sits in a pre-routed mount on the front of the guitar, and can be removed from your circuit entirely. In addition to this, both the RGKP6 and SRKP4 have built-in switchable distortion circuits with gain and tone controls.
Current ETA is November, and we can't wait to get our hands on one. In the meantime, you can check out the demo video of both from Ibanez.Read more about